Thursday, June 29, 2017

In Limbo: the Talk on Library Walk

Library Walk pisses me off on a whole other level, and I avoid it at all costs, with only two notable exceptions. One, I occasionally feel like taking surprise selfies with the crazed Christians;...

Freshman Faux Pas: Dating: Crazy, Stupid, Vincent.

We were sprawled across the wooden floor of my one-car garage-converted-to-room and passed around a bottle of tangerine wine (if you scoff at my drink of choice, whatever, I’m poor, and it was $5)....

Vino & Visas: Ci Vediamo, Italia. Un Bacio.

I’m not good with goodbyes, which is why I’m so grateful Italians are never saying it. Instead, they use the phrase, “ci vediamo,” which is most similar to our English expression, “see you later.”...

Vino & Visas: Flirting with Foreign Boys

Since practically the moment I arrived in Italy, my friends and family have been asking me, "So have you met any cute Italian boys yet?” I guess it's a natural and fully-warranted inquiry, given...

The Christian Lifestyle: How to Start Reading

How can I find time to read for fun in college?— Anonymous As a Literature major, trust: if the weekly line-up for my classes is, a novel or two, secondary literature to accompany such discourses,...

The Christian Lifestyle: Advice Column

After provoking American Airlines and Southwest to duke it out for his plane ticket on Twitter — the decisive factor being the former’s offer to role-play Old Hollywood with apple juice — Christian Gerard...

The Christian Lifestyle: Rave Etiquette

What is the etiquette for raves? — Anonymous There exists some semblance of etiquette for everything, period — lest we allow the contemporary Michael Derrick Hudsons of the world to bathe in their nihilistic solipsism....

Vino and Visas: Not My Nonni

Italian nonni (grandparents) and old people are the best. They never let their old age get the best of them: they’re always going on walks, shopping or my personal favorite, having a heated conversation...

The Christian Lifestyle: Advice Column

Q: I’m currently writing an essay and I don’t know where to start. What should I do?  -Anonymous   Always start at JSTOR. Plebeians begin their adventure in the shallow waters of Wikipedia with their Abercrombie-esque...

Vino and Visas: Realizations of a Quasi-European

This winter break, I was lucky to have my mom, dad and sister come visit me in Italy. We were in the Tuscan countryside for Christmas, spent New Year’s in Rome and then enjoyed...