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Must Have Bags for Back-to-School

By Olivia Malvisi
August 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

The first day of classes is quickly approaching, which means the anxiety over what to wear on that first day is quickly rising.  If you are looking to make a great first impression (new year, new you?) then there is no better place to start than with your school bag.  Your bag can make or break your outfit.  Whether you prefer a backpack or over-the-shoulder, having the perfect bag is crucial.  In an effort to help you break the “Bucknell uniform” rule of a black North Face backpack or Longchamp, we have compiled a list of bags that will not only make you stand out on the first day but will ensure you make a statement all year long.

Dating Fashion 101

By Kaitlin Ulker
August 14, 2014 - 12:00pm

It is a struggle as it is to search for a cute outfit in the morning for school or work, but we all know the biggest obstacle is finding an outfit for dates, especially your first one! Dating is hard. We all know there is a lot of stress on what you decide to wear on a date because the attention is all on you and nobody else. Not to mention the actual pressure there is to even manage to get a date, but when you do, the real anxiety begins. You worry if you are going to run out of things to talk about, if he is rude, if he doesn’t seem interested, but, most importantly, what you are going to wear. First Date READ MORE

Outfits Fit for Summertime Frolicking

By Jen Lassen
July 6, 2014 - 12:00pm

In the summertime when the sun's shining brightly, it's tough to not have a good day. could you be unhappy when you're surrounded by your best friends, dancing like fools beneath the summer sun and romping though the lush green grass together? But of course, as fabulous collegiettes, we've got to look our best at all times...even if the inescapable summertime accessory is beads of sweat on our brows and backs. This outfit guide will give you great tips on how to dress appropriately for some apropos summertime tomfoolery.     READ MORE

Raunchy, Racy, and Ratchet: Why "Orange is the New Black" is the New Black

By Kate Jansen
July 5, 2014 - 12:00pm

Warning: This article contains spoilers. Just a month ago, Netflix released the sophomore season of it's ridiculously risqué and incredibly successful series "Orange is the New Black." Of course, this meant a near half-day binge for plenty of fans (like myself) who so eagerly anticipated a second season. So what makes "Orange is the New Black" worth the yearlong hiatus?    READ MORE

Is Technology Making Us Loners?

By Jen Lassen
June 30, 2014 - 10:38am

You scroll through your Instagram feed-in silence-while you’re in the car with your family. You Tweet instead of striking up a conversation with your seatmate on the train. You text your BFFs instead of making plans with them, content watching Netflix alone in bed while you’re glued to your phone.   READ MORE

What We Wish We Knew Before Starting an Internship

By Loren Jablon, Kate Jansen
May 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

School’s out and your summer internship is about to begin. You can finally stop worrying about what you will be doing this summer. We know the search wasn’t easy, but all of that traveling to interviews was definitely worth it. Now, however, you probably face a greater challenge: How will you stand out? As former interns, we are here to share our two cents on having a successful internship. So, before you put on your oh-so-stylish suit, throw on some heels, and grab your company ID, be sure to consider HC Bucknell’s advice:   READ MORE

Listen to This: Summer Playlist Ideas

By Kate Osman
May 10, 2014 - 12:00pm

Summer and music go together just about as well as PB and J: there’s nothing more than warm weather that makes you want to listen to something that sounds just as good as the sunshine feels. Whatever your plans are for the summer, try these Pandora radio suggestions that are bound to brighten already-sunny days: READ MORE

What to Get Your Mother for Mother’s Day

By Julia Tompkins
May 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

May 11th marks the official day to appreciate the most important woman in your life (although it shouldn’t start or end there!). No matter how important she is to you, however, life gets in the way and may often find you giftless just days before Mother’s Day. Although it can be overwhelming trying to find the perfect token of affection for such a wonderful person, here are a few options to help you out!   Something Creative READ MORE

Why Our Moms Are Better Than Our Boyfriends

By Amanda Carlson
May 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

Let’s just state what we already know: boys suck. When we want to shop with them, they lurk in the corner of the store. When we want to watch The Notebook a million times over, they change the channel. When we express our excitement that Prince Harry is now single, they get jealous and irrationally mad… the list goes on and on. READ MORE

Avocados, Stop Playing Hard to Get!

By Caroline Cutler
May 3, 2014 - 12:00pm

Among the super foods, there is one that is superior to them all.  It is the pearl to every sandwich and the golden nugget to every salad.  If you are clueless about the food hierarchy, then I suppose I must tell you that I am talking about the avocado.  It does more than just make your hair shiny and your skin glow.  The avocado breaks cultural boundaries and brings people together. When the avocado met the tomato and did a dance with a little lime and onion, a magical thing called guacamole was put on this earth.  This made the Super Bowl, and every other gathering, significantly better.  And then something tragic happened: the avocado shortage.  READ MORE