Not Vanilla

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…

Not Vanilla: Being a Ballerina

Whenever I want to see some beautiful art I go onto YouTube and look up the The Royal Ballet —…

Not Vanilla: The search for sitcoms

With all the classic comedy shows of my childhood gone (I’m talking “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” “Community,” “Drake &…

Not Vanilla: Follow me, I’m famous

Recently, I have been perusing famous people’s Instagrams. I find it interesting to see how Jessica Biel or Chris Pratt…

Not Vanilla: Lazy Sunday shows

The future of food-decorating competitions isn’t exactly hanging in the balance, but let’s just pretend it is. I recently was…

Not Vanilla: The sounds of cinema

When I was younger, I did not know much about the “Star Wars” franchise. I had never seen any of…

Not Vanilla: impersonal yet personal

Reader, sophomore year has been quite a doozy. The courses have gotten more intense, as have my extracurricular activities. And…

Not Vanilla: Spending for smiles

This weekend, dear reader, I went for the first time to the Rochester Public Market. It was a chilly Saturday…

Not Vanilla: Big-time halftime disappointment

This year, when I sat down to watch the Super Bowl, I was expecting two things: a decent game and…

Not Vanilla: Decorating your room can be a like filling a canvas

I remember, during freshman year, looking with a bit of excitement and a lot of anxiety at the walls and…