The roommate who is always home You go to class at 10am, they’re still at home. You come back at 12pm and they’re sitting in bed watching Netflix. They live off of ramen, microwave popcorn and other nonperishable foods so they never have to leave their room for food. Maybe they’re just a homebody, but […]

There’s a lot of debate these days over when is the appropriate time to start listening to Christma—I mean, holiday music. There is no real right or wrong answer for this, but for all you people who insist on blasting Michael Buble’s holiday albums the day after Halloween… you’re wrong. However, if you are a […]

Winter is often referred to as a time of quiet reflection; for some, the season can evoke melancholy, and for others, hope. The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey perfectly captures this haunting ambiance of winter in which characters grapple with both love and loss.         “She knew the snow and it carried her gently… She […]

White elephant is a gift game, most often played during the winter holiday season, with the power to irrevocably bond people in blood pacts or to tear relationships apart forever. It all begins with every person bringing a gift—usually, a cheap, re-gifted item (in my case, the succulent I killed), or a gag gift—and being […]

How are you with kids? A: Sometimes they’re tough to handle, but worth it. B: All kids can be well-rounded with good advice and patience. C: I don’t connect with them well. D: Kids are awesome!   What’s your dream job? A: Police officer B: Yoga instructor C: Advertising executive D: Teacher   Who do […]