People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus shop at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying)

Five international stories of the week

Confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million globally, the Thai prime minster attempts to diminish support for pro-democracy protests, UN arms embargoes on Iran expired Sunday, Russia avoids lockdown measures as COVID-19 infections increase and New Zealand's prime minster won re-election.




Molly and Tyler LaFontaine pose for a wedding portrait. The LaFontaines bought a sprinter van and are renovating it to one day live in it. Molly LaFontaine, Photo Provided
OPINION

If There's A Will, There's A Way

College students my age are usually thinking about parties, hanging out with friends or planning their future dream life — I am the complete opposite. I’d rather stay in at night with my husband and dog and drink a warm mug of tea. My life has been full of ups and downs, but one thing remains constant: my desire to be happy. Marrying young filled that desire. 




BYTE

Five Underrated Horror Movies to Watch this October

There are certain horror movies that are must-watch, staples for the Halloween season. Classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Shining, Scream, and of course, Halloween are essential October watches. However, there are plenty of other spook-worthy films that should be watched during the month of October that don’t receive the credit they should. 


BYTE

Top 5 LGBTQ+ Films to watch to commemorate National Coming Out Day

Sunday, we celebrated the hardship, failures, and suffering that LGBTQ+ youth and community endure and have endured since the beginning of time. We also celebrated the successes, stories of hope, and love and connection that make this community one of the unique and essential aspects of human history. National Coming Out Day was first observed in 1988 after a massive march for LGBTQ+ rights outside of Washington, D.C., took place a year prior. Thirty-two years later, the month of October has turned into a month that is bigger than getting free candy in a costume. It’s a celebration of love and the lives of the LGBTQ+ community that continues to fight for the right of all humanity — which is equal treatment for all of humanity everywhere. To commemorate this historic event, we look at the top five LGBTQ+ films.








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