Author Archives: laurenmsantilli

This blog was really hard to write because I refuse to accept that I’m graduating

For starters, I would like to say thank you to anyone who read and/or commented on my blogs this semester! The first thing I certainly learned is that people tend to comment on my more light hearted posts – the personality of a Starbucks beverage or the allure of Kylie Jenner – instead of my (attempt […]

Graduating from college? Graduate from Tinder and Bumble

Ok so I hate to be the one to say it but we’re getting to the end. I certainly wasn’t looking for a ~~ring before spring~~ like some of my Southern friends may have been, but I’d be lying if I said it never crossed my mind that I could potentially meet someone here. But I […]

When I got asked to prom it was via text and I didn’t even have his number saved

My junior year of high school, I received a text about two weeks before prom saying “Hey it’s Sean. Prom?” I didn’t even know which Sean was asking me and had to use process of elimination through who had already asked who (which was almost everyone, thanks a lot Sean). By senior year of high school (2013), […]

I spilled my Pumpkin Spice Latte and now a bunch of ants are making brunch plans and doing yoga

Starbucks is known for its consistent brand image with friendly baristas, green straws, “chill” coffeeshop vibe venues, and the same quality beverage at any location. What many people fail to recognize about Starbuck’s brand is their exceptional presence on social media. Starbucks has 13.4 million followers on Instagram, in addition to 36 million likes on Facebook, 11.9 […]

Not Everything is About You, Trump. Signed, the DoD

  The Department of Defense has been accused several times now of “subtweeting” President Trump. While I’m confident that many people have subtweeted Mr. President, accusing a government agency is, as a Pentagon spokesman put it, “ridiculous”. Before I get into this blog post, I want to put in a disclaimer that is article is not meant […]

Kylie Jenner is literally, like, one of my best friends

Ok so maybe I lied in the title, but hear me out. I view Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat story and like her Instagrams just as much as my best friend’s posts. I almost feel as though I know the ins and outs of her personality – but in reality, I only know the sides of her […]

Social Media: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

When thinking through my initial thoughts on social media, I feel it’s easiest to separate it them into three categories: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Of course, we’ll start with the good. THE GOOD In my opinion, the best aspect of the social media is the ease it creates to keep in contact […]