7 things you’ll definitely go through in a long distance relationship

by Joy Swasy**** Right now, we’re in a time that long distance relationships are prevalent. First, the popularity of online dating has made it possible to meet people miles away. Second, COVID-19 has forced couples to quarantine in their separate homes for months on end.  While a long distance relationship, as defined by Oxford Languages, is “a […]

7 reasons you should be more organized

by Sarah Criswell**** Everyone strives to be the best version of themselves, but for some, it can be a life-long struggle to get there. People search for what to specifically change in their lives to be able to reach their goals, but it can be hard to achieve them while also maintaining a sustainable lifestyle. […]

8 reasons to love the ‘Star Wars’ prequels

Julia McKenna defends the prequel trilogy. “I don’t like sand.” Whether it be for their wooden dialogue, reliance on special effects, obsession with drawn out scenes of political discourse, or everyone’s favorite comic relief, Jar Jar Binks, the Star Wars prequels have always been ravaged with criticism.  However, in recent years, many fans have reevaluated […]

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7 reasons you should be more organized

by Sarah Criswell**** Everyone strives to be the best version of themselves, but for some, it can be a life-long struggle to get there. People search for what to specifically change in their lives to be able to reach their goals, but it can be hard to achieve them while also maintaining a sustainable lifestyle. […]

Chicago’s 8 best attractions

by Sophie Vick**** Ah, Chicago. As someone who grew up a short train ride away from downtown, I’ve come to appreciate the city more now that I’ve moved away. I always miss Chicago but now that it’s not at my fingertips, I think about the Windy City a lot more than most of my peers […]

How to be ‘vegan minded’

by Laura Weston **** Have you ever wondered what it takes to be vegan? Questioned if you could do it? I’m going to break it down and prove it truly is not that complicated. I know how difficult it can be to balance the busy and demanding lifestyle of a college student. Having on-the-go quick-and-easy meals is […]

7 ways to stay busy during a global pandemic

by Mariam Amireh**** Are you bored out of your mind thinking of ways to keep busy while trying to dodge COVID-19? Do you feel like you’re going bonkers from being indoors longer than usual? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then this list will definitely come in handy. Having extra free […]

Top 7 state flags in the U.S.

by Bryce Wren**** The state flags in the United States show a picture of what each state represents. They should be, at a quick glance, easily recognizable and provide a clear representation of the state. There are, however, states that do not have a designed flag and use their state seal instead. In my opinion, […]

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8 reasons to love the ‘Star Wars’ prequels

Julia McKenna defends the prequel trilogy. “I don’t like sand.” Whether it be for their wooden dialogue, reliance on special effects, obsession with drawn out scenes of political discourse, or everyone’s favorite comic relief, Jar Jar Binks, the Star Wars prequels have always been ravaged with criticism.  However, in recent years, many fans have reevaluated […]

How to stop dreading your alarm clock

Seven solutions for a mindful morning routine by Kylie Caputo**** Winter is just around the corner…cue the freezing cold, pitch black, dreadful mornings. Your sleep habits impact your mental, physical and emotional health more than you may know.  Studies show inadequate sleep leads to depression, high anxiety levels, insomnia, and a multitude of psychological problems.  The […]

7 must-have affordable items from Trader Joe’s (coming from a college student)

by Gabby Silipigni**** I can speak for many college students when I say shopping for groceries is hard.  Maybe it is just me, but I constantly find myself spending $60 on groceries and when I am about to make food, all I have is bananas and hummus. I have tried branching out and making different […]

5 steps to take in your 20s that will lead to success

by Kaitlyn Hipple**** Living in your 20s is a time for risks, growth, and self discovery.  These are the times to take adventures and develop strong habits that will lead to success in the near future.  While some might call their 20s a “defining decade” in their careers, others take this time to discover their […]

7 reasons to practice yoga every day

by Anneliese Horan **** Yoga is a popular, fast-growing, diverse fitness and wellness movement. It can be a relaxing, slower-paced, flowing movement, or an energetic, face-paced, sweat-filled workout.  Nevertheless, there are many health benefits from whichever yoga practice you choose.  In no particular order, here are seven reasons why you should make practicing yoga part […]

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