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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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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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This Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Pie Is Like Fall on a Plate

Consider this your guide to healthier baking. Chef Mia Rigden and Jenny Dorsey team up to show you how to revamp some of your favorite baked goods to make them healthier and loaded with better-for-you ingredients—without skimping on flavor. See All

This gluten-free sweet potato tart is guaranteed to be a hit at your quarantine Thanksgiving.

There are some dishes that tend to be considered classic Thanksgiving fare, like roast turkey, cranberry sauce, and sweet potato pie. But if you have specific health or dietary restrictions, sometimes those classics are a bit harder to recreate with swaps and substitutions unless you’re a pro…which is why we enlisted one to share a gluten-free sweet potato pie in the latest episode of our show Alt-Baking Bootcamp.

Host—baker and fitness instructor Sashah Handal—makes her dish with some key swaps and upgrades. “So the really exciting part about this recipe is the Japanese

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  • November 4, 2020
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Goshen College fall mainstage goes interactive with ‘Cymbeline: Interrupted’ | Entertainment



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The poster for Goshen College’s production of “Cymbeline: Interrupted.”


GOSHEN — The Goshen College Theater Department has produced an interactive web adventure or its fall mainstage, titled “Cymbeline: Interrupted,” based on Shakespeare’s “Cymbeline.” The production was originally slated for the stage last March, but was postponed due to COVID-19.

The online experience will be available from Nov. 6 through Dec. 6 at cymbeline.goshen.edu, and a radio broadcast will take place on 91.1 FM (WGCS) The Globe (globeradio.org) Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.

FALL MAINSTAGE

Cymbeline: Interrupted

Interactive Online Experience: Nov. 6- Dec. 6

Radio Broadcast: Nov. 8, 3 p.m.

Location: Cymbeline.goshen.edu, 91.1 FM WGCS

Cost: Donation suggested

“I had several goals as we modified our production: to honor the amazing work that had already happened in the spring; to maintain the interactive element of theatre that primarily happens when events are live; to reach as wide an audience as possible;

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  • November 2, 2020
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Short lines, coronavirus precautions greet visitors to Germany’s largest theme park for the fall season

Short lines, coronavirus precautions greet visitors to Germany’s largest theme park for the fall season


As the coronavirus resurges in Europe, the last thing many families are thinking about is a theme park vacation.


But this might be a good time to visit Europa Park in Germany.


The park is in Rust, a small town in southwestern Germany, about 2 ½ hours away from Kaiserslautern, between Freiburg im Breisgau and Strasbourg. It’s Germany’s largest theme park and is where I took my family for an early fall vacation.


We reserved a local apartment in the city rather than a hotel, as we didn’t want to be cramped.


Due to coronavirus restrictions, the park is limiting the number of tickets sold per day, and they are only available online.


Like any of the Disney theme parks, there are rides to suit almost everyone. The park

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  • October 23, 2020
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Two Southern California roads trips that are perfect for fall

By Rachel Schnalzer
Design and illustrations by Jade Cuevas

Good morning, fellow adventurers! I hope your autumn has been filled with restorative experiences despite the challenges of the pandemic, wildfires and poor air quality. Our travel options are limited, but I’m always surprised by the opportunities California continues to offer. If you’ve explored somewhere new recently, let me know. I love to receive travel recommendations from readers.

This week, I compiled three road-trip ideas for your next weekend escape. One will take you as far north as June Lake, at a prime time to spot fall colors. Another will take you to treasures hiding in plain sight in Los Angeles.

No matter where you go,

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  • October 22, 2020
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What’s New In Miami This Fall

Dining and entertainment spaces are finally starting to welcome patrons back to some semblance of normalcy in Magic City. And while some businesses had to shutter during the peak of the pandemic, many locales used the time to make some updates like refreshing their menus, reinventing their spaces, and adding pop-up concepts to excite locals and tourists alike. From a Tulum-inspired beach club to seasonal menus and new museum exhibits, here’s what you need to check out in the 305.

1 Beach Club at 1 Hotel South Beach

Set to open this weekend, 1 Beach Club will infuse the 1 Hotel’s signature aesthetic of mindfulness and wellness in their new Tulum-inspired alfresco retreat. Its vast landscape will feature sprawling daybeds, overstuffed

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  • October 21, 2020
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Everything You Need To Have The Best Outdoor Adventure This Fall

With fall finally here, I’ve pulled out all of my coziest sweaters and am ready to embark on some local outdoor adventures. From day hiking trips or weekend camping (read: glamping) trips, there is some prep involved. But lucky for you, our Spoon HQ team put our heads together to come up with the ultimate packing list for all of your outdoor escapades, and of course, it centers around food. So get ready to pack up and have a delicious, and totally ‘Gramable, outdoor experience.

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Doing really anything outside can work up an appetite. So no matter what outdoor adventure you’re planning, make sure you’re stocked with whatever you can carry. Pro Tip: with Tasty Bite Organic & all-natural products, you can bring flavor to the trail with their ready to eat entrees and rice. They can be eaten as is or heated up over a

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  • October 21, 2020
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Ten Must-Visit Sweet Grown Alabama Fall Fun Farms

(Press Release) — As events are canceled and field trips are rare, we know you are looking for safe ways to get out of the house and enjoy a fall Alabama day with your family. Visiting an Alabama agritourism farm allows you to enjoy open-air and socially distanced activities. Kids of all ages will enjoy picking pumpkins, apples and sunflowers along with animal encounters, playgrounds, hayrides and corn mazes. Grab your mask, your hand sanitizer and get out and enjoy one of these Sweet Grown Alabama fall fun farms this season!

NORTH ALABAMA

Bennett Farms
1073 County Road 13, Heflin, AL 36264
Bennett Farms
1073 County Road 13, Heflin, AL 36264(Source: Sweet Grown Alabama)

1. Bennett Farms Location: 1073 County Road 13, Heflin, AL 36264

Bennett Farms in Heflin is a perfect spot to enjoy fall fun with your family. Pick a pumpkin (or two) and enjoy activities like the hayride, duck race, farm animals, corn cribs, pipe

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  • October 19, 2020
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What happens when staycations fall apart

(CNN) — No airport testing regime to speak of. A “travel corridors” policy that now allows for unrestricted travel from England to just seven destinations around the world. And a second wave that’s beginning to look more like a tsunami.

It’s no surprise that the tourist boards across the UK have been encouraging those desperate for a break from their Covid-era daily lives to enjoy a staycation, in a bid to help boost local businesses ravaged by the coronavirus.

But as winter approaches, bringing with it tough new local restrictions and the looming prospect of a second national lockdown, it’s fair to say those in areas that haven’t yet been locked down are not too keen to welcome visitors.

Just ask Simon Calder. “The Man Who Pays His Way” writes for the UK’s Independent newspaper and is one of the country’s most respected travel journalists.

Calder appeared on British TV

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  • October 17, 2020