Category : Lifestyle

Recycling Joy

We live in a world of fierce competition; we are always trying to get ahead. This is evident in our educational system, our business models, and in the million ways we try to make ourselves skinnier, smarter, and “better” than…

0 Comments / 271 View / August 17, 2014

O Captain, My Captain: A Celebration of Robin Williams

As I’m waiting for Dead Poets Society to buffer on my laptop I’m asking myself “Where do I even begin?” Both my AP World teacher and my mother would want me to begin by citing his wonderful role as the…

1 Comment / 185 View / August 12, 2014

The Orange Is the New Black Hype

Approximately ten years ago, Piper Kerman served thirteen months at a minimum-security prison in Connecticut after laundering money for an international drug cartel. Kerman’s story – one of self doubt, psychological metamorphosis, and sexual tension – was later documented in…

1 Comment / 270 View / August 8, 2014

The Kings of Summer Movie Review

The Kings of Summer – Review: 7/10 It is not new and it is not groundbreaking but it is charming. We’ve had an outburst of coming-of-age movies recently and for some, The Kings of Summer may be no exception. Suspend…

0 Comments / 80 View / August 7, 2014

The Legacy of Derek Jeter

Derek Jeter, the last of the “Core Four”, (Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Derek Jeter) is officially putting down his mitt for good after the end of the 2014 baseball season. While the announcement in February did not…

0 Comments / 360 View / August 6, 2014

Half a Century of Housewives: Has Anything Really Changed?

Housewife. This term was first used in the 1950s, when America was the “cookie-cutter” country of the world. From there, the stereotypical 1950s housewife became an instant icon. This was a time when women would look perfect from head to…

0 Comments / 1393 View / August 5, 2014

Love Experiments in The Age of The Internet

Seventy-one percent of users on online dating sites believe in love at first sight and forty-nine percent rate physical characteristics as the most important factor in finding a suitable match. The significance of appearances in relationships is widely understood and…

0 Comments / 227 View / August 3, 2014

(Some) Memetic Marketing

Let’s talk about memes, shall we? Frequent visitors of BuzzFeed and 9GAG are familiar with memes: they can instantly recognise the unique images that are used to describe certain situations, such as a cat with the body of a PopTart…

2 Comments / 490 View / July 29, 2014

Houston Rockets: The Antithesis of Professionalism

In the world of sports today, General Managers and owners of teams tend to justify their player transactions with the phrase: sports are businesses. The NBA is no exception to that mantra due to the capitalistic motivations that drive the…

2 Comments / 126 View / July 28, 2014

Reimagining Our Urban Environment: Vineyards, Gardens, and Murals

In a recent effort to encourage economic development, the City of Chicago is moving forth with the “Large Lot Program,” which allows the City to “transfer City-owned vacant lots to residents for $1.” In Chicago’s neighborhoods that have severely declining…

0 Comments / 268 View / July 27, 2014