Christmas Items at Target: A Review

There are very few purely, truly, unambiguously one hundred percent Good things in this world. It is the nature of living. But there are fully good things to be found. That picture of Orlando Bloom delightedly bicycling with a small dog in a makeshift Babybjörn, for instance. Or the cinematic masterpiece Zendaya is Meechee.

Three such gifts to humanity are Target, Christmastime, and ridiculous and unnecessary items that cost less than $10. As Justin Bieber once said, “It’s the most beautiful time of the year”: the time when the Target dollar spot is transformed into a shrine to yuletide.

The only thing that could make these items better is a full, thoughtful, very serious review.

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National Holidays: The Definitive Ranking

It’s November, and you know what that means. The yearly smackdown has arrived. Once more, the weirdly passionate section of the American people has been screaming on the Internet about the respective merits of Thanksgiving and Christmas. When the clock strikes midnight on October 31, some instantly hit play for the first time out of hundreds on Mariah Carey’s seminal hit “All I Want for … Continue reading National Holidays: The Definitive Ranking

Holiday Gifts on a College Budget

The holidays are the time of the year where you want to give presents to your friends, family, pets, teachers, co-workers, and whoever else is special to you. But there may be one thing that’s  stopping you . . . money. Buying gifts for multiple people definitely adds up, so I created a list of presents for your college budget that is perfect for all … Continue reading Holiday Gifts on a College Budget

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s midnight on a Tuesday night, you’re sitting in the Iwasaki library struggling to finish uploading that video project to Median before you’re politely asked to leave as the library is closed. Surrounded by empty coffee cups, electronics chargers and old halloween candy you’re praying will help you power through, there’s no denying it: you are exhausted. With all the hustle and bustle, it’s so easy to lose sight of the bigger picture. Somewhere between the stress of finals and end of semester projects in both classes and extracurriculars the true reason for the season tends to get lost. The world around us has officially entered full holiday mode, but we as college students with too much on our plates (unfortunately not Thanksgiving dinner this time) struggle to leave our stressed, distracted bubbles.

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Winter Wonderland: My Adventure to City Hall Plaza’s ‘Boston Winter’

  Before arriving at Emerson I had lived in Sarasota, Florida for practically my whole life, and while I wouldn’t change that for the world and will always be a beach babe at heart the idea of a true winter is still so exciting to me! Snow replacing sand and a sled replacing Santa’s surfboard (which I’ll never understand, there’s no surf off of any of Florida’s coasts) is what’s getting me through the end of this long semester, even after a second year, which was why I was so excited to visit the “Boston Winter” at City Hall Plaza!

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How to Have a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

If you are a vegetarian or vegan, the holiday season can be uncomfortable in terms of food. You sit around the table with your family as they all stare at your plate trying to figure out what you will eat. This time around, you can have the opportunity of showing your family and friends how delicious plant-based food can be. These are some of the … Continue reading How to Have a Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Sweet Treats for the 4th of July

One of my favorite internet pastimes is browsing through recipes, mostly because I love food, but also because eventually I would like to try some of those pinned recipes. This is especially fun to do right before a holiday, because the food gets even more creative. Whether you’re in charge of dessert this year, or, like me, you just like to look, here is a roundup … Continue reading Sweet Treats for the 4th of July

The Nutcracker Ballet and Me

Now that Thanksgiving break has passed and the end of the semester is rapidly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. Everybody has their own traditions, whether it’s a specific food only served during the holidays, a favorite movie that the whole family watches, or a ritual, like going out on Black Friday. For me personally, one of the things I look … Continue reading The Nutcracker Ballet and Me

Season of Giving

Sometimes when I volunteer or give back to my community, I am struck with the possibility that what I’m doing is somewhat selfish. This sounds very odd I’m sure, considering the very definition of volunteering or donating requires selflessness. But I sometimes find it a little selfish simply because of how good it makes me feel. I find myself wondering if that is the only reason … Continue reading Season of Giving