According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, culture is “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time.” Many times, when we think about culture, we think about ethnic or religious cultures, which tend to be characterized by certain clothing, foods, customs, holidays, and languages.… Read More Queer Culture and Deaf Culture: What do they have in common?
Picture this: You look at your desk. A pile of papers, folders, pens, and notebooks are sprawled out before your glowing laptop screen. You have 2 more assignments to do before you can start studying for your quiz on Friday. You check the time, its 9:00pm already! In that moment, you feel it. You’re stressed… Read More The Art of Relaxation
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
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
Most of us are familiar with the acronym “DIY,” meaning “do it yourself.” We often see this in the form of crafts, recipes, etc. But what is the DIY music scene? After hearing the term thrown around among musicians, I was able to surmise the general idea of it based on context. But I still… Read More What is the DIY Music Scene?
What comes to mind when you think of young adult literature? In a genre that contains titles such ranging from The Giver to The Hunger Games to The Fault in Our Stars, it can be quite difficult to come to a set conclusion. The media has certainly portrayed this genre in a negative light and… Read More Young Adult Literature
First of all, travelling in Europe is a somewhat terrifying prospect. Depending on your experience, it can be a daunting journey to plan a trip through Europe – even though it’s one of the more romantically appealing trips people want to take. Wherever you might be in this process of planning a trip across the… Read More Traveling on a Dime (kind of)
“Let’s go on a Ghost Tour,” one of my friends said, pointing at an old sign on the sidewalk. “There’s a student discount.” It was a cool evening in Oxford, England. We were attending a summer pre-law program at Oxford University and actively avoiding working on our final papers. So when my friend asked whether… Read More In the Footsteps of the Titans
Vienna, Austria is the capital of classical music. Composers like Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms all wrote and premiered the majority of their works in this city, and it is still one of the best places in the world to hear live music. What people forget to mention about this lovely city, is that it is… Read More The Food of Vienna