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Future study abroad programs remain unpredictable

About 2,000 Miami students participate in study abroad programs every year, according to Miami’s Education Abroad website. But, given the current circumstances, traveling to other countries has all but halted.

This fall semester, Miami students were only able to travel to Miami’s sister campus in Luxembourg, and in the spring, the university will allow students that opportunity again.

But some students, like sophomore pre-med student Jillian Petit, say they want more options and opportunities to go to other places around the world.

“I know we can go to Luxembourg, but I am really interested in Latin America,” Petit said. “I just want to be able to choose from a long list of options.” 

Some majors, such as those in the international studies program, require a semester abroad. Other students are betting on their semester overseas to count for language and culture credits, Petit says. 

“We are aware of these students’

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  • November 25, 2020
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Lucky, stressed and ready to graduate: How 4 college students spent an unprecedented fall semester

This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures. 

The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college and now almost two years at Trinity, she’s eager to finish her schooling. 

To make sure she fulfills her requirements to graduate in the spring, Chavez is taking seven classes totaling 20 credits this semester while living with her family outside the District of Columbia. “It’s been really stressful trying to juggle seven classes plus 30 hours of work every week,” said Chavez, who works as a fellow for United We Dream, an immigrant youth

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  • November 25, 2020
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U.S. Virgin Islands added to CT’s travel advisory list | News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – The U.S. Virgin Islands were added to Connecticut’s travel advisory list on Tuesday. 

No states or territories were removed. 

The governor’s office continues to say that New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island meet the criteria for the travel advisory, but due to the interconnected nature of the region, they are not being included on the list. 

At this time, Gov. Ned Lamont said he highly discourages all nonessential travel to New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. 

Over the summer, Connecticut joined New York and New Jersey to implement a regional travel advisory, which would limit people traveling into those three states from other areas that have a high spread of COVID-19.

Folks traveling into CT, NY, or NJ from any of the states on the list must quarantine for 14 days.

As of Nov. 17, the following locations were listed in the state’s travel

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  • November 25, 2020
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Lucky, stressed, and ready to graduate — How 4 college students spent an unprecedented fall semester

This summer, MarketWatch spoke to four college students as they prepared for a fall semester unlike any other. We recently checked back in to see how the pandemic has affected their studies and the way they’re thinking about their futures. 

The fall semester has been busy for Luz Chavez. The 23-year-old is a senior at Trinity Washington University in Washington, D.C. and after a college journey that included a few years at a community college and now almost two years at Trinity, she’s eager to finish her schooling. 

To make sure she fulfills her requirements to graduate in the spring, Chavez is taking seven classes totaling 20 credits this semester while living with her family outside of Washington, D.C. “It’s been really stressful trying to juggle seven classes plus 30 hours of work every week,” said Chavez, who also works as a fellow for United We Dream, an immigrant youth

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  • November 24, 2020
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Left for dead, twice, RadioShack gets another shot online

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — RadioShack, a fixture at the mall for decades, has been pulled from brink of death, again.

It’s the most prized name in the basket of brands that entrepreneur investors Alex Mehr and Tai Lopez have scooped up since the coronavirus pandemic bowled over the U.S. retail sector and sent a number of chains into bankruptcy protection. Those brands so far include Pier1, Dressbarn and Modell’s.

Mehr and Lopez plan to make RadioShack competitive again, this time online, rather than on street corners or in malls. However, unlike RadioShack’s glory years, it’s Amazon’s world now.


The big question is: How much value does the RadioShack brand have when the prized target audience of millennials or Gen Z have likely never owned a radio, let alone stepped inside a store?

“It’s a very thin line between being iconic and being dead,” said Robert Passikoff, founder and president

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  • November 24, 2020
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Accidentally Wes Anderson Book Is Adventurer’s Guide to a Quirky World

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Have you ever seen a place that looks like it could be in a Wes Anderson film? Whether it’s a candy-colored interior or a small building dwarfed by an impossibly large mountainscape, these enchanting places exist all over the world. The Instagram account Accidentally Wes Anderson (AWA) began in 2017 as a personal travel bucket list for creator Wally Koval and quickly transformed into something much greater and global. Now, the popular profile has 1.2 million “adventurers” (and growing) who not only marvel at these quirky locales but contribute their own photos and travel tips.

Each post in the AWA feed features an image that could be plucked from the likes of The Grand Budapest Hotel or

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  • November 24, 2020
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Ryanair boss says nervous 737 MAX fliers will be allowed to disembark and change planes

The low-cost airline responded to the quarantine news in trademark fashion – announcing a seat sale – but O’Leary is not expecting a dramatic surge in bookings. Indeed, Ryanair is only adding a handful of extra services during the Christmas period to destinations in Italy, Spain and Poland. It will continue to offer just 30% of its previously planned December capacity, with planes likely to be only two-thirds full, but O’Leary was confident that the roll-out of Covid vaccines next year will herald a return to normality. However, he suggested one way the Government could make up for its “mismanagement” of travel during the pandemic. 

“If the UK wants to recover quickly next year, and get tourism and travel moving, there’s a simple solution: it needs to scrap APD for two or three years. It’s the most regressive tax in the UK. We’re selling £29 tickets of which £13 is

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  • November 24, 2020
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4 myths about online safety that parents should know

Isolated for months now, tweens and teens are actively searching for online friends, often describing them as IBFs (Internet best friends), via TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and online games. The #IBF hashtag has more than 670 million views on TikTok, and variations of that hashtag on Instagram contain hundreds of thousands of posts.

Those who aren’t totally comfortable putting themselves out there on games, TikTok or Snapchat can turn to Reach – Internet Best Friends, a new app that received more than $5 million in funding. Reach connects anyone between the ages of 13 and 55 looking for an Internet best friend.

Others have met on somewhat new sites designed to connect people based on interest. Discord, for instance, is a site created five years ago for people to chat primarily about gaming, though its 100 million monthly active users also chat about everything from art to hiking.

Lily Wells, 15,

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  • November 24, 2020
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WWE And Omaze Announce New Undertaker/PC Sweepstakes

WWE and Omaze issued the following today-

Omaze Invites You to Enter the Ring with WWE Legend Undertaker at the WWE Performance Center

Omaze, an online fundraising platform which offers once in a lifetime opportunities while supporting causes around the world, went LIVE with a partnership with WWE Superstar Legend Undertaker and Make-A-Wish, an organization that has brought transformational wishes to more than 330,000 children and families. Enter for your chance to be flown to Orlando; meet Undertaker, tour the WWE Performance Center, create your own custom ring entrance, take photos and score signed merchandise.

More information on the campaign can be found here: omaze.com/undertaker

**Please note, your safety and peace of mind is our top priority, so this experience will be scheduled when it’s safe to travel and convenient for our partners.

YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:

-Join Undertaker for a tour of the WWE Performance Center in Orlando

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  • November 24, 2020
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11 games and fun activities for a virtual Thanksgiving

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning of the risks of Thanksgiving travel, many families are opting for a virtual Thanksgiving this year. Zoom, the go-to videoconferencing system for many during the pandemic, has even announced it’s waiving its usual 40-minute meeting limit on free accounts during the holiday so families can stay connected.

And while you may not be able to pass the turkey and stuffing through your webcam, there are still some ways you can make the holiday feel fun, special, and less like a carb-laden conference call. Here are a few ideas for games and other activities

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  • November 24, 2020