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.

Why You Should Add Coconut Water into Your Diet

People often preach that coconut water is extremely hydrating. It is sometimes called Mother Nature’s sports drink, but its benefits are far more diverse, going beyond just hydration. Coconuts are praised for being healthy and delicious snacks, and their water holds easily digested carbohydrates through sugars and electrolytes.

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Chick-fil-A No Longer Opening in San Antonio Airport

On Monday, September 14th, Chick-fil-A said they would not open a restaurant in the San Antonio Airport.  This decision followed a year of legal battles in San Antonio, as some leaders were wary of the donations made by Chick-fil-A to anti-LGBTQ causes. Historically, Chick-fil-A’s business model has been deeply rooted …

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SZA- “Hit Different”

Solána Imani Rowe, professionally known as SZA, dropped her debut album CTRL in 2017.  Since then, she has been active and a featured artist on many songs, and on September 4, 2020, she released her first solo song since CTRL. Her new song, features Ty Dolla $ign, and is accompanied …

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Self-Isolation Reduced to Seven Days in France

France recently recorded its largest one-day jump in new cases since the onset of the pandemic, causing French Prime Minister Jean Castex to look into the worsening situation surrounding the virus. In light of these new reports, Castex reduced the self-isolation time frame for COVID-19 from the standard fourteen days …

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The Show Must Go On

Since the pandemic hit and shut down theaters in March, professional theater has been at a halt.  The original Broadway theater shutdown has been extended until next January; however, two other theaters have opened again just recently.  The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey at Drew University in Madison, NJ showed Aria …

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Another Supreme Court Abortion Case to be Heard

Food and Drug Administration v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists now sits before the Supreme Court, a case which many fear will undercut the right to terminate a pregnancy.  While Chief Justice Roberts recently struck down Louisiana anti-abortion laws, some worry that this case may set back abortion rights.  The …

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Keto: Is It Worth It?

The ketogenic diet is a diet that cuts carbs and is high in fats.  Many people claim that this greatly benefits one’s health and helps with quickly losing weight.  The science behind this diet is based on the fact that greatly reducing carbs sends the body into a metabolic state …

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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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