Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dear Some Rappers, This Generation Deserves More

Oh wow, another rapper going on about how they get all the money, cars, clothes and…well you know the rest. While I do love hip/hop and rap music from a musical perspective, I can’t always vibe with the lyrical side. … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day: A Popular Pennsylvanian Tradition in Punxsutawney

This year, a traditional Pennsylvanian tradition coincides with another popular “holiday.” On Feb. 2 this year, the Super Bowl and Groundhog Day will be celebrated on the same day. This Sunday at 7:20 a.m., Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his … Continue reading

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Friday Book Club: Beginnings

Hello all, Maddie here! The Friday Book Club is a new, every-other-Friday feature that starts today! I have abandoned Fashion Friday for something that, while it might be slightly more academic, is, in my mind, no less fun. Today, we … Continue reading

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“Emma Approved” Returns Monday

In the first 24 episodes of “Emma Approved,” the YouTube adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma,” the first major plot arc of the novel was covered. We met the idealistic, entrepreneurial Emma Woodhouse (played by an on-point Joanna Sotomura), … Continue reading

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How to stay organized and happy this February

  February might only be the second month in a new year, but some things never change. The same stress and worries are still attached to our minds. School, sports, work and activities only seem to grow the older we … Continue reading

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How to Occupy Yourself on a Snowed-In Snow Day

This is as much for me as it is for you. Step 1 – Get up late. If you’re reading this and even a little tired, get back in bed. Time spent sleeping is never wasted. Step 2 – Make the … Continue reading

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The brighter side to snowy situations

School has been cancelled once more, which means more vacation days crossed off the calendar and a summer break that is gradually diminishing as winter rages on. Pile after pile of snow is shoveled, only to have your work be … Continue reading

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Personal Winter Wonderlands

It’s that time of year again, folks. That wonderful season called winter. The time of year when some of the greatest activities that were ever conceived happen. You could include Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and this year, the Winter … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Vine, etc.

Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. Pinterest. YouTube. Vine. Tumblr. The list of various social media sites millions of people use every day goes on and on. But how has social media impacted our culture and when did it begin?

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Inside the life of a unique 14-year-old

Most 14-year-olds are concerned with sports, video games, learning to be independent, and getting used to life in high school. But it’s safe to say that Mark Prusakowski is not your typical teenager. Not only has he traveled to Europe and been … Continue reading

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