Can’t Stop/Won’t Stop

I can count the number of people I text regularly on one hand. “But Steph,” you may ask, “you are constantly on your BlackBerry. It’s practically an extra appendage!” I don’t text. I BBM. And I BBM a heck of a lot more than I ever texted. My friends who…

Buy My Love

Forget Klout ratings.  Empire Avenue has offered a new way to measure your online self-worth – stocks! I discovered the site (still in beta) through @zbussey on Twitter, who was also kind enough to send over an invite! The premise: As you do more online, through Twitter, Facebook, and blogging, your…

Ouch, the AMS hurt my feelings!

Is there a limit to how far is too far with being politically correct? An incident that came to a head this week at Queen’s has made this a serious question.  Over the past few years, Queen’s has become known as a campus that, according to many, is chock full…

Separation Anxiety in the Digital Age

Are we virtual hoarders? I am nearly certain that, if there were such a show, I would be starring in it. Social networking sites, email accounts & blogs have become the new under-the-bed shoebox.  As we become increasingly reliant on our online existence, it is only natural that we also…

a break from my usual tirades…

I’m on reading week right now, and although I planned on blogging a lot (to make up for my recent silence) I haven’t finished a piece yet.  Thus, here are some recent ads I think are amazing.  Enjoy! This ad from Old Spice is a nice departure from the usual…

This is What a Feminist Looks Like

I am a feminist.  I had to take a women’s studies course to figure that out. Sure, I spent my younger years in a male-dominated (both in numbers and patriarchal fashion) family, calling my brother, father, uncles, cousins, & innocent passerby names that ran the gamut from “sexist pig” to…

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Gone are the days of anonymous women in Virginia Slims ads, coupled with their memorable tagline.  In today’s celebrity obsessed culture, it seems that advertising and marketing has taken a turn from Mad Men esque ads, focused on witty taglines and imagery, to a focus on celebrity branding.  While the…