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Shelby Sementelli is in Ecuador

September 10, 2014

This semester I'm going to be diving deep into Ecuadorian culture. I've directly enrolled in a South American university called La Universidad San Francisco de Quito—where I am taking a mix of classes in Spanish with Ecuador...

QUITO: The Ecuadorian that wasn’t

Staff Blogger

September 10, 2014

In Ecuador, gringo isn’t an insult. It’s actually a term of endearment for non-Ecuadorians, and people often add ito or ita on to the end for an extra splash of love. Most of my foreign friends are called gringas almost everyday ...

LIPGLOSS: What I’ve learned or whatever

Staff Blogger

May 2, 2014

It's the end of the year. Exams are beating their battle drums on the horizon. Your professors are likely encouraging you to review the course materials in preparation for the final. Maybe a couple of them are getting all sen...

Katie Brown on Beauty

Staff Blogger

May 1, 2014

Know this: I wear makeup for myself, not anyone else. Like fashion, I look at makeup and beauty products as an art form, or a way of self-expression. But like fashion, beauty trends are constantly changing. There’s always something new and innovative coming out in the beauty world, whether it be an ever-popular BB cream, a new formula of lipstick or a hair product that claims to make your tangles completely disappear. And while I sometimes hate to admit, I’m a sucker for all of it and will keep you up to date while offering tips for the everyday.

Jenna on Cooking: Mashed Potatoes

Staff Blogger

March 31, 2014

My Grandmom was the master of mashed potatoes. It took her several years to perfect the recipe that became a family favorite.Everyone has their own texture preferences when it comes to mashed potatoes. Some like them lumpy with a bit of skin left on...

LIPGLOSS: Dates for the brief window of time when the weather won’t kill you

Staff Blogger

March 27, 2014

Texans are wimps when it comes to cold weather. It's kind of a given. Some of us, though, are also wimps when it comes to hot weather. This includes me. With Easy Bake Oven weather on the horizon and the blustery winter finally p...

In the College Kitchen with Jenna: Egg Salad Sandwich

Staff Blogger

March 24, 2014

An egg salad sandwich may not have the sexiest of sandwich names -- it's right up there with turkey melt -- but what it lacks in sexuality it makes up for in deliciousness and protein.  This is another one of those great recipe...

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