Opinion

Think books are a bore? Think again

The clock’s digital display glowed 2:13 a.m. I was pulling yet another one of my infamous all-nighters at the TECH Center. I sat in Starbucks, nursing a non-fat pumpkin spice latte and reclining in a cozy armchair with my feet propped up on a nearby ottoman.…

Water you waiting for? Conserve!

Finally, my hard work and dedication have paid off, and I’ve landed my dream internship. Every time I walk to work in Center City, I cannot help but feel like a real professional, fitting in with the rest of the working world making its way to work on an early weekday morning.…

Luxury won’t guarantee anydorm memories

One of my favorite things about heading back to school is moving into my new place and meeting my new neighbors. While starting new classes can be stressful and buying books is downright painful, there is nothing like a new dorm or apartment to make it all seem a little less daunting.…

Girly OK even for muppet

I love heels – the higher, the better. The color pink is one of my favorites. I could spend hours shopping for useless hair products, overpriced makeup and designer purses. I use the word “cute” to describe anything that I deem favorable.…

Brits’ view of Americans canbe reciprocated

LONDON – I think I may have a sign stamped on my forehead that says “Hi, I’m American. So when I speak, pretend you cannot understand my thick accent and give me a hard time.” I cannot count the amount of times that I have approached a Londoner to ask for directions and my question was met with a look of absolute puzzlement followed by a barrage of responses like “Huh?” and “What was that?” Last time I checked, the official language of Great Britain was English.…

Use your angst for causes that matter

I love Facebook. I really do. Like millions of students nationwide, I woke up Sept. 5 and logged on to Facebook.com. Much to my chagrin, the News Feed feature was narrating the lives of my friends.…

Who has your info? Your government does

Sept. 11, 2001 is a day that has already went down in history, but not only as the day thousands of Americans died or everyone’s favorite excuse for two wars. For many Americans, it will also be the day that the United States government launched war on its own citizens.…

No baby here – career goals will be enough responsibility

The vast living room was decorated with pink and white balloons. Sparkling streamers snaked around the walls. The shredded remnants of cutesy gift-wrapping paper lay strewn across the floor. Everywhere, women were exclaiming over freshly unwrapped diaper dispensers and fussing over a very pregnant young hostess.…

Time’s up tobacco: enter Redbull

Big Tobacco, your time is up. You had your crack at America’s youth for the past 50 years. Whether it was through Joe Camel or those trendy magazine ads, you covertly appealed to the youth of this nation though an advertising blitz the likes of which capitalism had never seen.…