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Want S’more Coffee?

By Kelyn Struiksma Starbucks just announced their newest Frappuccino flavor – s’mores, the ooey-gooey favorite for all campers. On April 28, coffee enthusiasts will be able to delight in what Starbucks describes as a “nostalgic summer experience of roasting.” The beverage will have a sweet, marshmallow whipped cream base, a layer of chocolate sauce and

Who Runs the World? Emma Watson.

By Kelyn Struiksma Emma Watson continues to make headlines and her achievements are only adding to her already impressive resume. Watson was named the “Most Outstanding Woman of 2015,” according to AskMen, an online site dedicated to empowering young men. The 24-year-old, who started her career as the smart and confident Hermione Granger in J.K.

The power of Starbucks’ sharpies

By Kelyn Struiksma Last week, Starbucks attempted to address the racial inequality that exists in the United States. However, the efforts and encouragement of CEO Howard Schultz have come to an end and the caps of the black sharpies have been put on after a memo announcement this past Sunday. On Sunday, March 15, Starbucks

When Life Gives You… Tangerines?

By Kelyn Struiksma I kept myself busy over spring break catching up on homework and spending quality time with friends and family, but also made it a priority to take the time to sit, relax and simply, rejuvenate. Rejuvenation, in my life, is defined by starting the day off right: drinking a cup of coffee

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it

By Kelyn Struiksma Tina Fey continues to push her way through the comedic field and is refusing to let her influence on “30 Rock” be her end. On March 6, Netflix released “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” a new comedy series produced and written by Fey and Robert Carlock. The series was intended to air on NBC,

The Oscar, the statue that talks

By Kelyn Struiksma As always the Academy Awards is filled with designer gowns, breathtaking performances and the recognition of the year’s best films. My favorite moment of the night was when Eddie Redmayne, winner of Best Actor for his role in “The Imitation Game,” welcomed the Oscar or as he likes to call it, “another

Learning to love lent

By Kelyn Struiksma Over the past couple weeks I have been slowly reading through Francis Chan’s devotional, Crazy Love for a better understanding of what it means to be in love with God as Valentine’s Day was approaching. I am a firm believer in taking the time to show the people in your life how