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A whirlwind of a Presidential election

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Delaware to deliver victory speech from Google Images
Overwhelming feelings have come to light from the results of the Election Day that turned into Election Week
November 11, 2020
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris have officially become the president-elect and vice president-elect for the next four years, making Donald Trump one of the few incumbent presidents to lose in his race for a second term. The results brought a lot of conflicting emotions throughout the United States. 

App of the week: Adobe Lightroom

App of the week: Adobe Lightroom
Helping your photos reach their highest potential
October 1, 2020
Adobe Lightroom is your best friend when it comes to making sure that your photos are reaching their potential. Available as both a desktop and a mobile app, this photo editing program is an industry standard among professional photographers.

App of the Week: Widgetsmith

App of the Week: Widgetsmith
A new way to make the IOS14 update aesthetically pleasing
September 24, 2020
The app Widgetsmith allows users to completely customize their iPhone home screens in whatever way suits them.

App of the week: iNaturalist

App of the week: iNaturalist
A community of scientists and researchers right in the palm of your hand
September 17, 2020
Identify unknown organisms with this free and interactive app

App of the week: Ground News

App of the week: Ground News
The "World's First News Comparison Platform"
September 10, 2020
Ground News is a must download for the educated news consumer.

App of the week: AllTrails

App of the week: AllTrails
Your go-to app for your next hiking excursion
September 1, 2020
AllTrails is the perfect app to download this fall for hikers of all experience levels.

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic

Subreddits to distract yourself from the coronavirus pandemic
Relationship advice, cute animals, weird images of Garfield and more
April 24, 2020
The coronavirus has brought stress into the lives of many. Check out these subreddits that are a good distraction during this difficult time.

The Science of Craft: A class like no other

Fermann shapes a hot glass bubble into a globe with glass blowing jacks.
Students learn to make ceramics and blow glass
April 7, 2020
The Science of Craft is not your typical gen-ed class, with students becoming blacksmiths glassblowers.

How to stay close at a distance: Things to do with friends during a pandemic

Unsplash / 
Lucian Novosel
Use technology to your advantage with these fun and easy ideas to stay connected with friends
April 6, 2020
Stay connected with your friends with these fun and easy ideas.

A guide to unplugging during quarantine

A guide to unplugging during quarantine
The technology detox you need
April 1, 2020
Take this quarantine as an opportunity to detox from social media and you may just find your newest hobby.

App of the week: Twitter

(Screenshot Twitter / App  Store)
In the midst of a modern pandemic, this social media platform helps people stay updated with the latest news.
March 11, 2020
This week that has proved to be quite unlike any other this year, I can think of no other app to plug than Twitter. 

Changes for the Five College Student Film & Video Festival

The exterior of the Stirn Auditorium (Photo/ Ian Dartley)
The winners for the 26th annual festival and how two co-directors are reshaping the festival
February 29, 2020
The winning narrative film, “Sleep Paralysis,” stood out as a carefully crafted nightmare.
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