My Thanksgiving College Haul

My small Kanken backpack, a small duffel bag, and a medium suitcase. All filled up except the suitcase. Now, why would I need all this for a 5 day Thanksgiving weekend? And I only traveled about 4 hours from Boston to New York City. It may have looked like I have overpacked, but that’s not…

The Unqualified Winter Survival Guide

With the changing leaves, the brisk weather and the changing time, it can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Though it might be a normal occurrence for some, those who grew up in warmer climates, like myself, might see the actual winter as an intimidating venture. Helming from Southern California, I never had to…

How to be an Ethical Shopper on a Budget

Of course, we all want to save the world. We want to end world hunger, war, and animal abuse. But, honestly, being one individual in the middle of over 7 billion people can make you feel really small and helpless. Yeah, there’s the phrase, “It starts with one person,” but can one person really start…

Make the Most of Your Small Space in Three Easy Steps

Moving into college, especially for the first time, is exciting. Squeezing all of your belongings into a tiny room you share with someone else is not. Even if you’ve graduated from a dorm, chances are your apartment may not be that big either. If you’re not sure how you could possibly fit everything into such…

Fair Trade Companies: Buying Ethical Brands

Today a lot of millennials  are concerned about buying organic and all natural products for health and environmental reasons, however another component to consider when shopping is if products are fair trade certified. Fair trade by definition means that the supplies and goods used to create a product are made in a developing country and…

A Reflection on Advanced Style: The Documentary

I have always been in love with style. In love with fashion, clothes, fabrics, patterns and colors. I was the little girl who used to dress herself in tutus and vibrantly colored sun hats. The one who would visit her grandparents and look through her grandmother’s jewelry box for hours on end, trying each piece…

How to Make Cash Fast This Summer

                   During the school year, students are faced with homework, extracurricular activities, everyday jobs and parties. So once that is all over and summer comes along, what happens? Going home is always beneficial, as it allows you to escape the grueling dining hall food, but what about…

Essential Wardrobe Pieces for Your Internship

You’ve found yourself the coveted summer internship. After all those applications, interviews and worrying you’ve done it! You are going to get so much experience and network (whatever that means). Wait a second. You’ve just realized you have nothing to wear. How are you supposed to dress like an adult if you aren’t even getting…