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Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Junior Marissa Cheslock repurposes old clothes, posts her creations on her sewing Instagram

Grace Xu

April 2, 2020

How did you become interested in sewing? My grandma taught me how to sew, and I did sewing lessons with her for a while. I kind of did it because I thought I had to. Then I started taking sewing lessons when I moved here. I think just being in the fashion classes in school really showed me how much I en...

Youtube Playlist: A Piece of Cake [MUSE]

Youtube Playlist: A Piece of Cake [MUSE]

Grace Xu

February 20, 2020

February is National Bake for Family Fun Month, and I swear that the most therapeutic activity—besides baking itself, of course—is watching baking videos. Those YouTube cooking channels (and I’m not talking about Buzzfeed Tasty, although those videos are fun too) with beautiful camera angles and AS...

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Media Playlist: Over the 月亮 (Moon) [MUSE]

Grace Xu

January 25, 2020

Happy Lunar New Year! In honor of today being Chinese New Year, I’ve compiled a list of various Chinese pop culture recommendations, from music to TV shows to YouTube channels. As a Chinese American, I think Chinese pop culture is especially underrated and not easily accessible in America. Because ...

Social norms may affect women’s physical health

Social norms may affect women’s physical health

Grace Xu

January 23, 2020

Junior Isabel Schultz can’t sit for prolonged periods—nor can she stand for extended amounts of time—without feeling intense pain. As someone with chronic back pain paired with scoliosis, she not only has to wear a back brace, but she said she even had to quit a recent job because of the number of h...

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

One Saturday in November, I took it upon myself to attempt a five-hour dopamine fast. (Including sleep, it ended up being a full twelve hours.) I had found out about the self-care trend through the internet, as one does, even though a major component of dopamine fasting is going unplugged. In fact, th...

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

YouTube Playlist: Lofi Music for “Hifi” Studying [MUSE]

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

As finals week approaches with no sign of stopping (unfortunately), here is a list of curated study music. Rather than the usual Spotify playlist, however, I’ve chosen to recommend a list of my favorite study music YouTube channels. They’re all gems filled with a whole curation of study music of thei...

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Music Playlist: November Thanks [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

November 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, here’s a playlist to celebrate friends, family, and yourself. Immerse yourself in the lyrics and join the artists in being happy with the present and looking forward to the future. Check out the playlist on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5XOtlQvc2Kj7IXMixNvUAg?si=40p3oHCjRtSUpjiLoUEQuA.  ___________________ Playlist: November Thanks Pumpkin pies, giving thanks, dinner tables, cozy feelings, family time, lovely friends, warm ...

Movie Playlist: Halloween [MUSE]

Movie Playlist: Halloween [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran

October 31, 2019

  It's finally Halloween!  To celebrate the spoopiest of days, here's a list of the top ten best horror movies of all time. Insidious: This movie is maybe one of two movies on this list that actually did frighten me. I watched this movie when I was maybe ten and until I was about fift...

Music Playlist: Sweater Weather [MUSE]

Music Playlist: Sweater Weather [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

October 18, 2019

It’s officially sweater weather! Of course, I had to make a playlist for my absolute favorite season, autumn. Other people listen to Christmas music year-round, but I just listen to my fall playlist religiously. Here’s a taste of some of my favorite autumn music (read: sad and chill pop). Check it ou...

Homecoming ’19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Homecoming ’19: Playhouse Building Day [MUSE]

Shruthi Ravichandran and Grace Xu

September 25, 2019

We're halfway through Homecoming week and today's spirit day is a bit more tailored to each class. Each class gets its own spirit day, all of which are based on the themes for the playhouse buildings for this year. Here are some of our top picks for each of the class spirit days.   Freshman (Halloween):...

Homecoming ’19: Hippie vs. Hipster Day [MUSE]

Homecoming ’19: Hippie vs. Hipster Day [MUSE]

Grace Xu and Shruthi Ravichandran

September 24, 2019

It's Day 2 of Homecoming week, and today, it's the battle between the hippies and the hipsters. From the psychedelic paisley patterns of the '60s to the obsession with thick-framed Warby-Parker glasses and mustaches, here are our top picks celebrating Hippie vs. Hipster Day. Book: As I Lay Dying by W...