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The crowd roars. Excitement fills the air. Athletes from around the world march through Sochi waving to the crowd. The Olympic torch is ignited. And perhaps, more enthusiastically, alcohol flows among the millions of viewers around the world. The Winter Olympics may not be as zealously followed as the summer Games, but many responsibly aged individuals have created a way to make the winter games...

Three Months to Victory: Training for a Half Marathon

Are you looking to test your physical and mental stamina, but not quite ready to commit to a grueling 26.2-mile marathon? At 13.1 miles, the half marathon is ideal for those looking for a more flexible way to challenge themselves beyond the typical 5 or 10K. In comparison to a full marathon, the process of training for a half marathon is much speedier.

Crowded Gym? No Problem!

Have you ever walked into the gym, energized, Nikes laced, water bottle in hand, only to stop dead at the sight of the crowd? You want to embrace this motivation that rarely comes around, but every piece of equipment is crawling with other students. So you stand there among the other gym-goers trying to stakeout a treadmill. But time passes and nothing opens up. Now what?

Best Natural Energy Boosters

It’s summer. The air is hot, the pool is cool, and the beach is calling your name! With so many worthwhile activities going on this season, you don’t want to miss out due to fatigue. If you’re up late during summer nights, you want to make sure you’re up during the day as well.

Generation Adderall: America’s most popular study drug

By Cady Lang and Ryan Sharpstene

In a small, stuffy six-person dorm suite, Jon*, an Ithaca College sophomore, takes a deep breath as he looks down at the piles of exams and essays he’s required to complete.

The instant-release Adderall pill he took hours before has kicked into his bloodstream and Jon is now more focused on his work than he is afraid.

Six Things To Do This Summer (That Aren't Internships)

There are plenty of reasons you may have passed up an internship this summer. Maybe you don’t have enough experience to get your dream internship; maybe you waited too long to apply; maybe you live in a small town over the summer, or you can’t afford not to be paid. Whatever the reason an internship isn’t in the cards for you this summer, there are plenty of other options.

The Interest in Street Fashion

With all of the models strutting down catwalks from Australia to Milan, one would never think that fashionistas could be found pounding the pavement as well. That's right, there are new members of the “glam fam” and they are not necessarily A-listers. Taking the world of fashion to the streets opened a whole new avenue for men and women of all walks of life.

Spicing Up your Spring Wardrobe

Spring has sprung, and so has your spring wardrobe that’s been sitting in the crevices of your closet. While you rejoice at the rising temperatures and wear your best spring attire, make sure you remember your spring accessories to spice up your outfit!

The Big Four of Fashion

To this day, the fashion world goes around by a collaboration of designers, buyers, journalists, and customers in a hectic, cutthroat cycle. But none of this would be possible if it weren’t for the two months out of the year that are pivotal to this industry: Fashion Week.

5 Ways to Tone Down a Stressful Day

Stress: a college kid's middle name. We have classes, sports, clubs, food to eat, places to go, and people to see. There's no denying a college student is always on the go and that we keep extremely busy during the school year, no matter what day of the week. What we do try to deny however is the stress we face on an everyday basis.


You're sitting at your computer right now reading this article. Pause a moment and think to yourself. What has made you happier today? Did you come up with something? Maybe even a few things?

Did you know it's proven that people who take the time to reflect and write down the things that make them happy in their daily life are more likely to be stress-free and all-around happier people?

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