Sarah Gudenau, Oakland University
The phrase is popular on TikTok and it’s a good concept — here’s why you should start romanticizing your own life.
Abigail Adeleke, University of Miami
People once flocked to these two big cities, but faced with the pandemic, job losses and increasing costs of living, residents are now fleeing these American metropolises.
Elias Khoury, University of Michigan
Considering their reactions to the police shootings of Jacob Blake, Philando Castile and John Crawford, the right-wing seems to believe in a selective application of the Second Amendment.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Oftentimes fitting conventional, beauty standards gets you more opportunities in life. Here’s how this concept affects young adult women.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
A disqualification at the U.S. Open marks the end of a difficult summer for the men’s singles world No. 1.
If you want the best bang for your buck, do your research first.
Madalyn Watson, Baylor University
With the loyalty of their customers and their city, two families in Waco, TX continue to grow their small restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
The archetype didn’t come from nowhere. Along with their ancestors BBQ Becky and Permit Patty, they all share a sense of entitlement, and oftentimes, a disregard for people of color.
McKenna Uzelac, Columbia University
The body positivity movement still maintains that beauty is important, but this new movement inspires self-love regardless of physical appearance.
Here are some things to be aware of if you’re going to get high in the Wolverine State.
There is nothing more furious than an argument between the book lover and tablet user. Where we read has become a badge of honor! What do you choose?
The boredom brought on by quarantine has caused many young people to increase their marijuana use. But is a fun pastime turning into reliance?
You’re going to need to know what goes into quality written composition, of course, but there’s a few other quirks you should know about.
Danielle Kuzel, Florida State University
Luxury bags have been the go-to status symbol for a while, but the top name brands are extremely inaccessible. Telfar changes the game.
Luke Gair, Sewanee: The University of the South
It’s time to recontextualize our perception of the porn industry and its subsequent associations with adult content creators. Unfortunately, Bella Thorne has complicated the matter.
Megan Stager, University of Pittsburgh
Japanese skincare products could be the more simplistic and affordable replacement to the Korean skincare routine we’ve all come to know.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
The iconic actress was the first Black person to win an Academy Award, but in a cruel irony, it was for playing a caricatured role in a deeply racist Hollywood.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
There can be a lot confusion around voting, but when the stakes are high, it’s important to know what’s going on. Here’s a quick guide.
Tess McGrinder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Some aspects of school sports lend themselves to disordered eating. It’s time for these programs to reexamine how they care for the mental and physical health of their athletes.
Alicia Furlan, University of Pittsburgh
Standard office furniture creates painful problems for many office workers outside of the average height range. Who is responsible for solving them?
It’s a serious topic that warrants attention, and oftentimes other people are the key to getting better.
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
By creating an inclusive community with justice at the forefront of their mission, the organization is changing the face of environmentalism.
Record temperatures have resulted in rolling blackouts in the western U.S. If you don’t have AC — or even power — here’s how to keep cool.
You don’t have to have a mouth full of metal anymore.
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
Over the last few months, there has been a surge of illegal firework displays across the nation. But what prompted them in the first place?
Just because you don’t have a lot of money doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with some online games of chance.
The left-wing populist uses blistering words to speak out against a rigged economic system, as well as those who don’t fight hard enough against it.
It goes a lot further back than you think.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
When creating content, some stars see disobeying government mandates as a small price to pay, proving not all influencers should be considered role models.
Katie Klear, Columbia College Chicago
How will your petaled beauties live their second life? Here are the many ways to prolong their value to you and your home.
The doll’s aesthetic is taking social media by storm, and serving as a reminder of an alternative femininity that’s more inclusive and empowering.
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
With a database of unique traveling experiences, RV owners no longer have to stay in random parking lots or crowded state parks.
Audrey Martin, Boston University
The incumbent senator may be up in years, but his win against Kennedy proves voters aren’t looking for a youthful candidate — they’re looking for a progressive one.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
When the actress made $2 million in her first week on the platform, she unwittingly harmed the livelihoods of the smaller creators on the subscription service.
Many people are now relying on social media as their news sources, where misinformation spreads as fast as wildfire.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
Through phone banking, social media and more, you can advocate for the issues that matter the most to you.
Anna Barnard, St. Olaf College
Thinking about your experiences as a narrative instead of as a rigid path will aid you in leading a happier life.
The Republican National Convention may have been light on national unity, but it did provide plenty of humorous fodder for the internet.
While Gen Z and the Baby Boomers hash out petty stereotypes, the new generation is faced with a reality defined by screens, social distance and global risk.
Emilia Chavez, Rice University
With more people opting for off-campus housing this semester, this list should help those who are making food on their own for the first time.
Some say that you can manifest good things by attracting ‘positive’ energy. However, the tenets of this argument don’t add up.
Srishti Tyagi, Cornell University
If your studying efforts are not reflected in the grades you received, psychology might hold the keys to your academic success.
Starr Shapiro, Columbia University
Guilty of participating in the biggest fraud in the history of college admissions, Aunt Becky and her spouse will spend only a few months in jail.
Ads and social media posts show that women’s fashion is turning away from fatphobia and body stigma.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
Athletes continue to promote social change, seen especially with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks.
Emma Smith, Wesleyan University
HBO’s show offers a crystal clear picture of why communities need new ways to resolve conflicts and combat interpersonal violence.
Using her Instagram, Facebook group and blog, she helps those with the chronic gastrointestinal disorder get through the big and small problems alike.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
‘Is this your king?!’ Yes, he is. The actor may have played King T’Challa in a movie, but his legacy reminds us he was a king in reality.
Service industry workers on the video-sharing platforms are letting users know which stars are kind and which ones are entitled.
Usually silent on political issues, the comedian put his family-friendly jokes aside to express his vehement anger toward Donald Trump.
Renee Cantor, University of Pittsburgh
Backpacking through nature and sleeping in a tent under the stars isn’t for everyone, but it could be your next adventure.
The guiding principles provide a framework for enjoying the great outdoors without disrupting the natural cycles of the environment.
The board game has long been known for its dangerous ability to escalate tensions. But rather than avoiding this, maybe it’s the point.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
As a senior looking back on my time, I realized five pieces of advice I would have benefitted from as an incoming freshman.
Although the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC) came under unprecedented circumstances, the messaging was consistent: They don’t like Democrats.
Although men and women experience the phenomenon, women face more feelings of fear and inadequacy in their everyday lives — especially Black women.
Tamara Kamis, Cornell University
SafeBeat, an organization working to provide cardiac screenings, helps prevent the death of young individuals from cardiac arrest.
The symbol is garnering a racist and hateful history, but that isn’t stopping many people, and even schools, from proudly displaying it.
Brian Xi, University of California, Berkeley
Because of COVID-19 and quarantine, we depleted our environmental resources a little more slowly this year. That’s still not enough though.
The campaign has adopted many of the strategies employed in 2016, even though Democrats lost. If they want a win, they need to make changes.
Katherine Brand, University of Michigan
These comments might not be explicitly homophobic, but they display the privilege of straight people and trivialize the negative experiences of queer women.
Although America is dealing with unprecedented times, the 2020 election still has echoes of the 2008 Obama/McCain race.
Former child actors step into an entirely new spotlight in the HBO documentary, in which the interview subjects take the lead in telling their own stories.
If you want to succeed in business, you need to know what you’re doing.
This documentary explores the globalization of hip-hop and the history that is integral to the genre’s aesthetics.
Emma Tavangari, UC Berkeley
The pandemic has proven that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, housing is health care. To provide it equitably and fairly, things need to change.
The concept might be able to help some people think critically about their actions, especially in situations involving race.
With the current state of the world, there are an overwhelming number of reasons to feel stressed. Mother Nature can help.
Many men are afraid showing more skin will cause their masculinity to take a hit, but short shorts are sending toxic masculinity out the window.
As coronavirus cases continue to increase, will students finally adhere to proper social distancing guidelines, or will they continue to ignore them?
Avoid back strain and wallet drain by avoiding unnecessary purchases.
New feminist safety classes not only teach women how to defend themselves in real-life scenarios, but also interrogate society’s response to violence.
Cathleen Luo, Columbia University
From an accidental discovery to an artistic pairing, knowing your cheese can make it a staple in your diet.
The Democratic nominee’s environmental justice plans are similar to the Green New Deal, but he has yet to commit his support to the resolution.
This plot device is one of the most overdone romantic clichés out there. Should it be left behind, or is there a way to make it new again?
The plan will rid Americans of apps, telecommunications carriers and cloud-based services connected to Chinese companies.
I’ve come to understand the pandemic through a scientific lens, thanks to the medical insights of my parents.
Hannah Reynoso, University of Iowa
Fleeting are the days when princesses were for girls and Nerf guns were for boys.
The pandemic has made helping out in person a lot more difficult, but there are plenty of opportunities to give back right from home.
As COVID-19 has drastically changed vacation plans, people have explored alternative options for summer getaways.
It may look difficult, but it’s an easy alternative to other needlework that can help you escape from your pandemic woes.
As eco-friendly shopping becomes more trendy, NYC secondhand shops are receiving more attention. But some are better than others.
While schools are struggling to open with on-campus instruction, social pressures fostered by fraternities and sororities are increasing the threat of COVID-19.
You’re rolling in Bitcoins, but how to keep your earnings safe?
These influential and socially aware individuals are more than capable of running the Oval Office.
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
From ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘Maze Runner,’ movies and books about fighting oppressive governments may play a part in spurring young people to action.
With time on your hands and trash in your bin, why not try composting as your latest quarantine project? It’s easier than you might think.
There are plenty of professions out there for those who’ve studied living organisms and aren’t interested in pursuing a career as a doctor.
It’s becoming more and more popular, but there are some things you should know before you jump in.
As the beloved brand prepares to close its California locations due to the pandemic, an uncertain future for the company’s U.S. operations presents itself.
The use of African American Vernacular English has become increasingly popular on social media, but ultimately, it exploits Black expression.
The current global pandemic has impacted every sector of public health and politics. Reproductive rights are no exception.
The game’s not just for the elderly.
The Psychology Today blog speaks not only to the joys of recovery, but also to the pains of struggling with the disorder.
The conservative pundit and attorney is living proof that racism can hide behind academia, and that no one’s claims should go uninvestigated.
This standing meditation practice could be an integral part of your self-care toolbox and aid in your relaxation.
Going to the doctor isn’t always an option now, but not everyone has access to the necessary devices for virtual visits. A group of college students is trying to change that.
This social movement wants us to deeply contemplate how we spend our money, and how we can make the biggest impact on the world.
The Keystone State has quite a few options for those that want to gamble on the internet.
Muslim women are seeing themselves depicted in industries like fashion and television, but there is still work to be done toward valuable inclusion.
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