Sustainable Christmas

It’s the happiest time of the year!  It is also one of the more consumeristic times, too.  And sometimes, with consumerism comes waste. In the time where we are supposed to be good, we should be focused on becoming a better citizen when it comes to the environment.  Here are a few tips for making…

Midsommar Remains

by Danielle Julien I am vastly unqualified to be telling you which movie released this year is the best. I have seen maybe 4 movies at the theater this year and maybe 3 or so others that were released to Netflix or Amazon. Although I have not seen many, I have seen some of the…

Snow??

I did not expect to wake up to inches of snow near the beginning of November.  Of course, everyone was shocked. But other than surprise, it seems like my peers’ feelings have all been vastly different.  A lot of people are absolutely filled with glee at this early storm, taking it as a sign to…

This Thanksgiving

It’s that time for the holiday that most people skip right over.  Being the first official break on campus since Labor Day, Thanksgiving is a big deal for some of us.  Many are skipping over this traditional holiday and going straight to celebrating Christmas. Yet, we have a whole month off of school for that. …

The Best Music of 2019

by Danielle Julien As the end of twenty-nineteen draws nearer and nearer,, I have been reflecting back on some of my favorite things from the year. There were a lot of great movies, including Hereditary and Midsommer. A lot of good things happened this year, there was a lot of laughter and happy memories. I…

Lessons Learned from Disney Movie

by Chloe Trofatter Just a couple of weeks ago, my little sister turned six years old! To celebrate her birthday, we had a movie marathon of her favorite (for now) Disney movie series: Descendants. One thing that you realize as you get older is that there can be a lot of things – good and…

What does it mean to be “Green?”

Within a community of environmental supporters, it has been difficult to judge who is “green” and who is not.  It seems like everybody has their own definitions of what makes a person an actual tree hugger. I’ve noticed for some people activism is an essential part of environmentalism, while others have never even seen a…

AH! Spiders!

As Halloween gets closer and closer, more and more spider decorations pop up.  They tend to be synonymous with “spooky.” Spiders have become the mascot for the scary season.  And for good reason! These arachnids are beyond terrifying. No other living creature has quite the same distorted shape or puppet-like march.  And with a crunchy…

For My Mother

I love my mother to death. She has the strongest, warmest heart, she’s always there when you fall down, and she holds so much beauty. Did I mention she’s really, really big, too? Sure, the woman who gave birth to me is a wonderful person and an inspiration in my life, but the mother I’m…

Home Away from Home

My roommate and I have gotten some skeptical reactions from people passing by our room.  And who could blame them? The best way to describe our room is absolutely hectic.   We have spiderwebs of four different colors circling the room, choking out what little shared space we had and making getting up to pee in…

Living On the Edge

When is it safe to say that the existential crisis you are having is in fact your mid-life crisis? This is a question that spirals any existential crisis I am already having into one that is even worse. Since entering the university atmosphere a year and a half ago, I have had at least one…