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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4 Times Michelle Obama Looked Like Literal Art March 6, 2017

f you don’t live under a rock, then you know that today’s political atmosphere is buzzing like never before. Not only has this past election been one of the most controversial, but it has also been one of the most broadcast. Social media is at its peak, and that means it’s played a huge role […]



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How To Be More Mindful This Spring Break March 1, 2017

or decades now, the words “spring break” have been almost synonymous with escape, relaxation, and renewal. And while these words are exactly what any spring break should be about, especially after a rough round of midterms, relaxation and renewal may not come as easily to those of us whose destinations aren’t white beaches and turquoise […]



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Behind the Scenes of the Vagina Monologues March 1, 2017

Every year, a group of strong people who feel connected to the issues facing women come together for the nation’s largest and oldest continuous university production of the Vagina Monologues. Coming into the 2017 production of the show, the board aimed make it as inclusive as possible for all individuals. The cast included students from […]



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Breaking the Bank and Breaking a Sweat: Preparing for Spring Break February 28, 2017

    un, surf and sand— the makings of a quintessential college spring break. Every spring, thousands of students flock to warmer weather during their time off from school. After a season of Christmas cookies, New Years champagne, and Valentine’s Day candy, it is no surprise that we might not feel our healthiest during the […]



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#OscarsSo…Diverse? February 27, 2017

  t’s no new news that awards shows have had little to no diversity in nominations and prizes.  After the Oscars in 2016, the backlash from both actors and actresses of color and social media in general brought so much attention to this issue (with the hashtag #oscarssowhite) that it seemed like great strides would […]



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What You Don’t See Beyond The Penn Bubble February 22, 2017

  hatever you do, don’t go past 42nd street.” While the street number may vary depending on who you talk to, this is an infamous warning to any student who attends Penn. ‘Beware of the unknown’ is a mentality that is often pervasive throughout campus. Although, more times than not “the unknown” is just another […]



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Could this year’s Oscar-nominated movies signal a new cinematic movement? February 20, 2017

  his year’s nominated movies were diverse not only in their subject matter and genre, but in the perspectives of their characters as well. After two years in a row of the upsetting #OscarsSoWhite trend, the Academy gave nominations to minority directors and casts alike, acknowledging the stories of those sometimes pushed into the background. […]



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Duck, Duck, Goose: The animal rights backlash to Canada Goose February 19, 2017

alk down Locust on a cold day and you’re guaranteed to see dozens of Canada Goose jackets. The circular red logo has become iconic. The procession of identical Canada Goose jackets during girl’s rush has become a running joke. Many Penn students love Canada Goose jackets—they’re warm, high quality and have a slick, finished appearance. […]



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