U of L Women’s Field Hockey Team Walks Away With a Loss At Semifinals Tuesday, May 11 2021 

By: Hannah Walker–

The No. 3 Louisville women’s field hockey team took a loss to Michigan University on Friday, May 7 at the NCAA semifinals. They played at the Karen Shelton Stadium in North Carolina and lost with a final score of 1-2.

At the beginning of the game, Louisville took the lead with a score of 1-0. They had a solid defense and offense, which led Cardinal fans to believe that they would take the win that night.

Unfortunately, Michigan caught up during the last two quarters of the game. They were able to make two scores which put them at a 2-1 advantage. Now, Michigan will advance to the national championship.

Nonetheless, the Cardinal’s had a great season with the win of the ACC season title, as well as the top seed during the conference tournament. Overall, a record-breaking season for the Louisville field-hockey team.

Photo Courtesy of Adam Creech// U of L Athletics 

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Comfort Items You Didn’t Know You Needed Thursday, May 6 2021 

By Jacob Maslow–Branded Content

Everyone deserves to be comfortable, so treat yourself to these luxuriously comfortable items this year. When life feels like a drag, sometimes you need a bit of a pick-me-up, whether it’s from a high-quality seat cushion, a lovely essential oil diffuser, or a super comfy sweatshirt blanket. 

A High-Quality Seat Cushion 

A good seat cushion can make all the difference in someone’s life. If you have lower back pain, pain in your tailbone, or pressure in your hips, hamstrings, or legs, then you might want to consider investing in a comfortable seat cushion. 

You don’t have to break the bank to be able to sit comfortably at work, at home, or in the car. If your current chairs aren’t doing it for you, a good seat cushion will cost you less than $100. There are some great ones on the market in the $30 to $60 range that will change your life. 

The Best Essential Oil Diffuser 

If you experience headaches, anxiety, or trouble sleeping, an essential oil diffuser is the product for you. You can diffuse so many different scents that will help you with many other ailments. 

There are so many different options when it comes to oil diffusers. You can choose between different patterns, wood grains, and even more expensive materials like porcelain. There’s an essential oil diffuser to fit the vibe of any aesthetic. 

You can also get diffusers with settings for the length of diffusing time and diffusers that have LED lights to give your room a little more ambiance. 

A Nice Humidifier 

A humidifier can step up the comfort levels in your home, especially around the wintertime. If you’re experiencing dry skin, dull hair, irritated nasal passages, trouble sleeping, and other symptoms, you may want to invest in a humidifier for your home. 

Having a humidifier can be life-changing, offering you ultimate comfort. No matter your budget, there’s a humidifier that fits your needs, whether you’re looking to humidify a large or small space. 

A humidifier from Everlasting Comfort is a great option, allowing for optimal humidification throughout one’s home as well as the ability to use essential oils within your humidifier for extra comfort. 

A Comfy Blanket Hoodie

Are you still uncomfortable? What about a comfortable hooded sweatshirt that’s made out of blanket material? If your apartment is cold, or you’re just looking to relax in a blanket puddle, the Comfy is an excellent option. It comes in various colors and will keep you feeling warm and relaxed throughout the winter (and in the summer, if you’re a homebody who likes to live with their thermostat as cold as possible). 

The Comfy comes in multiple patterns and options, made with lighter blankets as well as sherpa lining. You can get them for your whole family, that way you can watch movies in style and comfort. 

Treat Yourself to Comfort

Comfort is such an essential part of life. You need to remember to treat yourself every once and a while. Whether you get your favorite meal, watch your favorite movie, or listen to your favorite song, your comfort is essential. 

Comfort also makes great gifts, so if you’re looking to give someone the gift of comfort, maybe you should try out one of these items. Better yet, buy one for yourself and a friend so that you can relax in comfort together. 

Comfort goes beyond this list, as there are so many other options you could choose from, including fluffy slippers, a nice robe, or even your favorite bottle of wine. Give yourself comfort by allowing yourself to enjoy your favorite things while snuggled up in a nice blanket. You deserve it.

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Maslow // Cosmic Press

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Why Shiba Inus Are Great Dogs For Families Thursday, May 6 2021 

By Jacob Maslow–Branded Content

Ever since the “Doge MEME” hit the went internet viral in 2010, everyone wants a doge of their own. These adorable dogs have hit the world by storm. They are so cute, and when you see them, you want to give them a smush and call them the best boy or girl. :)

More About The Shiba Inus Breed

Shiba Inus were initially bred in Japan. They were bred to assist hunters in the mountains of Japan. That is why they are of a smaller size and very agile. The average life span of this breed is 12 to 15 years. A full-grown Shina Inus may weigh up to 24 lbs. 

The most common coloring of a Shiba Inus is red sesame. However, they can also have Black & Tan, Black Sesame, Cream, Red, or Sesame coloring. They are born with floppy ears that will start to stand straight up as they age. They have a short double coat so that they will shed twice a year heavily.

What Make the Shiba Inus The Best Boy or Girl

Shiba Inus are brilliant and can learn to understand you; when they are very young, they start to associate a particular word with feeding, walking, going to bed, and any other thing they will often do. They will begin to associate that word with that activity. It will become so bad you will have to spell out the word if you do not want to do the associated activity.

The Shiba Inus is a very loyal, faithful, confident, and fearless pup. They will charm you and every other person they meet.  This breed can be stubborn. This means you will need to be patient and start training the day you get your pup home. Be strict but never punish your pup physically. 

Shiba Inus are very intelligent and curious. This makes them a great family dog because they will always be excited about new family adventures and want to play all the time. They need plenty of enrichment toys to keep their brains busy. They will love toys that challenge them.

The Perfect Dog for Summer

Shiba Inus loves activity; they are very agile dogs. If you have a very active lifestyle, this is an excellent dog for you. This doge was made for hiking and camping and will love going everywhere you go. They will need regular exercise to release their energy, and taking them along on a family hike is a perfect way to tire them out. 

If you introduce this breed to water early, they will learn to love swimming, and you can take them to play with your family all year round. This breed is very playful and will be the perfect addition to all your family’s summer adventures this summer. Make sure to pack plenty of water for your doge and the rest of your family when you take these summer outings. 

It’s Time to Bring Home Your Very Own Doge

Now that you know how perfect the Shiba Inus breed is, add one to your family. Remember to start training from day one and make sure they have a crate to spend time in when no one can supervise them. Be patient while training them because they are known to be stubborn.

If you are patient and you and your family build a bond with your Shiba Inus pup, they will be the best dog you have ever known. They are intelligent, loyal, and curious dogs that make a perfect addition to any family. Start the search for your doge today, and you will be on a hike with them in no time.

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Maslow // Cosmic Press

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Youth Soccer in Louisville – Tryouts Thursday, May 6 2021 

Are you looking for youth soccer in Louisville and a soccer club opportunity for your child? There are many opportunities in Louisville for your child for youth soccer. If you are looking for a club soccer experience for your child, look to Elite FC Louisville. Elite FC Louisville will host free youth soccer tryouts for their boys’ club soccer teams [...]

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Teacher Appreciation Deals Monday, May 3 2021 

Teacher appreciation deals around Louisville, Kentucky Teacher appreciation time! We love our location teachers and apparently, so do local businesses. Here are some places around Louisville that are offering special discounts or freebies to teachers in our area. Teacher appreciation week is May 6-10.   Brew & Sip Coffee Bar – 20% off your order.  Arby’s: Free Sandwich or warp [...]

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Spring Festivals in Louisville Monday, May 3 2021 

Spring Festivals are a great way to celebrate what wonderful people and places we have in the Louisville area. Spring is here and soon, it’ll be festival time. Here is our annual list of great festival options around Kentuckiana. We’ve even thrown in some day trip festivals for super special events.    If you are hoping to get outside a [...]

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Free Events in May 2021 Sunday, May 2 2021 

Are you looking for free events in May? Family fun is all around Louisville this month! Take your family out to enjoy some of the events in May. The sun is shining and the temperature is warming up. It’s the perfect month to explore all that Louisville has to offer. Here are some lists we already have: –> Outdoor Concerts [...]

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Holy Outdoor Trails! Thursday, Apr 29 2021 

Enjoying our outdoor time on beautiful days has led us to hike and explore some amazing spiritual sites nearby Louisville. We have done day trips to three, local, outdoor, spiritual grounds for hiking. I feel like we could have spent an hour or a whole day at each location. Hiking at Abbey of Gethsemani, Mount St. Francis Sanctuary, and Monastery [...]

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U of L men’s tennis heads home after loss in ACC tournament Wednesday, Apr 28 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The U of L men’s tennis team travelled to Rome, Ga. to compete in the ACC tournament. They returned home after a first-round 4-2 loss to No. 37 Duke. The Cards ended their season with a 9-12 overall record and a 3-8 ACC record. 

In doubles, Duke secured wins on courts one and three. 

Luca Keist and Andrew Dale (Duke) defeated junior Alex Wesbrooks and freshman Kyle Tang 6-3.

On court one, No. 45 junior Fabien Salle and sophomore Matthew Fung fell 7-6 (7-4) in a close matchup against No. 20 Garrett Johns and Sean Sculley (Duke). 

Junior Sergio Hernandez and senior Tin Chen were tied 6-6 with Duke’s Michael Heller and Andrew Zhang when the doubles point was clinched.

In singles, Duke took over courts one, four, and five to clinch the match. 

No. 69 Johns (Duke) defeated Chen 6-3, 6-3 to tally a point for the Blue Devils. 

Louisville fought back on court two as No. 57 Salle took down Sculley (Duke) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

Duke widened their lead with a 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) win on court four over junior Josh Howard-Tripp. 

The Cards added another point to their total as junior David Mizrahi overcame Heller (Duke) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3). 

The Blue Devils clinched the match on court five with a 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 win over Fung. 

Final Scores:

Singles

  1. #69 Garrett Johns (DUKE) def. Tin Chen (LOU) 6-3, 6-3
  2. #57 Fabien Salle (DUKE) def. Sean Sculley (DUKE) 7-6 (7-4), 6-3
  3. #81 Sergio Hernandez (LOU) vs. Andrew Zhang (DUKE) unfinished, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 0-3
  4. Luca Keist (DUKE) def. Josh Howard-Tripp (LOU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
  5. Andrew Dale (DUKE) def. Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-6 (7-5), 7-5
  6. David Mizrahi (LOU) def. Michael Heller (DUKE) 7-5, 7-6 (7-3)

Order of Finish: 1, 2, 4, 6, 5

Doubles

  1. #20 Garrett Johns/Sean Sculley (DUKE) def. #45 Fabien Salle/Matthew Fung (LOU) 7-6 (7-4)
  2. Sergio Hernandez/Tin Chen (LOU) vs. Michael Heller/Andrew Zhang (DUKE) unfinished, 6-6
  3. Luca Keist/Andrew Dale (DUKE) def. Kyle Tang/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) 6-3

Order of Finish: 3, 1

Photo Courtesy of Adam Creech// U of L Athletics 

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U of L women’s tennis drops first round match against Duke Wednesday, Apr 28 2021 

By Riley Vance—

The U of L women’s tennis team travelled to Rome, Ga. to compete in the ACC tournament. They returned home after a 4-0 loss against No. 14 Duke in the first round. The Cards ended their season with a 9-13 overall record and a 3-10 conference record. 

In doubles, Duke took over courts two and three.

Chloe Beck and Karolina Berankova (Duke) defeated seniors Raven Neely and Chelsea Sawyer 6-3.

On court three, sophomore Tatiana Simova and junior Dina Chaika fell 6-3 to Duke’s Kelly Chen and Georgia Drummy. 

Junior Rhea Verma and sophomore Andrea Di Palma were up 5-4 against Meible Chi and Margaryta Bilokin (Duke), but their match was left unfinished. 

In singles, Duke secured wins on courts one, two, and six.

Nelly fell 6-2, 6-2 to Beck.

Duke tallied another point as Di Palma came up short against Drummy (6-3, 6-2).

The match was clinched on court six as Chaika fell 5-7, 0-6 to Hannah Zhao (Duke). 

Final Scores:

Singles

  1. Georgia Drummy (DUKE) def. Andrea Di Palma (LOU) 6-3, 6-2
  2. Chloe Beck (DUKE) def. Raven Neely (LOU) 6-2, 6-2
  3. Chelsea Sawyer (LOU) vs. Meible Chi (DUKE) unfinished, 6-4, 4-4
  4. Rhea Verma (LOU) vs. Margaryta Bilokin (DUKE) unfinished, 2-6, 5-2
  5. Jelena Vujanic (LOU) vs. Karolina Berankova (DUKE) unfinished, 4-6, 2-5
  6. Hannah Zhao (DUKE) def. Dina Chaika (LOU) 7-5, 6-0

Order of Finish: 2, 1, 6

Doubles

  1. Rhea Verma/Andrea Di Palma (LOU) vs. Meible Chi/Margaryta Bilokin (DUKE) unfinished, 5-4
  2. Chloe Beck/Karolina Berankova (DUKE) def. Chelsea Sawyer/Raven Neely (LOU) 6-3
  3. Kelly Chen/Georgia Drummy (DUKE) def. Tatiana Simova/Dina Chaika (LOU) 6-3

Order of Finish: 2, 3

Photo Courtesy of Carl Schmid// U of L Athletics 

 

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