Cassidy Ostergren

Cassidy Ostergren

Hi! I've lived in the NOVA region most of my life, repping our sports' teams, finding unique and cozy coffee shops to indulge in, and exploring nature hikes I've never visited. I used to live under the mountains in Roanoke, VA as well as a handful of beaches in NC, but good ol' Northern VA had always called me back! I write novels for fun (currently working on a fantasy series that won't have a terrible ending like Game of Thrones, right?), and enjoy reading and diving into new experiences that help me grow.

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Top 5 New Songs Released This Week, May 2–9 5/12/21
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New Songs Released This Past Week: March 28–April 4 4/7/21
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New Music Review: Songs Released February 14–21 2/24/21
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New Music Review: Songs Released February 7–14 2/16/21
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs Released January 31–February 7 2/9/21
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Music Review: Top 5 Songs Released January 3–10 1/12/21
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs Released (December 20–27) 12/29/20
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George Mason University Will Offer a Free Mental Health Hotline to Essential Workers 11/19/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, Nov. 7–14 11/17/20
Nintendo Re-Releasing Game & Watch In Honor of Its 40th Anniversary 11/16/20
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President Trump Is Selling the Helicopter He Used on 'The Apprentice' 11/12/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, November 8–14 11/10/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, October 11-17 10/20/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, August 23–29 8/26/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, July 19–25 7/21/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, July 12–18 7/14/20
New Flu Virus Identified in China May Have Global Effects 7/8/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, July 5–11 7/7/20
VIDEO: Watch as 'Criminal Genius' Dog Is Caught on Camera Stealing Owner's Cupcakes 7/7/20
Washington Redskins Undergoing 'Thorough Review' of Team Name 7/6/20
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A Virginia Couple Used COVID-19 to Scam the Government Out of $1.4 Million in SBA 'Loans' 6/26/20
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A Massive Saharan Dust Cloud Is Sweeping Over the Atlantic Toward the US 6/22/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, June 14–20 6/16/20
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Protester Now in Coma After Hit by Falling Monument 6/15/20
Man Receives Pizzas for Almost a Decade, Doesn't Know Who's Sending Them 6/10/20
Study on Anti-Malaria Drug Effects Retracted After Data Couldn't Be Verified 6/9/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, May 24–30 5/27/20
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No More Late Fees at DC Library System 5/20/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, May 17–23 5/19/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, May 10–16 5/12/20
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Quarantine's Weirdest Challenge: Wearing Your Pillow As a Dress 5/6/20
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New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, April 19–25 4/22/20
DC Retailer Is Making Pretty, Colorful Face Masks 4/21/20
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, April 12–18 4/14/20
How to Cope With Depression and Anxiety During This Pandemic 4/13/20
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, April 5–11 4/7/20
5 De-Stressing Activities to Do While in Self-Isolation 4/1/20
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, March 29–April 4 3/31/20
New Music Review: Top 5 Songs of the Week, March 22–28 3/24/20
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