Opinion: Marisa and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week
Apr22

Opinion: Marisa and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

By Marisa Balanda, Guest Columnist My mom is a high School English teacher. She is also quite strict and very candid. Since I have been able to communicate, I grew accustomed to hearing lines of literature to reinforce whatever life lesson she was attempting to instill. My mom never stops teaching. Obviously, I was not always familiar with the characters or the works she quoted, but she always provided a thorough summary and context...

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Dodging the Bullet: Becoming a Posh Fashionista on a College Student’s Budget
Jul19

Dodging the Bullet: Becoming a Posh Fashionista on a College Student’s Budget

By Marisa Balanda, Contributing Writer When it comes to college dorm shopping, “Bed, Bath & Beyond” is truly an understatement. According to a 2014 study from The Washington Post, the average college student spends approximately $916 on dorm supplies. While this number may seem extravagant to any outsider, I can admit that I have been suckered into the marketing tactics, Pinterest boards, and YouTube videos that revolve around...

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