A Letter to Punxsutawney Phil

Dear Punxsutawney Phil, I’m sure you’ve seen how bad 2016 went, right Phil? You’ve seen our rough start to 2017, isn’t that right, Phil? We need you now more than ever, buck-toothed shadow wizard. Now, I realize that it must be a hard life to not fully have your own identity, since you are probably Punxsutawney Phil #80, but remember that this decision, this little … Continue reading A Letter to Punxsutawney Phil

How a YouTuber Brought Back a Short-Lived Soda from the 90s

“All that I want is a Crystal Pepsi, to share with you.” The 90s were known for its weird trends and products. Food and beverages were no exception. Which is why it was perfect timing in 1993 to introduce Crystal Pepsi, a clear cola. Initially, the product was a major success, but the fad quickly died out and Crystal Pepsi was pulled off shelves within a … Continue reading How a YouTuber Brought Back a Short-Lived Soda from the 90s

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Imperfect Weight Loss Week 2: The Week I Walked EVERYWHERE

So, as promised, I walked to and from campus most of the time. I took it up a notch and decided to walk around town. Photos from my walks throughout this week’s article. Highlights: Monday Walked every day. Diet Ideas: Starches for Lunch and Load Up on Protein. Wednesday: Making Better Decisions Thursday Clearing Out My Freezer 5 miles of walking through Chicago. Musica Results: … Continue reading Imperfect Weight Loss Week 2: The Week I Walked EVERYWHERE

Artist of the Week: Joey Malia

Joey Malia is bringing the word artist from “tattoo artist” to a whole new level.  Joey brings his work to life tattooing out of Darkside Tattoo in Bradley, IL. Focusing on realism and surrealism, he creates complex authentic images using blackwork and subtle color. Whether you’re itching for new ink, or just a tattoo junkie, poke on through this article to find out more about our … Continue reading Artist of the Week: Joey Malia

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Accepting That Weight Loss is Imperfect: Journey Week 1

My first week had highs and lows. I learned important lessons, thought of new weight loss ideas, and had some other important notes along the way. The week is organized by day, rather than subject, so below is a quick bullet-proof summary of the subjects to help you navigate the text. Monday Pizza at Planet Fitness? Thoughts on Losing Weight While Being Fat Need to … Continue reading Accepting That Weight Loss is Imperfect: Journey Week 1

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How I Bought A Whole Semester’s Textbooks for $25

In a fate similar to most college students, I sunk hundreds of dollars into my college textbooks during my first few semesters. With a $500 receipt being commonplace and preferring to use my money for my other living expenses, I decided to find an alternative. My bill has progressively gotten lower each semester, this semester being an all-time low of $25. Note: This piece was … Continue reading How I Bought A Whole Semester’s Textbooks for $25

2016: The Best and The Worst

What a whirlwind. We were up, we were down.. and a lot of messed up stuff happened. A new iPhone was released, but it was kind of the same as the last one but it came in MATTE BLACK which meant that people needed it, meanwhile the Galaxy was blowing up in peoples hands. Everyone was at each other’s throats with the political race. A … Continue reading 2016: The Best and The Worst