Who’s the Fairest of Them All?

September 15, 2018

Women across the globe often feel as though certain aspects are expected of them — to look and present in a specific manner according to their surroundings. From body piercing ideals to the length of a woman’s hair, standards differ from country to country in order to conform to what is considered conventionally beautiful. So, how do foreign women living in the United States adapt to American beauty standards? Read More

“Sorry to Bother You” Doesn’t Apologize for its Honesty: a Review

July 27, 2018

“Sorry To Bother You” is the summer’s most refreshing and unexpected film release due to its realistic plotline with elements of sci-fi sprinkled in. Set in a futuristic version of Oakland, Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfeld) is a newly hired telemarketer peddling encyclopedias for a questionable corporation and struggling to make a sale. That is, until a co-worker tells him to use his “white voice”- an obnoxious but charming sales tactic that skyrockets him to the top of the company and puts him in the crosshairs of the CEO. Read More

How to Prepare for a Study Abroad When Coping With a Mental Illness

July 22, 2018

Studying abroad is an absolutely magical once in a lifetime experience, but for some it can seem a little daunting especially when dealing with a mental illness such as depression or anxiety. If you ever have the opportunity to study abroad it is definitely something to consider! Studying abroad gives you a taste of the world outside of what you previously knew. You get to explore new places, experience new people and cultures, it is amazing! Here are some tips on how to prepare for studying abroad when dealing with a mental illness. Read More

Local Nonprofit, Sikh Sewa Society, to Donate Food to 400 Homeless People

July 21, 2018

Sikh Sewa Society of Reno (SSSR), a local non-profit, will be distributing food to about 400 homeless people on July 22nd near the downtown homeless shelter. The organization cooks and distributes meals on the last Sunday of every month and twice on longer months. Rae Mangat, the Founder and President of SSSR, said, “The purpose for this organization is to help those who are in need with life essentials without discrimination of age, gender, disability or race.” Read More

Northern Nevada Pride Festival Coming to Reno

July 20, 2018

On Saturday, July 28, local non-profit, Our Center, is once again putting on the Northern Nevada Pride Celebration. Now in its fifth year, the event will feature a Pride Parade starting at 10am, with a route along California Ave. From 11am to 6pm, there will also be a Pride Festival in Wingfield Park next to the Truckee River. Read More

Best Fitness Apps for College Students

July 02, 2018

If you’re looking to mix up your training routine or trying to get into better shape and improve your health, fitness apps are a cheap, easy, and fun way to improve your physical fitness. Whether your trying to find time for a workout in between classes or trying to stay in shape while on vacation without your gym equipment, here’s a list of the best fitness apps that are perfect for college students. Read More

Artech Puts on Reno Art Fest 2018

June 29, 2018

Artech, a local non-profit art organization, is putting on the Reno Art Fest this year. The event will run from Saturday, June 30th through Sunday, July 1st near the Playa Art Park in the heart of downtown, which the organization also created. The event will feature art sales and competitions, entertainment, food, and a parade. Maria Partridge, Executive Director of Artech, said that Art Fest is the overarching event, but there will be other things taking place at the same time such as the Circus Circus Mural Marathon which is a 24-hour competiton where seven contestants have to each paint a mural that’s nearly 20 feet wide by 14 feet high to compete for prize money. There will also be Controlled Burn’s Fire Fest in which aerialists, drummers, and other fire performers perform while twirling around flames. Read More