Rayne Ellis

Rayne is currently a junior at New York University studying journalism and psychology, and is also a college volleyball player (go violets!). Aside from anything about baby animals, Game of Thrones and 20th century sad french philosophers are good conversation starters.

Drake vs. Kendrick: Do Rappers Have to Be Socially Conscious To Be The Best?

ByRayne Ellis
The nature of rap is competitive. In other genres like pop or R&B, artists have more freedom to express themselves, whether with their voice, harmonies, features, etc. But if you break down what's going on in rap music, you'll realize it's…

Here's The Real Reason Why April The Giraffe Still Hasn't Given Birth

ByRayne Ellis
The #GiraffeWatch saga continues. As we all know, the zookeepers at Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, have been keeping a live feed of their very pregnant giraffe, April, who was predicted to give birth in mid-February. Well, it's…

NASA Says Saturn's Moon Could Support Life, So You Have Options Besides Canada

ByRayne Ellis
If the state of the world has you stressed, don't fret (OK, still fret a little). Published today in Science, a journal, NASA has uncovered evidence that suggests life could be supported elsewhere in our own solar system. One of Saturn's 62 moons,…

Scorpion Stings Passenger After Falling Into Hair On United Flight, Of Course

ByRayne Ellis
If you thought the United Airlines PR nightmare was over, you thought wrong. To end what many would call the worst week in the company's history (with its stock falling over a billion dollars), something else pretty awful happened. No, there weren't…

Student's Genius Way To Measure Microwave For Sale Is Peak College

ByRayne Ellis
Let's play a word association game. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word "college?" Oh, it's not "microwave?" Well, how about "broke?" Let's face it, college-age adults are one of the most confused, hilarious and…

These Jeans Have A Zipper For Your Butt And We Have So Many Questions About It

ByRayne Ellis
It's 90 degrees outside. The sun is beating down on your neck, and your clothes are clinging to your skin. Sweat drips down your back, and all of a sudden, your jeans are almost unbearable to wear any longer. At this point, you've got two options:…

Everyone Agrees This Squirrel Eating A Taco In A Tree Is The Perfect Friday Mascot

ByRayne Ellis
To describe this week as a difficult one would be a gross understatement. The seven days that took place between this Friday and last Friday were filled with so many awful things that listing them would take up this entire article, so let's just…

Group Trolls Friend Who Flaked On Vacation By Inviting Stranger With Same Name

ByRayne Ellis
Calling all 26-year-old Joe McGraths! Would you be interested in a trip to Majorca, a Spanish island, with a free plane ticket and an all-inclusive hotel stay? Uh, who wouldn't be? Of course, there's a caveat – you'll be accompanied by nine…

We All Feel Pain Of Angry 4-Year-Old Who Can't Get Siri To Show Him Truck Pics

ByRayne Ellis
Sometimes, smartphones aren't that smart. And no matter how precise your enunciation, Siri is not perfect. Frustrated 4-year-old Ayden Carey, from Helmet, California, learned that lesson the hard way while asking Siri to show him pictures of…

Everyone Claims 'Millennial Pink' Is A Trend, But They Forget One Major Thing

ByRayne Ellis
Imagine this: A 22-year-old woman storms into Topshop. Phone in hand, she frantically searches for a sales associate. Across the store, the 20-something spots a chicly dressed young man wearing a name tag and sprints to his side. She shows him her…

We're Actually More Sexist Than Our Parents, According To Infuriating New Study

ByRayne Ellis
Here's a healthy dose of hope for your week. The results of a recently released study done by sociologists Joanna Pepin and David Cotter for the Council on Contemporary Families found that millennials are not as forward-thinking as the generation…

New Galaxy S8 Audio Feature May Be Reason Enough To Finally Ditch The iPhone

ByRayne Ellis
After the Samsung launch, the internet was abuzz with pictures and videos of the newly publicized Samsung Galaxy S8. Because of a nationwide ban from airplanes and other kinds of transportation citing safety concerns, many (including myself) felt…

'Unicorn Hair' Is The Magical Beauty Trend About To Take Over This Spring

ByRayne Ellis
Pegasus, is that you? Spring is finally here, and with the arrival of sunshine and floral prints, the change of season also brings a slew of popular new trends. This year, it looks like other-worldly styles are taking over the market. Unicorn hair…

There's A New Theory About That Pregnant Giraffe And It'll Break Your Heart

ByRayne Ellis
The American people are getting pretty fed up with April the giraffe's extremely long pregnancy – so fed up, in fact, that many are starting to think it's a hoax. A resident of the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY, the giraffe gained…

People Who Live In Cities Are Actually More Patient Than People In Suburbia

ByRayne Ellis
Depressed. Stressed. Apathetic. Aloof. Rude... Adjectives used to describe city dwellers typically range from not complimentary to insulting, with a side of sweeping generalizations. Whether it's due to the pace, the population or temperatures, both…

15 Poems To Remind You Why National Poetry Month Is Worth Celebrating

ByRayne Ellis
The love of poetry in America is dying, if not dead already. In 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released a study excitedly announcing that American readership was up from previous years, but an interest in poetry was at a 16-year…

16 Tweets That Prove Women's Day Was Powerful All Around The World

ByRayne Ellis
Women throughout the world joined hands in support of one another for International Women's Day yesterday. Celebrated since the early 1900s, IWD was founded with the idea of celebrating "the social, economic, and political achievements of women,"…

This Spring Break Playlist Will Make You Want To Hit The Road ASAP

ByRayne Ellis
Bipolar weather got you down? Failed all your new year's resolutions? Hate everyone at work? It's time for a break – a spring break. Not even three full months into 2017, and the year is already shaping up to one for the books. Is it a good book?…

Disney Princesses Imagined As Women's Rights Activists Get Real AF

ByRayne Ellis
As if they haven't seen enough battles in their lifetimes, our favorite Disney princesses are suiting up once more to stand with women. Reimagined by Portland, Oregon native, Amanda Niday, the princesses donned present-day versions of their most…

5 Books That Will Get You Out Of A Funk And Make You Feel Inspired Again

ByRayne Ellis
On March 2 for the past 20 years, areas of world have unified in celebration of one of the most important inventions ever: books. Initiated as a method of getting kids under 18 to read more in the UK and Ireland, World Book Day Ltd. sends book…