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.

Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden announced a $2 trillion infrastructure plan called the American Jobs Plan. This proposal intends to rebuild 20,000 miles of road, expand access to clean water, and increase investment in care for the elderly.

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Seoul Fashion Week

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted various fashion weeks across the globe. While this could have been seen as a big negative for the fashion world, it has in fact inspired immense amounts of creativity. Last week, Seoul Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2021 live-streamed its runways and reached a vast audience across the globe.

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The Brown Lip Liner Trend

Over the past year, 90s trends have been returning to mainstream culture, especially within the makeup community. The latest trend to return from the 90s is known as the “supermodel lip.” This term, however, is just a fancy way of saying brown lip liner. Regardless, this trend is back, and it’s better than ever.

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Biden Urges Returned Commitment to COVID Mitigation Strategies

The vaccination effort in the United States has continued to ramp up, and research continues to exhibit the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. In light of this new information, President Biden has urged states to halt their reopening plans for this time being and continue or reinstate mask mandates.

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Could Streaming Quickly Become as Bad as TV

While streaming has surged in popularity during the coronavirus pandemic as people continue to stay home, a new pressure has been placed on streaming services to produce more content. Traditional television has historically been rife with advertisements and full of TV series that follow a certain formula in order to appeal to the widest audience.

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The Role of the NCAA in Transgender Rights

The transgender community is experiencing a large battle in the world of sports. Earlier this month, the South Dakota state legislature passed HB1217, a law that would stop transgender girls and women from playing in sports teams designated for girls and women.

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Push for Increased Voting Restrictions in Key Battleground States

Following new voting restrictions in Georgia, a federal lawsuit was filed by a coalition of civil rights groups. The coalition argues that the law backed by Republican lawmakers is intended to making voting more difficult, specifically targeting Black populations.

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Burna Boy Releases Music Video for “23”

Burna Boy’s new music video for his single “23” is out now. The video, produced by Skread and directed by Clarence Peters, is for the song off of his 2020 album, Twice as Tall. It features references to Michael Jordan, the basketball player whose jersey number was the inspiration for “23.”

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Supreme Court Case Could Change the Nature of the NCAA

The Supreme Court will hear NCAA v. Alston on March 31, which is one of a series of antitrust lawsuits questioning NCAA rules that prevent colleges and universities from providing financial compensation to athletes aside from scholarships, room, and board. The future of this multibillion-dollar industry lies in the court’s ruling, as the line between amateur student-athletes and professionals could be broken.

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Biden’s First Formal News Conference

During President Biden’s news conference on Thursday, he stated that his administration is now doubling its goal for COVID-19 vaccines administered during his first 100 days. He also expressed his wish for changes to the legislative filibuster and commented on the expected difficulty of meeting the May 1 deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

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Suspected Colorado Shooter Appears in Court

On Monday, ten people were killed at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. The 21-year-old suspected of committing the crime has now made his first appearance in court on Thursday. The suspected shooter, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, was taken into custody almost an hour after reports of the shooting.

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Ethics of Thrifting

In recent years, thrift shopping has become increasingly popular. While it was originally encouraged to combat the environmental impacts of fast fashion, thrifting has now become a hobby for many, and it is a new-found fad in the fashion world. As with any new trend, however, several issues have been brought to light in response to the increasing popularity of thrifting.

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