Author: Kelly Laffey

Kelly Laffey is a junior at Wake Forest University, is a political science major and a journalism and photography double mi-nor. She grew up on Long Island, New York.
December 11, 2008
LIFESTYLE

In the moment

Walk on to any American college campus between the months of August and November and you're likely to see students out and about, sporting school apparel, the sound of their amicable chatter punctuated by the whiz of a Frisbee floating by. Drop by campus in early December, during finals
November 27, 2008
LIFESTYLE

Market madness

Every city needs a department store, a convenient place where residents can efficiently check off all the items on their shopping lists, find specialty goods and practical items. London has Harrods. New York has Macy’s and Paris has the Galeries Lafayette. While Florence is by no means as populous as these cities, Florentines do have […]
November 13, 2008
LIFESTYLE

Purple shirts and politics

It's long been known that soccer, appreciated all over the world for its display of agility and athleticism, does not enjoy a high status in U.S. sports. Someone once explained this phenomenon to me in a very simple manner. Unlike the rest of the world, Americans are perturbed
October 30, 2008
LIFESTYLE

Italian reality

As a senior in high school, I secured a spot on a trip to Italy that the Latin Club was hosting during spring break. The ‘Italian experience' that I gained by traveling with 30 students, over half of whom were infected with the ‘senioritis virus,' and a very