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Why I quit Instagram

Why I quit Instagram

Chanel Connor, Writer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

With finals around the corner, consider deactivating your social media accounts this holiday season.

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Top 5: Ways to live your best life during finals

Top 5: Ways to live your best life during finals

Alexandra Pigeon, Co-editor in Chief

December 12, 2017


Filed under Food/Health, Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

If you want to come out of finals week with your sanity still intact and grades you’re happy with, it’s important to make self-care a priority.

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Frugal Foodie: Meatloaf with carrots and mashed potatoes

Frugal Foodie: Meatloaf with carrots and mashed potatoes

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Student Life

Now that the weather is getting colder and it gets dark at 3:30 p.m., it’s time for those hearty winter-time comfort foods like meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

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Frugal Foodie: Chicken teriyaki

Frugal Foodie: Chicken teriyaki

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life, Uncategorized

It’s that point in the semester where everyone is so busy, you don’t even want to think about having to plan a meal or go grocery shopping.

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Top 5: Easy dishes to bring to a friendsgiving

Top 5: Easy dishes to bring to a friendsgiving

Julie Harrington, Writer

November 16, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

This event is a sacred tradition to many, but have no fear if your cooking skills are less than amazing. Here are five easy dishes to bring to your next Friendsgiving.

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Frugal Foodie: Chicken broccoli alfredo

Frugal Foodie: Chicken broccoli alfredo

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

November 15, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

Here's how to make your own version of Berk's Late Night chicken broccoli alfredo.

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Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

Underneath the makeup: The struggle of a ‘fashionista’

Chanel Connor, Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

You see the flat-ironed hair, pretty makeup and Calvin Klein heels, but you don’t see the struggle.

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Your fall sartorial fix

Your fall sartorial fix

Priya Bikkani, Contributor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Uncategorized

A new season is the perfect time to turn over a new leaf (pun entirely intended).

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Frugal Foodie: Lemon chicken with brown rice and green beans

Frugal Foodie: Lemon chicken with brown rice and green beans

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

This is one of those dishes that looks more complicated than it really is. So, if you have someone you need to impress but have limited time, this is the meal for you.

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Frugal Foodie: Lime chicken, rice and vegetables

Frugal Foodie: Lime chicken, rice and vegetables

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 29, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

Doesn't everyone love Chipotle? This is a cheap and easy homemade version of a chicken burrito bowl.

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Frugal Foodie: Stuffed peppers

Frugal Foodie: Stuffed peppers

Mackenzie Webb, Writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase

Stuffed peppers are a great way to use leftovers in the fridge, because you can really throw anything into the filling and it will taste good. Pretty much any leftover rice, vegetables or sauces can be used up in this recipe.

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Navigating a big school as an introvert: Can you be happy without friends?

Navigating a big school as an introvert: Can you be happy without friends?

Chanel Connor, Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Showcase, Student Life

College is not like high school where you walk down the hallway and know nearly everyone in sight.

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