Christine Ha talks empowerment through disability

Christine Ha talks empowerment through disability

With the fun-loving attitude of a college student and the wisdom of a woman three times her age, Christine Ha continuously does what many think to be impossible by being a blind chef. 

The Student Undergraduate Board of Governors (SUBOG) invited Ha to speak Thursday night about the obstacles she has faced throughout her life and how to overcome them.

Ha is the first blind contestant and winner of the third season of Gordon Ramsey’s competitive cooking reality show “Master Chef.”

Beer predicts Philadelphia Eagles will win Super Bowl LII

Beer predicts Philadelphia Eagles will win Super Bowl LII

We here at Thirsty Thursday are so hyped for the Super Bowl this Sunday that we decided our traditional Drink of the Week just wasn’t going to cut it. Our video guy came up with the idea of sampling different beers, as many of our esteemed college classmates will be having their fill of the drink this week. The only problem is that I, one of the writers for Thirsty Thursday, absolutely abhor beer (and he knows it).

In defense of Philadelphia

In defense of Philadelphia

This weekend, I’ll be returning to my hometown of Philadelphia to see my Eagles beat play the Patriots in Super Bowl LII. It’s about a five-hour bus trip from Hartford to home, but going back home is worth it. No matter how you feel about the football team that represents it, everyone should appreciate the wonderful city of Philadelphia, the greatest place on Earth.

Best Super Bowl commercials

Best Super Bowl commercials

Even if you don’t know which team is wearing white or what the hell a “safety” is, you, like many others across the country, will tune into the game for two reasons: the halftime show and the commercials. With an expected audience of over 100 million people and an average 30-second slot costing around $5 million, the Super Bowl commercials have become just as much a spectacle as the game itself. In preparation for this year’s festivities, let us follow the Spirit of Super Bowl Past and relive five of the most iconic moments in American advertising history.

Artist Spotlight: Everyone the Grammys snubbed

Artist Spotlight: Everyone the Grammys snubbed

Every year when the Grammy nominees get released, I honestly don’t pay much attention. I’m used to music with the widest mainstream appeal winning. Every year there’s an uproar because Adele won and Beyonce didn’t; Taylor Swift won and Kendrick didn’t; Fun. won and Frank Ocean didn’t. The list goes back decades.