September 29, 2020

Image taken from The Fashion Ball

The Coronavirus Pandemic has kept us homebound for over six months, slowly able to reintegrate into some form of normalcy, but still spending a majority of our time within our homes. This stay-at-home time period has forced us to adjust to a temporary house-bound life and with that comes finding comfort. And the next best, and trendiest, way to find comfort at home for women is the house dress.

Tracing back originally to the Victorian gown that freed women of corsets, the house dress, or nap dress, initially...

September 24, 2020

From the Tiger King to Baking Bread, throughout the past six months of the Coronavirus pandemic, countless trends have come and gone to help us deal with quarantine. Popularized often recently through social media platforms such as TikTok, these trends have been quick to start and even shape our consumer culture as we know it. They act as a sort of much-needed escape from reality during these difficult times.

The most recent and moving of these trends has been the inclusion of the Cottagecore aesthetic, emphasizing that escape from the typic...

September 22, 2020

Today is the first day of Fall, and while many annual holiday events might be altered this year to account for safety in the age of Corona, not every Fall activity has been canceled. There are many alternatives to the usual parades and celebrations that we often overlook. 

One activity that is a staple to the fall season that is still highly accessible this year is pumpkin patches and apple picking. Even with a mask requirement and possible reservation system in order to promote social distancing, going to these farms provides an outdoor act...

September 20, 2020

 Image taken from The Daily Meal

As the Autumn season stumbles upon us in the age of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is obvious to declare that the holidays and Fall activities this year will be drastically different than years prior. While it is difficult at the current moment to fully comprehend the extent of the parameters to ensure safety, it is necessary to remember that the virus will not disappear in order for us to celebrate. This not only includes the upcoming holidays, but every day Fall activities as well. However, with these precaut...

September 16, 2020

As the world begins to reopen despite the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic, restaurants begin to open up their space to patrons as well. For the past month in New Jersey and New York City, dining only included outdoor tables, with governors and state officials deeming it still too dangerous to reopen indoor dining. That is until now: on September 9th, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that indoor dining will resume in the city beginning on September 30th.

While New York City becomes one of the last places in the country to actually open up to indo...

September 12, 2020

While cases of Coronavirus in the United States continues to dwindle slowly, especially in the Northeast, the virus itself has maintained its strength. Sometimes, the lack of numbers can lead to a sense of false security, which most people are guilty of. It creates the mindset that more than likely, “I won’t get the virus” or “It won’t affect me.” This false mindset is the leading cause in a Coronavirus outbreak that led to 147 people becoming infected with the virus and three deaths.

The indoor wedding took place on August 7th in Millinocke...

September 3, 2020

Measure for Measure, written by Damian Hill and Paul Ireland, showcases the explosive and dangerous relationship between a Muslim girl and a young musician which has the viewer engaged until the very end. While the movie is thrilling, yet touching, exploring how far you will go for those you love, the combination of an ending that falls flat and confusion on relationships and timelines, results in the viewer becoming shocked, unsatisfied, and left with many unanswered questions. 

Jaiwara, who mirrors the Shakespearean characters of Juliet an...

September 1, 2020

As we continue to stay at home more frequently due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have had to learn how to adjust our lives to this new normal that is changing every day. This ranges from working at home, going to school at home, and even going as far as dating at home. While dating from home has some advantages, including getting able to know your date better before meeting them or discovering new, unique dates, there can be many dangers to this new realm of dating that most don’t think about: Online Romance Scams. 

Recently, the FBI has warn...

August 30, 2020

As we near the beginning of September, schools for all ages are starting to reopen their doors, despite the COVID-19 Pandemic still ravaging the United States. This includes college students returning full-time to campus for the first time in almost six months. But as many college students reacclimate into this social environment, they are deciding to take the social part too literally in the midst of the pandemic. 

While it is normal for students to socialize and party, COVID cases on college campus have drastically spiked. As outbreaks con...

August 29, 2020

As summer nears its end, and the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic is nowhere in sight, it has been almost impossible to vacation for the safety of yourself and others. However, instead of giving up on the idea of vacationing, some are taking the vacation home to them. Staycations are becoming the hot new thing this summer, having all of the comforts of a vacation, but at a more affordable price. 

  

First, if you want to experience a Staycation, the most important thing you can do is plan ahead. According to Cleavland.com, there are a few th...

August 27, 2020

As we celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, especially on the centennial of the signing of the 19th Amendment, we often remember the women, such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who lead the fight to the women’s right to vote. These are the women we immediately think of and associate the movement with, yet there are so many unsung heroes that we often forget about.

One heroine whom most people often completely forget about is Miriam Michelson, a prominent reporter during the suffrage movement.

Michelson was born in 187...

August 25, 2020

Image taken from Women March 2020 Wikipedia 

Since the ratification of the 19th Amendment a century ago, women all over the country gained the right to vote; however, that was simply not the end of the fight for women’s equality,  instead, merely the beginning. For example, many marginalized groups were unable to vote until years, even decades, later due to loopholes and discrimination. Yet the question remains: What really happened after the ratification of the 19th Amendment? Here are 10 monumental events in the decades following the Women...

August 21, 2020

 images taken from Buzzfeed

While the coronavirus pandemic has put a dry spell on the love life’s of many individuals around the country and the world, not everyone has let their romance fizzle by these unknown times. One couple in NYC has discovered a new way to rekindle romance.

Jasmin and Dean Gaskin, like most people, had been cooped up in their homes for the past few months, and have had the constant urge to escape their home with two kids.

When it came to their fifth wedding anniversary, they knew they needed a change in their daily rout...

August 19, 2020

On August 18, 1920, by a vote of 50-47, Tennessee became the last state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, finally giving American women the right to vote, moving one step closer to women’s equality in America. A hundred years later, we reflect on Herstory to examine how far we have come since then, and what comes next.

However, the story starts well before 1920. Suffragists began their fight for women’s equality in 1848 when they demanded the right to vote during the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. The meeting w...

August 13, 2020

It’s been a difficult four and a half months for the world as the Coronavirus Pandemic has been a constant struggle between unknowns and social distancing. In both cases, what has really occurred is a four-month dry spell of romance that for many makes them feel as if they will be alone forever. But all is not lost! Finding or reinvigorating love is not dead during COVID-19 and actually a lot easier than most would expect.

One dating coach from Pittsburgh Barbara Klein, owner of The Best of You, Dating and Life Coaching LLC., states that dat...

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