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by Kristin Blake

*Contains spoilers for season one, no season two spoilers

Dearest reader,

Alas, season two of Bridgerton has been released on Netflix, and I have watched it and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. I dare say, I enjoyed season two better than season one.

For those of you unaware, Bridgerton is a Netflix original drama set in London’s Regency era. However, the drama has a twist with classical renditions of modern music and is not historically accurate. One example of this is racially inclusive nobility as the show is set in a different timeline than our own.

While season one dealt mainly with Daphne Bridgerton finding her love with the Duke of Hastings, season two follows the oldest Bridgeton sibling, Anthony, as he finally decides that he will find a bride this season. His choice of the season is miss Edwina Sharma, but his advances are interrupted by her sister, miss Kate Sharma’s disapproval.

First and foremost, I quite enjoyed how season two of the show was much more emotionally intimate than physically intimate. With the exception of two scenes towards the end of the series, most of the intimacy between characters comes in the form of lingering glances and almost kisses. I also enjoyed how they incorporated pieces of Indian and Desi cultures into Edwina and Kate’s lives. They are from India, and they could’ve easily ignored that piece of their culture.

I also liked that season two explored more storylines than season one. We follow Lady Whistledown’s endeavors, Eleanor’s debut, the Featherington’s coping with their father’s loss, and the Sharma arrival back to London along with Anthony’s storyline. Following this many stories could have a tendency to be confusing, but Bridgerton did not have this problem. Lastly, every character in this season had beautiful character development throughout the season. They are faced with difficult choices and forced to confront their greatest fears and insecurities.

One of my few dislikes of the show is that some of the storylines seemed incomplete or rushed towards the end. They had very convenient endings which could be seen as a bit unrealistic.

If you choose to watch Bridgerton, be aware that the show does contain inappropriate themes, but if you enjoy period dramas, this is a good show for you.

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by Kahla McKinnie

SENIORS!!! The time has come; the fated day is upon us, for those who are going to college we are being presented with the most pressing of tasks: decorating our dorm room. Now i don’t know about you but with the price of college constantly rising the last thing I want to do is pay an arm and a leg for decorations; so here are five helpful tips on how to decorate your dorm for less (with added disclaimers).

No.1- Amazon. Now this answer should come to no surprise. I mean they have everything from A-Z with affordable prices. You can easily make a list to send out to family, friends, loved ones, teachers, or anybody who'd be willing to pay and share it with them. (Pro tip: for your college registry list to loved ones ask for Amazon, Walmart, and Target gift cards and then ask for money too :))

No.2-Walmart. Now this is going to be your bestfriend. Unlike Amazon you can easily make a store run here without having to pay for shipping. The little stuff such as your washcloths, trash cans, bedsheets, etc. can easily be picked up from here at a fairly reasonable price (please stay away from Target if you truly value your pockets just saying).

No.3- DIY. Now some DIYs can be costly but others not so much. You can easily make a collage/photo wall by printing out your favorite images and simply sticking it to your wall with tape. To give it that extra razzle dazzle go back in and outline it with washi tape. Want a chalkboard wall but can’t use paint? No worries you can easily make your own by getting a chalkboard wallpaper. These are just a few ideas so this option is going to require a little more creativity with the first two, but never fret because this can be used as a binding experience with your new room/hall mates.

No.4-Make lists. This one is to simply make your life a whole lot easier. It’s just like going grocery shopping when you’re hungry and don’t have a list, it’s a nightmare waiting to happen. Everything you see that looks slightly edible is going to be shoved in the basket and before you know it you spent all this money on food you might not even eat. This same concept applies to shopping. How many times have you been somewhere and unnecessarily spent your money? Exactly. By creating a list this can help organize your thoughts and it can further help you pinpoint where to find the cheapest options, because the goal is to be cute but affordable.

Last but not least

No.5- Have fun. I know all of this can be slightly stressful or confusing but relax. You did it. You came this far and dorm room shopping is not going to kill you. Make sure to get with your roommate to see if you guys are doing a share theme and have fun. Go on a Walmart run with your new friends and then after you guys can grab a bite to eat at the CAF. Any experience(for the most part) can be turned into something good, it all depends on how you look at it. So have fun and best of wishes with decorating your dorm rooms!!!


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  1. Create a checklist of the cleaning that you are doing.

  2. Clean when you feel it’s the right time for you.

  3. Take your time and do it the way you want it done the first time.

  4. Use a magic eraser to get rid of any stubborn scuff marks.

  5. Use Clorox wipes on surfaces to disinfect them.

  6. Spray your house with a spray you like to give it a fresh and clean scent.

  7. Use Windex on glass surfaces to give them a nice shine.

  8. Use a Swiffer duster to dust off furniture and many other surfaces.

  9. Play some music while cleaning to keep you focused.

  10. Focus on one room at a time.

P.S. Have fun!

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