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Greek Beat: Surviving formal in five easy steps

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

May 14

Filed under Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! The end of the year is in sight! Or, at least, if you squint, you can sort of see it … But, with spring comes formals, scholarship balls and other events where wearing sweatpants is not acceptable....

Greek Beat: Yakity yak, don’t talk smack

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

May 8

Filed under Columns & Reviews, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! I’m going to cut straight to the chase — it’s silly to judge people. It’s silly because we are all pretty much equally terrible. And I do say we, because I’m certainly guilty. I judge people...

Greek Beat: Mental health and Greek life

Mackenzie Broderick, Greek Columnist

May 1

Filed under Current Blogs, The Current

Recently, never mind how recently, I was crushed to a crush party. As people laughed and danced and posed for pictures at the party, I found myself crying in the bathroom. But to understand what led up to this moment, we need...

Greek Beat: Wearing your letters around campus, an inner monologue

Mackenzie Broderick, Columnist

April 22

Filed under Current Blogs

Roll out of bed in the morning and my "Finding Nemo" clock says I’m already 15 minutes late. Whoops. Fumbling around in my closet, I grab the first shirt my fingers touch and pull it on before hurrying out the door. Cold. Too...

Where Are They Now: Hilary Duff

Erica Witte, Blogger

March 5

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Gossip, Movies, Music, The Current, TV

There was a time in elementary school when I lost my Internet privileges. After spending hours googling Hilary Duff fan sites, I discovered a Hilary Duff hate site. As her most passionate and most devoted fan, I clicked the co...

The Steam Press: Choose your own adventure

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

March 3

Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers. The Oscars are over, finals loom, BuzzFeed quizzes have been a little subpar lately — in other words, you’re bored. You’re desperately seeking new stimulation when, lo and behold, the Steam...

Hey, WhatsApp.

Sofia Rada, Columnist

February 26

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Technology (Current), The Current

Facebook announced Wednesday that it purchased the mobile messaging app WhatsApp for $19 billion. As I read about it, I realized most people here don't even know what WhatsApp is. The purchase seemed random and absurd to...

The Steam Press: Read more, stress less

Mackenzie Broderick, Blogger

February 24

Filed under Books, Current Blogs, The Current

Greetings, culture lovers! This weekend, I got a library card from the Evanston Public Library. It was a magical experience. Surrounded by actual, real-live people, instead of frazzled college students, I wanted to give each...