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What we really want for the holidays

Someone right now is probably thinking about what they’re getting you for the holidays. Someone is also spending money on something awful you’ll have to fake smile for when the moment comes. Don’t get me wrong, a gift is a gift, but if someone is…

The Hallmark equation

When it comes to the holidays, it’s sugar, spice and everything nice. But there’s one equation that has a bit more detail, and it’s at the heart of every holiday Hallmark movie. With this year’s lineup in full swing, I wanted to take a look…

New Year’s superstitions

If there’s one thing anyone should know about Latino culture it is that everyone has their superstitions. It’s practically drilled into children’s heads and it’s passed down from generation to generation. Now I wouldn’t say I’m very superstitious, but I do have my fair share…

Winter warning

When our car hit a patch of black ice, our plans for the evening skidded off course and into a snowy ditch. We just wanted to get back to Bradley in time for our classes the next morning, but Mother Nature had other plans. Since…

The types of people you see in airports

The TSA agent at security who you try to be polite to but they are still grumpy because they hate their jobs Typically these interactions are very awkward, yet short. You expect this kind-faced stranger in a fancy uniform and latex gloves to be nice…

“Overlord” review

With the gore and combat that fictitious war films are generally comprised of, J.J. Abrams’ latest film, “Overlord,” disguises itself as yet another of these mindless action thrillers that populate the battlefield. However, “Overlord” is anything but a clone. Make no mistake, “Overlord” isn’t a…

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…

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