high waisted jeans from shopbop

1. Wide-Legged/ High-Waisted Jeans: Say bye, bye to mom’s complaints. This is a chic look you both will adore. She may even find herself reminiscing about her glory days!

2. Crochet Tops, Dresses, and Bags: They’re back! Momma might be able to teach you how to Do It Yourself!

3. Floor Length Skirts: Appropriate for brunch with grandma and hanging on the quad.

4. Blouses: Should always be a staple in your wardrobe! When in doubt, throw on a blouse.

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The big, bad Bruins secured a #3 seed in the NHL Eastern Conference quarterfinals, and will face off with the Montreal Canadians in hockey’s biggest rivalry. The physical play between the two teams during the regular season has fans and experts alike wondering what brand of hockey we will see in the first round starting on Thursday.

Typically, playoff hockey is a much faster-paced game, played with more finesse and intensity.  The focus of the intensity could shift towards the penalty box, however, which is just what hockey could use.

In Boston, the media attention is fixated on the miserable 2-9 start by the Red Sox this season, their worst in decades.  Page two is cluttered with panic over the Celtics staggering into their postseason run.  Just the other day on ESPN’s Sportscenter, they used a new graphic called the “Panic Meter” to judge how Boston fans should react to their teams’ dismal records.

Why are people overlooking the Bruins?  This could be hockey’s greatest playoff match-up in years.  The Bruins and Canadians combined for 14 goals and 154 penalty minutes in a single game in mid-February.  Now play that out over a 7-game playoff series.

Bruins goalie, Tim Thomas, just set a season record with a .938 save percentage, averaging 2.00 goals allowed per game.  Last year’s run was halted by a wrist injury to David Krejci—and maybe getting beat four games in a row by the Flyers, when they were up 3 games to none.

The Bruins are back, and they’re hungry for the Cup.  The puck drops at 7:10pm on Thursday for the first game of the series, and from the get-go, I think this series as potential to appease those fans worshiping the Panic Meter in Beantown.

Skee-Phi Love

Yesterday, April 12th at 7:06pm, the three newest “Ice Cold bothers” of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated- Sigma Chapter were introduced. The Spring 2011 Probate took place on the Library Quad at Northeastern University.

Alpha Phi Alpha Probate Show Flyer 2011

As the crowd patiently waited to see the newest brothers on the yard, Jordan Clark, Javaughn Griffin, and Emmanuel’s Own Isaiah Duke were preparing for a life changing experience. They were about to reveal themselves to the community as the newest members of the Alpha Fraternity. It was a long and tedious journey, yet all three made it through.

Jordan, Javaughn, and Isaiah put on an amazing probate show; reciting the history of fraternity, welcoming and introducing the other Greeks, as well as giving a special welcome to their sisters; the AKAs.

As a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, I felt the love and excitement at this event. I’m so proud and happy for each young man who crossed yesterday especially Isaiah Duke who represented Emmanuel College. I’m extremely excited to collaborate events and ideas with them in order to better serve the Boston Community in the near future.

Next Monday’s episode of No Reservations takes place in South Boston. You may even have been one of the many fans tracking host Anthony Bourdain when he was filming the episode in January.

Even though I’ve lived in the Boston area my whole life, I’m still very unfamiliar with the southern half of the city. While some believe Bourdain passed over Dorchester’s grittier locales for more yuppie-friendly spots – stopping at a yacht club, for example – it should be interesting to see a different side of the city I’m from (or at least say I’m from).

After watching the episode, or even before it, you can trace Bourdain’s footsteps in Boston thanks to this guide from Boston.com. Stops include Greenhills Irish Bakery in Dorchester, The Snack Bar in Cambridge, and Michael’s Deli in Brookline.

The episode airs April 18th at 9PM.


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It feels like time has slipped into the methane gas that once filled the gulf coast and has flown away with the sludge covered birds, because I swear it was just yesterday when nobody knew how we were going to stop the flood of oil that was destroying the lives of thousands of people. Here we are almost a year after April 20th 2010; leaving me with one question. What happened to BP?

Im glad I asked.

Tony Hayward, BP’s CEO, is doing just fine for himself. Although Tony complained that his companie’s oil rig exploding was hard for him and he was caught on tv saying, “I’d like my life back.” he has to be happy with the whole outcome. After he stepped down from his CEO position, collecting 1.8 million and receiving a different job in BP which brings in $150,000 a year, the world forgot about him. I can’t believe this.

This man will be living better than all the people who’s lives his cooperation destroyed for ever.

Thad Allen, Commander of the Coast Guard, and in charge of the BP oil spill, was quoted saying,

“There were probably multiple times where multiple people could have said, ‘Wait a minute, something’s wrong,’” he added. “And there were probably multiple points where if any one person would have done that, this would have been stopped.”

For this young writer it hurts to see such negligence be rewarded so fruitfully. . .

Courtesy-Dianne DeStefano

Playing in a spring league with club teams from Sacred Heart University to University of Maine-Orno, there is some good competition out there for the Saints.  Coming off a 3-7 fall season in the New England Club Baseball Association, the team was looking to come out of the gates hot last Sunday.

After being down 3-0 for most of the game and no-hit for 5 innings, left fielder Jon Hardacker hit a single to left that would score the Saints’ first run in center fielder Dylan Stratton, who reached on a walk and stole a base.  Hardacker would steal second and move to third on a fielding error for shortstop Kevin Murphy to drive him home on a double with the game’s second run.

For an exclamation point to the inning, catcher Jimmy Oxsalida ripped a single to center, scoring both Murphy and third baseman Jeff Grossman.

Emmanuel pulled ahead 4-3 and held it til the bottom of the ninth inning thanks to a strong performance by starting pitcher Wes Cowles.  A soft hit up the middle would score the winning run, giving Cowles the complete game loss, but a huge confidence boost for the Saints in their first game of the season, as well as their first action outdoors since they started practicing in early March.

With more performances like Sunday’s, the team hopes to prove that they deserve a shot at being a varsity sport at Emmanuel.


A few weeks ago, I wrote about Cloud Girlfriend, a new internet service that will create a fake girlfriend for the world’s lonely/creepy men.

CEO of the company David Fuhriman has spilled more details of how Cloud Girlfriend will work to create the perfect woman for it’s users on social media sites.

He believes the site will help men find relationships when women become jealous of their fake girlfriends,

The best way to get a girlfriend is to already have one.

Cloud Girlfriend will be a free service and will launch on April 26th. Several predetermined profile pictures will be available to choose from, and it is even a possibility for Cloud Girlfriend to create photos of you and your girlfriend together.

Real people will be operating these girlfriends so they can friend request people and truly interact using all of Facebooks interfaces. Users can have as many as they like for free.

It was skeptical if Facebook would object this idea because of their strict terms of service, but Fuhriman seems confident his site complies.

We can only wait to see how long this lasts.