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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes won his third Super Bowl on Sunday. | Credit: All-Pro Reels, Wikimedia Commons.

An ‘unbiased’ rating of Super Bowl LVIII

Super Bowl LVIII brought viewers a rigmarole of emotions this Sunday.  As a lifetime Bills fan, I hated every second of it.  However, I must put my biases aside in order to give a rating of the final game of the 2024 NFL Playoffs fairly. 


Holiday burnout is real

Holidays are a time for honoring something important to you, and I understand the urge to make it perfect. You come to college with traditions of all shapes and sizes from home that make it feel like the holiday season. And if you’re anything like me, you want to be able to bring that holiday cheer with you even when it simply isn’t feasible.


The influence of my favorite TV characters

If you’re anything like me, you have a character from a TV show that makes you feel seen. When you watch it, you feel a sense of comfort, feel included in something much bigger than your own life and most importantly — you see yourself. The following is a list of the TV characters that I see myself in the most...

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It’s never too early to start celebrating the holidays

The air is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and Mariah Carey has defrosted, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season has arrived. Although many follow the unwritten rule to wait until after Thanksgiving to start celebrating the holidays, I prefer to bring in the festive cheer early.


It’s OK to end a relationship over politics

We are in a place where politics has turned into a debate about whether or not someone should have rights and be protected from discrimination. I am a bisexual, biracial woman. If I meet someone whose political ideology leads them to not see the harm of LGBTQ+ discrimination, then that simply does not work. 

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Western New York’s haunted histories

Western New York is surprisingly filled with a rich history of doom and gloom. So, grab a blanket, turn off the lights, light those candles Campus Living doesn’t know about and get ready for some local macabre moments in Western New York. 


I can’t understand my ‘mother tongue’

We are not all afforded the opportunity to embrace our identity as a child. Having your roots explored and explained to you is a privilege I never had. The language my father uses to communicate, the food that means home to him — I’m missing these layers. 


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