Entries by Claire Moore

Halloween history around the world

Why do we celebrate Halloween? Well, the candy may be one good reason. It might interest you to know that Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas. But let’s look into just how did Halloween start. Halloween traditions don’t just center on candy. You can look back to ancient Ireland for the […]

Supreme Court opens door for gay marriage

Where is gay marriage legal? On Monday October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court decided to not address lower court rulings that struck down same-sex marriage bans in Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma and Utah. By doing so, the Court has opened the way for gay marriages to take place in those states. The decision has apparently led […]

Shellshock bug: What college students need to know

On September 24, 2014, researchers at Red Hat stated that they had found a computer bug in the Bash shell software that controls many Linux and OS X systems. They called it the “Bash bug,” but it was also dubbed “Shellshock.” Representatives for Apple announced that most of the MAC operating systems were not at […]

What you should know about hazing in college

On September 23, 2014, FoxNews.com ran a story about the new Miss America Kira Kazantsev who had been kicked out of her sorority for a hazing incident. Once considered a rite of passage, hazing stories have come under fire because of several incidents where hazing went too far and people were hurt or killed. If […]

Strike Debt challenges student loan debt crisis

It may seem like it’s been awhile since Occupy Wall Street took over town greens and camped out in front of businesses to protest the rising gap between the wealthy and the 99%. But while the movement has largely disappeared from the headlines, a spin-off group known as Strike Debt, which previously purchased medical debt […]

Use color codes to get organized for college

When the fall semester starts you have to hit the ground running as they say. Anything that can help you get organized will come in handy. One way to organize your life is by using color codes in your file system, note taking and even in your closet. Let’s look at some ways that you […]

Low risk of ebola virus for college students says CDC

Going to college means learning all kinds of new things and meeting people from all over the world. You can meet and get to know college students from such exotic areas of the world as Europe, Asia and Africa. But the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has lead to questions about the risk of […]

How to make your own makeup products

When your budget is tight, it’s time to make some changes in your spending habits. One way to save a few dollars is with DIY makeup ideas. Homemade beauty products can not only save money, they may be better for your skin because they don’t have harsh chemicals. And you can make as much as […]

How to win an argument

The art of persuasion is a valuable skill to have. You’re going to need it in every area of your life from personal relationships to advancing your career. Knowing how to win an argument is more than using intimidation. You have to frame a valid argument, present a clear case and avoid logical fallacies that […]

Want a tattoo? What you should know before you get one

If you like the idea of tattoos and you just love those tattoo colors, think again. On August 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration issued an FDA warning letter stating that not all tattoo ink is safe, and could cause skin infection. Tattooing may be popular now, but is it worth it to get […]