As many prepare for sorority recruitment this week, they may not know what to expect from the process. Staff writer Madison Mills uses her personal experience rushing Zeta Tau Alpha to advise newcomers to have confidence, keep an open mind and be yourself.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City opened its doors Monday once again for the annual Met Gala. Due to COVID-19, the gala that usually takes place the first Monday of May didn’t happen last year, and this year’s celebration was moved to September, marking the end of New York Fash…
In Kacey Musgraves' first album since the release of her Grammy Award-winning album "Golden Hour," she pushes sonic and lyrical boundaries in a complete departure from her roots in country music. "Star-Crossed" is a concept album depicting the tragedy surrounded by her heavily-publicized divorce in 2020.
The new Cinderella movie came with a lot of hype — but contributing writer Georgia Orfanides rates the newest fairytale rendition 2 out of 5 stars for its poor use of cover songs throughout the movie musical.
Junior Taylor Donoghue — the self-proclaimed "college girl on TikTok" — uses her own freshman experience to prepare new college students. She said she believes in approachability and spontaneity with her followers and uses her platform to answer their questions and concerns.
Since opening its doors in July, Island Wing Company has made a splash in Harrisonburg. With an expansive menu of wings, fish tacos, hamburgers, flatbread pizzas, salads and vegetarian and gluten-free options, owners Travis and Corri Loan hope to bring island vibes to the 'Burg.
The Rocktown Rollers is a local roller derby group that prides itself on inclusivity and lifting up its own members as well as others. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the group hasn't been able to practice but hopes to get back to Funkys Skate Center as soon as possible.
Following the release of Kanye West's new album, "Donda," a media uproar has surrounded the release in controversy. West claimed the album — named after his late mother — was released by his label without his permission. Contributing writer Emma Johnson said regardless of the potential early release, the 27-song album feels "over the top" and "bizarre," rating it three stars.
Life can be stressful. Whether you're studying for an exam, having a disagreement with a friend or just struggling to keep up, science shows that positive thinking and optimism have health benefits that extend throughout all areas of life.
Rachel VanRoekel ('21) collects animal bones and taxidermies animals. While there are naysayers, VanRoekel said her inner circle is supportive of her endeavors.
After Tyler Reskovac ('18) graduated from JMU, he wanted to build a community of Dukes far from Harrisonburg. He's done that by partnering with bars in New York City — where Dukes can gather to watch JMU sports and connect.
As Dukes return to Harrisonburg, many may want to make changes for their health in the start of the new semester. Eating out can be difficult, but the Friendly City holds a wide variety of restaurants with plant-based alternatives.
Elizabeth "Libby" Custer lived by the mantra, "Get up and dress up and show up." In her 106 years of life — spent almost entirely in Rockingham County — Libby was multi-faceted. She coordinated the first Rockingham County Fair, ignited the Turkey industry in the Shenandoah Valley and created works of art free of charge. In "Libby," her great-great niece Caitlin McAvoy (’15) tells the story of the local legend.
JMU's premier improv comedy troupe, New & Improv.'d, had a tough time communicating throughout the pandemic. But now, they're ready to head into the fall semester and welcome new members.
While delivery services like Grubhub and DoorDash have garnered national attention, Harrisonburg has its own local and eco-friendly version — GiddyUp! Couriers, which uses bicycles to deliver goods around town.