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The history and traditions of Christmas and Thanksgiving are well known to almost all, but what about the explosion of the red and pink holiday decorations that come after the Christmas trees? Every year, people of all ages across the globe celebrate love on Valentine’s Day with flowers, hearts and chocolate. But how...

Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation” hosts a Galentine’s brunch for her and all her friends yearly on Febuary 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day! Although you probably won’t receive a mosaic portrait made from the crushed bottles of your favorite diet soda, or a personalized 5,000 word essay of why you’re so...

I was lucky to be away from the devastation and persecution that followed the US invasion of Iraq in 2003. From the corruption that rotted the government and private institutions, to the death of thousands based on their name, Iraq has always been in the news since the 1980’s. However, it’s presence in the media is...

Whether you’re fixing a bad hair day or trying to channel your inner VSCO girl, scrunchies have made a style comeback, and they’re here to stay for the new decade.  After being invented in the 1960s and popularized by pop culture figures like Madonna in the 80’s and 90’s, the scrunchie is finding its way in the...

Putting together string light photo shoots is one of my favorite things, if you couldn’t already tell. String lights always have a warm, cozy feel to an image, and are a very simple, yet creative tool to brighten up a shoot. We did a string light shoot in my on-campus apartment. Using christmas lights up on...

I have grown up watching Bollywood films with my family, and some of the most classic films of the genre can be attributed to the 90s. During these years, actors such as Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol made their first presences in major films. It would be these very movies that would eventually lead to their fame and...

Pakistan is known for three things: fashion, food, and their scenic views. This winter break, I got the opportunity to visit the breathtaking Karachi, Pakistan. Karachi is a city with many spectacular features. As every tourist says, the food is unbelievably delicious, the sunsets and sunrises at seaview are...

It’s no secret that there’s a double standard when it comes to gender norms. We’ve all heard the phrase, “you kick like a girl”, that boys would say to each other on the playground, and we’ve witnessed the teasing that occurred when a boy wore pink.  We see this example on TV, like in “Modern Family”, with Manny’s...

22 years ago, a young British filmmaker reinvented the crime comedy genre and delivered one of the freshest debuts ever with “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” Two years later, he would cement his status as the British answer to Tarantino with his next movie “Snatch.” Now, after spending years involved in...

The right suit will help you to stand up to whatever is thrown your way during the daily grind. While you can order a suit online and adjust certain aspects at a later time, it can get fairly pricey. I’d recommend searching the net to get an idea of what you are looking for, and then going to a high-end retailer. Keep...