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.

Volcano Erupts on St. Vincent

On Friday, a volcano erupted on the island of St. Vincent in the Caribbean. The La Soufiere volcano erupted, sending plumes of ash up to 20,000 feet into the air.

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Sports Pay Respect in the Wake of Prince Philip’s Death

Following the death of Prince Philip, sports organizations have paid their respects to the 99-year-old prince. His death was announced by Buckingham Palace on Friday.

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Amanda Gorman on the Cover of Vogue

On April 7, Amanda Gorman, the National Youth Poet Laureate who spoke at Biden’s Inauguration on January 20, became the first poet to appear on the cover of Vogue.

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Number of Unaccompanied Children at the Border Increases

On Thursday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection released new data showing a 100% increase in the number of migrant children who arrived alone between the months of February and March.

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Disney Voiceover Artist Passes Away

Mark Elliott, who was the voice of Disney movie trailers, DVDs, and television promotions from the late 1970s to the early 2000s, has passed away at the age of 81. He was battling lung cancer and passed away on Saturday, April 3 in Los Angeles after suffering two heart attacks.

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Pink Himalayan Salt

Claims about the health benefits of pink salt range from claims that salt lamps purify the air to claims that it has the ability to detoxify the body of heavy minerals. Pink salt, however, still contains a lot of sodium, just as regular table salt does. It is a mineral and, as such, it is almost pure sodium and will still add a lot of sodium to your diet when consumed.

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Kim Kardashian to Expand Beauty Line

Kim Kardashian has filed for a new trademark for her work in the beauty industry. Kardashian already owns KKW Beauty, KKW Fragrance, and her Skims brand. Now, she has filed a trademark for Skkn by Kim. This trademark covers several products of a variety of types, including skin care, hair care, nail care, and supplements.

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Women’s Heart Health

My sorority’s national philanthropy dedicated a week to fundraising for and educating people on women’s heart health. Since our activities this year were virtual, I feel as though I have learned mounds of information about how heart disease impacts women around the world.

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Conversations With Friends

This will now be my second article on a Sally Rooney novel; however, she continues to impress. The first book of hers that I reviewed was Normal People, which was a fan favorite and received much praise from her audience. After reading her novel Conversations with Friends, I still find myself impressed by Rooney’s work.

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“Dancing with the Devil” Music Video

Demi Lovato has released the music video for her most recent single, “Dancing With the Devil.” The music video features a depiction of her overdose in 2018.

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Roy Williams Retires as UNC Head Coach

On Thursday, UNC Chapel Hill announced that Roy Williams will be retiring as their head basketball coach. Williams has led North Carolina to three NCAA titles and has been head coach for 33 seasons. He is retiring at the age of 70, after 48 years of coaching.

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Derek Chauvin Trial Continues with Testimonies

The ongoing trial against Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer who was fired for and charged with the death of George Floyd, continues onto its fourth day of testimonies as the prosecution lays out their case.

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