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2/15/22 PM News Break

By: Zachary Masters

In campus news, students can finally get their favorite breakfast burritos and smoothies again in the Plemons Student Union. The Appalachian reports that Cascades Café will be reopening its doors after a nearly yearlong shutdown due to staffing shortages. Cascades will now be open with several new operational changes, including new hours which go from 7:30 AM to 3 PM on Monday through Friday, more self-serving options and the possibility of a build your own greens and grains bar. Cascades is currently open and is still searching for new employees to fill its vacant positions.

In local news, if you are looking to listen to live music or have a free Sunday afternoon, be sure to stop by Rosen Concert Hall on February 20th. In celebration of Black History Month, The Hayes School of Music will be hosting readings and recitals of renowned African-American poets and composers, including John Coletrane, Scott Joplin, and Kelly Ellis. The event is available for viewing through a live stream on the Hayes School of Music website and will be open to the public, free of charge, at 6:00 PM this Sunday.

In world news, there may be a glimpse of hope that Russia may be deescalating in the Ukrainian Crisis. The Associated Press reports that Russian troops that were conducting military exercises have started returning to their home bases, although they did not specify where they were returning from or the exact number of troops mobilizing. However, both NATO and US defense officials have yet to confirm this retreat, with the Ukrainian government remaining skeptical of de-escalation until these reports are verified.

Today's weather comes to you from Today, expect a high of 45 degrees and a low of 27 with clouds rolling in as the afternoon progresses. Prepare for winds ranging anywhere from 5-15 miles per hour.

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