Writing

Blogger Feature + Interview: Brent Luvaas

Blogger Feature + Interview: Brent Luvaas

Originally published here and in print at The Triangle on February 6th, 2015.

Brent Luvaas, founder of street-style blog Urban Fieldnotes, balances the life of a blogger, professional anthropologist and assistant professor at Drexel University. He currently teaches two courses, visual anthropology and media anthropology. According to Urban Fieldnotes, the blog is about “street style blogging, an experiment in auto-ethnographic research and open source fieldwork.”

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Celebrating Lunar New Year As A First Generation Chinese American

 Celebrating Lunar New Year As A First Generation Chinese American

Originally published here at The Odyssey on February 8th, 2016.

It was the day before New Year's Eve. I could tell that the windows had been rubbed clean with stale newspapers and a little too much Windex. The distinct fake citrus of hardwood floor polish lingered, even though it had been hours since the Swiffer had been out. Soon after, that biting scent of chemicals was easily overpowered by a sweet, fresh aroma. 

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What to Wear: Class

What to Wear: Class

Originally published here at CollegeFashionista on September 14, 2015.

Although it feels so good to sleep in those few extra minutes in the morning, I often find myself feeling groggy throughout the day just because I didn’t properly prepare myself for the day. It also might be because I am still in my pajamas. Maybe.

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Creative Squelchers and the Content Creator

This blog post was originally written for a graduate course, ‘Creativity in the Workplace.’

Today we are going to explore what a "squelcher" is, and how it can be detrimental in the workplace. Mark Runco describes a squelcher as actions and responses that inhibit or block creative thinking. In workplaces, squelchers can range from hasty negative conclusions to an offhand comment about conforming to company culture.

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Designer Profile: Paula Hian

Designer Profile: Paula Hian

Originally published here and in print at The Triangle on May 24th. 2013.

Designer Paula Hian, a Philadelphia native, has always aspired to work in the fashion industry. She has had an interest in fashion since she was 2, and throughout her childhood the future designer kept diaries filled with notes and drawings. Hian majored in art history at Northwestern University and enrolled in New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology upon her graduation.

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