UC Davis students spill on their favorite Guayaki Yerba Mate flavors
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UC Davis students spill on their favorite Guayaki Yerba Mate flavors

How Yerba Mate compares to coffee and which flavors attract students We’ve all been there—8 p.m. the night before a final, cramming as much as we can. Keeping…

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Livvy’s top 5 albums of 2020
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Livvy’s top 5 albums of 2020

Music thrived in a year many would otherwise like to forget In the onset of isolation in March, it became clear that either this period of time would…

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People are taking a cut in 2020
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People are taking a cut in 2020

The plastic surgery “Zoom boom” we least expected from COVID-19 Since the pandemic has started, there has been an increase in washing hands rigorously, eating healthier, purchasing exercise…

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Dissecting the surprise ‘evermore’ album
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Dissecting the surprise ‘evermore’ album

How storytelling takes over in Taylor Swift’s new sister album Taylor Swift has done it again. A surprise release shocked fans when Swift shared the news about “evermore,”…

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The production of ‘[re: Click]’ is an eclectic and experimental viewing experience
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The production of ‘[re: Click]’ is an eclectic and experimental viewing experience

Have you ever been online? “[re: Click],” a joint production between the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University,…

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Culture Corner
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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly picks for movies, books, music, television shows Movie: “Happiest Season” dir. by Clea DuVall (2020) Starring Kirsten Stewart, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza—to name…

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COMMENTARY: We love the Raccoon Man
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COMMENTARY: We love the Raccoon Man

Arts desk writer Jacob Anderson loves the Racoon Man—and you should too Raccoon connoisseurs out there need not be reminded of James Blackwood—the elderly Nova Scotian man who…

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Much-anticipated ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’ exceeds expectations
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Much-anticipated ‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’ exceeds expectations

The “Breath of the Wild” prequel offers a much needed look into the history of Hyrule “Breath of the Wild” (BOTW) is undoubtedly one of the most popular…

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“The Princess Switch: Switched Again” Review
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“The Princess Switch: Switched Again” Review

These musicians are defying and recreating our ideas of genre
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These musicians are defying and recreating our ideas of genre

Four artists from the past and present have made their mark going against the grain Countless musicians have immortalized themselves and their work by breaking genre norms or…

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The fictional characters we all need
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The fictional characters we all need

We could use a lot more people like this in society As an avid reader and Netflix binge-watcher, I have come to the conclusion that series are made…

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Culture Corner
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Culture Corner

The Arts Desk’s weekly pick of movies, tv shows, books and music Movie: “Basket Case” dir. by Frank Henenlotter (1982) Nervously patched together on a budget of only…

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Michelle Obama’s legacy in ‘Becoming’
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Michelle Obama’s legacy in ‘Becoming’

The successes and compromises that led Michelle Obama to the gilded cage of the White House In the 89-minute Netflix documentary “Becoming,” the world is given a glimpse…

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Like it or not, Trump isn’t leaving politics or the spotlight anytime soon
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Like it or not, Trump isn’t leaving politics or the spotlight anytime soon

How the last four years will continue to shape the GOP On Jan. 20, 2021, a new President of the U.S. will be sworn into office.  At least,…

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Why kids shows are better than teen shows
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Why kids shows are better than teen shows

What teen shows lack, children’s shows provide While I admit there are some good teen TV shows out there that are worth watching (“Never Have I Ever,” “One…

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