Cultivating a Better World: Chipotle Turns Avocado Waste Into Apparel

Caitlin Leibert started the sustainability department at Chipotle — and her job description includes dumpster diving (but more about that later). We may not think about it often, but looking back on kitchen clean-ups, unfinished restaurant meals and full stacks of dining hall plates, food waste is a real problem that contributes to a harmful environmental impact.  According to the Upcycled Food Assocation, approximately 30 … Continue reading Cultivating a Better World: Chipotle Turns Avocado Waste Into Apparel

How to Get Through a 14 Day Q at School

Back-to-school during COVID-19 has brought forth many unknowns and changes to our lives as college students. Many college students across the country have had to enter both isolation and quarantine to mitigate the spread of the virus.  Two weeks ago when my asymptomatic housemate received a positive test result we had so many feelings– anxiety over whether we would become very sick, frustration that we … Continue reading How to Get Through a 14 Day Q at School

What I Learned After a Summer Working in Retail

This summer I worked as a brand associate at Athleta, a women’s workout, yoga and athleisure brand, owned by Gap Inc.  While I never imagined myself working as a sales associate, and although it wasn’t the glamourous New York City internship I had envisioned, I feel as though I walked away with an invaluable experience.  I truly believe at some point in life everyone should … Continue reading What I Learned After a Summer Working in Retail

“Vote Up” Movement Encourages Students to Prioritize Voting

Hey college students; let’s talk about voting.  Our age group is notoriously thought of as “apathetic, lazy and uninvolved” when it comes to politics. However, in our current political climate, with refocused attention on the Black Lives Matter movement and other racial injustices brought to light amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many college students are reevaluating their voting habits. Carolyn Shachtel, Vanderbilt Class of 2022, was … Continue reading “Vote Up” Movement Encourages Students to Prioritize Voting

2000’s Trends Making a Comeback in Summer 2020

You know how it goes… “what’s old is new again.”   If the best part of your childhood was helping your mom clean out her closet in the hopes of finding her old Levi’s or a distressed college hoodie- and wearing those items nonstop- that was your first glance into the art of bringing old styles back years later. We’ve seen this cycle countless times. Something … Continue reading 2000’s Trends Making a Comeback in Summer 2020

Why I Don’t Support the Chloe Ting Challenges

Chloe Ting, a YouTube fitness superstar, has become a designated personal trainer you can access from the comfort of your own bedroom.  While gyms have closed and free time has piled up during quarantine, everyone has had to get creative with their at-home workouts.  We recently wrote about the best online fitness classes to take advantage of during quarantine, and Chloe Ting was one of … Continue reading Why I Don’t Support the Chloe Ting Challenges

Q&A with Julia Haber, Founder of Home From College

As coronavirus struck, thousands of college students were displaced from their schools and sent back to their hometowns. Summer internships were canceled and students struggled to feel inspired by their online coursework. The question for college students across the country became: “what the F*&#$% do we do now?”  Entrepreneur Julia Haber understood the struggle that college students were going through, and got to work to … Continue reading Q&A with Julia Haber, Founder of Home From College

Young Professionals Create Podcast Sharing “Haute Takes” on Fashion After Being Furloughed From Their Dream Jobs

Picture this: you graduate from college and land your dream career in fashion in New York City. You have wanted to work in fashion your whole life, and now your career is finally taking off. You’re inspired by your creative, innovative co-workers every day. It’s exciting to wake up for work, and you’ve never been more passionate about an industry you have loved for years… … Continue reading Young Professionals Create Podcast Sharing “Haute Takes” on Fashion After Being Furloughed From Their Dream Jobs

Black-Owned Fashion, Makeup and Jewelry Brands to Support

After the tragic death of George Floyd, protestors have been marching, activists have been speaking out and many are trying to figure out how they can contribute to the Black Lives Matter movement. While our social media has been filled with resources, petitions and donation funds, the clear echoing message is “take this movement beyond your Instagram feed.” While social media activism is one step, … Continue reading Black-Owned Fashion, Makeup and Jewelry Brands to Support

Six Podcasts You Should Start Listening to

If you are not a podcast listener, you’re seriously missing out. I personally love listening to podcasts, maybe even more than music. Podcasts help entertain, don’t require you to stare at a screen and are educational.  I love listening to a podcast during a quarantine walk around my neighborhood, while cleaning my room or on a long car ride. Podcasts are a great way to … Continue reading Six Podcasts You Should Start Listening to