'Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk': Combating negative body language

'Friends Don’t Let Friends Fat Talk': Combating negative body language

In the age of social and visual media dominating people’s feeds and screens, body image is a topic of discussion that many people, including college-age students, struggle with. In America, 10 million women are struggling with eating disorders, and countless more have likely had societal pressures weigh on their self-confidence. This week, college campuses across the country are tackling this issue by participating in Fat Talk Free Week, a national campaign to eliminate language that may hurt students’ body image.

New Netflix documentary on Texas man who joined ISIS 

New Netflix documentary on Texas man who joined ISIS 

How much do you really know about your friends? The new Netflix documentary, “Ghosts of Sugar Land” follows a group of Muslim friends as they recount the story of their friend, referred to as “Mark,” who ended up going to Syria and joining ISIS. Despite the documentary’s short run time of 20 minutes, it tells an engaging story.   

The easiest ginger ale cocktails to make this fall 

The easiest ginger ale cocktails to make this fall 

Ginger ale has long been hailed as a cure for stomach aches the day after drinking, but it also acts as the perfect mixer for so many cocktails. Not only does ginger boast a number of health benefits, like decreasing muscle soreness and acting as an anti-inflammatory, but it tastes great too. Ginger ale’s subtle sweetness pairs well with everything from vodka to whiskey.

How Museums Present Narratives of Native Americans: A talk from Brianna Rae

How Museums Present Narratives of Native Americans: A talk from Brianna Rae

The treatment of indigenous peoples in the Americas through their interactions with European colonizers has long been a topic of discussion among academics, particularly in recent years. However, one aspect of the relationship between the United States and Native tribes which has largely gone unremarked upon in most discourse is the portrayal of Native Americans in museums.

And our King and Queen are...

And our King and Queen are...

The Homecoming Royal Court competed Tuesday for the hard-fought titles of King and Queen. Ten contestants chosen from several student organizations on campus showcased their talents in the costume, performance and evening wear segments to see who deserves this year’s crown and the right to make an appearance at the Homecoming football game Saturday.  

88rising brings the Asian music heat again with ‘Head In The Clouds II’

88rising brings the Asian music heat again with ‘Head In The Clouds II’

A smooth sound and succinct beats pulls back the chills of fall and begs its listeners to imagine themselves somewhere on a golden beach, much like the album cover of 88rising’s newest album release “Head In The Clouds II.”  

The Undertow: Fruut is one of Philadelphia’s best new lo-fi artists

The Undertow: Fruut is one of Philadelphia’s best new lo-fi artists

You know when you go through photos the morning after a party and the blurry ones bring back clearer memories than their well-taken counterparts? That is the only way to describe the allure of “lo-fi” music; a genre that aims for intentional imperfections in recording for aesthetic purposes.

Poetry and flamenco enliven Al-Andalus

Poetry and flamenco enliven Al-Andalus

Poetry and music often allow readers and listeners to be transported into the world of the composer. The rhyme and repetition create the artist’s world in the mind of an audience, and that is what occurred in Konover Auditorium Monday evening.  

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ isn’t what we needed, but it gives us what we want 

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ isn’t what we needed, but it gives us what we want 

In 2013, AMC’s “Breaking Bad” gave us what many, including myself, consider to be the greatest ending of any television drama. So when the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, announced that he would be releasing a sequel to the show in the form of a Netflix original movie, there was a certain degree of skepticism. Could he possibly top the ending of the series? 

Hasan Minhaj was a crowd pleaser at sold out show 

Hasan Minhaj was a crowd pleaser at sold out show 

Famous standup comedian and host of “Patriot Act,” Hasan Minhaj visited the Jorgensen Center Saturday for a sold out Family Weekend show. Many students and their families were eager to see Minhaj. When asked why he was seeing Minhaj, Nabeel Jawaid, a seventh-semester finance major replied, “Because he’s brown and I love him.”

The Benton creates a space for art analysis with 'Critical Looking: A Gallery Dialogue'

The Benton creates a space for art analysis with 'Critical Looking: A Gallery Dialogue'

On Friday, the Benton sought to strengthen the UConn communities’ art appreciation by hosting “Critical Looking: A Gallery Dialogue,” where I and a number of other Benton attendees spent a half-hour looking at a single artwork. The event was led by Amanda Douberley, Assistant Curator and Academic Liaison of the Benton. 

The Circus Comes To Town: Cirque Mechanics’ Jorgensen performance brings wonder, thrills

The Circus Comes To Town: Cirque Mechanics’ Jorgensen performance brings wonder, thrills

Ladies, gentlemen and children of all ages flocked to the Jorgensen Sunday afternoon for an exciting circus that mixed classic acts with modern machinations. Cirque Mechanics’ “42 FT: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels” wowed the crowd with acrobats, jugglers and everything else that the circus brings to town.