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Emily Parker

Emily Parker

On March 31, Chance the Rapper announced his newest efforts to help with Chicago’s underfunded public school system, The New Chance Arts and Literature Fund, over a live stream posted to Twitter from Robeson High School. Chance the Rapper is a performer who grew up attending Chicago public schools and …

Background: I’ve never had the urge to become a vegetarian, but I respect everyone who adopts this life choice. I have had plenty of people explain to me how hypocritical it is that I love animals, yet knowingly consume meat (my love of pigs directly conflicts with my favorite breakfast). …

This month, the theatre department is producing two student directed and designed plays. The weekend of Feb. 10 through 12 was dedicated to the musical, “Daddy Long Legs,” and the following weekend, Febr. 16 – 18, will be dedicated to the studio production, “A History of Falling Things.” “Daddy Long …

Background: I’ve never had an interest in meditation, mostly because I’m horrible at clearing my mind. Whenever I try to, it starts wandering more than usual and soon, I’m making up couple names for Disney characters. I always feel as though I have better things to do and am too …

Background: In the past couple blogs, I’ve tried yoga and I’ve tried to drink the recommended amount of water in a day, building each on top of the other. I’ve continued that with a third and final step: cutting out caffeine. I drink coffee every single day. I love coffee. …

The phrase “boys will be boys” just does not fly anymore, especially not with Ivy League school Harvard University. With two more regular season games scheduled, Harvard’s male soccer team was forced to forfeit after a lewd tradition was uncovered. Apparently, ranking freshman women’s players’ physical appearance and sex appeal …

Background: These are things we’re always told: “stay hydrated,” “drink lots of water.” I’ve always considered myself pretty good at sticking to this. I can’t even pass a water fountain without stopping. In high school, when I was walking down the hallway with my friends, they would automatically pause at …

“Marriage a la Mode” is a play that deals with love and marriage intertwined with the story of a usurped throne. One part of this split-plot production is a heroic story about getting the rightful monarch back in power. Underlying this is the low comic plot, which follows two noblemen …

Background: I am not a flexible, graceful or relaxed person. Most of this is because I have scoliosis and underwent spinal fusion surgery a little over seven years ago. This means that I have two titanium rods in my back (no, I do not set off metal detectors at the …

Background: I, like many others, have a hard time falling asleep some nights. I’d say at least once a week, I lie in my bed staring at the ceiling for hours. It doesn’t matter how early I woke up that morning or how tired I am at the end of …