Candid Conversation: Two Millennials’ Understanding of Wicca

By Esther Kao and Gabrielle DeMeritt From crystals to incense, the influence of  Wiccanism pervades popular culture. Wicca, also known as the Pagan Witchcraft, is a new religious movement focused on polytheism, nature, and magic. Like other pagan religions, Wiccans worship various deities. Although, most of their’s are goddesses such as Artemis, Selene, and Phoibe/Phoebe. […]

Basically, We’re All Freaking Out

2016 has been quite the year. Donald Trump. Brexit. Philando Castile. Dallas. The future is uncertain for many, particularly Millennials, who are looking for solid ground on which to build their lives, which up until now have existed only in the dependent or academic categories. Basically, we’re all freaking out. Enter the “safe space,” a […]

Is CrossFit Really a Narcissistic Cult?

Image from: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4d/USMC-120205-M-AV740-004.jpg If you consider yourself a fitness guru, or even if you do not, you have probably heard of the new workout trend, Crossfit. Why? Because Crossfit is one of the newest, fastest-growing workout trends in America today. In fact, statistics show that their meager 13 affiliates in 2005 have turned into “more […]

An Epidemic of Inactive Imaginations: Millennials, Maintain Your Magic!

Consciously conceiving narwhals earthy existence after math class in the seventh grade is a mystifying moment forever engraved in the innermost ridges of my brain, an imaginative chamber of creative reflection. Fathoming the tusked beasts’ animate presence beneath the biosphere of our terrestrial orb as respiring aquatic mammals, a species swimming freely in the wild […]

The Post-Soviet Aesthetic: Fascination or Appropriation?

The similarities between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are obvious, both in policy and personhood. They both are now world leaders and their influence, however sour it may taste, inevitably ripples throughout Russia and the U.S. Both are dissatisfactory to much of the youth culture in both nations as the leaders are particularly and purposefully […]

Agriculture-land of opportunity

In the early 1900’s, American agriculture began its development in farm machinery and technology. The 18th century included oxen and horses for power, crude wooden plows, all sowing by hand, cultivating by hoe, hay and grain cutting with a sickle, and threshing with a flail. But later on, the commercial fertilizers increased annually. Then came the big […]

What’s with the sexism in our salads?

A family sits at a dinner table lined with piles of leafy salad. Mom gleefully munches on a piece of lettuce while Dad stares down at his dish with disgust. He’s longing for a more satisfying meal: Specifically, a thick slice of pepperoni pizza. Sound familiar? This Domino’s commercial that aired earlier this fall — […]