By Lexi Lieberman, University of Pennsylvania
The series, whose premise hardly sounds like ancient history, follows Mary, Queen of Scots, as she succeeds by outwitting her misogynistic peers.
By Cady Cohen, University of Central Florida
Bored already? Don’t worry, I have a whole list of things for you to try.
By Daniel DeAngelo, University of Tampa
Take your mind off of this fall’s new releases by getting lost in these buried gems.
By Abbey Slattery, Northwestern College
Just as Steve Carell succeeded in bringing aughts humor to the workplace, Andy Samberg captures the spirit of the times in his cop comedy.
By Giselle Krachenfels, USC
Everything you need to know about the three most promising birth control methods for both men and women.
By Christian Zeitler, Carnegie Mellon
Or are they adult cartoons that kids will love?
By Tatianna Salisbury, Northern Illinois University
The film proved that in a world of giant robots, super villains and toxic waste, high school is still the most terrifying thing.
By Kelly Keglovits, UT Austin
After the company left, local replacements like Ride Austin thrived, proving that you can have ridesharing without Uber.
By Carli Scalf, Ball State University
Trade in your Spotify playlist (every now and then) for these life-changing podcasts.
By Otis Roffman, Beloit College
If meme culture reflects the emotional zeitgeist of the internet, then the rise in self-lacerating, nihilistic content could be a funny symptom of a serious problem.
By Devon Hodge, Western Washington University
If you thought rock and roll was risqué, imagine what it sounds like with a touch of Pagan flair.
By Brittany Sodic, University of North Texas
If you live in the continental U.S., one of these fests should be on your summer agenda.
When Americans decide to study abroad, most have their eyes set on Europe. But it’s good to keep in mind that there is another great option available, and much closer to home—Canada.
By Gaige Davila, UTSA
His name might be funny, but before his suicide, critics were comparing his writing to Faulkner and Beckett.
By Christine Ascher, USC
Leaving your apartment in someone else’s hands can be a smart decision, but only in the right circumstances.
By Emily Daniel, Colgate University
Alt-J’s esoteric and largely unintelligible third studio album is worth some research and analysis—but relax, we’ve done the work for you.
By Callie Bisset, Emerson College
In its first season on a new, cozier network, the series tries to adjust to the loss of its leading lady.
By Keegan Fornoff, Southeast Missouri State University
There’s so much more than ‘Serial.’
By Marissa Cortes, Stony Brook University
The series, which follows a family of robots who desperately want to be human, basks in the irony of their desire.
By Anne Buzzell, Hillsdale College
If you can’t find it in your heart to help others, do it to help yourself.
By Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
The Amazing Amazon has beaten out her male predecessors by impressive margins.
By Christina Vazquez, University of Central Florida
Research shows that English critics were right to condemn the ‘NYT’ headline—suggestive words heavily influence the thoughts of readers.
By Tori Rubloff, University of Florida
Misfits, weirdos and oddballs rejoice. Here’s why their alternative ways of thinking are an asset.
By Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
You don’t have to be able to sing to write a song.
By Danielle Keating, Concordia University
The phrase ‘in all your glory’ was coined for a reason.
By August Pritchett, Armstrong State University
The theme park is actually raising its prices as a favor to its patrons. Sounds hard to believe, right?
Outsmart your bingeing habits by using them to get a tiny bit more intelligent.
By Terrica Singletary, Southern New Hampshire University
The seven-member, K-pop boy band recently shocked the world with their upset win at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
The film’s historic box-office numbers augur a bright future for female action stars and DC Comics.
It’ll be the most important meal of his life.
By Ben Seidel, St. Olaf College
On the heels of his MVP performance, humanizing the NBA’s newest villain is more important than ever.
By Grace Hancock, Florida State University
As a bi woman, I’ll be the first to admit that bi men have it worse.
Eyes won’t shut? Open your ears to Drew Ackerman’s ‘Sleep with Me.’
New studies have shown a correlation between race-based romantic preferences and an increased likelihood of bigotry.
If you’re trying to get in shape this summer, consider boosting your efforts with a few of these natural aides.
By Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
Will the sequel be just as magical as the first one? Anything can happen, if you let it.
By Patrick Murtha, Eastern Connecticut State University
With such a stacked draft class, everyone with a pick could come away with a franchise-building player.
By Sierra Emilaire, Southern Adventist University
Does the show provide representation? Yes. Does it do much beyond that? Not really.
For many critics, the restricted showing is probably their first encounter with gendered discrimination.
Does your summer wardrobe need an upgrade? Here’s a guide to the must-have pieces for a hot summer collection.
The last season of ‘Samurai Jack’ rose above all expectations, only to fall embarrassingly flat in the last moments.
For several of the contestants, being sent home in a limo was the best thing that ever happened to them.
By Annie Farrell, James Madison University
From practical considerations like electrical outlets, to cultural differences regarding hygiene, your trip will be a lot more fun if you know what you’re getting into.
By Natalie Washuta, Colgate University
It’s the Summer of the Romper—for men. But is the trend a protest or ploy?
Science shows that leisure is essential to the creative process and for spurring success. Sign me up!
Each member of the ultra-famous boyband has released new music since their split, but who will achieve JT status?
By Alison McCarthy, University of New Haven
In addition to being the program’s first African-American lead, Rachel is also the show’s oldest Bachelorette.
The CW’s revival of the classic ‘Archie’ comics takes a shadowed route through a town of secrets.
The Adult Swim cartoon series is the internet’s favorite show, but not just because it’s good.
While the show aims to promote neurodiversity, it falls prey to some cringeworthy tropes.
You might not have even realized that he made a cameo in some of these films.
By Fate Chernoff, UT Austin
There’s actually science to explain why most successful people have routines.
It’s your move, Marvel.
When your relatives ask what you’re going to do with your major, just show them this.
Where does the Boat end and the Yachty begin?
Vinyl, calligraphy and vintage are three of a handful of trends that have little place in the tech age, but are enjoying a resurgence nonetheless.
Adding racial issues to a show already abundant in drama means Rachel must toe the line between entertainment and inspiration.
From specialized booze to buttered popcorn, movie theaters provide an experience that can’t be rivaled.
By Bria Jones, Georgia Southern University
Turn those noodle bricks into noodle hits!
Now that the sun has come out to play, so should you.
When summer laziness starts setting in, use these books to keep your brain sharp and stay entertained.
By Jordan Coughlin, Rowan University
The anime’s peculiar premise gives it an almost limitless capacity for introducing new storylines and characters.
If you liked ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ you’ll find many of the same themes, with a few crucial twists, in her 2003 novel.
By Abby Johnson, UT Austin
The young songwriter cut her teeth collaborating with Kendrick Lamar, and her new solo career looks to be just as intense.
By Angela Fraser, CUNY Brooklyn
The books a society reads to its children are packed with its cultural values, and a lot of adults need to re-read them.
By Kayla Kibbe, Connecticut College
While male contraceptives are certainly a victory for equality, they change little when it comes to who’s at risk for unplanned pregnancy.
Under the direction of its original creator, the cartoon returned after a decade of cancellation more relevant than ever before.
By Megan Schnese, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Though the premise is lighthearted, ‘Downward Dog’ may change how you think about your own pet by revealing how they think about you.
You may be disappointed by the amount of impact that a show’s fans really have.
By Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
The girl who shook up mainstream music with ‘Royals’ is releasing her sophomore album. Will she meet expectations? Or rebel against them?
With under 200,000 monthly listens on Spotify, these artists may not be popular, but they’re definitely talented.
As Hayley Williams promised, fans will ‘cry hard, dance harder’ to ‘After Laughter.’
By Kathryn Parker, Fordham University
You may not have a summer job, but with all the shows you have to watch, you’re certainly going to be busy.
Even Ridley Scott is getting tired of rehashing the Xenomorph.
Rupi Kaur’s incredible poetry book explores love in a subtle, yet heart-wrenching manner.
Peter Capaldi’s incarnation of the famous character is special precisely because he is unlike any of his predecessors.
Summer break is the perfect time to kick back, relax, reduce, reuse and recycle!
Spiritual, mystical and New Age believers are routinely mocked for their faith, a hypocrisy that society seems completely at peace with.
As if the last thing you needed was another reason to watch the show.
Anchored by entertaining, but predictable performances from Johnson and Efron, the film finds itself drowning in its own clichés.
After killing off Michael, the show managed to mature its tone without losing its character.
By Payton Ramey, University of Central Florida
Not a morning person? That’s what I used to think, too.
A comedian who rose to prominence for her individuality has been nothing more than boilerplate in recent roles.
After the show’s recent cancellation, many were left wondering what ‘Girl Meets World’ did wrong.
If you’re in the market for some deep cuts, check out these frightening gems.
By Liam Chan Hodges, Franklin and Marshall College
Especially when it means cutting programs that veterans actually use, increasing defense spending does little for the troops.
By Miguel Robles, University of Colorado Denver
Only a historically epic Finals match-up can save this belly-flop of a post-season.
By Alicia Drier, Roosevelt University
In condemning ‘The Tonight Show’ host for toying with Trump’s hair, critics forget what Fallon’s job is.
By Jessie Yang, The University of Hong Kong
After leaving Hong Kong to study abroad in California, I encountered more than a few surprises in this incredibly complex country.
By Karen Juarez, University of Illinois at Chicago
If you haven’t gotten hooked on the series yet, this summer is the perfect time to catch up.
By Emma Taubenfeld, Pace University
After high school, bullying looks a lot more like emotional abuse than swirlies, which means it’s dangerous in an entirely different way.
By Kara Mercer, Northern Illinois University
While the first season fixated on the ‘how,’ this time around viewers get to the ‘why.’
By Kristian Porter, Northern Kentucky University
In more ways than one, the country seems to be spinning out of control.
By Terry Mooney, Ohio State University
If music be the food of love, the Bard was Barry Manilow.
By Ashley Wertz, University of Pittsburgh
The success of ‘Get Out’ didn’t raise the bar for thrillers; it revealed how low that bar is set.
By Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
Though a less-than-stellar film, Tom Hanks’ new thriller poses real concerns about privacy issues with personal data.
By Sophie Hurlock, Xavier University
Five ways to have a FOMO-inducing summer on a budget.
Often driven by the misogynistic concept of ‘natural male right,’ stealthing refers to the act of a man removing a condom during sex without the consent of his partner.
Who knew a tiny sentient tree could play such an important role in the galaxy’s ability to smile?
By Galen Patterson, California State University, Fullerton
The rediscovery of silent films such as ‘Ramona’ and ‘The Daughter of Dawn’ prove how far Hollywood has come.
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