Not Vanilla

Not Vanilla: Songs to cure your pre-winter anxiety

Well, reader, this week we have finally been plunged into the cold darkness of a Rochester winter. With the encroachment…

Not Vanilla: On breakup videos

The other day I was browsing YouTube and proceeded to fall down what some call a “YouTube hole.” I started…

Not Vanilla: Traveling informed

Historically we’ve been fascinated by travel. You can see it in Western idealism of exploration — explorers risking their lives…

Not Vanilla: The emotional effects of media

Reader, let me warn you before you journey further into this article — if you haven’t seen “A Star is…

Not Vanilla: The new media on the block

Okay, reader, I openly admit that I am not that much of a gamer. I’m not a total stranger to…

Not Vanilla: In celebration of museums

Hello, dear reader! This week, I want to talk about a more reserved but common aspect of our culture: museums.…

Not Vanilla: The joys of watching people cook

Recently, I’ve realized I watch a large amount of cooking shows and videos. I came to this conclusion when the…

Not Vanilla: Cycles of hype

Dear reader, we have to address the harsh truth that we have both been avoiding. Summer is over. And while…

Not Vanilla: Exploring side content

Hello, reader! I hope your summer was wonderful or, at the very least, tolerable. I spent mine taking full advantage…

Not Vanilla: The Joys of Instagram

Reader, perhaps you have not heard this app called Instagram — it’s something young people are quite into. When I…