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In the swirl of the holiday season, the controversy of saying “Happy Holidays” or Merry Christmas” can cause headaches and stress. It was evident when the name of the Christmas Village in Philadelphia came into question. (Creative Commons)

Merry Christmas or happy holidays?

It’s normal to hear some Americans every year in December engage in the controversy of whether we should say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” This argument falls right in the midst of the political and cultural battles of the saying ‘War on Christmas.’

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Turn up: Why turning 21 is a milestone

It is getting closer to birthday, when I turn 21. It is known that most college students drink before they are 21. Some people anticipate being 21. It is the time of celebration for people this age because it matches up with them becoming an adult. Some parents even take their children who are becoming […]

A swig of vodka or whiskey can make you feel all warm, bubbly and ready to act on what you have been longing to do and say. Someone can instantly ask a guy to dance, get that girl’s number, call out a frenemy or dance like Beyonce.
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Lose all inhibitions with liquid courage

The taste of red jungle juice falls down your throat a little easier than the first sip. You clench the red solo cup that you’d been babysitting all night. The butterflies in your stomach flutter under the pressure. The guy who you noticed since you entered the party is about to leave and you know […]

Redefining a full college experience

There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not attending a four-year college or university is really worth it. Is it really necessary to get a bachelors degree in order to obtain a job that leads one to a good future?

Subway’s new ad for Halloween insists that women slim down to fit into sexy costumes.  (Creative Commons)

Subway ad tells women to get skinny for sexy costumes

Halloween is not an excuse for being sexist. Subway has been under fire for its most recent Halloween commercial. While it has long been suggested that it provides healthy food options, its decision to create a new “summer body” campaign for Halloween takes a jab at women. Apparently being pestered about bathing suit season did […]