Throwdown for your hometown: ‘The Bachelor’ week 8

After last week's drama-filled, she said, she said, cluster of an episode, my expectations for this week's installment of The Bachelor were high. While I would've loved to see the continuation of the Caelynn and Tayshia drama, this week was unfortunately hometown week. Don't get me wrong, I typically love hometowns -- they set the front-runners apart and …

Back by popular demand: ‘The Bachelor’ week 7 review

By "popular demand," I mean approximately three people told me they laughed reading last week's post. Which is more than enough validation for me to keep this up. So to start off week 7, the crew heads back to Colton's hometown of Denver where Colton chats with Ben Higgins to get some extremely pointless advice before meeting …

Some Leslie Knope realness for your Galentine’s Day

Grab your bouquets of hand-crocheted flower pens and mosaic portraits of your besties made from the crushed bottles of their favorite diet sodas, because it's Galentine's Day, y'all. And what better way to celebrate Galentine's Day than recognizing the woman who brought the holiday into the limelight, one of our favorite fictional feminists, Leslie Knope. …

And now for something completely different: ‘The Bachelor’ week 6 review

What? You say it's weird to start The Bachelor reviews/recaps halfway through the season? Well, get ready because it's happening. First of all, I'm not really invested in The Bachelor. I don't know the history behind all of the bachelors through the years, I don't know Chris Harrison's life story, and when the season finale airs I continue on with …

Ralph Northam: an example of what not to do in PR

Let me preface this by saying a couple things. First of all, the photo circulating of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is clearly racist, disgusting and absolutely unacceptable, regardless of the perpetrator's public status. Second, this isn't going into whether or not I think Gov. Northam should resign. There are plenty of opinions regarding that floating around on …

Why joining a volunteer organization at UNC was a 10/10 decision

Universities are hubs of diverse opinions and open debates, but I think there's one thing most (if not all) college students can agree on at one time or another: college is stressful y'all. There can be so much pressure on classes, GPAs and the ever so elusive ~future~ that you often lose sight of what college …

The inaccurate brilliance behind the campaign against plastic straws

When you think of plastic straws and how they affect our oceans, I'm sure a specific figure comes to mind: 500 million. 500 million straws are used in America every day. That's right! Every. Single. Day. Well...about 500 million. Or...maybe not. Why is this statistic so debated? Because it was determined by a 9-year-old boy. Yes, a 9-year-old child. …