Taking Advantage of all this Christmas Cheer

By Lilly Gelman
“What can Christmas mean to those who didn’t grow up attending Midnight Mass to return home and ogle at gifts under the tree in the living room? Coming from a home of a different religion or one simply apathetic to the traditions of Christmas, can people still take advantage of all this most wonderful time of year has to offer?”

Podcasts Catered to Your Hyperspecific Needs

By Atara Huberfeld
“Here you’ll find very niche and very wonderful podcasts, some of which you might be familiar with, while others have only four ratings on the iTunes store. Happy Listening!”

Dear Abby: Baffled in Brookdale

By Abby Stiefel
“My roommate and I are not getting along and are on opposite schedules…We fight about stupid things like taking out the garbage and opening and closing the window. I want us to be friends and good roommates, but I really don’t know what to do! Please help!!!”

Dear Abby: Concerned in the Caf

“Dear Abby” is an advice column written by Abby Stiefel. If you have any Stern-related questions for Abby (funny ones are encouraged), please direct them to dearabbyquestions@gmail.com.

Time to Facetime

“Millennials…prefer WhatsApp and Facebook messenger to old- fashioned calling. The lack of face-to-face—or at least voice-to-voice— interactions, however, leaves a gaping hole in the process of building our relationships and friendships.”