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Light Up the Lakes, an annual event hosted by the national service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega Xi Upsilon, returned to Mount Union’s campus this past Friday, April 1 for the first time since 2019. 

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Olivia Wolfram (She/They) is a senior at Mount Union, majoring in Theatre and minoring in Communication Studies. Olivia is a highly active person on campus and is involved in Mount Union players, specifically the Social Media Chair, she has been in plays like Galathea and Songs for a New Wor…

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Oscar season is upon us! The 94th Academy Awards will be presented on March 27th, and in preparation, I have watched as many of the nominated movies and shorts as I possibly could. Having accomplished this, I have compiled a list of all the nominees, my winning picks, and where you can watch…

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Julia Polyak is a junior double majoring in Computer Science and French. Polyak is a very involved student at Mount Union. She is the president of the Esports Club and an Esports varsity athlete, a member of APO, Delta Sigma Tau (DST), Cyber Security club, National Security and International…

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Allie Cox is a junior at Mount Union majoring in English and double minoring in Business Administration and Psychology. Allie is highly active on campus as she is the vice president of Student Senate and Order of Omega, she is an Alpha Xi Delta sister, she is a member of Alpha Lamda Delta, a…

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MLK Day of Service had a bit of a rocky start in 2022. What was initially scheduled to take place on the national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was pushed back to the next Saturday because of snow. That did not stop students from showing up in large numbers to help various organizatio…

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Armon Cook (He/Him/His) is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies. On campus, Armon is the president of Black Student Union (BSU), he is a member of the Pre-Law Society, an Assistant Resident Manager and a former Preview guide. Armon states that as an Assistant …

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Santino Diaz-Palma (He/Him/His) is a senior graduating in 2022. He is a double major in Biochemistry and Spanish. Santino is a highly active student on campus as he is part of Alpha Mu Gamma, H.O.L.A., an “ARM (Assistant Resident Manager)” or an Assistant Resident Manager, a student supervis…

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As we approach the glorious sunny days ahead, I wonder if it ever occurred to us how it just may snow in May!  

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It is April the 14th and I am sitting on a bench in the university fields, facing the fountains that seem to endlessly burst in joy. What a beautiful day it is.  

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The doors of Presser Recital Hall have been closed most of this school year– but that is about to change. As the warmth of spring and the prospect of summer break slowly draws near, students in the music department also anticipate their annual spring concerts. For senior students in particul…

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Mount Union Theatre department will be putting on yet another great show. This spring, the faculty chose the show, “Songs for a New World”. The show was originally going to be “Carrie”, but this was not the safest option.  With the timing of the show and Covid-19, the process behind the scen…

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The CDC confirmed the first case of COVID 19 on January 21, 2020. By March 13, 2020 schools were shutting down, travel bans were being put into place and President Trump declared a national emergency on the United States. 

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College life can be very stressful. At times, it just feels like you are going through the motions from week to week as they seem to blend together. What you could really use is a nice stress reliever, something to give you clarity and a fresh start to each week.  

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Ah, the air is changing. The snow is melting, flowers are beginning to bloom and the lakes are thawing out just in time for the infamous Mount Union geese to make their return! If our allergies beginning to act up have not clued us in yet, Spring is making its return to our beautiful campus. 

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Earlier this week, students of the University of Mount Union received yet another email detailing the campus-wide events that will be taking place this week. Mount Union will be celebrating its second round of Spring Relax Days on Wednesday and Thursday. However, there will still be events b…

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COVID-19 has drastically changed the way education is handled at colleges and universities across the country. Like most colleges, the University of Mount Union initially switched to an entirely online curriculum at the start of the pandemic during the Spring 2020 semester. A lack of detaile…

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It is always amazing to see how many Mount students are invested in philanthropy events and projects. Just last week, Alpha Chi Omega ran a week-long event to raise awareness of and educate students about a topic that is quite often overlooked: healthy relationships. 

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Tuesday February 16 marks the first of several days throughout the spring semester, called “Spring Relaxation Days,” that will take the place of a traditional spring break. No classes will take place on this day, and in their place, Mount Union Counseling Services has planned events occurrin…

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The Raider Programming Board is presenting an opportunity for students on campus to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their friends on Friday Night, February 12.  

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The older you get, the more you start to hate winter. The Cold, The Ice, The…Snow. But it has not always been this way. If you were born and raised in the Northern parts of the world, odds are you have experienced one of the true joys of elementary school: the Coveted snow day. No school, no…

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I am a music student with ADHD. This is something I share openly because I am a firm believer in removing the stigma surrounding any mental illness or disability. Granted, my specific case is a unique one because I’ve lived with ADHD my entire life, yet it was just under two years ago that I…

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My name is Tyler da Silva and I am a junior at Mount Union, a double majoring in both Sports Business and Integrated Media. I have not been seen around the campus or the Alliance area since last semester. Before the semester started, my parents and I were very concerned about going back to A…

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It’s International Education Week 2020, and its arrival brought memories of my time studying abroad rushing back. For three weeks in June of 2019, I was in Havana, Cuba. Throughout my time there, I toured some of the more remarkable areas of the island, took classes in Cuban history and cook…

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While most Seniors choose to graduate in the Spring Semester, some find ways to get ahead, enabling them to graduate at the end of a Fall Semester. To those Seniors, Raider Student Media would like to wish a hearty farewell, See you soon, and Best wishes. Remember that you can download the 9…

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In light of Stark County continuing to remain in the red threat level, campus-wide events have yet to come to a halt.  

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After a disappointing announcement by the NCAA Division III that they cancelled fall football, fans and players are holding out hope for spring ball. University officials stalled all sporting activities before the start of Fall semester due to concerns amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. While a p…

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One thing is for sure-we are all in need of a good laugh. Luckily, Mount Union already has something planned! Meet Jon Fisher, a “musical comedian” who will be filling (socially distancing) Brush Auditorium with laughter, music, and motivation this Thursday at 7 p.m. during Week of Welcome. …

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Have you ever wondered what songs they’ll lay as people are filing into a room to surround your dead body? Or the songs your family will choose to be played in remembrance of your soul fleeing from your decomposing body? Or do you sometimes even wonder what songs you WOULDN'T want played. If…

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QUESTION: What is in your personal opinion classified as too personal or counts as oversharing on social media?

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Alliance Ohio, home to the University of Mount Union has a wide variety of wonderful restaurants for the students to eat at. From the newly added Buffalo Wild Wings, to the classic establishments of Alliance like The College Inn, Mount Union students have many options to stop their hunger. B…

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Netflix have released another comedy animated series called Big Mouth and have been announced to have a second season already. The series which is about puberty for both girls and boys have released ten episodes. Big Mouth is an 21 minutes adult animation show that is anything but kid friendly.

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With plenty of historical buildings on campus, it’s no wonder that some people might find the campus of Mount Union a bit creepy. Chapman Hall is often seen as the most eerie building on campus, as many people say they have had encounters with the third kind there at night. This makes sense …

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The Honors Program at Mount Union sent four students to compete in the second annual Battle of the Brains in Canton, OH on 10/19/2017.