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Author: Victoria Bachurska, Fashion Blogger

Office- and Interview-Friendly Fashion

Office- and Interview-Friendly Fashion

Welcome to the second semester, everyone! I’ve decided to dedicate this post to what I recently had to figure out: what to wear in front of prospective/current bosses. This is never an easy decision, considering that you’re trying to dress to impress. I mean, let’s face it, people do judge you by the outfit you are wearing (what else are those up-and-down eye movements for?). The clothes you should wear in a professional setting depend on the specific atmosphere of a job. For example: In finance/business related fields, the attire is…

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Galactic Cosmic Radiation and its Link to Alzheimer’s: Is Space Exploration Truly Worth the Risk?

Galactic Cosmic Radiation and its Link to Alzheimer’s: Is Space Exploration Truly Worth the Risk?

“Space: the final frontier.” Anyone who has lived in the United States during the last 60 years can attest to the country’s longstanding obsession with exploring the mysterious void of space, truly the last uncharted region known to man. Beginning in the late 1950s with the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik 1—the first artificial satellite to orbit Earth—America fell headfirst into the Space Age, with TV series such as Star Trek and movies like 2001: A Space Odyssey capturing the imagination of…

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The Solidarity of Sleep Deprivation

The Solidarity of Sleep Deprivation

Each time finals week approaches and the semester ends with an explosion of stress, I find myself truly amazed at just how little sleep on which college students are able to function. I recently overheard someone explaining that she had plans to pull an all-nighter to finish one essay, go to class, eat food, attempt to sleep from 4:00 p.m. to midnight, and then pull another all-nighter to tackle essay number two. That, my friends, is what I call impressive, especially when I compare…

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Break Plans & Comfy Clothing

Break Plans & Comfy Clothing

Unfortunately, everyone is now swamped with finals, papers, projects. But remember, our much-needed vacation is coming soon! I know it seems so far away, but it’s coming in only two weeks. Also remember that the holidays are coming, which means that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your friends and family. Here is a “to-do” list of what I will be (and everyone else should be) doing during winter break: Sleep. This is something that I will be doing a lot for…

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All-Nighter Playlist

All-Nighter Playlist

Well, it’s that time of year again: finals are upon us. Classes are almost finished, and soon we will all be drowning in study guides and primary sources. As if tests weren’t enough to worry about, most of us have research papers, oral language exams, and presentations, too. This much work can only mean one thing: all-nighters. Pulling an all-nighter is a college rite of passage. It’s not fun, but every once in a while, it must be done. After my…

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Hunger Games Fashion: Catching Fire

Hunger Games Fashion: Catching Fire

**SPOILER ALERT** I spent my Thursday night at the premiere of the new movie Catching Fire. It was so worth the bad seats, the lack of sleep that ensued, and the unconscious look that I had in class the next day. I didn’t too much enjoy the first movie, but the second transformed me into a huge fan. Everything in the sequel was way better than in the first film—the sceneries, the characters, the plot and, of course, the fashion. Katniss’ Hair First off, let’s…

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Ultramarathons and the Human Body: A Scientific Look beyond the Blood, Sweat, and Tears

Ultramarathons and the Human Body: A Scientific Look beyond the Blood, Sweat, and Tears

After a full day of classes, lunch dates, and club meetings, it can be quite tempting to proclaim, “I feel like I’ve been running around all day!” Of course, the majority of our waking hours are usually spent sitting down–whether studying or on Facebook–while the majority of our exercise comes from madly dashing across campus. To say we’ve been running around “all day” is certainly an overstatement for most of us–but not for all. Enter a small group of elite…

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The Naked Truth or the Naked Future?

The Naked Truth or the Naked Future?

I always wonder where fashion will take us in the upcoming years. This thought scares me more than it excites me. The fashion route that we seem to be taking is wearing less and less clothing. Truly ponder this theory for a moment: What has been in fashion lately? Chiffon everything (shirts, skirts, underwear–all of it is chiffon), bandeaus, bra-lets, etc. These articles of clothing expose a lot. Trust me, I’m guilty of wearing some of these items, but if…

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Book Banning: The Importance of Controversial Texts

Book Banning: The Importance of Controversial Texts

Although Banned Books Week–an annual week-long celebration of the freedom to read–already occurred in September, it is always relevant to think about issues of censorship and book banning, both in the United States and countries around the world. While banning books might seem like a practice of the past–challenged by modern, progressive ideas of intellectual expression–hundred of complaints and challenges to different titles (over 464 in 2012) are reported by the American Library Association each year. Over 11,000 books have…

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My Perspective on the Leggings-as-Pants Phenomenon

My Perspective on the Leggings-as-Pants Phenomenon

I was never a leggings-as-pants kind of girl. In fact, I was always as vehemently opposed to the idea as I was to rompers and overalls coming back in style (I thought I was done with those after I left elementary school?) Before all of you pro-leggings folks start flipping out about how severely mistaken my views are, let me explain. I’m all for anyone wearing whatever the heck they want and feel comfortable in without being judged, but passing off leggings as actual…

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