Sep 26th, 2015, 01:50 PM

How Can We Cure the #Selfie Generation?


When I think about the word "selfie" and the integration of this word into our everyday lives, I can’t help but think about what the selfie epidemic is doing to teens today. Thinking back to my own adolescent years, when my daily concerns were primarily self-centered, I’m aware that all teens at any point in time experience these narrow perspectives that change and widen with time. It’s simply part of growing up.

Sep 26th, 2015, 10:39 AM

Bernie Sanders is Feelin' Himself

How is Bernie Sanders feeling about the presidential race? Take a look at his media appearances.
Sanders, America’s favorite socialist, is feeling himself. Over the past week, he has made several strategic media appearances targeting moms who watch morning shows, intellectual liberals, stoners, and Stephen Colbert devotees.
Sep 25th, 2015, 10:52 AM

Say Goodbye to "La Tradition"


A seemingly quick fix to get thin, cutting out bread and beer has become the hottest new diet trend. If you walk into a third-wave coffee shop anywhere in the U.S., you will more than likely see “gluten-free” labels over some delicious-looking muffins. With ever-changing food crazes sweeping through U.S. cities, consumers are no longer phased by dairy-free, vegan, paleo, and gluten-free sweet and savory treats behind brightly lit pastry cases.

Sep 24th, 2015, 03:31 PM

Tory Burch Launches New Sports Line

Inspired by '70s sport stars, the new Tory Sport line is an addition to the growing Tory Burch empire. For those who are not familiar, Tory Burch is an American fashion designer.
Sep 24th, 2015, 11:21 AM

American Influence: The Brooklyn Hipster in Paris


"Brooklyn Mania" has officially arrived in Paris with the exhibition “Brooklyn Rive Gauche” at Le Bon Marché, happening at the luxury department store until October 17. The event displays various items inspired by Brooklyn fashion, everything from graphic tees and eco-friendly beauty products to dog accessories (think crocheted cheeseburger dog toys artisanally made by Nepalese women).

Sep 24th, 2015, 10:46 AM

Compassion and Consciousness: Styles That Look Good on Everyone


Once upon a time, cutting-edge fashion meant fur, leather, and wool. These words in fashion meant -- and still mean -- one thing only: cruelty. In today's fashion world, however, fashion designers and important retail companies are bringing something new and overdue to their consumers. It's about time. There is absolutely no need to cause harm, pain, and bring animals to their death for fashionable clothes.  

Sep 23rd, 2015, 04:12 PM

The Double Standard of High School Dress Code


In grade school and high school in Canada and the United States, dress codes are implemented to prevent students from wearing inappropriate or objectionable images. However, these rules often go beyond benefitting the community and unfairly hold strict stipulations for what girls can wear, and are not so strict about what boys should wear.

Sep 23rd, 2015, 01:58 AM

Meet Stan Smith, The Man On Your Shoes


Blame it on normcore, blame it on the expansive power of the contemporary hipster, but you cannot deny the prevalence of the new "it" shoe: the Adidas Stan Smith sneaker. Celebrities wear them with designer clothes to shop on Melrose, athletes wear them with sweatpants to and from the gym, and artists wear them with dad jeans to the Sunday market. However, despite Adidas’s prominent marketing of the sneaker in association with Stan Smith, most people do not know who Smith is, what he looks like, or even why his name is on their shoes. 

Sep 22nd, 2015, 09:39 PM

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Apps in Paris


When moving to a new country, we often experience culture shock in one form or another—doors that need buttons to unlock from the inside, extremely dysfunctional bathrooms, cheese as dessert, and of course, the deeply frustrating process of adapting a smartphone. It sounds like a cliché, but in the modern age we need technology to communicate, learn a language, scout restaurants, and just generally get around. Smartphones are essential, and what is a smartphone without its apps?

Sep 17th, 2015, 12:20 PM

The Rise of Documentary Activism


Documentaries can shine a light into places we can’t see, show life through someone else’s eyes, and reveal stories behind events that shape our world. The digital age has democratized documentary filmmaking and empowered a new generation to tell stories from all corners of the earth. Whatever the subject or whoever the filmmaker, the best documentaries have the power to change how we see the world.