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The girl in a world of wanderlust

The girl in a world of wanderlust

By Caitlyn Leggett “Why on earth did I decide to do this?” She is sitting on her bike facing Death. Death Road, that is. Staring at the path she will soon spin her wheels down. Butterflies have decided to call the pit of her stomach home. Is she crazy? Maybe. Choosing to ride down ‘the… Continue Reading

White House Event Brings Designers Together

White House Event Brings Designers Together

  The national spotlight shines brightly on the always polished and well-spoken First Lady. She can captivate a crowd with her wise words of her own childhood, the struggles she’s faced and the way she’s overcome the hardships she and her family were dealt. She is relatable and trustworthy, in both word and action. But… Continue Reading

The Epidemic of Rape Culture

Leaving work one night, I stopped to wait for my manager so we could walk out together. He was still working, so he told me I could go. I automatically hesitated. He noticed right away. “Come on, I’ll walk you out so the boogeyman doesn’t get you.” When a woman goes out at night, it… Continue Reading

Transformations of Union Transfer

Transformations of Union Transfer

Forged metal trusses on soaring ceilings, elaborate teardrop chandeliers, terra cotta pediment, warm woodwork and intricate damask wallpaper comprise Union Transfer — a music hall that opened in 2011 and rocketed to the top of the list of best music venues in Philadelphia. The bi-level establishment sits on half a block of 11th and Spring… Continue Reading

#Hashtag Feminism

When TMZ released a brutal surveillance tape last month of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating his then-fiancé (now wife) unconscious in an elevator, too many cable news commenters sadly, yet predictably, questioned why she stayed. Author Beverly Gooden decided she had enough. She turned to Twitter to take back the conversation. I stayed… Continue Reading

The Three Worst Halloween “Treats”

For some, getting ready for Halloween is like preparing for a photo shoot on the cover of Vanity Fair. Many people plan their costumes out months in advance, scouring the world looking for just the perfect pair of black cat ears to complete their totally original kitty-cat ensemble. People get so wrapped up in their… Continue Reading

The Designer’s Guide to Building a Business

The Designer’s Guide to Building a Business

  The modern, textile-focused aesthetic of NYC designer, Katrina Hernandez, sets her apart from her competition. So in her latest venture, design partnership Hernandez Greene, she seeks the same success by focusing not only on the creative, but also the relationship side of the business.   It’s Wednesday morning. Katrina Hernandez makes her way across… Continue Reading

College Administrators Indifference to Protecting Students

At Columba University, Emma Sulkowicz carries around a plastic, extra-long twin sized mattress to show her anger and disappointment with administration for their poor response after she had reported being raped by a fellow student.  Sulkowicz had been having consensual relations with Paul, a former friend, until the night he forcibly raped her after she… Continue Reading

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