Why Everyone Needs a Phoebe Buffay In Their Life

Ah, Friends. The 90’s sitcom that has taken the world by storm. Even though this show is “technically” before my time, I have never related to a group of fictional characters so much in my entire 22 years of life. I can shamelessly admit that I’ve seen each episode at least 15 times and I … Read moreWhy Everyone Needs a Phoebe Buffay In Their Life

Four Yoga Poses To Help You Unwind

It’s hard to believe that the semester isn’t even halfway over, but the ongoing stress makes it feel like we’ve already hit week 34. This stress accumulates and makes life so much harder. There are many different methods to help get rid of stress, some of my favorites are crying and stress eating. However, there … Read moreFour Yoga Poses To Help You Unwind

Iowa City’s Hidden Gems: Study Spots to Explore this Semester

Slipping on ice hidden beneath snow banks that reach almost up to our knees. Biting wind that leaves our cheeks pink and our fingers stiff. Even though they call it “Spring” semester, we all find ourselves in the thick of winter, eyes squinted against fast flying flakes. Before we can shed our jackets and boots … Read moreIowa City’s Hidden Gems: Study Spots to Explore this Semester

The Bell Jar: A Truly {Modern} Classic

A “modern classic.” Over the course of our scholarly careers, we’ve heard of this type of book over and over again, and yet the idea of a modern classic means something different to each reader. Some of us think of books we had to force ourselves to read in high school or gen ed classes, … Read moreThe Bell Jar: A Truly {Modern} Classic

Spreading Good Cheer: 6 Ways to Give Back in Iowa City this Holiday Season

Twinkling yard decorations and satiny snowflakes start to appear, just as the last Thanksgiving leftovers disappear from the fridge. Upbeat renditions of Jingle Bells and Let It Snow play in every store you walk into, and beautifully ornamented trees appear in all the neighbors’ windows. It’s a time of fuzzy socks and hot cocoa, of … Read moreSpreading Good Cheer: 6 Ways to Give Back in Iowa City this Holiday Season

5 Ways Bohemian Rhapsody will Bring out Your Inner Queen

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

Black Hair Culture is Different. Ask About It.

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.

5 Horrifying Stages of Being Sick in College

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

How can we have meaningful, progressive conversations on social media?

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?