Want advice? Then expect some brutal honesty

By Quackd • March 06, 2015

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By Grant Susman The first time someone ever called me out for being an asshole was about five minutes after he came to me desperately seeking a solution to his woes of the week. He stopped what he was saying, paused for a second and then lashed out at me while asserting that I didn’t [...]

Why getting lost in Seattle was the best spring break vacation I’ve ever had

By Quackd • March 05, 2015

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By Samantha Matsumoto  It was the year “Spring Breakers” came out, meaning that in my college freshman mind, it was the Year of Spring Break. It was my first year of legal adulthood, my first year away from home, the first year where the break didn’t mean a family vacation. This time, it meant I could [...]

Confessions of a workaholic

By Quackd • March 04, 2015

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By Hannah Steinkopf-Frank You could say my view of time is a somewhat capitalist one. Though I don’t follow the adage “time is money,” I’m sure not going to waste it. I’ve been called Leslie Knope — Amy Poehler’s overachieving, ladder-climbing character on “Parks and Recreation” — and I’ve been accused of checking my work [...]

What we learned from #TheDress

By Quackd • March 03, 2015

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By Katherine Marrone 1. A dress has the power to ruin relationships. 2. Science! Top-down processing! Optical illusions! That what surrounds an object affects how we perceive it! 3. Independents are less committal; at least, they were 36 percent more likely than Republicans, and 27 percent more likely than Democrats, to remain unsure about the [...]

Want to compliment me? Then don’t call me ‘exotic’

By Quackd • March 02, 2015

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By Rebecca Ramirez  I was born at 10:14 a.m., in sunny California, to parents from different socioeconomic, political and ethnic backgrounds — to parents whose ancestors came from various regions of the world. Growing up, people perceived that difference — that mixture of Caucasian, Italian, Scottish, German, Croatian, African, Puerto Rican, English and French blood [...]

What does it mean to be an “adult,” anyway?

By Quackd • February 27, 2015

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By Haley Mudrick For a lot of us, being an “adult” goes something like this: You live on your own and pay your own bills. You don’t depend on your parents anymore and you act “mature” and you’ve reached a certain age in which society deems you worthy of being a part of adulthood. But is [...]

The world behind a screen

By Quackd • February 25, 2015

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By Grant Susman My attention span diminished the day I got an iPhone. I actually don’t remember what it’s like to sit in complete boredom for more than twenty minutes. And I’m not talking about when you’re bored in class and think about your warm bed that’s undeniably more comfortable than a wooden lecture hall [...]

11 signs you’re overanalyzing this new relationship

By Quackd • February 25, 2015

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1. You spend 20 minutes debriefing every text she sends. 2. You’re alarmed when you see a girl in his profile photo… that is, before you spend 30 minutes researching and realize that she’s his sister. 3. You look up his music tastes on Facebook and wonder if you can like a guy who likes [...]

Why you should live on campus

By Quackd • February 24, 2015

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By Kyle Wizner  By the time winter term comes around every year, campus is full of students talking about how horrible the residence halls are. Complaints abound — ranging in degree of seriousness from “dorm food sucks” to “I hate my roommate.” As a transfer student who wasted a precious year of college living with [...]

Awake

By Quackd • February 23, 2015

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By Travis Loose Sometimes, my past feels like a dream. You know when you wake up from a real shitty dream, and for a brief moment it feels as though it were real? You have that quick conversation in your head that you are now awake, and none of that garbage you just dreamt about [...]