Things to Watch & Play at Home

Written By Caitlin McDonough & Isabella Diaz TV Shows:  I Am Not Okay With This (Netflix) – This seven-episode Netflix series follows a teenage girl, Sydney, who finds out she has strange powers while dealing with grief, her sexuality, high school drama, and family issues. Created by the same guy who made End of the F**king World, this comedy-drama is a mix between Stranger Things and any coming-of-age film about a small-town teen. Since the episodes are short and captivating, this show is worth a watch for anyone who likes coming-of-age or supernatural stories. Also, for anyone from PA, it was filmed in Brownsville and Pittsburgh!  Chernobyl (HBO) – Chernobyl is a five-episode long miniseries on HBO that focuses on the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, Ukraine, telling the personal … Continue reading Things to Watch & Play at Home

Things to do During Quarantine

Written By: Marena Glaister Being in quarantine for the coronavirus outbreak has been a drastic change for us all, but how are you spending your time?  Are you finding yourself bored and doing the same unhealthy things daily?  Well I have some good news! I put together a list of fun and healthy things to do, inspired by Talk to Mira and The Macey Lynn blogs, while we are all still stuck in quarantine.  Yoga. It is difficult to stay fit while being stuck in your home (unless you have a gym of course) so one suggestion is to try is yoga.  Yoga helps with decreasing stress, relieving anxiety, bettering one’s quality of sleep, and increasing flexibility and strength.  Yoga classes are available … Continue reading Things to do During Quarantine

Self-Care Article: Earth Day Edition

Written By: Marena Glaister Earth Day was on April 22, but it is still Earth week from April 19-24. What better way to spend it (even in quarantine) than taking care of yourself and some plants?  Taking care of a plant, or a few, can keep you occupied and calm your nerves during quarantine.  It gives you the responsibility of taking care of a living thing that will also benefit you. Many plants can clean the air in your house. Another bonus is the color they bring into a room.  The following chart shows some plants that are easy to take care of, and clean the air in an inside room the best:   Barberton Daisy English Ivy Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue Chrysanthemum … Continue reading Self-Care Article: Earth Day Edition

Free Subscriptions

Written By: Meghan Vence In response to the recent steps taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many companies are offering free online ways to entertain and educate. Practicing social distancing and isolation doesn’t mean that our world has to stop. Use these free offers to take some time to relax or find a new hobby!  Siriusxm  Sirius is offering free streaming until May 15. Listen to the newest releases, keep up with the news, make your own playlists and even watch live performances.  Audible   A selection of audiobooks are available to stream for as long as schools stay closed. They can be streamed on your desktop, laptop, … Continue reading Free Subscriptions

Baking with a Twist: Homemade Pretzels and How Baking Can Help Your Mental Health

Written By: Clare Duffus  Ingredients  2 cups milk  2 packets active dry yeast  6 tablespoons brown sugar  4 tablespoons of melted butter  4 ½ cups flour  2 teaspoons fine salt  5 tablespoons baking soda  3 cups warm water  Coarse salt   8 tablespoons of melted butter  Directions   … Continue reading Baking with a Twist: Homemade Pretzels and How Baking Can Help Your Mental Health

10 Great Takeout Places

Written by: Anamarie Martinez   Storms Restaurant   Storms restaurant is a family owned Italian restaurant located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Storms offers affordable but authentic Italian food for lunch or dinner. They are currently offering curbside carry-out. When you get to the restaurant, you can call them, and they will bring your food right out to your car. They also offer delivery to the South Baldwin, Whitehall, and Brentwood areas.    Central Diner and Grille  Central Diner and Grille is a family owned restaurant in Robinson. They serve breakfast all-day, and they also offer Greek and American classic foods. They are currently offering … Continue reading 10 Great Takeout Places

Theatre Flea Market

Written by: Caitlin McDonough The Carlow University Theatre Group (CUTG) held a huge two-week long flea market in the Rosemary Heyl Theater in Antonian Hall from Jan. 27 to Feb. 9 All proceeds went to supporting the theatre group and their future activities. The flea market was open for students and the public.  Each item was either donated by members or supporters of the Carlow community or collected by the theatre group themselves from an old film studio and an abandoned hoarder house! The members of CUTG had a great time during their mornings at the sale. Kara Miller, sophomore creative writing and liberal studies major said, “It’s been fun to see the different types of people that come … Continue reading Theatre Flea Market

Stuff-A-Plush

Written by: Alexandra Kunz  Carlow’s annual Stuff-A-Plush was held on Feb. 13 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the University Commons.   Stuff-A-Plush is similar to Build A Bear. People can pick out the plush, stuff it, pick a shirt, and make the birth certificate. Each plush was $5 to make. If there were any leftover in the last 30 min of the event, people were permitted to purchase another plush.   “This year, we have 14 different plushies, including a lamb, giraffe, elephant, pig, long hair bear, triceratops, dalmatian, magic dragon, black panther, cream bunny, cheetah, sabretooth tiger, monkey, and brontosaurus,” said Clare Duffus, the president of Campus Activities Board (CAB). One student that was at Stuff-A-Plush gave her insight on this event. Karlee Arendt, senior History and English major said, “I had a lot of fun, and it was my last opportunity for … Continue reading Stuff-A-Plush

Day in the Life of an ROTC Cadet in College

Written by: Marena Glaister Daily Schedule: 04:30 wake up   05:30 leave Carlow for ROTC Physical Training (PT) at University of Pittsburgh   06:00 begin PT   07:00 end PT   07:20 arrive back at Carlow   07:30 shower   08:00 breakfast   08:30 come back to dorm room   08:35 start schoolwork for the day   11:00/30 lunch   12:30 relax, play my ukulele   15:45 head to class   16:00 class #1   17:15 head to dinner   17:45 head to class   18:00 class #2   21:00 head back to dorm room   21:10 get ready for bed   21:20 check emails   21:45 get in bed   22:00 fall asleep   As an ROTC cadet, life can be very busy, so it … Continue reading Day in the Life of an ROTC Cadet in College