The Black & White

New Year’s resolutions fall flat come spring

By Stephanie Franklin

February 14, 2011


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It’s that time of year again. Homework is actually finished. Houses look cleaner. Self-help books disappear from bookstore shelves. And just like every other January and February, gym membership spikes as lazy Americans crawl out of their dimly lit TV rooms to prove that they will, (really this...

Creative ways to say ‘I love you’ to your valentine

Creative ways to say ‘I love you’ to your valentine

By Molly Kaplowitz

February 7, 2011


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Valentine's Day is all about expressing love. Everyone has heard "I love you" before, but the words are overused and abused. They carry the same meaning each year - reservations at a swanky restaurant and a box of chocolates. Instead, mix it up - try these new phrases, and find out how much new meaning they can have. Read More »...

Mineral drinks, dancing define alternative fitness at health expo

By Molly Kaplowitz

February 3, 2011


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I joined thousands of other health-conscious Washingtonians at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Jan. 15 to try mineral drinks and learn about alternative fitness methods. Read More »...

Goodbye, texts and tweets: my week without social networking

By Molly Kaplowitz

February 1, 2011


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Imagine going a week without technology. No texting, no Facebook, no email. Pretty difficult, right? Read More »...

My Chinese mother is no tiger

By Lucy Chen

January 31, 2011


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I participate in school plays, attend sleepovers and religiously watch Glee.  According to author Amy Chua, this means I don’t have a “Chinese mother." But the last time I checked, my ancestors were all from China. Read More »...

Study tips for exam week

By Molly Kaplowitz

January 14, 2011


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With exam time upon us, many students are already hard at work studying, and stocking up on Red Bull to pull yet another all-nighter. To maintain your sanity during this time of year, here are five steps to get high exam grades: Read More »...

SelfControl, for those who have none

SelfControl, for those who have none

By Hailey Siller

January 13, 2011


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There's an 100 point essay due tomorrow, but instead of writing it, I'm on Facebook for hours. Typical. Read More »...

Last minute, savvy spending for Christmas

By Melanie Goldberg

December 24, 2010


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Every year, I blow all my babysitting cash buying gifts for the holidays. Christmas is my ultimate kryptonite; the anticipation and surprise that await Christmas morning are enough to make me break any pre-New Years resolutions about spending wisely. Read More »...

Gluten-free diet disappoints

By Hailey Siller

December 21, 2010


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After experimenting with gluten-free food for the last two months, I'm hesitant to continue the diet; I'm disappointed in the diet's health impact.    Read More »...

The spirit of not-giving: Teacher gifts during the holidays

By Hailey Siller

December 17, 2010


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As December progresses, I'm dreading the awkward, uncomfortable moments associated with giving gifts. And, if you find giving presents to close family and friends difficult, giving gifts to teachers could sound borderline crazy. Read More »...

At Whit’s End: You can’t go wrong with Christmas songs

By Molly Kaplowitz

December 8, 2010


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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. And maybe that’s a clichéd expression, but with the frenzy of Black Friday shopping and cyber Monday not too far behind me, I believe the holiday season has officially begun. Read More »...

I’ve got a golden ticket

By Stephanie Haven

December 2, 2010


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To some, coffee is simply a drink. A means of staying awake after just a few hours of sleep. Or even a mild addiction. But these phrases don’t come near to explaining my obsession with this caffeinated beverage. Read More »...