The Cubs. 2016 National League Champs! Honestly, this could be my only Cheer and I’d be satisfied, and depending on the World Series outcome, you’ll hear more from me about the Cubbies in the future. But, in the meantime, I’ll just be sleeping with my W flag, stalking Anthony Rizzo on Twitter, and caring more about these final games than I’ve ever cared about a single final exam.

Basketball season. Can we all just pretend football is over so we can dedicate our time and energy to a team that might actually have some success this year? I’ll be honest, I’ve never been all that into basketball, but I’ll jump on any bandwagon that can get me away from the memory of the Stanford game.

Halloween. All Hallow’s Eve is nigh! We all have our respective reasons to love this holiday. Maybe it’s the social gatherings, the candy, or the horror movies. Or maybe it’s the fact that you can wear your favorite animal onesie outside in public and it counts as a costume. Either way, stay safe, have fun, and just say no to clown costumes!


Blanket Scarves. This jeer is a bit personal, but I recently invested in one of these things, and I do not understand why they are so popular. How on earth do you style it? How do you keep it from looking like you have literally tied a blanket around your neck? Mine just makes me look like a frumpy toddler. Please, someone enlighten me.

Internships. Chances are you or someone you love has been affected by the Internship Craze. There is no known cure, except for acquiring an internship or realizing that your overall happiness is not dependent on what you do for 8 to 10 weeks during your summer. Godspeed during this strenuous time.

The Christmas Music War. These are polarizing times, and not just because of Election 2016. The appropriate time to begin listening to Christmas music is one of the most controversial issues currently on the table. Fellow Christmas lovers, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to follow the unwritten, unfounded social rule that tells you that you must wait until after Thanksgiving to turn up the Bing Crosby. Throw off the yolk of tyranny!

Lacey Silvestri is a junior studying history and English who would genuinely appreciate advice on how to style her scarf because she spent ten whole dollars on it. Educate her at