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There’s Something About Molly

There’s Something About Molly

Imagine a summer scene of party-goers writhing with excitement as a DJ blasts pulsating beats through speakers, every hypnotic rhythm resonating. After one hit of molly the music gets louder, the lights get brighter,the dancers go non-stop, soaring to new heights of ecstasy. This is what 21-year-old student Rachel—whose name […]

 
 

#foodporn: now trending

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First came the phone calls that interrupted family dinners, then the text messages that intruded on dates, then mobile  Facebook access, causing young adults to sit at lunch tables with their friends and not say a word to one another. What’s next, you may ask? Now you can’t eat until […]

 
 

Shedding light on UV Tattoos

Shedding light on UV Tattoos

A year ago, Tom Atkin, a 25-year-old bartender in San Diego, wanted to add to his collection of ink, which already included an owl on his right bicep, an anchor on his chest, and a bouquet of roses surrounding a cross on his left forearm. Atkin walked into his usual […]

 
 

The Career Path Less Travelled

The best application of Universal Japanese.

Kayla Zimmerman remembers freshman year of college as the year of all work and no play. The Ohio native was taking a full plate of biology and pre-med courses at New York University, with her mind set on a very stable career course as a heart surgeon. But halfway through […]

 
 

Spending for the Experience

Spending for the Experience

Most people don’t hang around the trendy coffee shop just for the skinny vanilla latte.  The under-30 crowd in particular, is there for the social experience, a fact shops are starting to recognize and contribute to, with mood music, comfy couches and a no-hassle-if –you-sit-there-for-three-hours policy.

 
 

Fatkinis And The Rise Of Plus-Size

Fatkinis And The Rise Of Plus-Size

Amid the madness of Black Friday, Columbia University senior Tina Rose tried her hardest to find a pair of jeans that went up higher than her mid-thighs.  She scurried through the fitting rooms of Macy’s, American Apparel and Zara, failing to find anything over a size 14.  Yet this young […]

 
 

The Perfect Pressure on Gen Y Women

Photo courtesy of Career Girl Network.

Blame it on Barbie. She has it all: successful career, active social life, and good looks. She’s been a doctor, an astronaut and even a president, yet maintains an enviable – if unrealistic – figure at the same time. Barbie is the plastic embodiment of a perfectionist’s dreams. Barbie is […]

 
 

Disillusionment Impacts Young Voters

Disillusionment Impacts Young Voters

On Election Day, many millennials will get their second chance to perform their civic duty of voting for the President of the United States. Their first opportunity, in 2008 when they helped assure the election of President Barack Obama, was a wild success in young voter enthusiasm and registration, but […]

 
 

Crowdfunding Revives Student Projects

Crowdfunding Revives Student Projects

When a group of NYU Tisch students decided to produce their own version of the “An Enemy of the People” last spring, the group hit a few budgetary snags. The Tisch School of the Arts was supposed to pay for part of the production and help students fundraise the rest. […]

 
 

Along For The Ride

Along For The Ride

In many ways, Maggie Lunn* and her boyfriend bear all the marks of a modern couple. They met in highschool and are now long-distance. He lives in Florida and she lives in New York, and they split their visiting time equally. They text and Skype every day. They forwent an […]