‘Lady Doritos’ divide men and women

Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor On Jan. 31, on an episode of the “Freakonomics Radio” podcast, the chief executive of PepsiCo Indra Nooyi was heard saying that women do not eat Doritos the same way as men. “They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously, and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the … [Read more...]

Are Controversial Super Bowl Commercials Intentionally Aired?

By Lindsay Wigo Editorial Editor There is a general understanding that the commercials during the Super Bowl are very memorable and are usually viewed more than the average day-to-day commercial. From Doritos to Mountain Dew to cars, there was definitely a variety of commercials to keep viewers’ eyes peeled. Although many of the commercials were funny, I am going to be … [Read more...]

Using the word gay as a negative connotation

By Victor Porcelli Staff Writer Just as American society has developed to condemn violent acts based on gender or race, it has developed to do so concerning issues of sexuality. Of course, this is not always true. However, work still needs to be done to make it so, but in a general sense it can be accepted as a statement. What it leaves out is any act against an … [Read more...]

Money can’t buy happiness

By Lauren Trumbull News and Features Editor I noticed the other day just how much my friends and I stress about money, and how could we not? Our incomes consist of $7.25 an hour workstudy positions with bi- (sometimes tri-) weekly paychecks that are dispersed between gas money, student loans and Uber rides. And sure, we all have good moments here and there. The weeks … [Read more...]

Social media increases confidence

By Lindsay Wigo Editorials Editor Unlock any young adult’s phone and you are bound to see Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Snapchat. Have you noticed any 20-year-old that doesn’t whip their phone out as soon as school is over? It’s becoming second nature to have social media always at our fingertips. We are living in such a technology-dependent time period that we can … [Read more...]