Emily Alexander

Emily Alexander

Bio: Emily Alexander is a third year at the University of Virginia studying Foreign Affairs and Philosophy. Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Emily focused her studies on Leadership, Government, and Global Economics. She has a passion for marketing, graphic design, law, and community service. When she isn’t completing schoolwork during her college career, Emily volunteers at homeless shelters and with underprivileged kids in the Charlottesville community.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Unveils Top Pick for Book Club

The Duchess of Cornwall released two recommended reading lists during the pandemic which were well-received by the public. Following the success of these recommendations, she has now launched a new literary project: “The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room.”

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Potential Armed Protests Around Inauguration Day Cause Security Increases

A week after pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, concerns are rising about the possibility of further violence in the coming weeks. As inauguration day approaches, security is being heightened across the nation in preparation for armed protests, which are anticipated through Wednesday.

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Bumble Political Filter Used to Find Capitol Rioters

While Bumble has now restored the feature, they originally claimed that they removed the feature after experiencing a “noticeable uptick” in users employing the filter. They noted that those who utilized the filter were violating Bumble policies by using the app to “spread insurrectionist content” or attempt to “organize and incite terrorism.”

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Lady Gaga and J-Lo to Perform at Presidential Inauguration

While President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration may be limited by the coronavirus, there are still exciting moments in store. Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lopez are scheduled to perform at the ceremony. Lady Gaga will be performing the National Anthem for the ceremony and J-Lo will be performing a musical number.

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Senate to Juggle Trump Impeachment and Biden Agenda

As the Senate will not return until January 19th, the second impeachment trial of President Trump will overlap with the beginning of President-elect Joe Biden’s term. Despite a Democratic push to reconvene the Senate immediately to begin the trial after Trump’s impeachment Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stated that the body will not return until the day before Biden’s inauguration.

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Netflix’s 2021 Film Slate

On Tuesday, Netflix announced its 2021 film slate. This follows similar actions by streaming services such as Disney+ and HBO Max, who came out with similar announcements of their own. Netflix, however, is the largest of these streaming services, with 195 million subscribers across the globe. As such, it has unveiled that it will hold around 70 movies in its 2021 film slate.

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Paris Fashion Week Entirely Virtual

As fears over the coronavirus continue to heighten, officials have declared that this month’s Paris men’s and haute couture shows are to be audience-free. Following instructions from the police, The Federation de la Haute Couture et del la Mode requires that luxury houses do not invite guests this season.

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House Vote to Vote on Impeachment

As the vote on impeachment in the House draws nearer, Republicans within the House are beginning to contemplate their votes for Wednesday. It is expected that most Republicans in the House will oppose the article of impeachment presented on Wednesday, however, there are still a few Republicans expected to vote in favor.

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Chemicals Pose a Threat to a Circular Fashion Industry

While the fashion industry has been working towards sustainability, the new circular business model comes with its fair share of problems.

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Those Vaccinated May Still Contract COVID-19

As vaccination efforts are ramping up to combat the coronavirus, stories are beginning to hit the news detailing cases in which those who have received the vaccine still manage to contract the virus. One of the most recent stories occurred on December 18th, in which a San Diego emergency room nurse was administered the vaccine and tested positive for the virus a week later.

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Trump Responds to Protests

After mobs stormed the Capitol on Wednesday after a Trump rally, there were countless calls for President Trump’s resignation. Calls for his impeachment have continued to gain traction as of Friday morning amid questions of the President’s potential criminal liability and concerns over his mental state.

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The Weeknd’s New Music Video

The Weeknd released his latest music video on Tuesday for his song “Save Your Tears.” This music video was directed by Cliqua and follows the storyline from previous songs on his album After Hours.

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