A Vanity of My Own: Makeup for the Minimalist in College (Photo Diary)

A vanity doesn’t have to be a vanity, it just has to be my own. It’s early in the morning. See, my lamp is on. I bought these brushes one year ago. I should probably wash them more. This illuminates my inner eye corners. Or one of these shades do. If I’m feeling especially capricious. This is travel-sized. As part of my cosmetic prep for … Continue reading A Vanity of My Own: Makeup for the Minimalist in College (Photo Diary)

Frugal Fitness: 5 (Free) Yoga Videos that Deliver a Full-Body Workout

When you think about yoga, you may envision a room full of linen-clad women meditating in a room for an hour before rushing to their favorite farmer’s market stand. You may shrivel your nose at the very idea of spending an hour in a heated room with thirty other bare-chested yogis. You might imagine impossibly slow postures that would surely never tone, tuck, or whatever … Continue reading Frugal Fitness: 5 (Free) Yoga Videos that Deliver a Full-Body Workout

Anomalisa & a Reflection on Student Detachment

Like other Charlie Kaufman films, Anomalisa unsettles its viewers with a surreal environment that rapidly becomes indistinguishable from its questionably sane characters. Anomalisa analyses problems rooted in pathology versus society, and whether there is truly a clear distinction. Is the surreal uniformity in which Anomalisa is anchored a mere disordered mental perspective of its protagonist, Michael Stone? Or is Michael Stone’s insanity derived from his … Continue reading Anomalisa & a Reflection on Student Detachment

4 Outfits Inspired by Netflix’s Love That You Can Totally Recreate

As of March 10, season two of Love is available through Netflix. No clue what I’m talking about? Check it out ASAP. Created, written, and starring the man who can do no wrong (and all sorts of right), Paul Rust, Love is a serial comedy about not as flawless young adults in LA who attempt to fall and, more importantly, stay in love. Love features … Continue reading 4 Outfits Inspired by Netflix’s Love That You Can Totally Recreate

Defeat Mealtime Malaise: 5 Entrees You Can Make in Your Dorm That Require Zero Refrigeration

There are many things college students can agree on. Holiday grief, unprecedented exam questions, the dread that simmers during family parties when you’re asked how college is going. Oh, and the many hurdles every student who dorms knows uncomfortably well. One such hurdle? Preparing your own food that is cheap, healthy, and tasty when the cafeteria offerings are…well, the opposite. If you’re like me, you … Continue reading Defeat Mealtime Malaise: 5 Entrees You Can Make in Your Dorm That Require Zero Refrigeration

UO Announces Free Shipping on ALL ORDERS: The Best Finds for Students

Happy Sunday! Whether you are catching up on sleep or mourning over Netflix’s release of only one¬†season of Love, I hope your Sunday feels as blissful as the blessing that it is.¬† If there’s one thing I still cherish from elementary, it’s the required weekend off. And entire hours devoted to arts and crafts. I love/hate me some Elmer’s glue. Abiding by Sunday’s rule of … Continue reading UO Announces Free Shipping on ALL ORDERS: The Best Finds for Students

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Community College

It’s 2013. I’m 17 and I have a microcrush on Hayden Christensen. I know one thing for sure: community colleges are not for me. It’s 2017. I’m 21. I have an A.A. in Liberal Arts from a community college. I attended university only to transfer back to a community college to pursue a second Associate’s degree. My younger, less acquainted self, is faint. But, Experienced … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Community College

Dorming: A Doomsday Kit

Dorming isn’t all it’s cooked out to be. In fact, my dorming experience, though far from traumatic, was unremarkable. Bereft of friends and stooped under the weight of overpriced books, I felt a malaise all too familiar to students disillusioned by the college experience. The hard truth, however, is that my mental health could have suffered far worse if I had not been as physically … Continue reading Dorming: A Doomsday Kit