Articles by Jenna Lo Castro

Lo Castro's Lowdown: The Lowdown’s Final Curtain Call

The first time I ever read anything by Thoreau, I was in junior high. My class watched the movie, “The Outsiders” and afterwards, while all the girls were wooing over Patrick Swayze and Emilio Estevez, the only thing of substance I could regurgitate was Ponyboy Curtis’ rendition of “Nothing Gold Can Stay.” Ten years later, I’ve come to adore Thoreau and realize the truths found in juvenile perplexity. It’s true—nothing gold can stay.

Lo Castro's Lowdown: Compromising safety, yet again

I tried really hard, but like Mike Moran during a hoops game, this column is about to get a little insane. While I was planning on penning some capricious discourse on child beauty pageants, a story concerning Campus Safety Services presented itself and spoke to me in ways I just could not disregard.

Lo Castro's Lowdown: The proposterous nature of polygamy

esus Christ had many wives and dozens of children. At least, according to a religious sect based in Salt Lake City, Utah called the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

Lo Castro's Lowdown: The highs and lows of roommate roles

Not one. Not two. Not even four. But six. That’s the number of girls I live with this year. In light of a new semester, I figured it’d be fitting to talk about the people we live with. And, although my first intention was to write the stereotypical criticism about the immature and blissfully naïve…

Lo Castro's Lowdown: Disrespecting the diversity of peers

The other day, I read that Satan was apparently pro-choice. Frankly, up until that point, I didn’t know Satan had a stance on abortion. Boy, was I wrong!

The Resiliency of Generation Y

Resiliency. It appears to be one of the only words that can truly define the young men and women of the Y Generation.

Hi, my name is…

All parents have some type of intention when naming their children. Whether it is extremely methodical and explored during the duration of a woman’s pregnancy or as simple as opening up a name book and pointing to the first one that sounds remotely decent, a first name is quite special.

Walking towards a cure

Sophomore Natalie Saville can remember as a small child listening to her mom, Nancy, sing in the choir at their local church. But when she was in the 6th grade something happened that halted her mom’s passion —she developed lung cancer.

Finding peace of mind

While many college graduates aspire to get a job and create financial independence, a small number venture to do the opposite — give up their daily lifestyles for a humbling experience that leaves them with little more than the clothes on their back.