5 Things You Didn’t Know About College Applications

1. The Common App: Also known as the brain grinder. High school seniors can make a common app account to apply to the numerous colleges included on there. You can also find essay prompts from the colleges and options to include recommenders. What teachers usually won’t tell you is that filling out the common app […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Eid

First time celebrating Eid? At a loss as to what you’re supposed to do? Wondering if Eid is a lot like Christmas? Well, then this is the guide for you! Also, no, Eid is pretty much nothing like Christmas. Sure, there may be presents involved, and there are Eid parties and things, but no. Eid […]

Review: The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski was an emotional, relentless novel. Rutkoski gives the reader no time to recover before being buffeted with a new twist or sudden reveal in the storyline. Her story is set in an alternate world, where one country, Herran, has been recently colonized by another, Valoria. Slavery was used to cut […]

Chicago’s Reaction to Gaza’s Plight

Over ten thousand individuals flooded the streets of Chicago this Sunday to protest the siege on Gaza and occupation of Palestinian land, and to urge US policy-makers to stop sending aid to Israeli troops. This was the fourth mass protest in the city this summer. Each protest has garnered more and more attendees. Buses left […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Eid Bazaars

We’re right in the middle of Ramadan 2014. This entails days of fasting, nights of worship, and… Eid bazaars. These emblems of desi society can be tricky for beginners, so read on to find out how even you can navigate your first Eid bazaar with ease and sophistication. Firstly, how do you know if you’re […]