Ever since May 21, 2021, nearly all of my friends have raved about the same thing–SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo. Initially, I was skeptical–could an album by a 17 year old Disney star really be that good? However, a few weeks after the fact (and after hearing a catchy bit of the single “good 4 u”Continue reading “Olivia Rodrigo’s “SOUR” Review”
I once had a friend ask me a piece of advice often administered that I believed was actually bad advice; I quickly responded, “self care.” Although I had reason for this belief, I had a hard time articulating and understanding why I thought this, despite my conviction. Why would taking care of yourself be badContinue reading “The Misguided Nature of Modern Self Care”
I understand that each individual has memories and experiences that inform their outlook on the world, but that’s not “truth.” That’s called “subjective experience.”
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”
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”