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Not Vanilla: A definitive ranking of the best places to chat with your friends

Today I will rank some of the popular video chatting methods — from worst to best.

Online learning deals musical education a blow 

The world of music education is a wildly different one, and, thus, so was the transition to online classes. 

‘Half-Life 2’ convinced me of humanity’s power against overwhelming odds

You feel intrinsically motivated to free your fellow humans from the clutches of the Combine, and the satisfaction of playing the underdog telling a bully to piss off is irresistible.

Jessie Reyez came to kill love songs in her debut album

The imperfections in her voice are the most beautiful aspects of her sound. And on that note, “Before Love Came to Kill Us” brings something a lot of popular music misses today. True emotion. 

‘Emma’ takes a novel viewpoint on a timeless story

What sets the 2020 adaptation of “Emma” (“Emma.” with a period at the end) apart from the others is the changes it allows itself. While “Emma.” is not an unfaithful adaptation, it does take calculated liberties.

‘Code Name Verity’ is a cunning read for quarantine

There are many historical fictions about World War II out there, but what makes “Code Name Verity” such a treat is the puzzle that is Wein’s writing.

CT Recommends: Polyphia

I’m a simple man: I hear a funky little sound, I listen to it nonstop for three weeks, I forget about it. One such sound I discovered in 2018 that I’ve yet to shake is an instrumental band called Polyphia.

COVID-19 inspires content renaissance on UR student meme pages

This meme renaissance, which took shape in hundreds of student-created images, is still ongoing, as new posts are being churned out every day.
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Todd play ‘Everybody’ has a role for everyone

I saw “Everybody” twice, because half the cast has to memorize virtually the entire script, as their roles are drawn by lottery each show.

College Feminists presents a range of stories at ‘Me Too Monologues’

Some stories were vivid, allowing the audience to be immersed in the experience. As an audience member, you could feel their pain when the performers paused, as if to wince at difficult memories.