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Is technology ruining relationships? – Part IV

By kate casler

April 29, 2013

Filed under Blogs

For my final section of this series, I decided to try online dating. It’s a growing trend for the dating scene, so it only felt right to include it. There’s still a stigma for online dating these days; even I was skeptical...

Is technology ruining relationships? – Part III

By kate casler

April 15, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Next up: Meeting dates through friends. Now, I had to dip a little further back into my past for this one. Mostly because after the result of this, I now firmly believe you should not set up friends unless you are willing to...

Is technology ruining relationships? – Part II

By kate casler

March 27, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

To start off the relationship research, I figured I’ll stick with the most obvious way to meet people in college: class. I luckily have a recent example of this. One day before class the guy sitting next to me, let's call...

Is technology ruining relationships?

By kate casler

March 15, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

Recently I read an interview The AV Club did with Aziz Ansari. He has been doing some research for his new tour on love and relationships in this day and age. His research yielded some pretty depressing results (though he stays opt...

A student’s take on Disability Services at UMass

By kate casler

March 5, 2013

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

A few weeks ago, I injured my hand quite badly, to the point of not being able to use my wrist and most of my fingers. Since the injury was to my right hand, and I am right handed, it has resulted in making a lot of simple tasks very d...

The End of 30 Rock

By kate casler

February 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

It’s Thursday night and I've gone to sit down and watch the NBC line up of shows that includes all my favorites. Tonight however, it felt empty (even with the long-awaited return of Community). 30 Rock has officially ended and I'm not quite sure what to do with myself. This incredible sho...

How to decorate your dorm for the holidays

By kate casler

December 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Lifestyle

It’s time to get in to the spirit for the holidays, but in college and it can be a little more difficult to do that. I’ve been working on finding the best way to decorate my suite with my roommates, and we’ve had a gr...

It’s okay to spend the holidays away from home

By kate casler

November 27, 2012

Filed under Blogs

This year, for the first time ever, my family is not spending the holidays together. I, being unable to fly 3,000 miles for just a few days, did not go home for Thanksgiving and my sister, spending it with her boyfriend, will be...

How to celebrate Halloween if Hurricane Sandy hits

By kate casler

October 29, 2012

Filed under Blogs, Lifestyle

With Hurricane Sandy coming our way and leaving us unsure of how hard it will hit and whether or not we will be locked indoors, we need to make Halloween plans accordingly. So here are some ideas to celebrate the holiday if the hurricane does leave us trapped in our rooms. First and foremos...

Halloween dorm decorating

By kate casler

October 24, 2012

Filed under Blogs

I love Halloween. It is my absolute favorite holiday. It’s kind of sad though, to be living in the dorms at this time of year, because there is not too much to put you in the Halloween spirit. So, in order to get into the Halloween spirit, I decided I needed to decorate my dorm (with a l...

Dorm Dishes: Nutella Mug Cakes

By kate casler

October 3, 2012

Filed under Blogs

I have always been a baker, but living on campus has made that quite difficult. It is even worse to go from having mostly home-cooked food, to microwave meals. So, I took it upon myself to come up with a way to get creative and f...

A strongly worded letter to NBC

By kate casler

October 1, 2012

Filed under Blogs, News Blogs

Dear NBC, I’ve been quite faithful to you through the years (you are the network that premiered Friends after all). However, you’re beginning to make it hard for me now. This year you’re ending The Office and 30 Rock. To top it...