By Jaeyeon Kim |Staff Writer| In America, New Year’s day is every January 1. In China, New Year’s Day in 2016 is February 8. Why is the Chinese New Year different from America's? How does Chinese New Year’s Day operate on the Lunar Calendar? “Though China officially operates on the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar maintains ceremonial significance, and so every year, around the new moon closest to the beginning of spring, Chinese people ring in the beginning of a new annual cycle,” according to Time magazine. The Chinese calendar allocates each New Year with an animal of zodiacs: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year
By Donte Medder |Staff Writer| It’s time for the art of expression through body piercing to make its way into the workplace. Currently, workers must now decide if they want to conform to the professional standard of a clean cut work force or maintain a sense of individualism through self-expression like body piercings. But why? The reasoning behind body piercings vary. Some are religious in nature, spiritual, for self-expression, aesthetic value, for sexual pleasure or to conform or rebel against culture. Contemporary piercing is often done in tattoo shops and most often uses safe body piercing materials. One can just look around and see athletes, rock musicians, movie stars and … [Read more...] about Piercings in the workplace: Can you still get a job?