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As the fall season rolls around and everyone is beginning to become excited about Christmas, it is easy to forget about Thanksgiving, which can bring about the same, if not more, joy and excitement. Thanksgiving is a time of friends and family, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and s…

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Having a job, no matter your age or education status, is arguably one of the most challenging aspects of life. All jobs come with pros and cons, however as most would agree there is one type of job that comes with a diverse pool of them. The world of customer service jobs is unlike anything …

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Here’s an understatement: Quarantining is not fun. For those of us who regularly experience FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), it’s a nightmare. I am definitely one of those people scared of not being there when something happens. 

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Forced to blindly choose a program fresh out of high school, it’s no surprise that about 30% of undergraduate students end up switching their major at least once within the first three years of college. For me, it took two semesters within a degree program to figure out that I didn’t like it.

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Despite learning about recycling in those Earth Day seminars we had once a year throughout elementary and middle school, I didn't really get into the habit of recycling until my freshman year of college. The College of Charleston helped me transition away from a single-use fiend into a more …

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With the COVID-19 pandemic enduring, college students find themselves (or they should, at least) spending more time in their apartment. Even when you’re living with your best friends, the daily toll of life as a college student can become stale. Before the pandemic, boredom or sadness could …

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At the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown, there were a lot of online personalities pushing out “motivational” messages to their viewers to take advantage of the extra time at home to learn a new skill. “Be productive,” they said. So, like any other extremely media-influenced young adult, I …

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That modern communication technology has made the world smaller is a cliché that the heart has yet to understand. We can fool ourselves to believe that distance doesn’t matter when attending lectures or work meetings online. But try having an online date with your partner, and make sure you …

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There are many aspects of life that have been deeply affected by COVID-19. Schools are struggling to find what safety methods work best. Restaurants and stores are debating whether to stay open or not. As a whole, our entire sense of normalcy has been shifted. Even though physically the sign…

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As we all know by now, this semester’s on-campus dining options are not meeting expectations. From lackluster dining hall food to decreased hours of operations, students find themselves asking for what they paid for. Although Clemson has been great at getting us back on campus and, hopefully…

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During the average football season, visitors and students can have open containers on campus or in bars.  However, during the National Championships, Clemson becomes so crowded that they let patrons have open containers of alcohol on pedestrianized College Avenue from the Subway to the Moe’s…

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I never really cared for astrology while growing up. Despite my ethnic background of Gypsy-Romani, my logic-driven mind couldn’t comprehend how the stars and planets above me influenced my day-to-day life. How could the position and movement of some rock in the sky dictate what I’m feeling o…

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This upcoming election is, to say the least, extremely important. Whether you're a Democrat, Republican, or still trying to figure out why we’re stuck in the primeval purgatory of a two-party system, your life will be altered by the outcome of this election in some major way. The president s…

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Growing up, I’m sure a lot of people heard the same warnings I did about getting tattoos. “Don’t forget they’re permanent,” “be careful where you get it when you start to age” and, most commonly, “Are you sure? What about when you’re applying for jobs?” There’s always been a bit of controver…

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Hi, my name is Anna and I’m an addict. Truthfully, I think I have been since the age of 16, but these past months of increased isolation and self-reflection allowed me to finally admit it to myself. I’m not addicted to the classic hits of alcohol and drugs that we were instructed on how to “…

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It’s no secret that our return to Clemson is accompanied by several national outcries. After living through months of faulty government leadership and nationwide confusion, students are now adding hours of college courses to the mix. While the country that many Clemson students call home con…

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Remember that scene in “The Office” when the Dunder Mifflin employees are playing Desert Island? They are all standing outside the Scranton branch after Ryan sets off the fire alarm. Jim proposes they play Desert Island, and each person is allowed to bring three books with them. Dwight, bein…

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There is no greater testament to the importance of foreign language films than the current discussion surrounding the recent Academy Award- winning film “Parasite.” Following its historic victory as the first film to win Oscars for best foreign language film and best picture, “Parasite” has …

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On Feb. 3, the first of the Democratic caucuses, which is traditionally in Iowa and was again this year, commenced. The results were surprising to some and brought much needed energy to others. However, these results came with lots of controversy and led to some much-needed scrutiny of the D…