Bands To Look Out For: The Merks

Wow. If you’re looking for a new band to follow, learn all the lyrics to their songs, or just become a fan of, The Merks should be the first name on your list. If Brandon Urie, The Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes had a baby it would be The Merks. University of Connecticut students, Conor…

To The Best Friend I Lost When I Went To College

Former Best Friend, You were my rock. My support system, my shoulder to lean on, and my sister. We spend so much time together it seemed like nothing could separate us. You were my best friend for the most important years of my life. You watched me grow and helped me too. You never judged…

Post-Grad? Might Not Be So Bad

When I started my freshman year of college I thought to myself, “what now?” Who was I going to be, what kind of friends was I going to make, and where was this going to take me? As my last year of college comes to an end I ask myself the same question, “what now?”…

How it Felt to Get My Wisdom Teeth Pulled

They say that it won’t be so bad…They say that the pain is only temporary…They say it will all be over soon. It’s not what they say, it’s what they don’t say. They don’t say that the first 8-10 hours your lips will feel inflated, as if a hose full of helium was hooked up to your…

My New Year’s Resolution

Everyone has a New Year’s resolution. Most people pledge to lose weight, be more active, spend less money, or do something good everyday. For the past 3 years I have had the same resolution, say yes more. A riff off of the movie Yes Man, but in my version I promise to say yes when my…

Words We Love From 2016

We welcomed a lot in 2016; juju on that beat, the mannequin challenge, a water-proof iPhone, and all sorts of new terms, phrases and words. Lit (adj): The word Lit has graced us with its very presence. A word used to describe everything from a party to the level of alcohol consumption. Not many words have been fully accepted…

The Wild World Of Huskies

They hover at the bar, lingering, waiting for the right moment to engage. Timing is everything in this moment. If he acts too soon he will scare her off. She’ll be able to sense that he was waiting for her approach and she will get spooked. Wait too long, and he’ll miss his opportunity completely….

Some People Think The Humanities are Outdated…I Don’t

Outdated is a VHS. Outdated is popping the collar on your pastel polo shirt. Outdated is the term used to describe something that has no use, purpose or place in present time. Outdated is NOT the humanities. Outdated is my dad’s handlebar mustache, not the study of British Literature or Greek mythology. To say the…

The Inner Workings of Our World

Cruelty, what does it mean to you. Is it the conditions under which animals are treated at the zoo? Maybe it is not getting playing time on the soccer field. Or is it a rejection from a college, boy or family member? Cruel is a word generally used to describe the worst type of person….

I Ate Cheese…

I ate cheese and it was horribly wonderful. Horrible because I no longer crave it which saddens me, and wonderful because I no longer crave it which is great for my path to having lower cholesterol! While in NYC with my co-workers, we decided to get pizza for lunch because when in Rome, amiright? Trying…

The Good Goes, And The Bad Stays

You would be amazed by the things that some people remember. Anything from the shirt they were wearing when they had their first child, to the time that they broke their arm. Most of us have thousands of memories stored in our brains. Whether it happened 5 minutes ago or 5 years, memories are constantly…

I Tried Yoga And This Is What Happened

This morning I woke up and went to Collinsville Hot Yoga with my cousins, Katie and Colby. I’m not a yogi, I didn’t know what three legged dog was or how to shavasana. There have been two occasion where I had attempted yoga before. Attempted is the key word. The first time I was a sophomore…