Alecia Gortsema

Alecia Gortsema

Op-Ed: Discover Weekly is Spotify’s Best Feature

I go in phases with music. The genre I listen to, how frequently I play it, the inspiration it gives me, and my desire to find more.

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Op-Ed: The Best Cities for Theater

With the expansion of 4D movie theaters, I worry about true theatre. You know, the kind with live performers, an orchestra, intricate costume design, and lots of drama? Ever heard of it? Yikes. Shakespeare would be so disappointed.

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Yellowstone Mountain Renamed to Honor Native Americans

Mount Doane of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will now be called First Peoples Mountain. On Thursday, June 9, the National Park Service announced the change after a unanimous vote by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.

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NBA Finals Game 5 Recap

Monday night, the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94 in game 5 of the NBA Finals in San Francisco.

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Edgar Berlanga Bites Opponent During Boxing Match

Yes, you read that correctly. It appears we have another Mike Tyson on our hands as Edgar Berlanga bit his opponent Roamer Alexis Angulo on his neck during their match over the weekend.

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Gas Prices Reach National Average of $5

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February and the economy reopening following the pandemic, gas prices have been steadily on the rise. Friday night, the average cost of a gallon of regular gas reached $5 in the United States.

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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety

In wake of the recent mass shootings, on Sunday, a group of bipartisan senators announced an agreement for gun safety legislation.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Emotional White House Speech

Born in Uvalde, Texas, American actor Matthew McConaughey feels very strongly about the recent shooting at Robb Elementary School in his hometown and took to the White House to make a powerful appeal regarding gun control.

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Nothing will Motivate You like Netflix’s The Home Edit

Do you ever find yourself in an unmotivated rut? Are you needing to make organizational changes but aren’t quite sure where to even begin?

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Three Weeks Since Kendrick Lamar’s Newest Album- What are People Thinking?

American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, Kendrick Lamar, released his fifth studio album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, on May 13.

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25 Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in the U.S

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), monkeypox was “first discovered in 1958 when two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in colonies of monkeys kept for research.”

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Op-Ed: Fights Should be Allowed in Hockey 

Fights during hockey games occur frequently when there are disputes among players, however, they do not come without a cost. Each player involved in the fight will be penalized for a minimum of 5 minutes. While it is an ongoing debate, hockey fights should be here to stay.

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