Winter can be such a beautiful time of year. There are holiday lights, warm nights snuggled at home, and many get the chance to spend this time with family. However, when the thermometer reads single digits and snowflakes start descending, things get less than desirable. The first taste of winter has brought back all of … Read more5 Reasons Why Winter is the Worst
We all know the song “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It’s a classic, and one you can’t help but jam along to no matter what, belting out the high notes like you’re Freddie Mercury himself. But what’s the story of the band behind the song? Bohemian Rhapsody—the new movie released at the beginning of November, starring Rami Malek … Read more5 Ways Bohemian Rhapsody will Bring out Your Inner Queen
As a woman of mixed color, I have been subjected to countless instances of fetishization, ogling and ostracization that have made me feel marginalized and uncomfortable in public spaces. In college, I have learned to grow as a person and embrace my cultural differences from the predominate white society that rules in the United States. … Read moreBlack Hair Culture is Different. Ask About It.
The Concert Witching Hour is a festival that brings creatives from different fields and mediums together to explore their creativity, present new work and connect with other artists and academics. Ella Williams of Squirrel Flower gave a performance that exemplified those values when she opened for Julie Byrne at the Mill on a Friday night. … Read moreWitching Hour and a Mesmerizing Experience
I discovered my love for stand up comedy over the past few years, and have used Netflix to discover lots of hilarious comedians. This is a list of four of my favorite comedians that you should check out over fall break while you digest all that delicious food, and maybe break up the family awkwardness. 1. John Mulaney … Read more4 Comedians to Keep You Laughing over Fall Break
Fall is arguably one of the best times on campus: the leaves are changing, homecoming is in full swing, and holiday breaks are just around the corner. On the flip side, illness is rampant. You can’t help but take a minute to listen to the symphony of coughing in lecture—we’ve all been there. At the … Read more5 Horrifying Stages of Being Sick in College
We’ve all seen those politically charged posts on Facebook where the comments section is nothing but a brutal, unforgiving fight where no one really wins. I even experienced this when various people commented on my column for The Daily Iowan, arguing in the comments section and posting baseless statements for their perspectives. This single column racked … Read moreHow can we have meaningful, progressive conversations on social media?
As yellow petals rain down through flashing lights and wild applause, eight words renew the audience’s exhilarated screams: “We are Twenty-One Pilots, and so are you.” These words probably don’t mean anything to most people, but for me, they mean that I’m right where I’m supposed to be—that even though the long-anticipated concert is over, … Read moreTwenty-One Pilots: My Musical Homecoming
Ready or not, Thanksgiving is almost here. Now that Halloween is over, we’re swapping candy for pie and ghosts for pilgrims. Thanksgiving is the holiday of gratitude, reflection, and most importantly, food. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, creamed corn, I’ll take it all! Here are 5 ways to prepare for Turkey Day (besides stretching your stomach to … Read more5 Ways to Prepare for Thanksgiving