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Thanksgiving survival guide

The holidays are a time meant for college students to unwind from the stresses of school, not have to do their own laundry and finally experience normal shower water pressure again. However, going home for a holiday break always seems to entail more dread than…

Thanksvegan

It’s the Thanksgiving I dreaded. On either side of me, plates are heaped with food. Thick slabs of turkey glide on gravy and nudge a puffy mashed potato mound. A dinner roll sits atop green bean casserole, marshmallow goo blankets sweet potatoes and butter smothers…

Bringing a plus one to the family

Getting into a new relationship means getting to know someone on a deeper level, and there are certain milestones each couple takes. First hug, first kiss, first burp in front of each other and the scariest of all; meeting the family. I have a cousin…

The most (stressful) time of the year

Ah the end of the semester. You’re making plans for Thanksgiving dinner, returning textbooks to the bookstore and preparing your Spotify Christmas playlist. After a semester’s worth of stress, you look forward to unwinding. There’s just one problem; you’re still waitlisted for classes. The horror…

Is Thanksgiving really a break?

It’s that time of the year again. The ignored middle child that is Thanksgiving is here for its 15 minutes of fame sitting between Halloween and Christmas. This is the much needed pre-finals sabbatical we find ourselves crawling towards after weeks of tests, projects and…

Elements of good food

Have you ever wondered why a grilled cheese sandwich can be so satisfying? Bread toasted with just the perfect amount of butter, golden but chewy. The crispy edges mellow with melted-but-not-runny cheese. It is so simple, yet still so good. In her latest Netflix documentary,…

Music opinions from a metalhead

I am the type of person who falls asleep to heavy metal on a nightly basis. My music taste is often overlooked by mainstream media as being “emo” or “too edgy for its own good.” However, there is nothing more satisfying than a talneted singer…

The beginners guide to Twitter

I have never understood Twitter. I have an account, but in the same capacity that everyone has a Facebook. The hardest thing for me to grasp is how a social media platform that is primarily text based is so popular. Maybe it’s because I don’t…

Stan Lee’s final excelsior

For over 50 years, the word “excelsior” has been the catch phrase of one of the best-known writers and publishers in comic book history, Stan Lee, who sadly passed on Nov. 12 at the age of 95. What was once a simple word used as…

Birken-crocs

With Christmas, the freezing snow, hot chocolate and an excuse to wrap up in six blankets in front of a fireplace, there are many reasons to love winter. However, deep down, we are all beyond excited to no longer have to see people wear Birkenstocks…

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