Slytherin to Harry Potter’s New World

For every muggle living in the human world, the unveiling of Universal Orlando Studios’ The World of Harry Potter back in 2010 gave the chance to explore a world only seen in books and movies. This expansion of the Islands of Adventure theme park truly did JK Rowling’s Harry Potter justice, and since then, people […]

Winter Olympics Woes: Poor conditions and Ongoing Construction

As world renowned athletes and reporters continue to arrive in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, they may not find the same amenities and facilities they’re used to. Amid continued debate on whether Sochi is ready for one of the biggest events of the year, people from around the world are seeing for themselves if […]

The Dingle Dolphin

In 1984, a young dolphin appeared in the harbor of a small town called Dingle. Dingle is located off the coast of County Kerry, Ireland, and their main industries are fishing and tourism. The dolphin sighting in and of itself is not uncommon to fishermen, but locals soon began to realize that they were seeing […]

College students should take advantage of study abroad experiences

Making the jump from high school to college proves to be a huge feat for some, with new people, new classes and a new environment. And in this entire bustle, another type of new experience is often lost: the study abroad experience. Luckily, I go to Pepperdine University where international programs are highly encouraged as […]

Ode to the Summer Staycation

Summer is the season of the vacation. The highways are undoubtedly littered with vehicles going to and fro between home and the pre-determined relaxation destination. The point of a vacation, in most cases, is to get away, but there is a trendy alternative to packing up the car and hitting the road that will save […]

Mind the Gap

Taking time to further develop their maturity, gain life-altering perspectives, and pursue academic and career interests in a different setting—maybe even across the world—is growing in popularity for high school seniors headed towards higher education.  It’s called taking a “gap-year,” and it is not something that only the young can benefit from.  Taking some time […]

Restrooms: Leading to Issues over Equal Rights?

Let’s talk about restrooms. I’m sure that after you read that last sentence, the first thought on your mind was, “Why?” Before going further I’ll pose a few more questions. Have you ever felt that your access to a restroom was limited? Have you ever had to pay in order to use a restroom? Many […]

Thom York Hints at Collaboration

Standing in the dense stacks of fans in front of the what stage Friday night at Bonnaroo gave me a powerful feeling. As Thom York belted his lyrics and an array of dancing screens tranfixed the audience the band played songs new and old. At one moment, just before going into “Supercollider”, York mentioned that […]

To Fly Solo or Join the Flock

Traveling to a new, unfamiliar place can be as exciting as it is nerve-wracking. Many travelers rely on travel agencies to help plan their vacation for them and ensure a safe trip, while others choose adventure and spontaneity. Group travel brings together a diverse crowd of individuals that will get the opportunity to experience a […]

The Plight of the College Student

With the month of July fast approaching, many schools across the states are setting their students free for summer break. For many students, this summer break seems to offer the promise of complete freedom (even if you are spending the entire summer at your house). However, with this year’s break already well under way, I […]