Mange Avec Moi! (Eat With Me!)

By Jim Camilleri CAUTION: Have a snack nearby before proceeding. After stepping off the plane into the airport, Charles de Gaulle (CDG) to be exact, my fatigue from being awake for the past 24 hours immediately faded. This was the first trip that I traveled cross-continentally, and it was worth every minute. Seeing the Eiffel…

Musical Memories

By Haylie May This time of year- you know the one, where we’ve been in school for forever, but the next break is too far away to start counting down to- always has me wishing that I was on vacation. I try to keep busy by trying out new restaurants around campus or going for…

Are Toms An Ethical Shoe Choice?

By Kara Headley As someone who works in a shoe store, I spend hours of my time surrounded by different shoe brands and their marketing tactics. Most brands promise, if you buy them, they will help you in some way. Dr. Scholls and the Keds Ortholite line are two brands that come to mind. However,…

The Disturbing Case of Red Tide

By: Mimi Anagli Having lived in the sunshine state for three years, I can attest to the fact that the nature and wildlife of Florida is quite an astonishing sight to see. The Floridian mentality is heavily based on the alluring greenery all around. Hours are spent wasted away in alligator-infested lakes, memories are made…

Hurricane Florence Hits

By Haylie May I don’t follow the news as closely as I probably should, but the news of Hurricane Florence really caught my attention. The Hurricane affected West Africa, Cape Verde, Bermuda, the East Coast of the United States, and Atlantic Canada. Forming on August 31st, many states had already declared a state of emergency….

The Dangers of Two-Day Shipping

By Haylie May Being a student, having Amazon Prime free two day shipping is a blessing! I have gotten so used to deciding to treat myself and order a new mug, or some of my favorite lotions, and having it delivered in a blink of an eye- it’s like a little present for myself. Having…

Water in South Africa

By Kara Headley Recently, in Cape Town, South Africa, there have been issues of water shortages. In National Geographic’s article “Why Cape Town Is Running Out of Water, and Who’s Next,” the author, Craig Welch, states “Population growth and a record drought, perhaps exacerbated by climate change, is sparking one of the world’s most dramatic…

My Ecological Footprint

By Kara Headley With today’s ever growing population more resources are needed to sustain a quality of living. This brings about the idea of the ecological footprint, or how much space on earth would be needed, in theory, to sustain a person’s lifestyle (Robbins). This idea stems from Malthus’s theory that a growing population will…

Britain’s War Against Plastic

By Haylie May Recently the Queen of England has called a war against plastic. After working side by side with Sir David Attenborough on a documentary featuring wildlife in the Commonwealth, the Queen has decided to form a new waste plan to use throughout the royal estates. As the Queen and her son, Prince Charles,…

Is Bigfoot Real?

By Kara Headley I’ll be honest and say I love conspiracy theories. There’s no greater time than 4 in the morning when you’re scrolling through countless blogs and articles, reading all the compiled “evidence” of whether or not the moon landing was fake. Many conspiracies I have a hard time wrapping my mind around (why…

Wind Farms in South Africa

By Kara Headley Much of the world’s energy comes from the use of non-renewable resources, which, as proven in the past decades, is terrible for our environment. Carbon emissions have caused many problems. There are many who have seen this, and they have chosen to fight for renewable energy resources. South Africa is one of…

Our Convenience Could be the Earths Destruction

By Haylie May In this time period, a lot of the choices we make are based upon convenience. New technologies and developments make it easier to keep up with the fast-paced, work centered attitude our culture has taken up. Grabbing a plastic bag at the grocery store instead of bringing one of your own is…