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Mutant bananas: Enjoy them while you can

Mutant bananas: Enjoy them while you can

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

August 22, 2013


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Blogs

If there’s anything I hate more than bananas, it’s banana-flavored things. Have you ever wondered why banana Laffy Taffy tastes so weird? Aside from the fact that artificial flavoring never tastes like the actual thing, the average faux banana candy recipe was based off of the banana our great-grandparents...

High on neurotransmitters

High on neurotransmitters

Finding Endorphins and Cara Brashears

August 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs

Endorphins, dopamine and serotonin: the fantastic neurotransmitters that intoxicate us with happiness. They naturally relieve stress, stimulate the brain’s pleasure receptors and regulate mood and energy. Could we ask for cooler biology? I’m reminded of a brilliant epiphany of a friend: “They sho...

There’s more than just football

There’s more than just football

Kuhlmann's Corner, Liz Kuhlmann

August 20, 2013


Filed under Blogs

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. It’s a time for blankets, sweatshirts, and bonfires. It’s time for the days to get cooler and the nights to get longer. And—finally— it’s a time for football. But it’s not just football season, is it? It’s boys soccer season. And volleyball season....

A Chance Encounter

A Chance Encounter

Your Hirschness, Sarah Hirsch

August 16, 2013


Filed under Blogs

While I was up in Seattle for a large chunk of summer break, I volunteered at a food bank a few times. Yeah, whoop-de-doo, KAY club does stuff like that all the time. But I thoroughly enjoyed it, and I encountered some interesting people while bagging groceries, stocking shelves, and building a massive...

“The Heist” – Macklemore

LJ Riehl, Writer

December 10, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Reviews

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore snaps into the leader boards with his new album The Heist featuring Ryan Louis. This duo has combined to make an extremely influential new album bringing together dope beats and meaningful lyrics. This album fully encompasses who Macklemore is. I...

A Little Bit of Melodrama

Meredith Johnson, Copy Editor

December 6, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

I am a self-proclaimed history geek. In elementary school, I was the kid who spent her summer in front of the television watching the History Channel. I spent countless an afternoon with my dad watching whatever war movie and literally reading the encyclopedia. However, I have never really known a lot...

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange: Best Album of the Year

Cara Brashears, Writer

November 26, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Reviews

Frank Ocean, Channel Orange. Needless to say, I’m obsessed. This R&B lyrical mastermind has created an album from a variety of inspirations—funk, slow-tempo hip-hop, electro, and dubstep-inspired beats are all found within the compilation. You can’t help but tap your fingers or bob your...

Odd Future Brings Life To Music Industry

Brooklynn Langham, Writer

November 19, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

Odd Future (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All) is an underground group of rappers who, for some reason, don’t get as much recognition as they deserve. I myself am not the biggest fan of dark rap music, but I am captivated by Odd Future and the raw lyrics that let you into the musicians personal lives. With...

My Karenina Obsession

Meredith Johnson, Copy Editor

November 16, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

In anticipation for Joe Wright’s adaption of “Anna Karenina”, I have gone kind of crazy for all things Leo Tolstoy (the Russian author of “Anna Karenina.”) My sister’s brief fetish with Russian history already gave me some context about Russian culture. I knew about the dry, psychological...

Igniting My Love Of Classic Movies

Meredith Johnson, Copy Editor

October 6, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

Many moons ago, probably when I was about 10-years-old, I discovered the beauty of the classic movie.  Like a lot of people, I had seen the stereotypical holiday films of the 1940s – White Christmas and Shop around the Corner.  They were a seasonal fixture which warranted some degree of sentimentality...

The Week Before

Megan Murphy, Art Editor

October 1, 2012


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

I am applying to about 12 colleges, work at least 20 hours a week and occasionally need sleep and exercise. To say simply, free time is scarce in my schedule, yet here I am, taking on another lifestyle change just to spice things up a bit. Starting Oct. 1, I am deciding to completely reinvent my diet...

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