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.

Glass Animals: Dreamland

Formed in 2010, Glass Animals is an English psychedelic pop band.  They have released two albums prior to Dreamland.  Their first album was Zaba, from which originates their single “Gooey,” which amassed much popularity.  This single was performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Late Show with David Letterman, allowing the band to …

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The Strife Between the US and China Reaches the Academic Sphere

Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, said that Donald Trump is considering increasing restrictions placed on Chinese students in the United States.  This statement follows a Texas university suspending its Chinese government-funded scholarship program.   Chinese students at universities have been placed under increased scrutiny as relations between the …

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Is the Coronavirus an Indicator of a New “Pandemic Era?”

Anthony S. Fauci has claimed that the world may be entering a “pandemic era.”  Modern human activity and behavior is affecting the existence and emergence of diseases within society.  He suggests that this factor should push us to think more thoughtfully about how we live in accordance with the world …

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US Open Amidst COVID-19

The 2020 US Open kicked off on August 31st in New York City.  This year, however, the tournament is quite different than years past, as it is now taking place in the middle of a pandemic.  The usually bustling event is now void of all activity except that which is necessary.  …

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Umbrella Academy: Binge on a Rainy Day

Season two of The Umbrella Academy came out on July 31, 2020 and has been all the rage ever since.  If you haven’t yet seen the show, it is an absolute must watch, and with the second season out, there are now twenty episodes available for your next binge session.  So, what …

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Hurricane Laura Storm Watch

Hurricane Laura has weakened to a tropical storm as of 2 p.m. on Thursday; however, the storm has caused heavy damage in Louisiana.  The Category 4 hurricane has heavily impacted the coast of Louisiana. Its heavy winds caused destructive flooding.  Roofing was ripped off and houses demolished as the hurricane …

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Lash Extensions Dos and Don’ts

In the past couple of years, eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular.  Not only are they a quick trick for effortless beauty, they are also becoming more affordable as the trend gains traction.  While many trends are fast fashion and fade quickly, it seems that eyelash extensions are here to …

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A Disney+ Premier

While theatres around the nation are still closed due to COVID-19, the highly anticipated live-action Mulan will be premiering from the comfort of home.  Disney+ announced that Mulan will be available for streaming on September 4th; however, it will only be available to those with “Premier Access” which costs $30 in addition to the …

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

This novel by Sally Rooney, received widespread praise as it became a best seller in the US.  It’s coming of age narrative amasses a large following as its appeal spans across a wide variety of people.  Normal People received much praise quickly after its’ release and was additionally adapted into a TV …

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Love Island: Things Start Heating Up as the Summer Comes to an End

The 2015 revival of Love Island was a big hit world-wide.  While originally a UK series, it was quickly adapted creating an American season in August of 2019.  During this debut season, contestants lived on an island in Fiji secluded from the outside world while on their quest to find …

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