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The Candle Lab
Combine your creativity and your favorite scents to create your very own customized candle. Sound like something you’d be interested? Stop by The Candle Lab, located in the Short North and give it a try. Once at the store, one entire wall is filled with candles containing all different scents. The candles are arranged alphabetically, so the scents you are searching for are easy to find. The selection of scents at The Candle Lab may not be the typical ones that you are used to. With everything from pumpkin spice, sea breeze and coconut to the more unusual bacon, leather and tomato leaf, you are sure to find the scent that is perfect for you. Looking at the wall of candles can be a little overwhelming. The workers at The Candle Lab are extremely helpful and try their hardest to provide the best experience possible.
They give you a small clipboard with a piece of paper for you to write down your favorite scents. After smelling a variety of candles, you are able to review your list to then choose your top three choices. The best part of the process is being able to create your own scent. With the choice of mixing up to three separate scents together, there are endless possibilities. You are also able to add as much or as little of each desired scent. The decision was hard, considering the fact that there were so many great options to choose from. In the end however, my candle was a mixture of pumpkin spice, maple syrup and nutmeg, making that perfect candle for the holidays. You are then instructed to pour the combination of scents into the liquid candle wax and stir vigorously to ensure that the oils are dispersed throughout the entire candle. This ensures that it will burn evenly once lighted. Finally, they provide you with a sticker label to place on your finished candle. They give you a bunch of fun colored markers and to decorate to your liking. Don’t worry, there are two labels in case you mess up on the first. They suggest that you write down which scents you used. This way, you are able to recreate the same candle on your next visit.
laura Doncaster Alpha Gamma Delta Editor-in-Chief
Laura is a junior studying finance. You may contact her at doncaster.4@ buckeyemail.osu.edu.
The candle will then take around an hour to set, leaving you time to look through the rest of the store or grab a bite to eat. The store has some other items available including soaps and bath salts, as well as premade candles and different jars to purchase to make your candles in. They consist of all different colors and shapes depending on how much you want to spend. If you are interested in saving a little money, bring your own jar instead of paying for one at the store. You will then only be charged for each ounce of wax that you use to fill the jar. With the holidays only a short way away, the candles make perfect gifts and making them is a great time.
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philanthropy & service
Volunteering at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sometimes, completing your chapter’s semester community service requirement can seem tough—maybe you just struggle to find enough time to complete the hours, or maybe you do not know of any place to volunteer. For those of you interested in working with children or in a health care setting, Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers a wide-variety of volunteer opportunities. By finding something you’re passionate about, completing your service hours will be more fun rather than chore-like.
a week, for two hours each day, and have been doing this for a month now and plan to continue this for the rest of the school year at least. Nationwide has many more opportunities to offer than just Reach Out and Read, but the Reach Out and Read program is very flexible and very rewarding.”
Nationwide offers a special program just for college-age volunteers. The only initial requirement is that you are 18 years or older, currently enrolled in college, and are available for a period no shorter than five to six months, about three hours a week. While some of the volunteer positions interact directly with the patients, some positions are more support based, such as interacting with families of patients.
“I am a part of the Buckeye Tutor Team,” Fox said. “We are a group of pre-medical students that tutor the extended stay children, mainly those on the hematology and oncology floor. I got started in this program when I joined Alpha Epsilon Delta, a pre-medical honorary on campus.”
Sophomore and Pi Beta Phi member Bailey Allen is a Reach Out and Read volunteer. “[The] Reach Out and Read program at Nationwide is a program where I go and read to children in the waiting rooms of the primary care centers of Nationwide,” Bailey Allen said. “They have books that you can read to the children and books that the children can take home with them, as well. I go twice
Another volunteer opportunity is tutoring children who are in the hospital, says junior Kelli Fox, who is a member of Delta Zeta.
For students interested in medicine, there are opportunities directly related to that, as well. Sophomore Chi Omega Erin Van Winkle volunteers on the infectious disease floor. “I would like to be a pediatrician and thought it would be a great way to start getting involved,” Van Winkle said. “I think it is difficult to become a volunteer on a floor, but there are also other great opportunities that are less demanding, but just as important. My favorite part is playing games with the kids and knowing I’m making their days a little bit better.”
Find a Creative Way to Give Thanks and Give Back As the Thanksgiving season approaches, everyone will begin to talk about all the things they are grateful for, all the loved ones in their lives, and many will begin the sometimes extensive traveling process to return home to their families. Something to remember during this holiday time is the people who are less fortunate, and may be in need of a little extra help this year.
pushing and shoving, and high-tension of the shoppers terrified me. However, my senior year of high school, my service organization went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and other craft stores to take advantage of the incredibly reduced prices to help make blankets for a homeless shelter. We were able to get huge amounts of fabric, and the crowds were completely manageable at all the craft stores we went to.
There are so many ways to give back during this time, and fortunately many people begin to realize how lucky they are during the Thanksgiving and holiday season, and are inspired to help spread that goodwill.
We continued to make a day of it, by going back and making more than 20 blankets for the shelter. We chose to make children’s and adult-sized blankets so there would be greater variety of donations, in the hopes that no matter who came to the shelters for the holidays, they could find something to make their season a little brighter. Tie blankets turned out to be a great way to go about doing this, because in addition to their low cost and easy construction, we were able to tailor the blankets to specific age groups.
One of the most typical ways to give back during Thanksgiving is the canned food drive. A tried-and-true favorite of many different organizations and offices, this is a way to help people who are experiencing trouble give their families the same type of holiday experience that others may take for granted. I would urge everyone to suggest a canned food drive to their organizations or at their place of employment, as most people find at least one or two items that they can contribute. This November, as part of Beat Michigan Week, Ohio State students can contribute their canned goods, which will help local people in need. I think the key to the success of these drives is marketing. By getting the word out to as many people as possible, each person’s small contribution begins to add up and make a huge difference. Another, less conventional method of giving back, is by using Black Friday for charitable purposes. I had never thought about going Black Friday shopping, as the crowds,
For the kids, we chose cute animal patterns and bright colors, and for teenagers and adults we chose more fabric in solid colors or sports team prints. Some of the girls in our group were even able to buy quilting supplies and make small holidaythemed quilts. I highly encourage organizations to look into making blankets as donations during this season. This would be a great way to combine philanthropy and sisterhood, since they can be made in large groups, and making the blankets allows you to talk to people while you work. I know how grateful everyone was for our blankets, as people so appreciate the time, energy, and thought that went into a home-made gift.
Jamie lautenschleger Delta Zeta
Jamie is a sophomore studying human development and family science. You may contact her at lautenschleger.8@ osu.edu. Sound like something you’re interested in? The application process can take four to eight weeks, so it is a good idea to get started as soon as possible. The process includes an application, reference checks, a background check, a phone interview, hospital orientation and training for your specific area. Do not let this process dissuade you from participating! Volunteering at Nationwide is a very rewarding experience. “I enjoy how excited the kids are to read when they come into the waiting room with their parents,” Allen said. “They love reading and talking with you and passing the time in the waiting room this way.” There are a wide variety of opportunities available at Nationwide, and hopefully you can find something you enjoy! For more information visit: http://www.nationwidechildrens. org/college-volunteers.
Megan is a junior studying communications. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.
People were so grateful when we brought our finished projects in, and everyone in charge of the organization kept telling us how timely the donations were, as they saw a greater need during the holiday season than most other times of the year. Another way we found to use Black Friday to a charitable advantage is by buying clothing. While it’s again true that many people pack the clothing stores, we were able to buy clothes fairly quickly, because again we tried to get a variety of products, so we didn’t lose any time trying to find a specific size or color. We were able to make bulk purchases, which we again took to shelters to help people in need. We did try to focus on purchasing warmer clothing, as for many of the people who visit the shelter, the donations they receive will need to get them through the rest of winter. So as the season of thanks and celebration begins, I urge everyone to be grateful for what they have, and help people who are not as fortunate. Be creative in the ways that you can give back, but just find a way to help brighten the season for someone else.
Surviving Mirror Lake The tradition of jumping into Mirror Lake reassures that the Buckeyes will crush the Wolverines (also known as Skunk Bears, according to Wikipedia). However, Mirror Lake is no laughing matter. Here are some simple tips to make your Mirror Lake night go more smoothly and less likely to end with you running almost naked through campus (still very likely).
1. Find someone to hold all of your stuff. There is always some wimp, like your friends or maybe someone who lives on your floor, that doesn’t have the guts to jump into that freezing lake. Fair enough. Find them and put them to work. Have them hold your sweatshirt, phone, keys, wallet, whatever you brought, and keep it dry for you while you take the leap of faith. 2. Don’t get separated. In all the confusion of Mirror Lake, it’s very easy to get separated from your group. Sticking with the group is the best way to enjoy your jumping experience and share in the urine-filled lake. 3. Decide beforehand on a meeting place for after the jump. When you inevitably break the second
rule you’ll need a way to find your friends and the person holding all of your stuff. Leaving the lake without warm clothes and your keys can mean trouble, especially if you don’t know where your roommates are. Pick a spot close to the lake that you all know and can easily get to. It sounds dumb, but it’s a lot more dumb to be running around shirtless and locked out of your house when its 37 degrees out.
4. Wear adequate footwear. Find sandals, old shoes or some Sperrys that you don’t need. Duct tape them to your feet. Use three times more duct tape than you think you will need. Most likely, you will still lose one or both of your shoes. And don’t try to dry them when you get home, just throw them out. 5. Bring props. Everyone wants to be the person with the blow-up alligator or the water wings. Find something creative, like a giant killer whale or an R2D2 (they’re real, I found one). 6. Cover yourself with Sharpie. Write offensive things. Michigan sucks, we all know it, write it. Mustaches, tattoos—all hilarious. Go way overboard.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Zachary is a senior studying international studies. You may contact him at email@example.com. You only get to do this four times (maybe five or six for some people). Mirror Lake only rolls around once a year; make sure you make the most of it. Don’t kill yourself, but have a good time. Mirror Lake is an Ohio State tradition as important to the students as the Michigan game itself. Rarely does the entire student body get together and act so wildly inappropriate for such a good cause. Get wild, get rowdy, cheer for Ohio State and above all, hate Michigan with everything you have.
travel & adventure
The Happiest Country in The World! Samantha Orons, a senior member of Alpha Xi Delta, is currently studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, or DIS.
Orons lives in a Danish Residential Community, or DRC. The community is like a dorm, but set up apartment style. Orons’ DRC is all American students, but there are chances to interract with the Danish students as well. Since Orons’ experience is living with other Americans, DIS set her up with a visiting family in Denmark. “A visiting famiy is kind of like a host family, but I only see them a few times a month for dinner or just to hang out,” said Orons. “They’re awesome and have been really helpful whenever I needed help with anything. It’s kind of like a second set of parents.” Orons chose Denmark for her study abroad experience because she thought the program was awesome. All of the courses she takes at the institute will transfer back to Ohio State, which means she will graduate in time while having this amazing experience. “Denmark has consistently been rated the happiest country in the world,” said Orons, “so I figured there couldn’t possibly be a better place to study!” One of Oron’s classes went on a study tour to Edinburgh, Scotland, which is similar to an extended field trip.
for is Christmas in Denmark.
“Here in the wintertime, everything becomes very ‘hygge’ (pronounced ‘hoo-guh’), which roughly translates to ‘cozy,’” said Orons. “Basically, there’s lots of great food, candles and fun nights in with friends. I can’t wait.” Although it’s great to go experience another culture, there are some things about the U.S. that Orons will always miss. “Oh my gosh. I’ve been craving Buffalo Wild Wings’ parmesan garlic wings for the past two months,” she said. “That will for sure be my first meal when I come home. Also, grocery shopping here sucks compared to the U.S. I’m going to wreak some havoc on Giant Eagle when I come back.” What makes DIS and Denmark in general great is, although the weather in Denmark is so-so, the people are nice and the program is awesome. Orons’ favorite part about the program is that they give the students three weeks off for traveling, which is something that most programs do not do. The students also have every Wednesday off of classes to do homework and just experience Copenhagen. Classes will have field trips on these days to take the learning outside of the classroom, which has been great for Orons.
“We were there for five days. We went hiking, had meditation sessions, attended awesome lectures and had an overall great time. It was absolutely incredible, and the scenery was unreal.”
So far she has been to multiple cities in Denmark, as well as Sweden, Norway, Germany and Scotland. The students have another travel break coming up in two weeks and Orons will be going to London, Paris and Madrid. In December, Orons and her friends also have a trip planned to Amsterdam.
Orons returns home in December, but what she can’t wait
Orons is the only student from Ohio State in her program,
O-H-I-O- on Loch Lomond in Scotland.
caitlyn scafaria Alpha Xi Delta
Caitlyn is a junior studying strategic communication. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. unlike the other students who have at least 10 people from their home university. It has been a growing opportunity for her because she has had to branch out and make friends, It was like freshman year all over again. Also, putting anyone into a country in which they don’t speak the native language is shocking. “You have to develop good people skills pretty quickly in order to communicate with the locals without sounding like an idiot,” said Orons. “Luckily, almost everyone in Denmark speaks English, so I haven’t had too hard of a time communicating, but it was harder in Germany where people only spoke German!” The general consensus for anyone who has ever studied abroad: they wouldn’t do anything to change their experience, and they would do it again in a heart beat. “If anyone is questioning whether or not they should study abroad, stop questioning and apply,” said Oron. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, seriously. You’ll never have the chance to do anything like this every again. It’s kind of scary, and I definitely miss OSU and my friends a lot, but I wouldn’t change my situation for anything. Studying abroad has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in college so far.”
Museum Island in Berlin (with Orons).
something to talk about
Frat Man’s Guide: Do’s and Don’ts When Dealing with Getting Dumped Alright men, let’s face it—getting dumped sucks. Having your heart broken is never easy. And for the sake of this article, while you read this, don’t worry about looking tough. Let yourself be emotional if any of this strikes a chord. To get your man card back in front of your bros, feel free to call me a wuss or whatever feels appropriate. When dealing with this kind of stuff, it’s sometimes hard to still feel masculine and tough when you’re dealing with emotions our gender isn’t necessarily used to. The first step to getting better is picking out which guys in your fraternity you can trust (and possibly which close female friends, hopefully not in the same chapter as she is— you know how girls like to talk and gossip, and ain’t nobody got time for that when you’re trying to deal with something). There are the guys in the house who will sit in your room with you until 4:30 a.m. making sure you’re alright, and there are the guys who will automatically dismiss you and call you any assortment of female body parts for your lack of frattitude. Whether fratty or not, you’re human. You’re going to react to this stuff like anyone else would. Don’t be ashamed of it. Step two is not getting belligerent shortly after. I’m sure a lot of us have been there. It usually ends up with you texting her something you definitely regret, as well as a 3 a.m. text to some other girl who you have no business talking to at that hour. Not to mention, the sickness and hangover that are imminent. Drinking is never the answer. I know that’s cliché or whatever, but seriously. Taking a bottle of Jack is not the medicine. That being said, I’m not saying you should cut yourself off completely from the social side of things; that’s just as bad. You just need to be responsible about it. Give your phone to a buddy you trust so you don’t end up texting her. Your friends are there for you. Go have fun out at the bar or a party, just don’t reflect on her on the dance floor or at the bottom of your glass. You need to be around your bros at a time like this. Skipping out on AGR’s halloween party to sit in your room is only going to make you feel worse—that’s why I didn’t miss it and stayed out of my room. Though we guys aren’t good at talking about stuff, we are good at going out and having a good old American time, and if it doesn’t help, at least it will take your mind off of things for a while. Step three is not waking up every morning and checking her Facebook and Twitter accounts. Trust me, it’s easier said than done, I get that. But think about it for a minute. What do you have to gain? If it seems like she’s doing fine, it will kill you. If it seems like she’s upset, it will hurt just as bad if you really care about her. If she’s talking to some other guy, well God knows that’s not going to help you any. It’s over, man. It’s easy to just say deal with it and get over her, but it’s much harder to do. There’s nothing you really can do but take a hard look inward and stop blaming yourself. You are a fraternity man at Ohio State, and you have a very bright future ahead of you. You don’t need to worry about some girl who might have just tied you down when you could have been taking a position somewhere else. Live for yourself. Focus on your professional career and keep yourself busy. An idle mind will absolutely tear you apart. Convert your sadness into anger and do something about it. Go work out, go work harder at your job, do more for your fraternity. Let
this emptiness fuel you to fill it with something better, with something that will benefit yourself as well as those around you. You can do it. You need to do all you can to isolate yourself from the situation. Erase all the pictures you have of her and you. It’s hard, I know. But you can’t keep looking back on it if you know there’s no chance of getting back together. As Tim McGraw said, “There’s no such thing as what might have been, that’s a waste of time, drive you outta your mind.” Find yourself some music to relate to and realize this happens to so many people who have done great things because of their pain. Country music singer Gary Allan (whose music is great to listen to when upset, by the way) lost one of his wives to a divorce, and the other committed suicide. He went out and sang about it. He converted that pain into music and was able to be successful because of it. Do the same with your professional career. Just to wrap things up, let me say a few more things. Back in the day after I lost the first girl I had really loved, I thought well dang, I’m never going to find someone as good as her. Then I found someone better. There’s no use giving up. Use all the clichés you want. If it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be, etc., etc. They never really helped me, but my brothers did. Maybe it will mean more to you than it ever did to me. I’ll tell you one thing that somehow had a big impact on me when dealing with this. I was wasting time during class or something on one of those meme websites one day. One of the pictures I came across was a screenshot of a Facebook post. Some kid posted something along the lines of “I can’t believe I lost her, she was my everything,” or something to that effect, written with improper capitalization and using symbols instead of words, like some 13-yearold would do. The first comment on said status was the kid’s dad. “Son, please learn how to type, and stop being a p**** and come help me clean out the garage.” I saw that quite a number of months ago but remembered it just the other day, and for some reason it spoke to me. You need a balance with your friends when it comes to helping you deal with it. You need someone who is compassionate and will give you all the kind words you need. But you also need someone to kick your butt and tell you to stop selfloathing. Trust me, sitting in your room and feeling sorry for yourself will get you nowhere, even though it’s easier than facing the day and putting on a smile for the world. Do yourself a favor and at least try it. Pick yourself up and know that you have the strength to deal with it. When writing this article, I thought about the different ways
Dave dziak Delta Theta Sigma
Dave is a senior studying political science and journalism. You may contact him at email@example.com. to approach it. The reason I’m writing this is because I’m going through this right now. I just got dumped. Yeah, it sucks, but I’m actually following my own advice, using this experience as a resource to help me get better. In this case, it’s passing on advice to my fellow Greeks. I thought about making this a pseudo passive-aggressive article against her like I’ve done in different situations in the past. Though I know she’d never see it, somehow it would have made me feel better. But I didn’t. You have to man up and be the bigger person. Looking like you’re bitter and complaining isn’t going to make anyone else want you, and it sure as hell won’t win you any points with your guys. There is no challenge that is given to you that you can’t handle. I’m going to get all religious on you right now and tell you that God has a plan for all of us, and maybe she just wasn’t part of it. When it seems like God is nowhere to be found in the hardest points in your life, remember that the teacher is always silent during the test. You can deal with it, man. As always, if anyone of you are experiencing this and you need a voice outside your chapter, my e-mail is listed below. Feel free to reach out because I’ve been there. Chin up, man, you can get through it.
It’s getting colder and the urge to wear sweatpants every hour of every day is finally setting in for most of the college campus. As winter gets closer and closer, the will to fight that urge is going to virtually disappear, too. If you do manage to put on real pants in the morning and still get dressed up for class (really, good for you), it’s not long before you yearn for your comfy sweatpants or ripped up hoodie waiting back at the house. It doesn’t matter what exactly the outfit is, though. The fact is that the outfits are super comfortable and embarrassingly ugly. My point is this: don’t wear them out of the house, and don’t wear them with your letters on. I know it’s cold and crappy out, and my thought every morning is that I wish there was an attractive pair of really warm, comfy sweatpants. If you have magically found a pair of these, congrats, you’re the only one. For everyone else, realize that we all represent Greek life and recruitment will be here a lot sooner than everyone realizes. This is not to say that by wearing sweatpants and letters, people are automatically going to assume that Greeks are
disasters who can’t get themselves together. The point is that we want to present our best selves and represent Greek life in the best way we can. Showing up with letters on, your hair in a knot and your ugly pants on not only makes your own chapter look bad, but also portrays Greek life in a light that is less than ideal.
bonnie piranio Delta Zeta
Social Media Director
Bonnie is a junior studying marketing and linguistics. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barely making it to class on a Friday morning with ratty sweats and last night’s makeup doesn’t look good when you are carrying a bag that has your letters clearly written on the side. (Turning your bag around so that you carry it with the letters facing you also does not hide the fact that it is a letter bag and people can probably still see them…) Even being careful of your outfit, having an iPhone case with your letters printed on it will still give you away.
Considering that there are so many stereotypes about Greek life already out there, all this does is perpetuate them and cancel out all of the work PHA, IFC, NPHC and MCGC, as well as all of the chapters themselves, have worked so hard to get rid of here at Ohio State.
I understand not looking your best everyday. I recently wore my ugly pants out in public without even realizing it. But when you are consistently showing up to class wearing letters and looking like a serious catastrophe, Greek life comes across to others very negatively. You start to look like you could care less about school (and as much as I am here for a social life, the ultimate goal is to get a degree and move on with life) and don’t care about anything but going out.
So next time you’re feeling way too exhausted and it is way too cold to dress up, just think about the image your outfit will portray. If you’re fine with how it represents you, go for it. Wear the outfit. But if it is going to in some way misrepresent or insult Greek life, leave it home. You should definitely know better, and you should care about all of the other people who you represent besides yourself, besides your chapter and besides your council who you will be affecting.
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Katalina’s Cafe Corner In the quaint town of Victorian Village, with cobblestone streets and 1800s style houses, sits the colorful and expressive restaurant, Katalina’s Café. Offering gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups, breakfast, desserts, and vegetarian options, this place has a large variety, all with a slight Mexican flare. About the size of a small shack, with a few tables inside but a lot of seating on a front patio, colorful chalkboards featuring the menu are the first things customers see when walking in. Customers order their food from the cashier, pick out a table, and wait for the food to be brought to them. If you go for brunch on Saturday or Sunday, expect to wait in a decent line to order your food, but I promise you, this is one place in Columbus you don’t want to miss.
For breakfast lovers, you’re in luck. Katalina’s serves breakfast all day, with a nice mix of savory and sweet options. If you like sweet breakfasts, check out their Latin Pancake Balls, six little buns filled with your choice of Nutella or strawberry preserves and sprinkled with powdered sugar. These are definitely sugary but are delicious little pillows of pancakes that just seem to make any morning a happy one. Served on the side is their famous sweet and spicy bacon. The sticky, sugary coated bacon starts off sweet and full of molasses flavor, but then ends with quite a kick that left me and my friends reaching for our water glasses. Their French toast, sprinkled with cinnamon and Mexican chocolate is another sweet option that also combines the sweet and spicy trend. The toast is cut thick, and crunchy on the inside, but doughy and warm on the inside. Dunk each bite into their maple syrup, and you have the perfect bite. On the savory side, I strongly recommend their breakfast tacos. Three corn tortillas, stuffed with eggs, chorizo sausage, avocado, salsa and cheese, are a great protein packed way to start your day. The chorizo has a little spice to it, but as someone who has a very low tolerance for spicy foods, these were very enjoyable. The avocado added a creamy and cool element to the tacos, while the salsa added a refreshing bite to the warm eggs. Served on the side were their hash browns, which were nicely seasoned and had some parts that were crunchy and other parts that were still soft.
deanna leess Alpha Epsilon Phi
Deanna is a junior studying hospitality management. You may contact her at email@example.com. For a classic breakfast item, I recommend their “Hens in a Basket.” Two thick pieces of sourdough with a hole cut out in the middle that is replaced by an egg, cooked to the style of your choosing. The bread is buttery and nicely toasted, and is perfect dipped into the runny yolk. If you are an avid coffee drinker, get one of their cups of the flavored coffee or regular and help support their efforts in using only fair trade coffee beans. For fall, they are offering pumpkin spice coffee. Don’t expect the overly sweet and fake flavor of Starbuck’s pumpkin spice latte. This coffee is mild, with just a slight pumpkin and clove taste from natural spices being added to the ground coffee. It would be great with one of their molasses ginger cookies during an afternoon study session. Lunch or dinner is another great time to check this place out, with more than 15 different sandwiches and a few salads and soups. They are opened Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grey’s Anatomy — Watch It. Every week I look forward to watching my favorite TV shows on weeknights. It is a really great break from classes and working every day to kick back for an hour and watch How I Met Your Mother or Jersey Shore.
That’s why this past Thursday, when Grey’s Anatomy was not on, I was pretty sad. Then I got to thinking about how many shows related to health or fitness that I watch. I may only watch some of them all the time, but I thought it would be a good idea to bring some of these shows to light. Even though most of them are not real, they are based on real health issues.
Kelly angle Alpha Gamma Delta
Kelly is a senior studying psychology and criminology. You may contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First, I am going to talk about Grey’s Anatomy. This TV show is seriously awesome. If you have never seen it,
go on Netflix and start with season one. This show has caused me some heart breaks, but I still love it. Watching real life situations with families in the hospital or seeing your favorite character die in a plot twist is surprisingly gut-wrenching.
a great work out. Dance is a very good way to get your body in shape. Take it from me, I tried to do the show’s workout dance video, and I was sweating during the warm-up exercises.
Grey’s Anatomy is really great because it does deal with some real life health issues. Major characters have had everything from skin cancer to post traumatic stress disorder. This can be really educational or just shed some light on diseases you may not have understood before.
Another show that is related to health and fitness that I actually think is surprisingly good is Dr. Oz. It is on in the afternoon and may not be the craziest guilty pleasure, but it has a lot of great fitness tips. I have seen shows with everything from delicious diet-friendly foods to crazy health questions.
Another really cool medical show is House. I have seen my fair share of episodes, and they are always interesting. They deal with some pretty random medical anomalies, but they are still interesting to learn about if you enjoy health issues at all. House has won countless awards and has drama as well as medicine. House also has drug-related issues, which can be really interesting from a psychological standpoint.
This summer, I watched one of his shows about losing belly fat. This is always great when you are trying to lose that extra five pounds before the beach. Dr. Oz said you should eat a high-protein diet, which includes a lot of tasty foods like turkey burgers and baked French fries. Surprisingly, he said not to eat breakfast. You can even eat dessert and drink juice. It is all about calorie intake and how much you are burning off.
My favorite show that has to do with fitness, by far, is So You Think You Can Dance. I know it goes out on a limb, but SYTYCD has dancers competing in new dances every week, which is really physically exhausting and
I would really recommend watching some of these television shows. Even if you do not think you like health and fitness topics at all, I promise you that these shows will suck you in.
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Tweetle Dee Tweetle Dum As we have slowly moved on from the dark ages of depressing away messages on AIM, to the overly joyous status updates on Facebook and now to the witty tweets of Twitter, it seems as if some of us are a little confused on what subject matters are deemed appropriate for the content of our social media blurbs. (Notice I’m using the collective pronouns ‘our’ and ‘we’ because I too am guilty.)
kristin Rizzo Alpha Phi
Kristin is a senior studying strategic communications. You may contact her at email@example.com.
As college students who hope to be employed shortly after graduation, it is very important that we monitor how we represent ourselves through social media, namely Twitter. I pinpoint Twitter because it is the outlet I check and use the most—hey 3,000+ tweets. The 24/7 accessibility, made possible because of our smart phones, makes it nearly impossible to avoid composing a tweet at 3 a.m. on our
“Do As I Say Not As I Do”
way home from downtown on Thursday mornings. This is where we get into trouble. When it is that early in the morning, our brains are obviously not functioning correctly and the little filter that lies between our brain and fingers fails to work properly. Since there is no app that prohibits people from tweeting between the hours of 12 a.m. and 9 a.m. (the hours in which our cognitive abilities are at their lowest), we have to start making conscious efforts to ban ourselves from all social media outlets during this time frame. Along with this time frame, we have to be aware of what we are tweeting at all times of the day. Our followers aren’t very interested in how many miles we ran this morning, what unintelligent thing our professor said in class today or how much we hate the cold and wish you were in Florida. Along with our followers, we also have to be conscious of future employers. I advise making two accounts; one for professional tweets and one for personal tweets. That way, if you are in an interview and are asked to pull up your Twitter account, your potential boss will not see that 20 minutes before the interview you tweeted that you are not ready for the interview, and are still feeling the side effects from last night’s activities.
I am by no means an expert on the whole tweeting game, one glance at my account and you would soon figure that out, but I truly do think it is very important that we all start making a conscious effort to monitor the contents of all social media, not just Twitter. It may help secure us a job after graduation, and save us some embarrassment at the same time. As someone much wiser than me once said, “do as I say not as I do.”
weekly horoscopes CAPRICORN
December 22 - January 19 You are a 7 this week. Football is winding up and tailgates will be no more. Travel or attend the last game of the year, you will meet someone new.
January 20 - February 18 You are an 8 this week! You are on fire! Ahead in your classes and still going out every night, this weekend will be one for the record books.
February 19 - March 20
April 20 - May 20 You are a 3 this week. You are dragging in a rut, be sure to be optimistic and conquer each day. The higher the goals you set for yourself, the more you will accomplish this week.
May 21 - June 20 You are a 5 this week. Just seem like you are always getting by, but doing nothing spectacular. Take on something new and different for everyone to know your name.
August 23 - September 22 You are a 5 this week. Even though you aren’t feeling the best, you are working like a 10! You know that the harder you work and the sacrifices you make now will come back ten fold in the near future.
September 23 - October 22 You are a 7 this week. It seems you put in minimal effort unlike your counterparts, but still reaping the reward! Take pride, but don’t assume this will always be this easy, it’s preparing you for a larger task.
June 21 - July 22 You are a 4 this week. Sure, there have been misfortunes this week as always, but you can’t let that stop you. Keep your eye above the forrst so you aren’t stuck wading through the trees.
October 23 - November 21 You are a 7 this week. Finally relationship issues are settled out this week be it romantic or just friends. Be sure to not burn any bridges though, they have a way of stirring up trouble at the least opportune moment.
You are a 6 this week. You are finally seeing the light after the past few busy weeks. Take advantage of this and try something new, like joining a new campus organization.
You are a 6 this week. You have put in the work and now time for the reward. Whether it is the extra time in that class, the dozen of resumes, or a new beau, your efforts are sure to pay off this week.
You are a 4 this week. Feel sluggish and lazy you have fallen behind. Now you will be staying in this week to catch up on assignments that you have procrastinated on.
March 21 - April 19
July 23 - August 22
November 22 - December 21 You are a 6 this week. Seems you didn’t take my advice last week in getting to know the new crush. Respect and honest is key in building any new relationship, be sure to give them another chance.