Category Archives: Lifestyle

“After School” brings Anonymity

After School, an app that allows for anonymous messaging, has hit the classrooms of Charlottesville High School. After School serves as an outlet for messaging and gossip while maintaining anonymity. “At some point, sure, it’s anonymous. But not everything is anonymous. Those statements aren’t;...


Candidate Kanye’s VMA Speech

“Bro. Bro! Listen to the kids. First of all, thank you, Taylor, for being so gracious and giving me this award this evening. And I often think back to the first day I met you also. You know I think about when I’m in...


The Problem of Privilege

I am a white 17-year-old gender normative person, so life is pretty good. I can walk down the sidewalk and look people in the eyes without them darting across the street to the other side. I can feel comforted by the fact that in...


The Mystery of Teenage Love

For years teen love has been written off by adults. I mean honestly, what is teenage love anyway but a hormone-ridden adventure; something soon to be over. This idea is no better articulated than by Aristotle nearly 2500 years ago when he said, “the...


Profanity: The Unlikely Hero

Whenever I trip down the stairs or drop a heavy textbook on my toe, a tirade of colorful lingo races through my head. Usually speaking, a word doesn’t roll off my tongue, but maybe if I took the extra mile and voiced my PG-13...


Boy Bands: Because “I rly can’t”

I understand a lot of things in this world. I really do. I understand simple addition, not-so-simple addition, jokes about “yo mama” (please do not take offense; I am pretty sure this is a general consensus and not a direct out of the ballpark...