TikTok and The FYP: The Toxic Diet Culture Taking Over Teenage Lives

*Written by Ella Welch* *DISCLAIMER: This article talks about concepts regarding eating habits and eating disorders. I am also writing as a student, not a certified dietitian or nutritionist.* Much of society has become familiarized with the new social media app TikTok, which allows creators to post short video clips of their daily lives, funny moments, news, or other random content. The app is quite … Continue reading TikTok and The FYP: The Toxic Diet Culture Taking Over Teenage Lives

Why I Dress for Success, Even on Zoom

I think everyone can agree that when quarantine began and we were relegated to spending our entire day on Zoom, binging Netflix or baking like flour was going to vanish, the uniform of choice was the comfiest clothing in our closets. If we were taking classes from our rooms, then what was the point of getting ready for a day that would end right where … Continue reading Why I Dress for Success, Even on Zoom

Sustainable and Stylish: Tangible Ways to Change The Way You Think of Fashion

*Written by Kylie Newman* Fashion is all about individuality, but in an evolving world, we have somehow lost the key component of what style really should be. Many people find themselves resorting to fast fashion to match current trends, but when you think about it, fast fashion completely counteracts what fashion was meant to stand for. Trust me, I know how tempting it is to … Continue reading Sustainable and Stylish: Tangible Ways to Change The Way You Think of Fashion

How I Created a Balanced Lifestyle for Myself and How You Can Too

*Written by Naomi Strauss* Every day when I go on social media, my brain is flooded with images and ideas of what is considered “perfect.” Advertisements for the “perfect” body and “perfect” diet that I have to try” are constantly pushed on me.  These instances of “perfection” that I saw everyday had a detrimental effect on my self esteem. After realizing that what may work for … Continue reading How I Created a Balanced Lifestyle for Myself and How You Can Too

The Total Guide to Clean Beauty

*Written by Jackie Leschin* I want to preface this article by saying that my skincare regimen is what has worked for me and everyone has different skin. Being confident in your own skin is all about finding what works best for your own skin type.  If you are seeking out skincare advice, always consult a doctor first. I have struggled with my skin for a … Continue reading The Total Guide to Clean Beauty

Dealing with Pandemic Induced Growing Pains: The Importance of the Right Kind of Positivity

*Written Virgina Baker* Everyone, including myself, is tired of hearing about “what a crazy time we are living in.” This idea has become such a cliché, and as with most clichés it is rooted in reality. We are living in a crazy time. Our world was rocked, and we adapted to a new “normal” quicker than anyone could have expected. These changes can be very … Continue reading Dealing with Pandemic Induced Growing Pains: The Importance of the Right Kind of Positivity

From Refusal to Love at First Sight; Why Fostering a Puppy as A College Student was the Best Decision Ever

It was finally October 3. The day my roommates had been anxiously awaiting since the beginning of the semester. The day our foster puppy finally became ours. I was not too thrilled that this day had finally arrived.  While deep down I was excited, my initial reaction to this idea of fostering was quite the opposite. I tried to fight my roommates on this decision … Continue reading From Refusal to Love at First Sight; Why Fostering a Puppy as A College Student was the Best Decision Ever

You Can Control Your Hangxiety

Sundays are by far the worst day of the week. There’s the last minute homework, the preparing for the long week ahead, the hangovers, and if you are like me, the hangxiety. But, what exactly is hangxiety? It can be described as the intense feelings of anxiety after drinking alcohol. The Henry Ford Health System Staff attributes these feelings to the decline of excess dopamine … Continue reading You Can Control Your Hangxiety

5 Ways to Decompress When You’re Stressed

With school back in session, it is nearly impossible to not be stressed. However, just as important as studying for your exams is taking a break to relieve your stress. Here are five personally tested and student approved ways to release your stress and recharge! Go on a walk. This is one of my favorite ways to decompress after a long study session. I have … Continue reading 5 Ways to Decompress When You’re Stressed