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Hot Chocolate Hacks Upgrade Classic Winter Drinks

December 8, 2017

Compiled by Amanda Lee Sometimes adding a little spice can bring your favorite hot cocoa to a new level. Add some cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cardamom, vanilla extract (or seeds, if you’re fancy), peppermint extract or even ginger. Use almond milk, dairy- free chocolate, or even unsweetened cocoa powder for an all-vegan twist. Hot chocolate [...]

Avoid family conflicts through cowering, confrontation

December 8, 2017

Written by Carolyn Kuimelis Stick your head inside the holiday turkey when your relatives start discussing politics. If your family is vegetarian, stick your head in the mashed potatoes. Bonus: they’re noise canceling, so you won’t hear them scream in disgust. Buy the largest box you can find, wrap it in festive paper, and hide in it all [...]

Gingerbread serves as delicious holiday treat: yes

December 8, 2017

Written by Grace Tramack You walk into your kitchen, and a sweet holiday scent fills your nose. Peeping into the hot oven, your delicious baked goods are perfectly golden-brown and welcome you into the warmth of your home, making you forget about the freezing temperatures or dreary days of the looming winter. is treat can only be gingerbread, one [...]

Gingerbread serves as a delicious holiday treat

December 8, 2017

Written by: Stephy Jackson While the holiday season is one of the most wonderful times of the year, our society has ruined it with the over-glorified tradition of gingerbread. Gingerbread is a tradition during the holidays, not because it tastes good or looks amazing, but only because we have been engaging in the custom year after year and nobody [...]

Customizable notebook keeps plans on track

December 8, 2017

Written by Liza Kolbasov  Over the past year, my life has begun to revolve around a little notebook with my heart and soul poured into it: my bullet journal. This simple alternative to a planner has become my everything: organization, entertainment, free time, social life… Believe it or not, the first time I ever saw a bullet journal, I [...]

Seasonal mishaps make for emotional memories

December 8, 2017

Written by: Stephy Jackson A few years ago, one of my mom’s friends asked my family to take care of their dog, a little pug named Philip, during winter break while they were traveling. Philip was cute because he had big rolls of fat all the way up to his face, and his tongue would always be flopping to the side of his mouth. His face always had [...]

Face mask novice searches for perfect product

November 9, 2017

Written by: Paulo Frank Yes to Tomatoes This mask harnesses the restorative duo of tomato and charcoal to reduce oil levels and absorb dirt out of the user’s pores. While applying the mask, my face was subjected to a feeling of thick clay being smeared across my skin followed by a stinging sensation. is thickness persisted as my masking session [...]

Hypebeasts should be respected, not shunned

November 9, 2017

Written by Caroline Ro To each their own, we say, when it comes to art. Self-expression has grown to be more respected by today’s youth, and is generally given its proper space and freedom in whatever way it decides to manifest itself. With the rise of hypebeast culture, however, this same respect and acceptance is not as evident. The definition [...]

How to Flex on ’em

November 9, 2017

By: Laurel Comiter   In order to fully immerse yourself in the hypebeast culture, you must know how to truly and unoriginally flex on ‘em. Whether it’s spending a ridiculous amount of money on sunglasses or a tee-shirt or referring to your Swatch watch as your “ice,” boosting your clout (swagger) is no joking matter. Follow these [...]