As a 15 year old girl searching for ways to ~get skinny~ and healthy, I stumbled across videos by FreeLee the Banana Girl, an Australian vegan YouTuber. FreeLee introduced me to veganism, crediting the lifestyle to her lean physique (conveniently without mentioning that she biked for hours each day…). She claimed that ingesting animal productsContinue reading “Vegan YouTube Must Be Stopped”
Getting to go to school in your pajamas while not getting graded for your work? What could go wrong?
It’s no secret that Margaret Thatcher is one of the most controversial Prime Ministers in U.K. history. The controversy has only continued since her resignation in 1990. She is loathed among progressives, who view her as a cold woman who spitefully slashed social programs in the 1980s, while conservatives laud her as a hero whoContinue reading “In Defense of Margaret Thatcher”
At a time when most of the gyms are still closed closed have been closed for what feels like forever (March 17, 2020–a day that will live in infamy), many of us have been relegated to at-home workouts. After months of trying to find the best (ie most challenging) at-home workouts, I fancy myself anContinue reading “Best (and Worst) At-Home Fitness Influencers”
With the start of a new year, many find themselves committing to new years resolutions. Following the unprecedented year we all experienced, this year’s resolutions will likely reflect the lessons we’ve learned and the smaller improvements we need to make in our lives. I know mine does. If I’ve learned anything from the past year,Continue reading “Why I’m Abstaining From Social Media in 2021”
For the second time in under six months, Taylor Swift has surprised fans with a new album, evermore, released on her 31st birthday. The sister albums, folklore and evermore, were written during the excruciatingly long quarantine period in 2020, and demonstrate Swift’s innate artistry, her confidence in identity, and her established position among a long tradition of American folk musicians.
Under Edward I, Jews were driven out of England with the Edict of Expulsion of 1290. For nearly 400 years, Jews were essentially nonexistent in England, meaning that the English Anglicans had no conception of or experience with a real Jew during those four centuries. Because of this, great works of literature, including William Shakespeare’sContinue reading “Socially Distanced”
As someone growing up watching Miley Cyrus’s attempt to find herself in the public eye, “Plastic Hearts” is an answer to my prayers. While her early 2010s attempt to shed her Disney/Hannah Montana reputation caused quite a stir, Cyrus’s public performances and music releases at that time were clearly a preamble to her current sound,Continue reading ““Plastic Hearts” Review”
In recent years, many have wondered why award shows like the Grammys have recently lost viewership. While the ubiquity of online entertainment is partially to blame, the utter lack of award-worthy music nominated for Grammys is another legitimate explanation. Upon reading the nominations for this year’s Grammy nominations, I was especially shocked by the nominationsContinue reading “The Grammys Don’t Mean Anything Anymore”
The other day, I joked with my boyfriend about banned books, remarking that it’s only a matter of time until books like To Kill a Mockingbird, an American classic, are banned out yet again. Because we live in a cultural moment where social-media users can “cancel” just about anything, I decided to research whether orContinue reading “On Banning Books In 2020”