I think many of us can agree that the 2000s were not the greatest moment in fashion history. Though I appreciated how comfortable gauchos were, and how when wearing a skirt it was required to pair that with flare jeans beneath them. Growing up, one of my style icons was Avril Lavigne in her infamous… Read More Confidence in Curls
You’re watching a TV show. On screen, a woman goes pale, clutches her left arm, and collapses to the ground, unconscious. She’ll be taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a heart attack, and she’ll probably survive. We’ve likely all seen it at one point or another, whether depicted on screen or described in text,… Read More What Makes Women’s Health Different?
On September 15, 2016 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that allows dreadlocks to be banned in the workplace. Our identity has a lot of components, with some being more visible than others, such as hair, and this does not make them necessarily more vulnerable to attack, but a more accessible… Read More The Culture of Hair
I dread the “What are you majoring in?” question. This is unfortunate because it is asked quite often amongst college students. I am pretty sure I am not the only one who loathes this icebreaker question. As a sociology major, I have a prepared arsenal of justifications for choosing my major. Every major seems to… Read More The War on College Majors
Equal access to education is important but in many ways not always a reality. This is due to a wide range of factors, one of which is disability. Disability not only affects individuals when applying and getting accepted to college but also once they arrive at college. Colleges do offer services for disabled students but… Read More Mental Illness & Education
Nicholas Sparks is infamous for his love stories. His books are classic chick-flick-beach-reads that trigger romantic feelings for the next guy to walk into the reader’s path. You fall in love with his characters and only want the best for them. Then – suddenly – tragedy strikes and you hate that you’ve reached that part… Read More My Frienemy Nicholas Sparks
I always think about the song, “The First Cut Is the Deepest” when thinking about heartbreak. Why does the first one seem to be ingrained in our memories so strongly, and why is it that we always seem to remember it fondly, whether in embarrassment or true reminiscence? Mentoring a close friend through her first… Read More First Love Always Hits the Hardest
The millennial experience can be summed up by Tinder. Twenty years ago it wasn’t possible for a college student to figure out how many people wanted to sleep with them within ten miles without leaving the house, yet this is what our generation does. To me, Tinder seemed foreign and unnatural, but once it was… Read More Swipe Left
Thomas Monty died the summer before the Bitar’s moved in on Cranberry Lane. Leviton, Ohio was still in an uproar, waves of anger still battering the town. All the white neighbors watched as the Bitar’s moving truck came, carrying beautiful, antique furniture and a family with brown skin and odd names no one in the… Read More Serial: The Covered Woman
All of my friends from high school went to different colleges after we graduated. Every single one. We went from seeing each other everyday, or nearly everyday, to only seeing each other on breaks, if that. We used to know every detail of each others’ lives, and now I wouldn’t be able to say what… Read More Best Friends, Right?
Bill and Maureen Cunningham had a long distance relationship in a very different but not very distant time: the 1970s. Bill in America and Maureen in England, the pair wrote daily letters to each other during their two-year dating period. Before they got married in 1972, they had only spent five or six weeks together… Read More 45 Years of Marriage: Advice from Bill and Maureen
It’s midnight. I sit quietly in front of my laptop, working to the gentle hum of piano coffee house music. I fill out a BuzzFeed quiz, quickly clicking the vanilla latte and pressing sleep as my hobby. I glance at the clock again — 2:15 a.m. I tap my laptop closed and lay in bed.… Read More Sleep & Me
A couple weeks ago, my best friend sent me a text saying she had taken a bunch of pills. She didn’t know what to do. She was scared and alone, and I couldn’t be there. It was devastating to read her messages and feel like there was little I could do to help her. It… Read More How to Keep Going
There are so many ways to view artwork, and so many art forms to view. Artwork can be inspiring, thought-provoking, or simply pleasing to the eye. The majority of people aren’t full-time art enthusiasts, however. In fact, many people think museums are stale and boring. But seeing art doesn’t have to mean going to a… Read More How to Be a Casual Art Appreciator
While getting to this city may be expensive, what you do there doesn’t have to break the bank! Here are a few money-saving suggestions that give you a lively, and affordable, trip to New York City: 1. Explore Central Park Enjoy all that beauty by walking through the park! The rocks at Central Park South… Read More Vacationing in NYC