10 Truths About Working for Starbucks

In August 2013, I got hired for my first official retail job: being a sales associate for Teavana, at the time part of the Starbucks franchise. By January 2017, my location had officially closed, and I became a Starbucks barista. Let me start this off by saying I never had any intention of working for …

The Revolution of Teen Angst into the Neo Metalcore Culture of Today

Take our definition of a difficult life and the worst days of our lives and add ten years. The former angsty teenagers of 2008 have grown into the working class of today. The venues that were once filled with Sharpie-drawn Xs are now scattered with tattoo-clad adults, all with a beer in hand and cigarettes …

The Virtual Connection: Our Harmful and Helpful Connection to Influencers (The Return of Eugenia Cooney)

YouTuber Shane Dawson released a new docu-series on his YouTube channel. While the topic he dove into may be a mystery for the newer viewers, those of us who were integrated into the vlogging and blogging community earlier in life are mildly familiar or at least familiar with the person Shane had in this new …

An Open Letter to the Non-Asian Owners of Asian Restaurants,

There are two things that this world can agree on: People deserve credit for what they’ve rightfully accomplished and created. If you have achieved something that is life-changing or moving, your name deserves to be tied to it. The second: We hate false advertisements. It’s no secret that there have been some stirring articles swimming …

LUMISCOPE: Us

The movies of today lack one thing – originality. Or perhaps, they lack even more than that. The slew of creative movies that have been released within the past decade are short of phenomenal, and with the emerging of Jordan Peele’s horror movie career, writers today are met with a new challenge to seek new …