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The start and end dates of each sign change slightly every year.

Weekly horoscopes: May 25 – May 31

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Copy Editor | May 25, 2022

Mars entered Aries yesterday, which is where this planet feels at home. In matters of work and communication, we will likely be more quick to display directness and even aggression. We will naturally find strength in various areas of life during this...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #51

By Northern Star Staff | May 23, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3dwzevGzbePAYJj7axBCup?si=Wp47W7skStKnMKjNCLlRcQ  Daija’s picks Lorde - “Big Star” Gabrielle Aplin - “Panic Cord” Fleetwood Mac - “Landslide”  “Big Star”...

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Weekly horoscopes: May 18 – May 24

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Copy Editor | May 18, 2022

For the astronomically inclined, May 15 was a wild day. There was a full moon and lunar eclipse in Scorpio, lovingly called a “blood moon.” This, paired with Gemini season incoming, means that we are called to pursue peace and quiet whenever we can....

The zodiac signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) illustrated in a chalkboard style.

Weekly horoscopes: May 11 – May 17

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Copy Editor | May 11, 2022

Congrats to all graduating seniors! Mercury has officially gone retrograde and will remain so until June 3. Many of us will feel unsettled or struggle showing our emotions for a time. Don't be afraid; eventually the storm will pass, and we will emerge...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #50

By Northern Star Staff | May 10, 2022

Weekly Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6PYXvhXcuSi2kihB7p1TVd?si=4DunKe5nQoe34L73XHMc2Q  Madelaine’s picks Local Natives - “Right Down The Line” Young the Giant - “Mind Over Matter (Reprise)” Adia Victoria...

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Mother’s Day gift ideas

By Madelaine Vikse, Lifestyle Editor | May 5, 2022

It’s easy to put things off until the last minute — or forget that Mother’s Day is this Sunday due to being busy with work and finals. If this sounds familiar, here are some gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Something thoughtful Anyone can go to...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Northern Star Staff

After finals, It's important to take time for yourself to relax. Getting ready for finals and finishing up last-minute assignments is time consuming and can be stressful. Here are some ideas on what to watch this weekend after you've completed most of...

The zodiac signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

Weekly horoscopes: May 4 – May 10

By Abigail Lamoreaux, Copy Editor | May 4, 2022

The recent new moon and eclipse has opened many doors for some people, but it has been overwhelming and discouraging for many others. Whichever category you fall into, know that what you’re feeling is valid. It would do well for many of us to remember...

Book subscription services are a great way to read a wide variety of books (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

Book subscription services perfect for booklovers

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle reporter | May 4, 2022

Book subscription services have been popping up all over the place, ranging from boxes with just books and others featuring gifts and trinkets. They have been on the rise, especially with the pandemic and people wanting books delivered straight to their...

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Science-fiction novels everyone should read

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | May 3, 2022

When talking about entertainment, no matter the formatting, people tend to have a liking for a certain genre, or even multiple genres. Whether it’s an action movie or a horror novel by Stephen King, there tends to be something for everyone. Being...

Google Calendar can be useful when it comes to planning and scheduling ahead (Madelaine Vikse | Northern Star)

Tips and tricks on how to stay organized with Google Calendar

By Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle reporter | May 1, 2022

Life and school can get pretty busy, especially depending on your course load and any extracurricular activities you participate in. It can be hard to balance it all and have time for yourself. With us living in the digital age and on our laptops for...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #49

By Northern Star Staff | May 1, 2022

Weekly Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3z4Sg0DmsDJBlTlyR8MlKg?si=BEdSAIilSLa4e6qP-WxLxw  Madelaine’s picks (Lifestyle Editor) Wallows - “Treacherous Doctor” The Circulars - “You Will Leave Now” Yellow Days - “A...

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