Lydia Yekalam

Lydia Yekalam is a Freelance Writer for MUIPR. She was born and raised in Seattle, and is currently a communications major at the University of Washington. Lydia loves traveling and hopes to one day live in Europe. Her hobbies include taking Instagram-worthy photos, creating DIY interior design projects, and pursuing all things fitness related. Follow Lydia on Twitter @LydiaYekalam

Published Stories

Unrealistic Beauty Images Go Beyond PhotoShop: Why Admitting to Plastic Surgery Matters

Some of the most popular Google searches for celebrities are “before and after” pictures. There is an obsession with plastic surgery in Hollywood, and people want to see the results. But plastic...

How Date Night Can Save Your Relationship

What first comes to mind when the term “date night” is spoken? To folks who are not yet married, the concept of "date night" among married couples, is quite alien: don’t these people live...

Socio-Economic Effects of The TOMS Shoes Charity Model

TOMS shoes have grown in popularity over the past few years, slowly gaining more and more traction. They can be found in almost all department stores from Nordstrom to Zumiez. Starting out with just...

Fashion Matters: Israeli Students Persevere During Gaza–Israel Conflict

There is no immediate end in site for the conflict in the Gaza Strip. NPR cites the death toll at over 1,000, with civilians making up about 73% of the deaths counted. Amidst the violence, citizens...

How to Stay Cool in the Office This Summer, for Men

In our article, How to Stay Cool in the Office This Summer, we discussed women’s workplace clothing for hot weather. In part two of the series, we are exploring summer options for...

Students Catch School Shooting on Camera While Filming Music Video

This June, filmmaker James Marcus Haney was creating a music video for Bear’s Den, a three man band from London. Haney wanted to create music video that would perfectly embody their song...

Shared Closets and Other Reasons Roommates Are the Best Thing Since Sunday Brunch

Childhood bunk beds, boarding school, college dorms, and overpriced city apartments are all breeding grounds for (a) bacteria and (b) lifelong friendships. There is nothing like close quarters to...

Is Coffee Fashionable?

Snoozed alarms, traffic, morning rushes -- with all the stressed of the early hours of the day, there is something many of us always seem to be able to slip into our schedules: our morning...

Edinburgh International Fashion Festival to Focus on Scotland and South Africa

Edinburgh, Scotland will host its third annual International Fashion Festival during the week of July 17 through July 25. The festival is said to be more than just a festival full of model clad...

14th Annual Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo to Be Largest of its Type

From July 22 through July 24, China will be holding the Shanghai International Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo, called CBME China. The annual event is going on its 14th year, and is the...