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Gigi Duncan


Two students signed up for Service Saturday pick their volunteer site. The students then take busses to their respective sites.

Column: Give back during Lent

While many consider Lent to be a time of giving things up, it can also consist of service opportunities and giving back to your community. Although COVID-19 has made such opportunities fairly difficult, many still exist around Columbia. 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in January 2021.

Column: COVID-19 nursing home deaths were egregious

Many of the deaths that resulted from COVID-19 patients being placed in nursing homes were avoidable and done in haste. Governors such as Andrew Cuomo of New York are now facing appropriate criticism for these decisions and the attempts to cover the death numbers up.

 Most recent bachelor Matt James during "The Bachelor" intro. 

Column: Don't rely on reality dating shows

While reality dating shows have grown in popularity over the course of the pandemic, people should stray away from overly watching them. These types of shows can distort our sense of reality regarding real-world interactions and dating. 

Traditional Valentines day items include stuffed animals, wine, chocolates and flowers. These materialistic items have become a staple of the holiday. 

Column: Focus on relationships, not money, this Valentine's Day

While its original meaning surrounded love, Valentine's Day has become overly commercialized and monetized through excessive spending on gifts and expectations culture has set. With the current COVID-19 climate, people may have the opportunity to turn away from that and celebrate the holiday appropriately. 

Column: Super Bowl ads are just as important as game

While many tend to focus on the game, the commercials featured during the Super Bowl are equally important. Not only do they prove to be entertaining, but they are also extremely profitable for the companies involved and vital to the world of marketing.

Column: Renaming buildings solves nothing

Renaming buildings named after controversial historical figures only serves to rewrite and completely forget history. We should reflect on these elements of history and recognize them in other viable ways. 

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