Author: Alexandra Scandolo

Tinder art bro reportedly “a complete asshole”

Local cool and hot woman left deleting phone conversations and unfollowing accounts of a man she met on the dating app because “she honestly just like, doesn’t understand what could have even happened” The teens (read: grown ass adults) have been engaging in some emotionally damaging dating tactics. It’s called Ghosting—never heard of Ghosting? Congratulations on pretending like you’ve never downloaded dating app/nightmare Silicon Valley project Tinder. This fucking dumpster fire of an app not only crashes all the time, but it will let you build a contrived relationship with someone who will leave you high, dry, and screaming...

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“You complete me”

Finding love doesn’t necessarily mean always finding your other half  When Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, both excitement and cynicism are in the February air. This holiday seems to create undue stress each year, whether you have concrete plans, hope to make some, or just “completely forgot it was February 14th <i>already<i>.” The old-school tradition that still dictates the need to find romance or love today is evident in our stronghold on the traditions that surround Valentine’s Day. Modern dating’s casual nature isn’t a bad thing—it can be stressful, but that’s another article, for another day—however the mix  of this casualness with ideologies of the past can create confusion about what we’re supposed to want out of a relationship. The concept of “opposites attract,” is still prominent in today’s dating world, but the phrase can lead to relationships based solely on an attempt to complement our partner’s differences. Regardless of the fact that dating still holds on to many traditions, the formulaic approach to finding life-long love at a young age has weakened over time. There’s more opportunity to spend time working on a career or school. Working on professional development has beat tying down the personal for a while now, but living a full life means ticking off every box possible, because why <i>not<i>? There’s so much time to get The Career <i>and<i> The Significant Other. Underpinning...

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Kicking 2016 out the door

Ugh, worst year ever…Now what? So, you feel like you have had the worst year on record. Many iconic artists and actors were lost, and the year was highlighted by politically charged events both shocking and disappointing for many, like the election of Donald Trump. The weight of it all feels crushing for many, and to think, it all happened in just one calendar year. Every January feels like a triumphant way to hit reset, but this time, the need to leave the year behind felt particularly palpable. In tending to the wounds caused by events of the past year, the desperation to cross the 2016 finish line was felt everywhere, from holiday dinner tables to Twitter timelines....

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Vic Records Studio Sessions: Live-recording event continues club’s promise

Following a year of growth, Vic Records hosted a live recording session on September 28th with over twenty acts. With a full house, a comprehensive amount of equipment, and a variety of performances in a range of genres, the event provided an opportunity for students to benefit from the club more tangibly than ever before. Despite the technical difficulties that are expected with a live recording event, each performer was given the opportunity to record a five-minute live performance of a song of their choice—whether a cover, original song, or instrumentation. Co-president Sean Kudryk spent the evening doing sound...

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Welcome to the University You

While starting university is an exciting and effervescent experience, it is undeniably overwhelming. You have more than enough voices telling you that it’s going to be the best time of your life, coupled with an onslaught of daily notifications from a confusing amount of university-affiliated websites. There’s this rush of freedom, but also a complete shift in the lifestyle and routine you’ve crafted over the years. In the chaos of all this thrilling newness in your life, there will be an inevitable pull to engage with the new people and enticing ideas being presented to you. A new environment...

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