4 Reasons Why Maroon 5’s New Song is the Wedding Anthem of Our Generation

As you very well may know, Maroon 5 (aka one of the most amazing bands of all time) dropped a single from their new album, “V”, called “Sugar” and it’s 100% amazing. I am firm in my belief that this song and its video will go down in history as one of the best wedding […]

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Useless Degree

“Study neuroscience. Psychology and English won’t get you anywhere.” If I had to eat a pint of ice cream for every time I’ve heard this from an adult at least 20 years older than me, I’d be at least 30 pounds heavier than I am now. Coming from a social environment where wanting to become […]

Body Shaming: Confessions of a Skinny Girl

Prejudice. Shame. Hate. These are more than just words. These are real, painful actions that affect people everywhere. Chances are, you’ve experienced some sort of hate in your life and can probably recall the memories of how it felt. An alarming trend has been building on social media sites such as Facebook and Tumblr that […]

War on Drugs

The war on drugs has long been declared in the United States. At first, it seemed like a great idea to declare certain types of drugs illegal. Looking back though, it has cost America countless amounts of money, time, and stress that our country really can’t afford. Before I continue, let me state that I […]

The 2012 Men’s Team Vs. The 1992 Dream Team

The question of whether or not the 2012 United States men’s Olympic basketball team could defeat, or even compare, to the almighty 1992 Dream Team has been the talk of the sport’s nation for weeks now. At first, the fact that this question was even being asked seemed completely absurd, to most sports fans. I […]

What’s so Wrong about United States Outfits being “Made in China”?

(Source: Screencap from RalphLauren.com) A mere 13 days before the Olympic ceremony, Ralph Lauren and USOC face public outcry as America realizes the U.S. team outfits were “Made in China.” Berets, scarves, blazers, and skirts made a rather formal debut in the opening ceremony, much to the chagrin of many Americans. My question is, what […]

Culture Shock in Dubai

I write this from the bus in 40 degrees heat, outside the largest shopping mall (Dubai Mall) in the world, the tallest building (Burj Khalifa) in the world a mere 10 minute walk away. Coupled with having just seen marina animals behind the world’s largest acrylic window (of the Dubai Aquarium), it struck me how […]

4 Months After KONY 2012

I’m sure most, if not all of us remember the viral video that the American non-profit organization, Invisible Children, released in early March this year. Since then, we’ve heard of its founder getting arrested for inappropriate behavior in public, of its event “Cover the Night”, perhaps as well as its follow-up video “Beyond Famous”, that […]