No Shoes, No Shirt, No TIPPING, No Service


This was the eloquent title of an enlightening YouTube video I had the joy of watching just the other day. The star of this video was the lovely Ms. Sharece Thomas, who has it in her head that tipping her server is optional. If she has a whim to go out to a restaurant and does not feel so inclined to tip her hardworking waiter, she should not have to, Ms. Thomas argues. So she decided to create a six-minute-long video about why she feels this way.

Gym Bodies

As an athlete it is important for me to stay in good shape and maintain a high level of fitness. For this reason, I recently joined Urban Active gym in Legacy Village. As gym’s go, it’s pretty impressive. A huge weight section is accompanied by a swimming pool, luxury changing rooms, spinning rooms, fitness studios, a cardio cinema, and day care center where parents can leave their children in safe hands while they work out.

Longing for Home

It’s only Tuesday and I’m already homesick. I haven’t even been away for very long. Easter break was a blast, but it felt like a tease to what is yet to come this summer. I never thought I would say this, but I miss my family dearly, and it’s only been 20 hours since I’ve last seen them. As my college years went on, my longing to be closer to home has grown in intensity. But there is light at the end of the tunnel; school is done for the semester in a month.

Resume Rules to the Rescue

In this competitive world how does one stand out to an employer to get that nice plush office overlooking the beach? Well, the first step is getting your résumé in shape. There are a few small steps to take when writing a résumé, so you can let yourself shine when presenting it to an employer. It is important to be creative but stay professional at the same time.

And the Livin’s Easy

The most miraculous thing happened to me the other day.

I woke up in silence, without the persistent wasp-like buzzing of a space heater.   I put on shorts and flip flops. And, most importantly, I did not have to shovel mounds of snow to back out of my driveway. All these small but noticeable changes led me to the most exciting epiphany since my introduction to Starbucks back in 2006: Summer is near.

Metroparks Offer Serene Escape

South Euclid is your average American city. Businesses, houses and shops are condensed into grid-like formations along concrete roads. It’s filled with traffic jams, loud noises, and, well… people. There seems to be no escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Or is there? 

Cleveland Rocks the Home Opener

The sun is shining as thousands of baseball fans make their way to Progressive Field for the Indians’ home opener. After purchasing the overpriced but necessary snacks, my sister, dad, mom and I head up to our seats.

And up.

And up.         

We are in the absolute last section of the stadium.

Row X right behind home plate.

Normally, these would be excellent seats: great view, minimal disturbance, constant breeze.

The Greenest Day of the Year

“I need three bread and two slaw!” 

“Hi! Did you find everything alright today?”

“Can someone run and check for five CB and cabbage?!”

That’s right; it is my favorite time of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. And in Cleveland, it’s go big or go home. So here are some of my favorite things about the greenest day of the year.

Who Says a Textbook Can’t be a Good Read?

Ok, they’re far from literary masterpieces, yet college textbooks can sometimes yield interesting insights and might even be considered, dare I say, fun to read. In high school, having to read a chapter out of a textbook meant struggling for several minutes to keep my eyes open and my head up. From personal experience, the quality of a college textbook far surpasses the quality of most high school textbooks. 

Don’t Slack, Stay On Track!

With that summer air rolling in it’s hard to keep your head in school and stay on the right track. There is nothing wrong with getting excited for summer vacation, but the end of the school year is still important. With finals coming around, here are a few tips to keep your eye on the prize: