Tag Archives: Traditions

Hate Country Music … Why?

By Hannah Quinque

Pho­to Cred­it: Car­ol M Highsmith

Con­fes­sion time: I like coun­try music. And no, I’m not being face­tious. And no, not just the alter­na­tive kind. Gimme a steel gui­tar, a ban­jo, and a slow south­ern drawl, and I’m jam­min’. When I put on the New Boots playlist, how­ev­er, I do get looks rang­ing from dis­be­lief to slight­ly annoyed to amused. Not that the reac­tion sur­pris­es me. As is the nature of stereo­types, there is some truth to them, but they also don’t cov­er all of the vast corn­field called coun­try music. And hon­est­ly, you don’t have to strain your ears (pun intend­ed) to pick up on all there is to hear.

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A Holiday Survival Guide

By Henrike Kattoll

The hol­i­day sea­son is a unique time. We go through the full spec­trum of emo­tions with­in a span of two weeks only. We con­stant­ly have to deal with fam­i­ly mem­bers and guests; we eat way too much while telling our­selves we’ll be going on a diet next year; and we tend to get over­ly emo­tion­al, espe­cial­ly on Christ­mas and New Year’s Eve.

Since it’s such a won­der­ful­ly stress­ful time, I chose three top­ics to help you through the last few weeks of the year.


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