Treat yourself: A list of the most anticipated books of 2021
BY KAMDYN ROHER From social issues to fantasy lands, books can be about just anything, transporting the reader someplace entirely different and picking new parts of their brain each time. People in the reading community constantly have one eye open for the year’s most interesting and anticipated releases from... Read more
Getting the recognition they deserve: An (official) unofficial list of the top five best books authored by Black Americans
BY KAMDYN ROHER With Black History Month coming to a close, it is imperative that Black authors get their well-deserved recognition every day of the year, not just during the month of February. Being exposed to different points of view is vital in becoming a well-rounded individual and these... Read more
Trick or treat: The Lariat staff’s favorite Halloween-y things
BY ADDISON ROBERTS AND KAMDYN ROHER Although Halloween festivities look very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic Our staff is no different, as our team is filled with a menagerie of people with different tastes. Here are The Lariat 2020-2021 staff’s favorite books, movies, songs and television... Read more
Special spooky episodes: 10 of the best throwback Halloween episodes TV has to offer
BY JAELYN YEAMPIERRE With Halloween quickly approaching amidst the limitations of COVID-19, the ability to participate in fun Halloween activities is set back due to social distancing. One thing that hasn’t changed though is the collection of Halloween-themed TV show episode reruns. Here are 10 of the best Halloween... Read more
The key health differences: An infographic on COVID-19 versus the flu
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ AND SOFIE KAHLIG In the early stages of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, tens of thousands of Americans were under the impression that the virus was comparable with that of influenza, the seasonal flu, and no more harmful. A National Public Radio (NPR) poll from March 2020... Read more
Celebrating during COVID: A guide on how to celebrate the upcoming holidays safely
BY SOFIA MENDEZ As 2020 comes to an end, the holiday months start to approach. However, the country must prepare to likely spend the rest of the year living with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s October, November and December celebrations will look somewhat different. September has... Read more
The best of the best: The Lariat staff’s all-time entertainment favorites
BY KAMDYN ROHER It’s no question that some things are better than others; everyone has their favorite book or movie that they consider the best of the best. Our staff is no different, as our team is filled with a menagerie of people with different tastes. Here are The... Read more
DC’s FanDome steals the spotlight from Marvel
BY ADDISON ROBERTS With this year’s ComicCon being entirely virtual and heavily limited, DC Comics has decided to take matters into their own hands and hold an online convention of their own. FanDome streamed live for a full 24 hours on August 22. DC unveiled a whole host of... Read more
Arts and crafts on a new level: DIY mask ideas!
BY CAMILA FERNANDEZ With the sudden surge in demand for face masks, stores are seeing shortages nationwide, if not worldwide. Face masks are critical for running errands during the coronavirus pandemic, especially to protect oneself and others. However, there are multiple easy and fun crafts you can try to... Read more
Top 5 classics that need to be on Netflix
BY ALYSSA KHAN More than ever, boredom is hitting as the time spent in quarantine goes on. Netflix and other streaming services have been dropping new movies and television shows, but there are some classics that also need to be added and people are waiting to see. 1. “The... Read more