Fire and Feathers Unite: Year of the Rooster April 4, 2017

 third of 2017 is gone; a little more than half remains to do it right. According to Chinese astrology, 2017, the Year of the Rooster, is meant to be lived with confidence, diligence and intensity. Roosters, both the animals and those born under the horoscope, are flamboyant with feathers in the shades of fire. Never […]



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Saturday Night Live: Bridging the Blue/Red Divide? March 26, 2017

 olitical commentaries have always held a premiere platform on Saturday Night Live. They serve as the basis for their cold opens, the first sketch before the host is introduced, and the main plotline for their Weekend Update where two hosts, Michael Che and Colin Jost, joke about the major news of the week. While the […]



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Beating the Weekday Hangover March 22, 2017

  s busy Penn students, we are constantly working to live up to the ever-present challenge of balancing our social lives with our academic and extracurricular responsibilities. Most of us, not wanting to have to pick one over the other, have experienced that weekday hangover after a rowdy date night or a spontaneous trip to […]



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A Broader Perspective: Lyon March 21, 2017

hen I decided to join the WALK, I had just gotten back from a semester abroad. So naturally, my experiences overseas were perfect fodder for a rookie writer who was desperate for content. You would think, though, that the city I lived in—Lyon, France—would be at the top of my list as a story to […]



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#Hurtbae: What We Can Learn From the Viral Video March 21, 2017

   en ain’t sh***t” is a common phrase iterated from women after watching the infamous #hurtbae video. If you haven’t seen it by now, take a look at the six minute clip by the Scene where two exes discuss the fall of their relationship. It mainly attempted to get at the heart of why the […]



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A Movie-Music Mixtape March 21, 2017

nless you’ve been actively avoiding all forms of communication for the past few months, you’ve probably heard about Hollywood’s newest show-stopping, blockbuster film, La La Land. This homage to the classic Hollywood movie musical has had both audiences and awards charging towards it like a stampede. Although there is much controversy over whether or not […]



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Leaps and Bounds in Model Diversity During Fall 2017 Fashion Week March 18, 2017

   or the past month, the fashion world has been in a flurry with Fashion Weeks occurring in New York, Milan, London, and Paris.  Besides the fact that the athleisure trend may be coming to an end – due to the polished look showing up on runways like The Row, Céline, and Tory Burch, a […]



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Should Students Be Worried About the EU Visa Mandate? March 15, 2017

h, springtime. As usual, it’s arrival awakens those sun-filled fantasies of post-hibernation getaways, spring break extravaganzas, and summertime excursions…. If you’ve found yourself stuck in this familiar dreamy state, it might be time to wake up. In fact, it’s not only the lingering chill in the air that might keep you from feeling those happy […]



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Oscars 2017: Best Dressed March 14, 2017

   he 89th Academy Awards had it all–suspense, plot twists, and of course, pretty dresses!  Here are the top five looks from this year’s red carpet. Actress Hailee Steinfeld shimmered in an effervescent Ralph & Russo Couture gown with peony detailing. Moana actress Auli’i Cravaho dazzled in a origami-inspired piece by designer Rubin Singer. Cynthia […]



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Studying Abroad in Milan: Fashion Realizations March 10, 2017

he main realization I made about clothing at Penn now that I am studying abroad in Milan is that black predominates most girls’ wardrobes. I first noticed this when an Italian told me my outfit looked sad, which at first offended me, since I had been told this was a nice outfit, but I then […]



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