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Piccola

Piccola

Sarah Faber, Blogger

May 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods, Showcase

After spending a thorough amount of time looking at pictures of food on Piccola’s website, I was excited to try it out. When I arrived I immediately felt the local, old-school Italian restaurant vibe. The candles, curtains, wood tables, and freshly baked bread all made me feel like I was at a classic...

Cyberpunk

Cyberpunk

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

May 23, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

For one of my last blog posts before the end of the year, I want to talk about a genre of science fiction that has truly captured my interest but nonetheless remains relatively unknown to anyone who doesn’t binge-consume science fiction like I do. Cyberpunk is a genre that describes a subset of futu...

Rare currency

Rare currency

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

May 8, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

One of the things I like to do in my spare time is collect foreign or exotic currency. From absurdly large bills for defunct currencies to the more obscure American denominations, I’ve spent countless hours poring over old coins, many of which have been made obsolete by the euro or are from countri...

Corporate failures

Corporate failures

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

May 1, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

Whenever a company tries to dip their feet into the water by appealing to the much-coveted millennial generation, the results can be incredibly cringe-inducing. Even worse is when companies make an ad that causes public outrage; this is especially relevant concerning the Pepsi protest ad debacle. The m...

Cedar Street Grill

Cedar Street Grill

Sarah Faber, Blogger

April 20, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods, Showcase

Walking into Cedar Street Grill, I could immediately sense the homey, family vibe. According to the 2012 New York Times article framed on the wall, Cedar Street Grill is owned and operated by the Kay family. The wood tables, brick walls, and chalkboards (that listed names of local farms that the ingredi...

Unappreciated Sci-Fi

Unappreciated Sci-Fi

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

April 20, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

What is perhaps the greatest feature of the internet is its ability to allow artists and writers to publish their work with very little money or effort expended. This is both a blessing and a curse; for every great short story or even full length novel, there are perhaps thousands upon thousands of poo...

A history of online politics

A history of online politics

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

April 6, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

This isn't really an obscure topic so much as it requires obscure knowledge, so here goes. It was inevitable that the political firestorm since the beginning of the 2016 election would spill over into the Internet, but what people don't really realize is how fractured social media already is. When H...

Tomatillo: more than a taco place

Tomatillo: more than a taco place

Sarah Faber, Blogger

March 28, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Faber's Foods

What better way to celebrate Taco Tuesday than eating tacos? Tomatillo, a “Mexchester original”, did not disappoint. There were many options for vegetarian and vegan food, and the ingredients are “Farm to taco”. Here are some highlights from the meal:   Guacamole: Chips and salsa were provided at the begi...

Insect enthusiasts

Insect enthusiasts

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

March 28, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

Most people don’t like insects, spiders, or really anything that is hairy and has too many legs for its own good. Many people would likely scream and try to squash any such creature that dared to cross one’s path or enter one’s home. Therefore, it’s only natural that a subculture devoted to ke...

Victoria

Victoria

Phoebe Van Essche, Blogger

March 26, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Sonder

“With my body, I am most insecure about my facial bone structure and often find myself using my hair has a means of covering my face when I feel insecure. I oftentimes feel vulnerable when my hair is up, or when I'm being photographed from a side angle. It's funny because I am complimented most for my h...

Amatuer “detectives”

Amatuer “detectives”

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

March 7, 2017


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Perhaps the internet’s most potent feature is its ability to gather and concentrate collective information and efforts. From the good (like charity donations and online activism) to the bad (like witch hunts and hacking), online “research” occupies a sort of gray area that bleeds over into the ...

Stealth marketing

Stealth marketing

Tommy McKenna, Blogger

February 28, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Tommy's Tour of the Obscure

There are only a few marketing strategies that I would say are not yet known to the general public. Generally, these strategies are known as “stealth marketing”; which basically means unconventional and subtle campaigns that advertise without the potential consumer knowing it. Naturally, such an ...

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