Hillary Clinton — “Getting Started” via YouTube

For the longest time ever, no one knew for certain who would be the most likely Democratic Party candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Election of 2016; some whispered that Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, New York Senator and First Lady, might be planning to do so, but for many months, Clinton neither admitted nor […]

The Case for “Mental Cases”: Slashing Stigmas and Redefining Discourse  

Sometimes, it is not until you experience something for yourself that you truly realize all of its challenges. For those living with a mental illness, one of the many challenges is dealing with the stigma of being labeled as such. Whether it is an anxiety disorder, a mood disorder, or an eating disorder, an association […]

The Youth Sports System Needs a Makeover

As the dangers of obesity have become more prevalent to Americans, we have consequently shifted to a more active way of living and healthier habits. This lifestyle has definitely translated to youth sports, as an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in them. [1] On the surface, this fact seems a pretty remarkable feat. […]

Meet Your New Favorite Song: Sunday Candy

It started off a day like any other; I put a random Spotify playlist on shuffle, began my early commute, and mentally prepared myself for the day ahead. I was deep in thought (probably anticipating what I was going to eat for lunch) when the sounds of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s nostalgic new […]

Meet Your New Favorite Song: Sunday Candy

It started off a day like any other; I put a random Spotify playlist on shuffle, began my early commute, and mentally prepared myself for the day ahead. I was deep in thought (probably anticipating what I was going to eat for lunch) when the sounds of Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment’s nostalgic new […]

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Hillary Clinton — “Getting Started” via YouTube

For the longest time ever, no one knew for certain who would be the most likely Democratic Party candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Election of 2016; some whispered that Hillary Clinton, former Secretary of State, New York Senator and First Lady, might be planning to do so, but for many months, Clinton neither admitted nor […]

A Woman’s Guide for (Straight) Dudes on OkCupid

Photo via OkCupid A woman’s guide for (straight) dudes on OkCupid, and maybe some insight for girls who are just now getting into the online dating scene. After being on OkCupid on and off for the last four or so years, I’ve seen enough horror to pass on a bit of inside knowledge. First of […]

The Youth Sports System Needs a Makeover

As the dangers of obesity have become more prevalent to Americans, we have consequently shifted to a more active way of living and healthier habits. This lifestyle has definitely translated to youth sports, as an estimated 45 million children and adolescents participate in them. [1] On the surface, this fact seems a pretty remarkable feat. […]

Fuller lips, Thinner face: Redesign of Disney princesses

When scrolling through pictures of Disney princesses, I was shocked by redesigns Disney came out with a few years ago. All the princesses in the picture wore sparkly dresses and many accessories. What stood out to me the most was the whitewashing of Mulan and Pocahontas.  Mulan’s face became narrower and her lips became fuller. […]

Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

A cup of teenage awkwardness. A sprinkle of mediocre filmmaking. And a whole lot of insanely funny events. These ingredients make up the masterpiece that is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews. The novel is narrated by Greg Gaines, a teenager who keeps a low profile at school and makes movies […]

The Case for “Mental Cases”: Slashing Stigmas and Redefining Discourse  

Sometimes, it is not until you experience something for yourself that you truly realize all of its challenges. For those living with a mental illness, one of the many challenges is dealing with the stigma of being labeled as such. Whether it is an anxiety disorder, a mood disorder, or an eating disorder, an association […]

To the Person Who Really Actually Did Toss An Actual Lit Cigarette Out Their Car Window, in California

With the drought ever present, and little to no signs of it getting any better especially in Northern California, it leaves many of us wondering, “Did you seriously just toss a lit cigarette out your car window?” Seriously? No, really, “Did you actually just really really actually do that?” As if the hay colored hills […]

Halsey Debuts Promo Track, Album Art for Badlands

Electropop artist Halsey may be busy on the festival circuit right now, but she took a moment to give a peek at her upcoming album, Badlands, which releases this fall. Badlands, which will release through Capitol Records, will be the artist’s debut full-length, following her critically acclaimed EP, Room 93. The album art, which was revealed on her […]

REVIEW: twenty one pilots – Blurryface

“This is not rap, this is not hip hop, just another attempt to make the voices stop.” Twenty One Pilots is one of those bands that are hard to define, and their sophomore release, “Blurryface” is no different. After an incredible year with a sold out tour, an appearance on the MTV Movie Awards, followed […]

Taking the L-Train Out: Free Agency Options for LaMarcus Aldridge in 2015

  Recently, rumors have been swirling around the Portland Trail Blazers’ LaMarcus Aldridge and his plans for the 2015 free agency. Some have anticipated his signing with the Los Angeles Lakers or the New York Knicks, both of which are huge markets. Others have predicted that Aldridge will return to Texas,the state he was raised […]

The Blazers Team That Could Have Been

The title of this blog may be deceiving. The phrase “could have been” often carries negative connotations with it, namely those of wasted potential or disappointment. The Blazers franchise has been competitive in the NBA since it shipped off the last of its Jail Blazers. This blog also isn’t striving to say that the scenario […]

Was Ubisoft the Worst Game Developer of 2014?

2014 was a rough year for gamers. A lot of games that were wrapped up in thick layers of anticipation failed to deliver. Among the more criticized game developers of 2014 was Ubisoft, a french video game firm which has produced the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Rayman, Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and Far Cry. 2014 […]

Who Will Be 2015’s NBA MVP?

The 2014-2015 NBA regular season is nearing its end. With each game scratched off the schedule, speculation regarding the year’s MVP intensifies. The only thing that is given in this year’s MVP race is that Kevin Durant will not return to the podium. The current top four for the MVP this year are Stephen Curry, […]

Predictions for the NBA Western Conference’s Playoff Teams

To prefix this blog, I would like to make not of the fact that all this information was gathered on March 6th. Considering the fact that NBA games are played practically every game of the season, these numbers will change as time goes on. With that in mind, here are my predictions for the Western […]

Predictions for the NBA’s Eastern Conference Playoff Teams of 2015

To prefix this blog, I would like to make note of the fact that all the team stats were gathered on March 6th. Considering the fact that NBA games are played practically every game of the season, these numbers will change as time goes on. With that in mind, here are my predictions for the […]

The Power of the N-Word

Although Allen Kingdom, a flame thrower, and the heavily censored version of Kanye West’s new song “All Day” were the main attractions at the Brit Awards last week, a bigger issue was resurfacing for the Chicago native and a majority of the hip-hop community. Images and video footage of Lionel Richie at the award ceremony […]

#hotfelon: Jeremy Meeks’ Viral Spread

The story of the hot felon lives on. With a chiseled jawline and striking blue eyes, Jeremy Meeks mug shot can be found everywhere on the pages of social media sites. When I came across his photo, at first I was at first puzzling to me why his photo was posted everywhere. Who is this […]