By Keegan Fornoff, Southeast Missouri State University
A nostalgic reflection on a shotgun idea turned bombshell franchise from a proud Slytherin.
By Anne Buzzell, Hillsdale College
If you’re looking for more than a quick beach read this summer, try these.
By Cady Cohen, University of Central Florida
So your summer collection needs a little sprucing up, but so does your bank account. Here’s how to split the difference.
By Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
Whether you’re crushing, heartbroken or head-over-heels, 2017 has provided a variety of songs for all kinds of love. Here are six of the best.
By Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
With his boisterous personality and passion for cooking, the famous Scottish chef has become one of the biggest television personalities of this decade.
By Angela Fraser, CUNY Brooklyn
Everything you’ve learned about hair health, made simple.
By Danielle Keating, Concordia University
Why are there trends in body types anyway?
By Lauren Clohessy, Northern Illinois University
After seven seasons, fans finally had to say goodbye to the phenomenon that was ‘Pretty Little Liars.’
By Otis Roffman, Beloit College
Loving your animals is best thing you can do for them, but saving them from being slaughtered is a close second.
The steps you need to take if you want to build your career around freelancing.
By Abby Wolfe, Colgate University
Pageants are swiftly falling behind the times. Here are three ways they could change to empower the modern woman.
By Devon Hodge, Western Washington University
A look at some of the most addicting, immersive and captivating standalone novels and series to dive into over summer break.
By Bria Jones, Georgia Southern University
If you’ve wanted to learn a new language but were always too busy, the new vocabulary app ‘Drops’ is here to help.
By Carli Scalf, Ball State University
The indie darling captivated audiences and created new expectations for humor and inclusion in rom-coms.
By August Pritchett, Armstrong State University
People may feel bad about going to freak shows at the carnival, but that same voyeurism is what’s keeping some series alive.
By Tori Rubloff, University of Florida
Psychological research proves that you’re hella attractive, especially when you’re not even trying.
For a generation infamous for breaking from tradition, they seem particularly interested in their genetic heritage.
By Tatianna Salisbury, Northern Illinois University
Grab your favorite snacks and get ready to reminisce.
By Miguel Robles, University of Colorado Denver
Here’s what needs to happen to reenergize the playoffs and get the East back on its feet.
By Abbey Slattery, Northwestern College
The series, which follows a band of wayward female wrestlers, seamlessly blends stereotype subversion into its ’80s training montages.
By Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
Don’t shy away from people who are shy.
By Brittany Sodic, University of North Texas
A few steps easy steps on increasing your political engagement on campus and beyond.
By Fate Chernoff, UT Austin
This may sound blasphemous to some but, for LeBron, titles should be all that matter.
By Lexi Lieberman, University of Pennsylvania
Your response can affect how they heal.
I haven’t had many successful friendships, but you learn more from your failures, right?
With the critical and box office success of Edgar Wright’s newest action heist comedy, it’s time to talk about the other great features in his filmography.
By Giselle Krachenfels, USC
Technology has made the nonconsensual leaking of others’ explicit media into an epidemic, but the tech industry has some tricks up its sleeve.
By Sierra Emilaire, Southern Adventist University
As women’s roles in film and TV offer more variation and complexity, women off screen are granted more room to be themselves.
By Natalie Washuta, Colgate University
So, something horrible has happened—again. How do you show support? With a hashtag, of course. Just don’t neglect to offer practical aid.
The #fitspiration community has a dark side, and it’s less about health and more about weighing less.
Don’t fret and don’t fry. These hairstyles won’t damage your hair and will keep you cool and chic for summertime.
It’s the end of the world—or, at least, the end of the era of retail. If your job is in jeopardy, here are some survival tips.
By Kathryn Parker, Fordham University
The actual statistics comparing the two entertainment bigs might surprise you.
By Christina Vazquez, University of Central Florida
On the History Channel’s new survival show, contestants don’t even have a camera crew to help them.
New Yorkers, of all people, proved that they can be generous and kind through the anonymously funded experiment.
To beat the Warriors, teams across the country are loading up.
By Grace Hancock, Florida State University
Almost three years after the musical premiered, the ways it has forever changed the landscape of theatre are starting to make themselves apparent.
All she had to do was stay…on streaming services.
By Patrick Murtha, Eastern Connecticut State University
In their effort to ‘de-monetize’ videos with inappropriate content, the video site has arbitrarily punished the creators of wrestling commentary, leaving the entire industry reeling.
By Callie Bisset, Emerson College
Hill, a YouTube beauty blogger who followed in the pioneering footsteps of Michelle Phan, has transformed the makeup world by showing how key influencers can determine the success of a product.
‘Something to Tell You’ combines jaunty hooks with meaningful songwriting to reflect the ups and downs of love.
If you’ve ever felt too intimidated to give dancing a serious chance, try out some of these techniques.
By Terrica Singletary, Southern New Hampshire University
Audiences today expect a different tone from their blockbusters, so Simba’s return is going to need to downplay its problem-free philosophy.
No, despite LeBron’s fifth Finals loss, the discussion hasn’t ended.
As the halfway point of 2017 passes, it is time to look back at the best releases in hip-hop to this point of the year.
By Cherie Litvin, Binghamton University
Instead of rolling the dice on one novel, use anthologies as a kind of literary pupu platter.
Studying abroad, who?
The show “Uthando Nes’thembu,” which follows Musa Mseleku and his four wives, offers a glimpse into a society where polyamory is more normalized than in America.
If you’re looking to take a road trip this summer that you’ll never forget, take it to one of these gorgeous national parks.
By Daniel DeAngelo, University of Tampa
The well-rounded film uses music creatively, resembling ‘Drive’ with freshness in the details.
Young adult books have been a disappointing echo chamber since ‘The Hunger Games,’ mostly because authors are underestimating their readers.
Going to college for the first time can be nerve-racking, so prepare yourself by listening to people who have already done it.
By Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
“Black Panther,” a film with a 90 percent African-American cast, needs to be successful to reiterate an important point to Hollywood—that audiences want representation.
When going from page to screen, most novels are made into movies, and for good reason. ’13 Reasons Why’ shows exactly what can go wrong when seasons are introduced.
By Megan Schnese, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Art has long been considered a means for artists to create new realities, but cultural sensitivity has challenged that license.
We’ve all heard it: “But you’ll always be my little baby…” yaddah, yaddah, yaddah. Here’s how to help your family understand that you’ve grown up.
A brief guide to the most stunning and accessible trails open to canine hikers in the United States.
By Brianna Goff, Utah State University
Alexa certainly has her benefits, such as remembering your alarms, reminding you about homework and playing your music, but the price tag can be dissuasive.
Grey’s debut album combines down-to-earth lyrics, day-dreamy vocals and astronomical star power.
Peer writing consultations can drastically improve your writing, they’re completely free and your professor will appreciate your effort, which makes them pretty much a no-brainer.
Even though you’ve learned that life is more complicated than Life, and buying property is nothing like Monopoly, sometimes it’s worth it to forget that from time to time.
The YouTube star has admitted to preying on young, female fans, so why is he getting away with it?
Since older siblings can sometimes be the best sex-ed teachers, here are four important topics to cover and a few links about how to get the conversation started.
By Gaige Davila, UTSA
The film, which is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and sourced from Baldwin’s writing, poses questions that were as relevant at the time of their writing as they are today.
In the continued push for gender equality, authors are telling the stories of remarkable women more than ever. And it’s about time.
Forget ‘Friends,’ Tina Fey’s magnum opus is the television show that deserves a Netflix renaissance.
By Jordan Coughlin, Rowan University
The heartwarming film shakes up a trope-laden genre by presenting flawed characters, realistic emotions and a complicated world.
The latest work from Long Beach’s greatest lyricist, Vince Staples, pushes sonic barriers and provides a glimpse of a young rapper assessing his burgeoning legacy.
The Odd Future alum has one of the most singular, shocking sounds in music, and a new documentary takes fans into his creative process.
No supplements, hippie grocers or crazy diet plans required!
No need to wait till Halloween to break out the occult.
The web retailer, which has significantly disrupted the tech, clothing and grocery industries, now has its eyes set on film and television.
From basil to zucchini, these ten plants are both low-maintenance and rewarding, making them perfect for aspiring student farmers.
If you were disappointed with the latest iteration of Ridley Scott’s extraterrestrial saga, give one of these smart, visceral films a chance.
Some people say that the games you play affect your personality, whereas I would argue that it’s the other way around.
By Christian Zeitler, Carnegie Mellon
Both films employed a heavy dose of self-referential satire, but the sex-appeal premise of the original ‘Baywatch’ clashes with the revamp’s style of tongue in cheek.
Do students really need the digital world to help them navigate their love lives?
The pop star catfight has lost the interest of fans for a variety of reasons, but namely for one important one—their supporters have gotten older and can now see how embarrassing the spat is.
By Ben Seidel, St. Olaf College
Due to subtle, yet important, differences in creative philosophies, the live-action adaptation of the beloved anime will lose the qualities that made the series into its own subgenre.
Now that the film has been adequately criticized and praised for its depiction of women, it’s worth mentioning what both sides agree on—the movie’s portrayal of equality.
Who knew the men of the online dating world could be so complicated.
If you want to see the world, but have to do so on a student budget and in between classes, start with these beautiful, affordable destinations.
By Emily Daniel, Colgate University
The Microsoft co-founder, who reads hundreds of books a year and recommends five on his ‘Gates Notes,’ thinks that the world would benefit from Noah’s perspective.
After the success of “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix,” the indie-pop quartet has struggled to find their voice in the oversaturated market that they helped create.
By Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
Before pansexuality, every sexual orientation, in some way or another, based itself on gender. Now, all bets are off.
Hasan Minhaj, Sasheer Zamata and Trevor Noah are pushing viewers out of their comfort zones and making social justice center stage.
Close out Pride Month by checking out these must-know LGBTQ artists, ranging from historic greats like Audre Lorde to contemporary fixtures like Pussy Riot.
By Annie Farrell, James Madison University
Despite your feelings on the subject, it’s hard to deny that gluten free is good for your body.
After more than a decade of lackluster development, Nintendo has created its own momentum and plans to capitalize on it. Plus, there’s a new ‘Metroid’ game.
The more you write, the more familiar these will sound.
By Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
The album follows the artist as she comes to grips with the emotional toll of remaining so publicly vulnerable.
Even though college students run the political gamut, every undergrad owes a critical part of their education to the benefits of free trade.
In an era of heightened political correctness, the core issue of cultural appropriation has become muddled almost beyond recognition.
The series, whose premise hardly sounds like ancient history, follows Mary, Queen of Scots, as she succeeds by outwitting her misogynistic peers.
Bored already? Don’t worry, I have a whole list of things for you to try.
Take your mind off of this fall’s new releases by getting lost in these buried gems.
Just as Steve Carell succeeded in bringing aughts humor to the workplace, Andy Samberg captures the spirit of the times in his cop comedy.
Everything you need to know about the three most promising birth control methods for both men and women.
Or are they adult cartoons that kids will love?
The film proved that in a world of giant robots, super villains and toxic waste, high school is still the most terrifying thing.
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