NY Fashion Week is more meaningful than it sounds

These days it seems like most industries are suffering because of the economy. The fashion industry isnít much different.

However this didnít stop fashion designers and over 100,000 international visitors from coming out for the annual Mercedes-Benz Fall fashion week which took place from Sept. 10 to 17 in New York City.

Mercedes-Benz fashion week sponsors over 60 famous designers who showcase their spring 2010 collections in the tents at Bryant Park. The week kicked off in a huge way with ìFashionís Night out.” On Sept. 10 a world-wide shopping event was held in over 12 major cities across the globe. Continue reading NY Fashion Week is more meaningful than it sounds

SHOULD THE DRINKING AGE BE LOWERED? Lower drinking age makes sense

If you ask a random college student whether or not he or she thinks the law should permit 18-year-olds to purchase and consume alcohol, youíll probably get the answer youíre expecting: ìHell yes.” The enthusiasm with which this imaginary student reacts might even convince you that they should most definitely not be allowed to drink. Yet, chances are, theyíd drink less if it were legal. Continue reading SHOULD THE DRINKING AGE BE LOWERED? Lower drinking age makes sense

Drinking age is 21 for a reason

The serious consequences of alcohol abuse, especially among college students, have been widely documented.† Did you know that almost 700,000 American students in 2005 between the ages of 18 and 24 were victims of abuse by a fellow student who was intoxicated, and 97,000 students were victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or rape? So yes, drinking can lead to problems. Continue reading Drinking age is 21 for a reason

Notice the angel statue

There’s one particularly beautiful moment near the end of J.R.R. Tolkienís The Two Towers where Frodo, Sam, and Gollum come upon a crumbling, defaced statue of a king where none has ruled for countless years. Itís fallen head on the ground beside has now sprouted small white flowers around the brow, causing Frodo to exclaim, ìLook! The king has got a crown again!” For a second the scene is illuminated in the setting sun before succumbing to the darkness that pervades the final stages of Tolkienís epic. Continue reading Notice the angel statue

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