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Affordable Luxury for the Gen Y Woman

Affordable Luxury for the Gen Y Woman

NYU junior Mary Williamson hasn’t been to Fifth Avenue’s Henri Bendel, where the girls at the headband counter used to greet her by name, all semester. Though she no longer hands over $150 for a Jennifer Behr headband, visions of the pricey accessories run through her head. Williamson has limited […]

 
 

Bears on the Web: Gen-Y Gays Get a New Attitude

Twelve-year-old Lorenzo Rodriguez’s cursor hung over a link labeled “Gay Bear Porn.” He had no idea that what he was about to see would end up defining part of his identity. One click, and everything changed. Though earlier Internet adventures had helped Rodriguez accept his attraction to men, he had […]

 
 

Punk v. Professional: Gen Y’s Culture Clash Over Corporate Dress

Punk v. Professional: Gen Y’s Culture Clash Over Corporate Dress

Journalism major Eddie Ebbert, 21, recently sported a mohawk to his interview for an internship at Esquire. His mother had suggested that he get a new, more conventional haircut, but he refused. “If you’re not going to hire me because of my hair, I’m not going to work there,” he […]

 
 

To Friend or to Follow?

Danielle Simon, a college student at Colombia University, is obsessed with Twitter. The 23-year-old has over 6,000 tweets posted since she started her account two years ago. Simon tweets multiple times per hour about her day, posting pictures and boasting of her run-ins with celebrities. But just because she does […]

 
 

The Electronic Umbilical Cord: A New Way to Keep In Touch

The Electronic Umbilical Cord: A New Way to Keep In Touch

Constant text messaging keeps Gen Y and their parents connected “Straight to boogie and tequila.” Farrah Aldjufrie, a senior at the University of Southern California, received that text message last week from her father who lives in Bali. “He speaks broken English because he’s Indonesian,” Aldjufrie says. “He was asking […]