Category Archives: Culture

Best of the Backlisted and Backordered: Fall 2017

With the turn of the new season comes an influx of fresh cuts of a little bit of everything. With so many new influences to choose from, I’ve decided to keep my eyes on the best that music, podcasts, and books have to offer. I present to you the best of the backlisted and backordered. […]

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Morning Rituals: Tricks to Make the Most of Your Day

Morning Rituals: Tricks to Make the Most of Your Day

My days are fairly hectic. Besides waking up at a God forsaken 7:30 a.m. to begin my routine, there’s always some unexpected stressors that manage to creep their way in. I’ll share with you my way to combat these stressors and how to make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible from the minute […]

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Students food waste measured for 14 weeks at PAR and IKE

Students food waste measured for 14 weeks at PAR and IKE

A food waste study conducted by Brenna Ellison, a assistant professor in the College of Agriculture and Consumer Economics, in Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Hall (PAR) and Ikenberry dining halls found that each student at Ikenberry dining hall approximately wasted the equivalent of one chicken breast per meal. “Research shows that education about food waste is […]

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Unclutter Your Work

Unclutter Your Work

With midterms rapidly approaching, now would be a peak time in the semester to get yourself back on track in organizational terms.  At this point in the semester, a lot of stresses are probably being thrown your way: papers, group projects, exams, you name it. I like to call this feeling the “calm before the […]

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Ten Cups of Tea

Ten Cups of Tea

In a society where people praise pills, at-home remedies can seem like a thing of the past. Next time you’re sick, consider healing your body from the inside out with ingredients that you can actually pronounce rather than popping that prescription. Tea is an ancient remedy that has been used for thousands of years for […]

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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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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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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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