Dirty Words

The misuse of words by those around us is much more common than some would expect. In fact, words are misused with such confidence and frequency that no one else really seems to notice. As someone who has an English degree and a vested interest in maintaining the integrity of the English language, I can’t…

Why is this still a thing?

The 90s Nostalgia Edition It’s safe to say that present generations continually share a fascination with decades of the past. In my short 23 years of life I have experienced a revitalization of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and currently, the 90s. The 60s renewal was filled with child-like jumpers and vibrant hippie outfits. Mod-style short…

Flower wreaths: why is this still a thing?

The column in which we question some seemingly out-dated or outrageous traditions and conventions of modern-day society The humble beginning of the floral wreath headdress parallels the mundane history of the modern 2014 woman still captivated by the phenomenon. With their simple beginnings in beautiful arrangements, these headdresses have tragically become the epitome of homogenized…

Interview: Get Hard

I was recently given the opportunity to participate in a conference call with comedic legends Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart for their upcoming movie Get Hard. The film, which hits theatres March 27th, follows the life of a millionaire (Ferrell) who is nailed for fraud and ends up in San Quentin prison. Hart’s character prepares…