All posts by Gemma McFarland

About Gemma McFarland

  • Style File: Gearing up for a kitchen

    The semester's end is finally on the horizon and the college workload has at last begun to dwindle. Textbooks will soon be sold back to the bookstore, as the quad fills with flip-flops and Frisbees....

    • Posted April 23, 2008
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  • Style File: Bringing your life with you? It’s in the bag

    College is all about the cram. We cram prerequisites, majors, minors, electives and extracurricular activities into four short years. We cram entire wardrobes and office supplies into forced triples. We cram our abilities to...

    • Posted April 2, 2008
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  • Style File: What goes around comes back around

    This year, designer Betsey Johnson celebrated 30 years in the fashion business by concluding her fall 2008 fashion show with a walk of archival pieces from years past. The parallels between the past and present forms were...

    • Posted March 5, 2008
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  • Style File: Some rules were made to be broken

    The fashion world has never served as stage for traditionalism.

    • Posted February 20, 2008
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  • Style File: Valentine’s Day or Single Awareness Day?

    Skeptics would agree it's no coincidence that St. Valentine's Day falls during the shortest month of the year and offers nothing more than gloomy weather, chapped lips and lonely hearts. To some college students, February 14...

    • Posted February 6, 2008
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  • Style File: Hats

    Julia Roberts is quoted as saying, "I enjoy hats, and when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory." This is unquestionably so, as the hat has proven itself to be a typical remedy for...

    • Posted January 30, 2008
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  • Style File: Clothing for a cause

    It's the season of giving. But as holiday wish lists begin to grow and trips to the mall become more frequent, it's easy to forget about the less fortunate. Worthy causes should not be disregarded, especially...

    • Posted December 5, 2007
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  • Style File: What to wear this holiday season

    As the holiday season approaches, the average American is assailed with commercial charms and social gatherings. Holiday dinners, family get-togethers and community jamborees bombard the celebrant. It is time to dress up delightfully for a...

    • Posted November 14, 2007
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  • Fit in a workout and into those jeans

    It is 6:55 a.m. when Amy Wilson's alarm clock begins to sound off. With a sigh, she wrestles her comforter before placing her bare feet onto the cold dorm room floor. Her first class is...

    • Posted October 24, 2007
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  • Dress for success

    The job interview is what college students work for. It is the handle that opens the door to the working world. As if obtaining an interview isn't stressful enough, there is still more to consider. While knowledge...

    • Posted October 10, 2007
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  • Go to class in style this fall

    Students at Quinnipiac are far from inactive. With over 70 clubs and organizations, the university is a center for involvement. But while busy lifestyles often indicate getting ready for class in five minutes or less...

    • Posted October 3, 2007
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  • The beginning of the end

    In the words of Doctor Seuss, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you...

    • Posted September 26, 2007
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  • Summer ‘fun’? Not in all cases

    For the typical college student, the lazy days of summer include sleeping in, long days by the pool, a mindless minimum wage job, and most importantly, a break from studying. Some students at Quinnipiac University, however, do not...

    • Posted September 12, 2007
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  • Album Review: The Arcade Fire | “Neon Bible”

    Why it rocks: Arcade Fire's new album carries the listener through a unique melodic journey of ups and downs. Released on March 6, "Neon Bible" demonstrates how the co-ed group of seven has seriously progressed as a...

    • Posted March 28, 2007
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