Madi Shively Ship Life Editor


Slowly But Shively: Grateful for Mean

A recent guilty pleasure of mine has been investing in ABC’s “The Bachelor” series. I’m not proud of enjoying a show that does not pass the Bechdel test, but at the end of a long Monday, it can be fun to set my own worries aside and indulge in some catty drama with a side of hunky tennis player.

'The Bachelor': Leaps, lies and love

Though my interest in "The Bachelor" series depends on the various ensembles in each season, this season has been an especially entertaining experience only three episodes in. Former "Bachelorette" contestant (and Pennsylvania native) Joey Graziadei made his debut as the 2024 Bachelor three weeks ago, but in my opinion, this season’s entertainment can be credited to the women who are fighting tooth and nail for that final rose.

Slowly but Shively: It’s time to go

As Kim Cattrall once said in an interview with The Guardian: “I don’t want to be in a situation for even an hour where I’m not enjoying myself.” Also, as the great Serena Van Der Woodsen once said, "I have to go."

Slowly But Shively: Amends

Recently, I found myself in a situation where I had an opportunity to apologize to someone for a mistake I had made. I have said “I’m sorry” plenty of times in my life, but this instance was different. It was a thousand times more nerve-wracking because this time I knew it was not guaranteed that I would be forgiven.

Hot girl overconsumption

Are you an “it girl”, or are you a “clean girl” complete with a slicked-back bun, an Alo matching set and gold hoops? Are you a pink Pilates princess lacing pink ribbons in your hair, showcasing a lululemon Define jacket, platform UGGs and an Equinox membership? The categorization of the female identity can be fun when looking for a way to rebrand for the new year, but I often wonder: how much of the female identity has become rooted in consumption?

PAGE Center honors Transgender Day of Remembrance

The PAGE Center recognized Transgender Day of Remembrance by holding a memorial ceremony in McFeely’s Cafe on Monday, Nov. 20. The Trans Affinity Group also painted a mural in CUB Lounge 5 in commemoration of annual observance.

Red heart or red flag: Abuse romanticized in media

“That’s what we do! We fight!” he yells at her. He kicks over a table, swears at her and even threatens to hate her if she leaves. Afterward, as Ally walks to her car to escape the argument, Noah suddenly becomes soft and kind, begging her to stay, and when she resists, he becomes angry again and says he is not afraid to hurt her feelings before invalidating her decision yet again.