Tattoos help millennial women establish identity

Special to the Star and Wave Editor's note: Puzzled at seeing a number of women of the millennial age group sporting tattoos, i asked writer Rachel Shubin, a millennial, what attracted that generation to having permanent artwork on their bodies. Tattoos are permanent, but generational ideals are subject to change. Millennials enjoy indulging in the… Continue reading Tattoos help millennial women establish identity

A day in the life

Routines are important, which is something I learned in college. I did not have a good daily routine in high school because I never consistently went to school at the same time - which I 100% attribute to anxiety and insomnia. College was an amazing learning experience for me, and not just from the classes. I… Continue reading A day in the life

MTV show puts spotlight on area’s teen moms

By RACHEL SHUBIN Special to the Star and Wave MTV is once again filming a reality television show in New Jersey. With a due date of this fall, “Teen Mom New Jersey” is the latest spinoff of “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” franchise. Teen Mom New Jersey will follow young moms in southern Jersey… Continue reading MTV show puts spotlight on area’s teen moms

A millennial’s ode to complaining

If you know me well you know that I am a relentless complainer, especially when it's hot outside. My dad is the first to remind me that air conditioning is a luxury, not a privilege. I know, I know - I'm lucky to have grown up not knowing air conditioning. The Victorian Era of Cape… Continue reading A millennial’s ode to complaining

Got Skin Cancer?

I live at the beach and probably one assumption many people have about me is that I spend a lot of time on the beach. And you would be so very wrong! I probably can count on one hand the number of times I have sat on the beach in the last few months -… Continue reading Got Skin Cancer?