I Am a Woman Who Likes Sports

A few weeks ago, I sat down with my boyfriend, his brother, and his dad to watch the first Sunday games of the NFL season. We all compete in a pool over the course of the season, and every game counts. I’m not a huge NFL girl, so participating in the pool helps keep me... Read more »

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in College

The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media in College
You may have caught wind of a story this week about a 22-year-old college senior at the University of Iowa who got arrested at her college’s football game for public intoxication and blew a .341 once she was behind bars. Why is this news? Plenty of college kids (even underage ones, which this young woman... Read more »

Things Tina Fey Taught Me

Things Tina Fey Taught Me
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post called “5 Books That You Must Read in Your Twenties,” and my last suggestion on that list was Tina Fey’s Bossypants. I’ve been feeling very “twenty-something” lately, what with school starting again and me not being there. Ten years ago, I thought of 22 as some... Read more »
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What Men Want, And Does It Matter?

This week, I came across another one of Cosmo’s articles about What Men Want. Cosmo finds guys and asks them what they consider the most important thing in a girlfriend and then post the quotes like they’re some sort of gospel rather than the mumblings of some 23-year-old dude. I swear, I’ve been reading these... Read more »

Everyone's Going Back to School But Me

Everyone's Going Back to School But Me
August means different things to different people. Most of the men in my life are thrilled for the upcoming start of football season. Fall fashion is starting to appear on blogs and in magazines. Even the weather this week was unseasonably cold. But for my life—up until now—August has meant the back-to-school commercials. And thus... Read more »

Writopia Lab Comes to Chicago

Writopia Lab Comes to Chicago
I was eight years old when I started a poetry club with my cousin, so I guess you could say I’ve been a writer forever. It’s never going to change, and I couldn’t be happier about that. But I probably never would have made it to where I am today—releasing the second novel in a... Read more »
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Your Last Minute Chicago Summer To-Do List

Your Last Minute Chicago Summer To-Do List
This week, I fell in love with a Glamour post called “10 Things to Do With Your Summer Fling While You Still Have the Chance.” It detailed all the steamy and romantic things that should be a part of any memorable summer dalliance, and it definitely gave me one or two ideas… It’s terrifying to... Read more »

5 Books That You Must Read in Your Twenties

Your twenties is a time for growth, for exploration, for adventure. It’s a time for trying before the eventual deciding so that we have the best foundation of experience and knowledge of ourselves. With that in mind, Shy Town Gals has five books that you must add to your psyche before you turn 30. Trust... Read more »

Lollapalooza: The Shows You Want To Hit

Lollapalooza: The Shows You Want To Hit
So you get off work today and then you have to optimize your Lolla time. So many shows going on at so many locations all weekend, where do you go? Never fear, Shy Town Gals is here to direct you. See how many you can hit! Friday 1:45-2:30 Icona Pop at Lake Shore Have you... Read more »
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Why is Self-Destruct a Go-To Breakup Move?

Why is Self-Destruct a Go-To Breakup Move?
Even if you don’t watch the show, you’ve probably seen the teasers for The Bachelorette finale on ABC. They show a sobbing Desiree in a gorgeously tropical location, and we found out Monday night that part one of said finale was as dramatic as promised. Obvious frontrunner Brooks decided he didn’t love Des and broke... Read more »