Giovanna Lomanto

  • October 8, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    1. Finding the Perfect Fit I’m not talking outfits quite yet, but rather about finding the perfect artist. The best concerts are the ones you scream about when you see the artist is coming to your city (like they are actually going to be in front of you). That’s the absolute elation you want, but

  • September 1, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    Honestly, this started when Snapchat introduced Discover stories (not sponsored). At first, I loved bagging on the idea of it with my friends, going on about how watching those minute-long videos or clickbait articles added up to a massive waste of time. But I ignored one crucial aspect of my personality: my curiosity. After a

  • August 9, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    My grandmother has wanted to see Old Faithful for years. She’s read countless articles and watched an inordinate amount of Yellowstone specials about the famed geyser, but she had yet to see it in person herself. But, as grandmas do, she aged and traveling became harder. While my other set of grandparents were visiting America

  • August 3, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    I’ve had short hair for about as long as I can remember. Looking through baby pictures or photos of me as a toddler always reveals a hairstyle that either resembles a bob or just barely grazes my shoulders. In the short history of my life, there is a marked absence of Rapunzel’s long locks. Recently,

  • July 21, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    To some, makeup is a form of expression. To others, makeup is a mask. To many, makeup is a quick way to enhance certain facial characteristics. Regardless, there’s a reason that those adept in its application are called makeup artists. When I grew up, I was under the false assumption that makeup was created solely for

  • July 13, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    When traveling, every party must evaluate priorities. After all, you only have a limited amount of two resources: time and money. Typically, my family has preferred to spend more of both on seeing sights and less on our nightly accommodations. We weren’t planning to spend the bulk of our time in our hotel when the

  • June 10, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    We’ve all been there. No matter how many playlists we curate, no matter how often we refresh our YouTube recommendations page, it seems like we circle around the same few artists and songs. With summer  arriving, some of us might want to update what plays through our speakers. Here’s a quick guide with some helpful

  • June 9, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    Theater shows, temporary art, performance artists, even Teppanyaki grills–exhibitions of non-permanence have all been thriving as of late. This does not signify the death of museums, of paintings, or of great literature; it simply means that the art world has been expanding in terms of what constitutes works of artistic merit. While some of these

  • May 27, 2017By Giovanna Lomanto

    “Have you read anything by Amy Tan?” “No, I’m reading ‘The Joy Luck Club’ senior year.” Before this year, I’d fielded this question countless times, each interrogation reeking of racial undertones. For some reason, however, this didn’t leave me with the same uncomfortable taste as “Where are you from?” I knew that my experience in