Most of us could admit to having collections when we were younger, be it stamps, baseball cards or pogs. But a new type of collecting has branched onto UC Irvine’s campus: shoe collecting. Although many of our minds immediately jump to the idea of collecting Manolo Blahniks like Carrie Bradshaw, that is not the type […]
‘The Danish Poet’ Ever wonder who write ‘Beowulf’? Well, wonder no more. This Oscar nominee in the category of Best Short Film, Animated answers all your questions and more about this epic poem. In a scant 14 minutes, Torill Kove’s short delves into the life of this eighth-century rock-and-roller, giving us just a taste of […]
If you think your family is dysfunctional, wait until you read ‘The Glass Castle’ by Jeannette Walls. In a startling memoir, Walls recalls her childhood from the age of three. The second of four children, Jeannette had an alcoholic father and a mother who would’ve rather been an artist than a mother. Jeannette talks about […]
A chic, darkened barroom exists rather unassumingly next to a sign that reads ‘Dentistry’ in a strip mall in Costa Mesa. The location is conveniently near the 405 and 73 freeways. The only indicator of the Kitsch Bar’s existence is an ‘Open’ neon sign. Perhaps you will see a handful of people, hanging around and […]
DON’T: Get drunk, hit on other women and have your date pay a $235 bill.
DO: Make a genuine effort to celebrate the occasion with your loved one(s).
DON’T: Get Stoned
This week you will see hundreds of students across campus polka-dotted with bright orange stickers. The stickers read, ‘I pledged CalPIRG,’ and show their support for California Public Interest Research Group, a student-run group on campus that fights for social change, especially in the areas of environmental protection, poverty and consumer protection. Students decide which […]
DO: Keep it simple, creative and thoughtful.
Tired of soaking in the tepid ambiance that is the O.C., and before I could become completely paralyzed by the Irvine sun, I took off for a year to Toulouse, France. Sure, I was scared and yes, I knew I would miss my family and friends, but I also knew that if I didn’t seize […]