Category : Lifestyle

 The Math Equation at the End of the Meal

Tipping is a distinctly American practice. This societal phenomenon is purportedly important because of its economic magnitude, and also its implications of behavioural economics. Dating back centuries, tipping or gratuity as some call it has been a way of showing…

0 Comments / 140 View / September 12, 2014

Why Our Stance on Autism Must Change

The main reason I’m writing this article is because I want to increase the awareness of autism in our current society. People often have stereotypical ideas about autism and do not know the realities of the condition. To start with,…

0 Comments / 90 View / September 10, 2014

Flight Club: The Debate Over Knee Defenders

Since my childhood, I have always hated airplanes. I hate the eardrum-shattering pressure changes that plague me upon every takeoff. I hate the crying children who moan and groan because of the restrictions placed upon the use of electronic devices…

0 Comments / 140 View / September 5, 2014

Taylor Swift Wants America to “Shake It Off”

Is Taylor Swift the newest wannabe queen of pop? It seems so. However, it will be years before Queen Beyoncé hands down the throne, and even then I highly doubt it will be to Taylor Swift. Now don’t get me…

0 Comments / 506 View / September 2, 2014

Social Media, Socially Crippling

You may be familiar with the process of getting to know someone through social media. Perhaps you’re using Facebook right now to stalk your future roommate and peers at college. Through casually ‘stalking’ people on these various social platforms, you…

0 Comments / 211 View / August 29, 2014

Boyhood May Be the Film of Our Generation

When director Richard Linklater started filming his new project in May of 2002, it is likely that he had a small notion of how great this project’s potential effect on the world could be. Linklater, previously known for films such…

0 Comments / 216 View / August 24, 2014

Not “All About That Bass” – Mixed Feelings About the Smash Single

I seldom take YouTube’s suggestions, but the candy-colored thumbnail for Meghan Trainor’s debut single caught my eye. I decided to indulge. And indulge I did, for this track, which boasts a bump-worthy bass and doo-wop vocal flair, is the auditory equivalent…

1 Comment / 288 View / August 24, 2014

Mo’ne Davis Taking the Little League World Series by Storm

August may mean the end of the summer but it also means one of the greatest annual events of the year, the Little League World Series. The Little League World Series is a worldwide baseball tournament for children aged 11…

0 Comments / 210 View / August 24, 2014

Why We Can’t Stop Keeping Up with Kim: Evolution and Fame

Kim Kardashian announced, some time ago, the release of her new book Selfish. And what, pray tell, is the subject matter of this coffee table book? Selfies. 352 pages worth, to be exact. And, despite the ridicule that this book…

0 Comments / 296 View / August 22, 2014

Reading TV

I have always been fond of saying that I “read” rather than “watch” TV. I do not read TV in the most literal sense; I do not require closed captioning, nor am I a karaoke aficionado. My TV literacy, in…

0 Comments / 68 View / August 19, 2014