By Katherine Wright The willpower, patience and strength of a children’s birthday party employee are put to the test during cake time. It is the final battle after surviving games, crafts and dancing — and it is not for the faint of heart.  Bracing myself as I lead a group of hyped-up, young party guests […]

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By Leigh Brandt As college students, we are all too familiar with the term FOMO, aka “fear of missing out.” It’s extremely prevalent, especially at this point in our lives.  We refresh our Snapchat and Instagram feeds and are bombarded with posts and stories of fun experiences that we’re not a part of. Although it […]

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By Alia Al-Chalabi There’s nothing better on a cold and rainy day than a hot bowl of beef stew over egg noodles. Here’s how to make it: Ingredients 1.5 pounds of stew meat  1 box chicken broth 2 tablespoons rosemary  1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon mustard 1 tablespoon oregano  ½ white onion 4 cloves garlic  […]

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By Leigh Brand As we move through October, I am constantly bombarded by the flavor that we know all too well: pumpkin spice.Whether I’m grabbing a coffee on my way to class or buying cereal from the grocery store, pumpkin spice-flavored something is there, ready to buy. When did a flavor become a marker of […]

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By Anju Miura An image of a striped dress polarized what felt like the entirety of social media in 2015. Millions of people were debating whether or not it was blue and black or gold and white, and while the crazy dress debate may have seemed meaningless, there is something to be learned from it: […]

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By Anju Miura Living in a dorm can be daunting. Students who may not value cleanliness the same way are forced to share communal spaces and neat-freaks might feel like they can never escape from messy bathrooms and loud roommates or neighbors. It is a lack of morality to use common areas disrespectfully, but there […]

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By Katherine Wright Traditionally speaking, a middle school benchwarmer spends the majority of the game on the sidelines. While the term is frequently used as an insult to degrade the abilities of specific teammates, there is a certain elegance and shameless luxury of spending most of the game on the bench.  As a retired basketball […]

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