Archive for March 23rd, 2010

  • DIY: Eco-friendly products for your vagina

    In the life of a college student, spring cleaning conveniently coincides with the end of spring semester. And while we considered barraging you with a roll-call of eco-conscious cleaners, who has the time to scrub the floors like a 1950s housewife? Not us. Instead, the Fine Print DIY staff is focusing on a more manageable interior space and the one most likely to be ignored during your spring cleaning: your vagina. Not to insinuate that it's dirty. Just cluttered. Cluttered with feminine hygiene products that are bleached with chemicals that can be absorbed during use and produce 300 pounds of trash in a woman's menstruating lifetime.

  • Carpe Freakin’ Diem

    It probably wasn't in the state's curriculum, but my tenth grade English teacher insisted we watch Dead Poets Society. For those of you who haven't seen the film, it's a good coming of age-type-piece where an unorthodox English teacher (Robin Williams) teaches his students to live life passionately and to never feel cornered by their strict private school education. John Keating (Robin's character) shows the class photos of the school's past students, and sums up his philosophy with the phrase, Carpe Diem. As much as I love saying it, sometimes seizing the day can be more complicated than we'd like.