Lula Banker

Class of 2017


  • Time to jam to holiday tunes

    I grew up in a household that was particular about when and where holiday music could be played: from after Thanksgiving Day to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Because of this, I am always excited about the season in which I can listen to some of my favorite carols and holiday tunes without being scorned by my parents. Each holiday album and song reminds me of December memories throughout the years, a...

    Pillbox | December 7, 2015
  • The Voice dumbs down its reality content

    The Voice — which is in all rights the successor of American Idol in the hearts and minds of Americans — is currently in the middle of a dramatic ninth season. The show follows contestants from their auditions through various stages of competition: the Battle Rounds, the Knockouts, and the Live Performances. Contestants are split into four teams when they audition, with each team being led by ...

    Pillbox | November 2, 2015
  • Go and get thee to the Mattress Factory

    If you are a student at Carnegie Mellon University and have never been to the Mattress Factory, a contemporary art museum on the North Side, you are seriously missing out. Even if you have been to the Mattress Factory before, there is a good chance you haven't seen the current installations as they bring in new artists to construct site-specific art. The collection of permanent exhibits — my favor...

    Pillbox | October 19, 2015
  • Warm yourself with autumnal comfort food

    Sure, barbecues are fun and snow cones are delicious, but the best season for food is definitely autumn. It's easy to feel a little down when the days become cold and rainy, and when every time you come home you have to throw your socks in the dryer, but a bad day can quickly become a good one with delicious food. Here are a few easy recipes to include in a warm meal filled with comfort food, fit ...

    Pillbox | October 5, 2015
  • Honeymoon promises sadness and soulfullness

    This summer I found myself in a couple-week slump during which I was listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey. One of the best things about Lana Del Rey is that she can always be counted on to sound sad. Even Del Rey’s songs that are arguably semi-optimistic in content sound very sad, so you can always tune out the lyrics and just focus on how unhappy the melody makes your soul feel and wallow in self-p...

    Pillbox | September 14, 2015

Art and Photos