Culture

They Want It That Way: Millennial Nostalgia for the 1990’s

Sarah Carroll, 21, enjoys a "Friends" marathon.

By EMILY WITHAM The costumes in the Chicago improv club were low-budget but instantly recognizable. The actor in the jeans, zip-up t-shirt, and baseball cap was undoubtedly Ash Ketchum, hero of the 1990’s television series Pokemon. The other actor, in the all-yellow outfit and rosy cheeks, was his Pokemon sidekick, […]

 
 

The Fight is Not Over

The Fight is Not Over

By LILY STARBUCK Where one millennial stands on abortion rights. And why she’s still fighting. Sylvia Abdullah greeted shoppers at the entrance to a cramped, sun-filled pre-war apartment in the heart of Soho. She maneuvered her way past an overflowing coat rack and over boxes, bags, and piles of second […]

 
 

Facebook: A Breeding Ground for Social Comparison

Millenials tend to compare themselves to their Facebook friends and self-promote on their own social media profiles in an attempt to measure up.

By NATALIA GARCIA It is a Tuesday night and I am at the library browsing through Facebook between assignments when I come across a picture of a friend from high school holding a 3-liter bottle of Maison Perrier-Jouët at PHD, one of New York City’s most exclusive nightclubs. “$25,000,” the […]

 
 

Finding your Tinderfella: fairytale or reality?

Finding your Tinderfella: fairytale or reality?

By SARAH SKIRMONT   The melodic piano tune danced through Kayla Keegan’s ears as her voice synched with the words displayed on a TV screen to Elton John’s “Piano Man.” Even after a shot of whiskey and a beer, followed by an impromptu karaoke session, Kayla Keegan didn’t fully relax as […]

 
 

Post-Internet Art: The New Millennial Expression

A still from Rx’s “Bumble” music video

By MIA TAPER In a computer-generated 3D universe, electronic music pulses as samples of computer beeps and boops are sprinkled in. A golden, star-laden phrase “LET THE MACHINE LIVE YOUR FANTASY” bounces about as crudely animated women jerk their bodies in a circle. An enormous beige male head protrudes from […]

 
 

Getting Dressed for Work: 3 DOs and DON’Ts That Will Help You Get Ready for Any Office

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By LARSON BINZER- In the relationship between millennial employees and middle-aged employers, determining what constitutes “professional” has never been as difficult as it is in today’s age of casual Fridays and sneaker-suit combos. However, there are some timeless tricks that will help you dress for any office. The Formal Office […]

 
 

Moms and Their Millennial “Friends”

Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, which includes numerous comments on the mother-daughter relationship.

By LILY STARBUCK In her first book, Not That Kind of Girl (2014), Lena Dunham offers insight into the difficulties of growing up. And like anyone growing up these days, she talks a great deal about her parents. Dunham recalls when as a recent college grad living a home, she […]

 
 

Millennial Dating: Who Pays When Men and Women Go Out?

Millennial Dating: Who Pays When Men and Women Go Out?

By DEBORAH LUBANGA As midterm exams were just a week away, University of Georgia student, Austin Simmons, 19, wanted to have a little fun before studying consumed all of his free time. His girlfriend, Jacquelyn Harms, 19, had mentioned a craving for Outback Steakhouse, so he invited her out for […]

 
 

Hookup Culture: All in Millennials’ Minds?

Photo Credit: Daniel Nanescu, SplitShire.com

By EMILY WITHAM During her semester abroad in London, college student Mackenzie Cash decided to enjoy a Valentine’s Day single ladies night with some friends. They found themselves at a nightclub called Pacha near Victoria Station and the evening started off well enough. The girls drank freely and grooved on […]

 
 

9 Reasons Why You Eat Like a Millennial

9 Reasons Why You Eat Like a Millennial

By KATHRYN JONES 1. You tell your friends you know how to cook but in reality, you can only make the simple stuff: A GENYU survey on cooking ability revealed that 52 percent of millennials know how to cook at least one dish, excluding microwavable meals. Jenna McMarrow, 22, cooks […]