New Cincy Shakes venue to open

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ Over-the-Rhine (OTR) is an area in Cincinnati that has seen consistent growth and offers entertainment that has received critical acclaim. Its popularity is sure to continue as it becomes the new home of the popular classical theater company, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC). The company recently applied for a Certificate of Appropriateness and zoning variance from the Historic Conservation Board, who approved the proposal. The location for the new theater venue will be at 12th and Elm streets, the former home of the Drop Inn Center in OTR, which provides shelter and nourishment to homeless men … Continue reading New Cincy Shakes venue to open

Instagram filters reality for social media model

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ Thousands of likes on an Instagram photo of model Essena O’Neill with a perfect beach backdrop could lead social media users to believe that the woman’s life is as perfect as the picture. The social media model has recently caused quite a stir, however, by claiming that her pictures, and many social media stars’ photos, as well, are not as perfect as they appear. Since she was 12, Australianborn O’Neill has been regularly posting on Instagram, YouTube and Twitter, among other social media platforms, to gain followers from all over the world. This has led … Continue reading Instagram filters reality for social media model

Buy one give one companies give back

By: Katrina Gross ~Staff Writer~ America is known on a global scale for having a consumer economy, with many Americans living a lifestyle based on being in fashion and following the latest trends. Fashion is a huge part of many Americans’ lives. Owning articles of clothing and accessories that fit trends is considered important to a lot of people. In recent years, various entrepreneurs have noticed this love for trends and saw an opportunity to do something more with the American consumer economy, resulting in the creation of companies that have very unique purchasing—for every product purchased from them, one … Continue reading Buy one give one companies give back