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Rachel Valente


At this point, you’ve probably hear Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas is You" enough times to last through next Christmas. It’s one of the most popular holiday songs of all time, and this isn’t by chance. What is it that makes this song, along with all the other greats, so full of holiday spirit? Simple psychology The smell of pine, the taste of peppermint, the l…

Language is the basis of society – it unifies entire countries and promotes the many unique cultures found across the globe. But it also seems that the many languages of the world have managed to build barriers that most Americans have yet to break. About 1.5 billion people worldwide speak English, of which only 375 million are native speakers, according to Statista.com…

Buffalo is a city rich with history. It has seen the turn of centuries, the rise and fall of eras, and has collected thousands of stories within its walls. However, it seems like the people of the past are in more than just in the history books. In fact, many people claim that they are walking among us, their spirits haunting the city’s most historic areas. As Hallowee…