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The Finals Stretch
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The Finals Stretch

BY: Jessica AlldredgeDear AUM student, Here we are in the last few weeks of classes. This year has been difficult in every capacity. Between Covid-19, school changing drastically, and issues with work or loved ones, everyone has faced something this year that has affected them. But here we are, with two months left in the year. For better or worse— we made it.As we go into finals, be sure to take care of yourself. Take the time to step back and reflect on how you’re doing. Check-in with yourself and track your mental health. This year hasn’t been easy. This semester has been one for the books, but there have been challenges that came your way that you made it through.Remember: If you need someone to talk to, there are resources on campus that can help you. Counseling and Heal...
How to Dispute a Grade in the Era of Virtual Learning
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How to Dispute a Grade in the Era of Virtual Learning

BY: Jessica AlldredgeVirtual learning has thrown many curve balls at students this year. Professors are learning how to adapt, students are learning how to manage and internet companies are learning how to keep up. We’re all learning together. Unfortunately, one thing that falls to the wayside is personal interaction where you can talk to your professor face-to-face, mask or no mask. While some colleges still have very large class sizes, some classes at AUM have the luxury of having small class sizes. With this being the case, it’s easier to create that relationship with your professor at AUM than at some larger schools.Because of COVID-19 and virtual learning, however, personal interaction is limited if not impossible. There are still some classes where the only interact...
Parler App Rises in Popularity as Twitter Alternative
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Parler App Rises in Popularity as Twitter Alternative

BY: Evan JusticeParler, a micro-blogging social media service, has become the top trending app in both the Google Play and Apple Stores following the 2020 presidential election.  Parler has become very popular among conservatives who feel their voices are being silenced by large social media companies that allow liberal users to say whatever they want without any kind of repercussions. Described as a social media app that doesn’t limit free speech, Parler does not have the same restrictions on speech as Facebook and Twitter do. Because of this, many have labeled Parler as an echo chamber that could allow crazy conspiracy theories and racist rhetoric to spread. However, according to Parler policy, posts can and will be removed if they contain terrorist threats, ha...
Mental Health and the Holidays
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Mental Health and the Holidays

BY: Jayla BrownThe holidays are coming up quickly, and while many are rejoicing for this time of year, some are not. Many people around the world have admitted that the holidays are not exactly the best time of year for their mental health. Whether it be problems with family, friends, or just life, it is very common for stress and depression to dampen your holiday mood. A survey by the American Psychological Association showed that thirty-eight percent of people said their stress level increased during the holiday season. Here are four things you can do this holiday season to cope with stress and depression.Keep your expectations manageable.  Be realistic. You won’t be available for every function and gathering.Save time for yourself. Holidays can be about you, famil...
Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Dies at 80
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Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Dies at 80

BY: Evan JusticeOn November 7th, 2020, the official Jeopardy Twitter account announced that Jeopardy’s longtime host Alex Trebek died at 80 years old. Although the cause of Trebek’s death was not immediately announced, many speculated it may be related to his battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Trebek first announced his diagnosis on March 6, 2019, through a video posted on the official Jeopardy YouTube and Twitter accounts. Trebek stated in the video that he wanted to be the one to announce his diagnosis. Trebek stated, “It’s in keeping with my long-term policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy fanbase,” before announcing his diagnosis. Over the course of the new year-and-a-half, Trebek posted updates about his condition and how he was feeling. In a...
What We Know Now: Advice to AUM Freshmen
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What We Know Now: Advice to AUM Freshmen

BY: Jessica AlldredgeStarting a new experience is daunting. Becoming familiar with a new place and a new routine can be frustrating. Sometimes, it turns out that we look back and say, “I wish I had known that when I went through it the first time.” When it feels like you’re the only person going through this experience, you may not be sure what to do, how to prepare, or who to turn to. Being a freshman at AUM is no different. Sure, it’s a small school, and it’s not hard to get from one side of the campus to the other. That doesn’t stop some of us from showing up to class an hour early on the first day of class every semester just to make sure that we have the right classroom number in the right building at the right time.If you’re a freshman at AUM,  you’re in for an exc...
Is Spring Break Cancelled for AUM?
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Is Spring Break Cancelled for AUM?

BY: Evan JusticeThroughout the past few weeks, many colleges across the country have decided to cancel their spring breaks for the Spring 2021 semester. Recently, the University of Alabama and the University of South Alabama have decided to cancel their spring breaks as well. In order to compensate for the loss of spring break, both universities decided they will begin their upcoming spring semester one week later. Although both campuses required students to test for the Coronavirus before returning to campus, no such requirement was included in either campus announcements for their plans for the upcoming spring semester.Image provided by travelpulse.com.The question remains: Will AUM follow in these footsteps and make the decision to cancel spring break? While no off...
Don’t Forget to Be Grateful
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Don’t Forget to Be Grateful

BY: Jessica AlldredgeWe have two months left in the year 2020. We’re so close to it being over. This year has brought a lot of challenges, changes and complications. It’s easy to be upset or think negatively about how difficult this year has been for everyone.While those issues shouldn’t be brushed aside, it’s important to take a moment to stop and think about the good things we can be thankful for. Even if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s still a good practice to take the time to notice the little things and the big things that help make life good. Even when it feels not so good.Here are some ideas to get you started:This semester is almost over. You’re close to being finished with this particular educational challenge. School is about to come to end for a while, and you ca...
The Haunting of Bly Manor: A Review
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The Haunting of Bly Manor: A Review

BY: Jessica AlldredgeThe Haunting of Bly Manor debuted as a Netflix Original on October 9. This much-anticipated sister series to The Haunting of Hill House was an absolute delight. Whether you just like well written and directed television shows or if you’re a horror fan, there’s truly something for everyone involved in this installment of The Haunting anthology.The creator of the show, Mike Flannagan, gives the audience a mystery to be solved and keeps viewers guessing at every turn. The colors, the camera angles, and the little things that the characters do provide little easter eggs that will eventually reveal themselves to be part of some larger circumstance.Without spoilers, here’s what The Haunting of Bly Manor has in store for you:?An American girl named Dani is given ...
Movie Theaters Forced to Close For the Second Time
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Movie Theaters Forced to Close For the Second Time

BY: Evan JusticeDespite some cites loosening their COVID-19 restrictions, many movie theaters are still struggling to stay open. Photo of a Regal Movie Theatre provided by Deadline.com.Recently, Regal Cinemas announced that it would shut down more than 7,000 movie screens across its 536 locations in the United States due to financial concerns. Despite being the second-largest film distributor in the United States, Regal was forced to close its doors for the second time less than two months after reopening. The move to reclose came after it was announced that the next installment in the James Bond franchise, entitled No Time to Die, would be delayed until 2021. Regal Cinemas’ UK-based parent company, Cineworld, was also forced to close more than 100 theaters.Almost 40,...

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