What to Know about the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Effects

A craft store would seem the last setting for such an extensive debate involving religious convictions, workers rights, and body rights, yet the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has propelled an outburst from America’s citizens as the perpetual debate over religious rights continues. The onset to this debate began with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision […]

Brendan Maclean’s “Stupid” rivals T. Swift’s latest track for breakup anthem

Widely known in Australia, singer-songwriter Brendan Maclean has yet to crossover to the American music scene. With a song like this, though, he could be on his way! Let’s be honest, Maclean’s “Stupid” puts everything we’ve ever wanted to say to an ex into a wonderfully kitschy track. Backed by an indie rock sound, the […]

The S.A.D.(ness)

There are some things that need to be said. Why today, you ask? Well if any day lends itself to one of my rants and raves, it’s the “holiday” that is staring us right in the face today. This day is Valentine’s Day, a.k.a. the irrational, overbearing aunt that you rarely see of all corporate […]

T. Swift releases fourth single from upcoming album “Red”

The latest promotional single unveils a new sound for the artist. Say so long to the country sweetheart and hello to an experimental musician. That’s right, Taylor Swift has strayed from her niche as a contemporary country darling in favor of something new. The latest in a string of promotional singles, “I Knew You Were […]

The 21st Century Art of Texting

Excessive laughing, missing vowels, speedy fingers, a sense of timing—sending a text message is no simple matter, especially since no one is picking up a phone to call anymore. From recent experience, I realized that texts are being used as a means of reading people’s emotions. I do also realize that I’m probably five years […]

Independent Women and the Sexual Revolution

Women of today are socially and sexually independent; there’s no question about that. With laws that have made us equal to men in essentially every which way, shows such as Girls and Sex and the City spurring on our sexually liberated appetites, and women of high standing integrated in every major company, corporation, and political […]

Co-Existence: Friendships and Relationships

While scrolling through my Facebook news feed, I saw a status from a girl I knew who said she didn’t allow her boyfriend to have a girl best friend. I thought this was a very interesting view. It took me back to the age-old question: Can men and women truly be friends? Within the last […]

PDA: Is it even necessary?

I’m single. There I said it, I’ve never been in a committed relationship. A relationship period, while I’ve had my flings, I’ve never gotten to the point of boyfriend and girlfriend. However, I have many friends in relationships, which means I’ve witnessed enough public displays of affection to last a lifetime. Bringing me to ponder […]

A Different Kind of Dating

Although romance and dating are played up in the media surrounding our generation, the reality of it all is a little less exciting and maybe a little more technical. Throughout high school, I craved male attention. Spurred on by the trashy teen novels I hid under my pillow and the absurd amount of Gossip Girl […]