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ABD: You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat | Francesca Lyn

The title of this blog refers to one of the most epic lines ever spoken in cinematic history. I love Jaws and try my very best to apply this movie in my every day life. If you aren’t familiar with this significant cultural product please watch the clip below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gciFoEbOA8…

Shaking Off 2014

Where is Taylor Swift’s belly button? Sure, she’s already told us that she’ll never expose the little nub: that would be too similar to baring her midriff, and she doesn’t want to send the wrong impression, boys and girls. She’s a pop star, but not that kind of pop star….

Hide and Seek

Last Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron sat with President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. to discuss a number of topics, including the recent attacks in France and the need to beef up anti-terrorism tactics. Okay, cool. That’s a topic that should be discussed. What else was said and discussed…

A new year, a new me: Not exactly | Emily Miller

It is that time of year again. The gyms flood with folks anxious to make major lifestyle changes, Nicorette and e-cigarettes fly off the shelves, and people sit down at their kitchen tables to draft financial budgets for the coming year. I really like ringing in the new year and…

Knife Fight in the Garden of Comments and Criticism

The avenues of the internet are lined on either side by buildings—some of majesty, constructed by award-winning journalists, others busted and bruised. Click bait pads for hustlers with shot out windows and a bottomless hunger. Porno flop houses, clearly, mixed amongst your Salon.coms and your Guardians and your Slant, with…

“I Read the News Today, Oh Boy…”

Before I got on my flight to Houston yesterday I opened up my laptop and skimmed Facebook. In their “Trending” section at the top of the page, I saw that a high school student had made approximately $70 million off the stock market by trading during his lunch breaks. “Hmm,…

An Academic Breakdown | Francesca Lyn

You up? It’s 2am in Richmond, Virginia and I’m freaking out. My roommate is asleep and the city is starting to get too quiet. I can’t sleep. The melatonin shows no sign of kicking in and I am trapped in Tumblr’s endless scroll. I reblog some pictures of Natalie Dormer…

Me and My Game Over

Whenever I go for a run, I think about video games. I don’t day dream about them. I don’t think about which ones I’d like to buy or play. I think about the main characters in video games, and how they can run for miles on end without needing to…

Every Breath You Take

In the wake of the Ferguson debacle, there has been an outpouring of support in favor of on-duty officers wearing body cameras. It makes sense: in the realm of proof and evidence, video/audio is usually a game changer. To many people, the only the only folks that would be adversely…