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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…

Underdogs don’t have to win

It’s really hard to enjoy a film when you can predict the outcome immediately. The team that was broken apart suddenly wins for the first time after someone new and totally unexpected joins. Yay! People love the underdog story, because we like to see ourselves…

Workplace comedies

What makes “The Office,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” so darn likeable?  As I was scrolling through Netflix this past week, I found myself drawn to these workplace comedies that I’ve seen a million times before. I had to ask myself, “Why am I…

Ari’s not sorry

Popular culture princess and icon Ariana Grande released a game changing single on Nov. 3, and unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably encountered the aftermath of “thank u, next” dominating social media platforms. Grande’s relationship turmoil has been on display since her very…

Lost in transition

As I hauled all my belongings into the cramped elevator and headed up to what would be my new home, there was only one thing on my mind – I was excited. It was the feeling of being in a new place with new people.…

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