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How to deal with seasonal depression

How to deal with seasonal depression

March 9, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle

by Lauren Woods Do you ever wake up in the morning feeling more exhausted than when you went to bed? Do you cringe at the thought of having to go out to a party? Is your irritability so high you can’t even look at your roommate without wanting to yell at her for no reason? Maybe you just don’t...

Snowboarding in Style

Snowboarding in Style

February 23, 2015
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

by Kelsey Hebert [slideshow_deploy id='9647'] Snowboarding is surrounded by a unique culture characterized by personal and traditional styles. What started out as “snurfing” (snow-surfing), invented by a surfer who had a dream of “surfing” in the Rocky Mountains during winter, has spiraled into a lif...

A guide to running your first half marathon

A guide to running your first half marathon

February 20, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle

by Lauren Woods Photo Credit: (Gsregalado/Flickr) You’ve decided to run a half marathon? Congratulations! It is a huge feat that you should be proud of. As a college student, you have a million other things going on that can and will affect your training schedule—not to mention all the snow t...

Spring New York Fashion Week welcomes new trends

Spring New York Fashion Week welcomes new trends

February 18, 2015
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

by Julie Shamgochian Sportswear, sparkles, and classic black and white hues with hints of neon dominated the theme of Spring New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Designers drew inspiration for this upcoming season from various forms of art, sketching, city life, and their heedless imagination. Models glided do...

Style tips for a fashion forward Valentine’s Day

Style tips for a fashion forward Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015
Filed under Fashion, Lifestyle

by Julie Shamgochian  The recipe to an enjoyable Valentine’s Day isn’t flowers or chocolate; it’s the perfect outfit. The romantic holiday falls on a Saturday, which means you have all day to try on everything you own, instead of trying to make your going-to-class sweats work for dinner. Try ...

The things they don’t tell you about falling in love

The things they don’t tell you about falling in love

Lauren Woods, Lifestyle Editor
February 13, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

There are so many things people tell you about love: it’s amazing, it’s life-changing, and that it means constant foot rubs,flowers and affection. It means changing your relationship status on Facebook and posting pictures on Instagram of your man or woman crush on Wednesdays. Love is a beautiful...

The Money Article Every College Student Needs to Read

The Money Article Every College Student Needs to Read

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief
December 8, 2014
Filed under Features, Lifestyle

Students who are spending and putting themselves more in debt in college expect things to be different once they graduate and get a job.

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New England’s new brews: fall offers a variety of seasonal beers

New England’s new brews: fall offers a variety of seasonal beers

Paul Bagnall, Writer
November 5, 2014
Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle

Fall in New England means football season, ripe apples, and a grand selection of seasonal beers to pick up as the leaves change colors.

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Understanding and tackling student loan debt

Understanding and tackling student loan debt

October 22, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

By Valerie Inniss Michael Morency remembers the excitement he felt when opening his acceptance letter from Pace University three years ago. Out of the 15 schools he had applied to, Pace was the only one that he could picture himself attending. He remembers the financial aid letter but he wasn’t ...

How to make love on a twin XL: Emerson Smith’s guide to dorm-room love life

How to make love on a twin XL: Emerson Smith’s guide to dorm-room love life

October 1, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

By Emerson Smith Sex, pun intended, is a touchy subject. And whether you’re single or in a relationship, the need to make some sweet, sweet love can be hard to escape. When sex and shared living situations collide, calamity ensues. The following are some experience-tested tips on how to best enjo...

Let’s talk about birth control

Let’s talk about birth control

October 1, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle

By Shira Ledani It was Lil’ Wayne who said it best: “Safe sex is great sex…’cause you don’t want that late text, that ‘I think I’m late’ text.” When it comes to safe sex and birth control, it is never too late to learn about your options and take action. Part of being a respo...

College relationship ideals from freshman to senior year

College relationship ideals from freshman to senior year

Hae Young Yoo, Editor in Chief
May 5, 2014
Filed under Lifestyle, Relationships

There definitely is a difference between the romance ideals of freshmen and seniors.

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