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The Sunset of My Senior Year, In Loving Memory of Casey Feldman

July 23, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 When May 22 rolls around and I am putting on my cap and gown, I can honestly say it will be one of the proudest moments of my life. Unlike many of my fellow seniors, though,...

Everything I Know About Business, I Learned from “Jersey Shore”

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 The closer and closer May looms, the more I hear the question that every senior dreads: “What are you going to do after graduation?” Truthfully, I was pretty much planning...

Black and Pretty Freakin’ Awesome All Year ’Round

June 28, 2011

Published February 4, 2010 I’m one of those people that hate February. Don’t worry, though, this is not a rant on how much Valentine’s Day sucks. (For the record, I’m in favor of any holiday...

Medical Marijuana Should Be No Cause for Concern

June 27, 2011

Published: November 5, 2009 The Obama administration recently made yet another departure from its predecessors by declaring that it would no longer prioritize legal ramifications for medical...

In Defense of McCoy’s: Don’t See the Bar for the Bigots

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 By this point, most of us have heard about the gay-bashing incident that recently happened outside of McCoy’s Bar on Ninth Avenue. The basic facts of the incident are...

Does Popular Culture Promote Teen Pregnancy?

June 27, 2011

Published: October 8, 2009 Television can do a lot: stave off boredom, play babysitter, even give you something to talk about on an awkward first date.  In my experience, though, television...

Media Missing the Point on Rihanna Abuse Story

June 19, 2011

Published: March 12, 2009 By now, nearly every person even mildly interested in pop culture has heard about the soap opera playing out between Rihanna and Chris Brown. The story has been splashed...

Violence in the Gaza Strip

June 6, 2011

Published: January 29, 2009 At the end of December 2008, renewed Israeli-Palestinian violence broke out in the Gaza Strip. Hamas militants launched barrages of morters and rockets into Israel, and the...

Re-Learning Middle School Love Lessons the Hard Way

June 6, 2011

Published: December 11, 2008 Swept up by the recent wave of nostalgia for all things ’90s, I decided to go out with my old middle school boyfriend. John and I dated for four glorious months...

Before You Vote, Do Your Research!

June 4, 2011

Published: October 2, 2008 I’m pretty sure that this election is giving me an ulcer. No, it’s not the LensCrafters glasses that Sarah Palin sports at every public appearance (though they are troubling);...

Five Simple Rules for Dating a Waiter

May 30, 2011

Published: December 13, 2007 Multitasking is always a good thing. When my friend Shailyn suggested that we integrate shameless flirtation into our meal at Outback (classy, I know), I decided to take...

My First Date with Craigslist

May 30, 2011

Published: November 8, 2007 Craigslist has everything from furniture to apartments to concert tickets up for sale. Since everything else is online nowadays and I was curious as to what dating was...