My Pescetarianism Journey

My Pescetarianism Journey

A year ago on Super Bowl Sunday, I would not have been upset watching people consume endless amounts of MEAT, MEAT, AND MORE MEAT. I would simply eat the wings and Meat Lover’s Pizza myself. However, this year I was a little taken back and semi-jealous because I was restricted to chips and dip because […]

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Learning about Life from Lions, Legends, and a Guy Named Joe

Learning about Life from Lions, Legends, and a Guy Named Joe

Pour up, drank. Headshot, drank. Sit down, drank. Stand up, drank. Here at Illinois, the state’s flagship school for research, the drinking culture is a legend that new students hear about before they even set foot on campus: stories of bars you can enter under 21, day drinking on any weekend above freezing temps and […]

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How to Tell You’re Being Ghosted: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Tell You’re Being Ghosted: A Comprehensive Guide

I think it is safe to assume that out of all the romantic endeavors you have pursued, you have been “ghosted” at least once. The term “ghosted” refers to when someone who you have been talking to and/or hanging out with on a semi-regular basis (this can include dates or hookups) all of a sudden […]

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How to Get Over a Style Rut

How to Get Over a Style Rut

Fashion at its best will always be playful, inventive and fun. Throwing together an outfit from scratch that makes you feel and look cool can serve as an escape, a creative outlet, and it can even boost your confidence. So when the dreaded morning comes and you find yourself staring at a closet full of […]

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Contemplations

In the summer of 2014 I visited San Marino, a small country on a mountain that is landlocked by Italy. “The Most Serene Republic of San Marino” as it is officially named. It has been mostly serene throughout history, apart from one specific day in June of 1944. My grandmother, Nonna Maria, was eleven years […]

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Top 5 Face Masks for Lazy Sundays

Top 5 Face Masks for Lazy Sundays

Face masks are personalized pampering sessions that can be done in solitude at home, with your best friends, or professionally at a spa. Regardless of where and with whom you do a face mask with, it forces you to relax and rejuvenate your skin. They’re the perfect way to wind down after a hard-working week […]

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A Time For Simplicity

A Time For Simplicity

Winter months drag on and the season of “new year, new me” is already beginning to lose its sting. Snooze buttons persuade us to trade in our resolution of early morning workouts with “just five more minutes” hidings underneath our warm sheets. Reality hits and we find ourselves in a rut; unsure of the next […]

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Bare Faced

Bare Faced

Five weeks into the semester and you’re already dreading the 9 a.m. lecture. For the mornings where we keep telling ourselves “five more minutes,” it can be helpful to know how to look composed in your classes when you only woke up 20 minutes ago. For days like these, a lot of people are split […]

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Dos and Don’ts of College Fashion

Dos and Don’ts of College Fashion

The University of Illinois is known for its world renowned engineering program, a top school for accounting, an immense student body, and fantastic greek life. It is also known for being a party school (complete shocker, I know). So, despite wearing sweatpants and a baggy sweatshirt to class every day, I like to consider myself to […]

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