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Easter weekend marked the one-year anniversary of me eating gluten-free and discovering I had a gluten allergy. The past year of experimenting with different foods has been challenging at some points, but I am very grateful to have figured out what has been causing me so much pain.

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One year ago, the Texas Tech men’s basketball team achieved something that no team in the history of the program has ever done before as the Red Raiders competed in the NCAA Championship Final. A year later, the Red Raiders are stuck at home, but not because they were knocked out of the tournament.

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With the spread of COVID-19 leading to the cancellation of almost every sport at the professional, collegiate and high school level, sports fans are scrambling to find something sports-related to watch while in quarantine.

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The past couple of weeks have been filled with a lot of news and events coming from both Texas Tech and from the State of Texas. This week, the Red Raider family and the Lubbock community received news of COVID-19 now affecting the City of Lubbock. The bubble that once protected our city has…

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We are days away from spring break, a much needed one in this columnist’s opinion. However, before we hit the beaches or the pools to suntan we must address the elephant in the room: the coronavirus. Though some have made light of the situation, some of us will be traveling to areas that hav…

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With a couple of horror and drama movies under my belt, I decided to go back to my younger years and take on one of the newest animated films to come out of the legendary animation studio, Pixar, which tells the story of swords, magic and family.

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Super Tuesday has come and gone, and I’m sure I was not the only one watching this election very closely. As the polls closed on Tuesday night and the votes were reported, I can honestly say I was not expecting this outcome for the Democratic candidates.

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After the colossal failure of 2017’s “The Mummy” and Universal Studios’ “Dark Universe,” many were saddened that the possibility of a resurgence of classic monster movies would never come to screens. After this weekend, I can firmly say the excitement can finally start back up with the relea…

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Being a communications student, I can’t begin to express the amount of times I have felt insecure announcing my major to someone who isn’t in the Media & Communications college.  

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National Love Your Pet Day has many pet owners setting aside extra time to pamper and give even more affection to their pets. To some, this can seem ridiculous. They may feel that pets don’t contribute much to our lives anyway, and instead drain us of time, money and energy.

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Recently, I’ve felt like there’s been too much negativity in my life. From discovering I have debilitating chronic pain issues that may never have a definitive solution, to being extremely overwhelmed with work and the idea of graduating, to trying to figure out the next steps in my life—it’…

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In today’s culture, the name James Bond is just passed off as a spy movie of yesteryear. However, the name Billie Eilish is a well-known and household name. Before this year, these two names would never have been thought of together, but that all changed with the release of Eilish’s newest song.

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I have often heard the phrase “Valentine’s Day is every day if you’re with the right person.” While this is true, I feel as though the day still has a deeper, special meaning. No matter who you are or how long you’ve been dating, almost everyone wants to feel that specialness that Valentine'…

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Despite its capitalist and profit-centered roots in the United States, Valentine’s Day still has a sweet connotation that can be used as an excuse for lovers and family members alike to go out of their way to spend time with one another and remember their feelings for one another.

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While skipping a host for the Oscars every once in a while is nothing new for the Academy, this year many are speculating that this will become the new norm after the second year in a row of not having a host, seeming to surface in the era of “cancel culture.”

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On Feb. 9, the 92nd Academy Awards were hosted at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. This event has a variety of celebrities in attendance from the actors and actresses nominated in the ceremony to the surrounding public of VIP.s who have been invited to the awards.

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I had always been curious of meditation. I’ve heard of it often in songs, on TV, or just being talked about on social media. For a while, I did truly think what most people think—that it’s just a breathing practice. I was okay with the fact that yes, I know how to breathe, and meditation is …

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There is always a moment in the school year where you don’t have any plans with your friends, and you are all left with another dull start to the weekend. The Student Activities Board has you covered with their weekly showing of a new film made free for students.

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As everyone waits for their spring break vacations, it can be easy to grow restless in Lubbock. But why wait for spring break to go on an adventure? For those of us who love road trips, there are tons of places not far from the city to visit for a day or weekend.

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For someone who enjoys a good movie musical, I was nervous to see the “CATS” movie as I did not really enjoy the soundtrack from the original Broadway musical. I went in already skeptical of this movie, but then I thought, “Surely it can’t be that bad if Jennifer Hudson is in it.” However, b…

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As January draws to a close, we are officially out of the first “dump month” of the film year; a time where most of the year’s bad movies (usually horror) come out. Suffice to say, I was a little disappointed with some of the films like “The Grudge” remake and the “Dolittle” remake (I’m sens…

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Coming back from winter break, especially after spending ten days in my other country, Panama, is difficult. Although I was born and raised in the United States, there is something special about going to another country I call home, to the country my mother called home for 25 years.

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When I got accepted to Texas Tech, I had my mind set on earning my bachelors degree in some form of engineering. Four years and four months later, I’m wrapping up my last few projects before walking the stage on Dec. 14, 2019 to be recognized for a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineer…

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Even though the semester is at its end, there still are so many movies to see. Classes are over, but we still have a solid month of free time, so might as well spend it at the movies with family and friends.

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As the year comes to a close, the holidays are already upon us and leave us with time to spend with our families. Of course, Thanksgiving has passed, but there is still so much more the fall and winter seasons have to offer us whether we celebrate Christmas or any other holiday.

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The holiday season is fast approaching and with that comes family time which we all know can go awry at any moment. We all know putting a bunch of people in one room can lead to some colorful conversations, some of which can lead to arguments thus ruining the fun family holiday. It is import…

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Thanksgiving is a holiday to enjoy time with family over good food and reflect on all the things to be thankful for. This holiday is also typically associated with the stress of making tons of food for a large group and the hectic shopping of Black Friday. However, it is crucial to remember …

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When I look back on my experience in college and graduate school this time of year in the fall semester — the last few weeks leading to finals — and try to consider what it is like for college students now, I often think about just how little I understood about mental health as an undergradu…

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On the 12th of this month, Disney finally released their highly-anticipated streaming service to the public. Within the first 24 hours of its release, the service gained 10 million subscribers and the mobile app was downloaded 3.2 million times.

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Summertime has always been my favorite season. The sun is always out, and the warmth of the day allows me to be productive. There’s something about the warmer months that brings out my positivity and enhances my happiness, and I’m sure I'm not the only one.   

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It is easy to take your surrounding environment for granted. We assume that people have similar experiences to us; they have had similar childhoods, parents, high schools, courses and friends.

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In January 2013, Stephen King fans erupted in excitement over the release of King’s unexpected sequel to his 1977 classic novel, “The Shining.” This sequel was well-reviewed by critics and loved by avid King readers so it was only a matter of time before it would be adapted into a film much …

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As Veterans Day approaches, we want to thank and remember all those who have served and who are continuing to serve. From everyday demands, training and deployments, veterans have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom, keep us and others safe and to give to their country.  

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A busy schedule can be very stressful for an individual and can cause one to feel run down very quickly. It is very important to balance one’s time but sometimes it is not as easy as it seems. Life can become very overwhelming very fast. Self-care is something that is very important to one’s…

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On Feb. 9, the 92nd Academy Awards were hosted at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. This event has a variety of celebrities in attendance from the actors and actresses nominated in the ceremony to the surrounding public of VIP.s who have been invited to the awards.

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I had always been curious of meditation. I’ve heard of it often in songs, on TV, or just being talked about on social media. For a while, I did truly think what most people think—that it’s just a breathing practice. I was okay with the fact that yes, I know how to breathe, and meditation is …

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There is always a moment in the school year where you don’t have any plans with your friends, and you are all left with another dull start to the weekend. The Student Activities Board has you covered with their weekly showing of a new film made free for students.

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As everyone waits for their spring break vacations, it can be easy to grow restless in Lubbock. But why wait for spring break to go on an adventure? For those of us who love road trips, there are tons of places not far from the city to visit for a day or weekend.

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For someone who enjoys a good movie musical, I was nervous to see the “CATS” movie as I did not really enjoy the soundtrack from the original Broadway musical. I went in already skeptical of this movie, but then I thought, “Surely it can’t be that bad if Jennifer Hudson is in it.” However, b…

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As January draws to a close, we are officially out of the first “dump month” of the film year; a time where most of the year’s bad movies (usually horror) come out. Suffice to say, I was a little disappointed with some of the films like “The Grudge” remake and the “Dolittle” remake (I’m sens…

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Coming back from winter break, especially after spending ten days in my other country, Panama, is difficult. Although I was born and raised in the United States, there is something special about going to another country I call home, to the country my mother called home for 25 years.