By Emma Simonoff I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love “Succession.” In honor of its near-sweep of the dramatic Emmy categories last week, I’m dedicating this blog to the long and confounding career of the only Roy child not to receive a nomination, Alan Ruck. You probably know Young Ruck from […]

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By Autumn Moon I never thought that I’d be someone who participated in Greek life.  Throughout high school, my friends expressed their excitement at the idea of joining a sorority or fraternity where they imagined making life-long friends, fulfilling philanthropic goals and having busy social lives. I never envisioned myself joining that community. Everything I […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis I bake a lot of banana bread. If Warren Towers has a banana shortage, it’s probably because I have a team of freshmen who smuggle the overly ripe, easy-to-stock fruits on a weekly basis for me. By now, I’ve probably made thousands of loaves for different patrons. It’s an addiction. The key […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis Last Sunday, the world mourned the loss of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and eight others who died suddenly in a helicopter crash, among them Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.  After news of the tragedy broke, Sports Center anchor Elle Duncan shared a story of the time she met Bryant backstage at an ESPN […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis I approach trendy lifestyle brands like Goop, founded by self-proclaimed health guru Gwyneth Paltrow, with serious caution. Minimalistic, all-lowercase claims to groundbreaking herbal formulas that will totally rejuvenate your vaginal health are typically a facade put up by rich white women to hold themselves to a higher importance than just “soccer mom.” […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis Thanksgiving is approaching and I could not be more excited.  With the exception of a few drunk uncles, my family always brings wholesome dialogue to the table — a great time to catch up after spending almost an entire semester away at school. My family is Greek, so our Thanksgiving dinner includes […]

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By Sophia Yakumithis “What did you eat today?” A question anyone with Greek heritage is well-versed in.  Everytime I call my yia yia — Greek for “grandmother”— on the phone, that’s the first thing she asks. Not, “How was your day?” or “What did you do today?” She gets straight to the point: “What did […]

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1. You’re constantly told that it’s water, not “wooder.” When you tell people that you’re thirsty and need some “wooder” (pronounced just so), they always make you repeat yourself. Then they proceed to let you know, in no uncertain terms, that you’re wrong, and that the correct way to pronounce the word is “wah-ter.” 2. […]

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By Zara Kavarana, Staff Writer Coming into college is a blank slate. We find ourselves submerged knee-deep in opportunities – some that stand out academically and some that stand out socially. So many of us want to belong, find our place, meet new people. Greek life is one of the more obvious places to start. […]

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