Category : Lifestyle

When Cinema Tackles Politics—The Purge: Anarchy

The movies we see in theaters are often nothing special. There isn’t much to them — no real depth to speak of — just the audience-pleasing normalities that we all flock to $5 Movie Mondays to see with our friends. Every now and again, though,…

1 Comment / 227 View / July 25, 2014

Giving Pop Music Another Chance

For far too long pop music has been unfairly treated as some bizarre entity that only tween girls and gay men can enjoy. Not only are these both damaging stereotypes, but they are also degrading of a musical genre that,…

1 Comment / 1851 View / July 24, 2014

The Red Zone

In football the red zone refers to the twenty yards directly before the end zone, where the offense should “assert its will” and score a touchdown. This phrase takes on a very different meaning in terms of college. Among administrators,…

0 Comments / 562 View / July 23, 2014

Because Football

Every four years the world stops for one event. The world stops to marvel at 22 men chasing after a spherical ball using their feet, chest, heads, bellies and the hands of god, to propel the ball into a 24…

0 Comments / 164 View / July 19, 2014

The Dangers of Linguistic Elitism

Earlier this week, the song “Word Crimes” was released by Weird Al Yankovic, a parody of the highly controversial song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. In the video, Weird Al explores writing in the “proper” way and references some elements…

18 Comments / 2802 View / July 18, 2014

The Gap Between Self-Confidence and Sensibility

Stand in front of the mirror and place your feet together and stand up straight. When you lift your head, look at your upper thighs. Measure with your eyes the space or lack of space between them and feel reassured…

0 Comments / 306 View / July 18, 2014

“Can You Even Name Five of Their Songs?”: On Pink Floyd’s Album Announcement and Teen Nostalgia

To all you teenagers with Dark Side of the Moon crop tops from Forever 21: Rejoice. After twenty years of silence, Pink Floyd will release their fifteenth album The Endless River this October. But don’t expect this to be the…

33 Comments / 416 View / July 16, 2014

The Struggle with Female Body Image

As I near the end of my adolescence, I cannot help but still feel like an awkward, pubescent girl hiding under my baggie hoodies.  In the few months I have before I turn 20, I wonder why my nightly routine…

1 Comment / 396 View / July 14, 2014

The Dawn of New-Age Horror

It was a dark day, weary with rain and shackled with grey clouds. I was enjoying my usual TV time, lost in the far-away world of medieval London rife with the supernatural. It was then that the actor on my…

2 Comments / 228 View / July 11, 2014

The Other Side of Hip Hop

Really, hip hop isn’t all that bad; its reputation, however, would beg to differ. When the words “hip hop” comes to mind, what words do people typically associate it with? Vulgar, obscene, degrading, repetitive, nonsensical, are just a few of…

3 Comments / 146 View / July 8, 2014