Pizza Wars: The Pizza Press, Zito’s Pizza or Blaze Pizza?

In Old Towne Orange, there are three pizza places: The Pizza Press, Zito’s Pizza and Blaze Pizza. The three restaurants are within one-tenth of a mile from each other. At nearby Chapman University, many of the students have strong opinions as to which pizza is best. We wanted to find out why the employees of each pizza place believes their pizza reigns supreme.

Pralle-Sodaro Hall to Receive New Water Refill Stations After Student Requests

Junior biology and Spanish major Crosby Tinucci gets his daily fill at the water refill stations. Over 77 percent of students use the water stations at least once a week, according to Chapman’s 2013 Environmental Survey. Photo by Emily Tucker.

You can thank a Student Government Association (SGA) senator for the new water filling stations coming to Pralle-Sodaro Hall’s first and third floor lounges.

Students at Chapman University rely on the multiple water bottle filling stations throughout campus for their water needs. However, only three of these water bottle filling stations are close to the nine on-campus housing buildings. On Feb. 8, SGA approved the funding to add two new stations in Pralle.

There are 17 water refill stations at the university according to Chapman’s 2016 Waste Management and Dining Services Audit. Since 2012, the only water refill stations near the residence halls are in Henley Hall basement, Panther Village, Davis Community Center, and near the Doti-Struppa Rock Wall.

The Chapman website states that it received an award as the Most Sustainable School in Orange County in 2014 by the U.S. Green Building Council. But students say the lack of sustainable water filling stations led them to buy Brita filters or water bottles, according to the 2016 Chapman Environmental Waste Audit.

Freshman Lowerclassmen SGA Senator Nicole Katz suggested adding a water-bottle filling station to Pralle after campaigning during her run for Senate in Fall 2018. She went door-to-door talking to residents, many who complained about the closest water-filling station being in Henley, she said.

“I saw a petition placed in the lobby with tons of signatures, and I knew I needed to work to provide the residents in the building what they wanted,” Katz said via email.

Residence Life and First Year Experience and the SGA split the cost of the water station, said Director of Residence Life and First Year Experience Dave Sundby.  Katz reached out again in January 2019 with an estimate $100 less than initially proposed. “I think it was going to be initially close to $1,000 and it ended up being closer to like $700 or $800,” Sundby said.

There is no set date for when the refill stations will become available, but Katz guesses that students will have to wait a few weeks once the units have been purchased.

Katz said that there were past attempts to secure water refill stations, but those endeavors fell through because of the difficulties with the installation process.

“I circumvented the previous issues by finding point-of-use units that already connected to existing water supplies, which were rather inexpensive,” Katz said.

“(Facilities Management) was able to use the plumbing that already existed in the Pralle lounge to find a place for the station, which is a cheaper option than a standalone installation,” Sundby said.

“It’s hard to retrofit something that’s like five or 10 or 20 years older and make it work,” Sundby said about older dorms like Glass Hall.

Sundby said Chapman Sustainability Manager Mackenzie Crigger plans to add more refill stations.

“Her plan is that at some point to secure funding to at least do more of these where they are stalled in existing sink locations, so they’re cheaper and more accessible,” Sundby said. “She didn’t specify buildings. She didn’t specify timeline.”

Crigger declined requests for comment.

According to the 2016 Environmental audit, 64 percent of Chapman students would support a ban of single-use plastic bottles if additional soda fountains and water refill stations were installed.

“I’d love to see an overall reduction of plastic bottles through an increase in filling stations for reusable bottles and water fountains,” said Morgan Shirk, a freshman screenwriting major who totes a reusable bottle herself.

As of 2017, 85 institutions – including Harvard University, Princeton University, Cornell University, and University of California, Berkeley– have implemented campus-wide bottle bans,  according to the Ban the Bottle, an organization that tracks plastic bottle bans in schools..

“Those who do not use a reusable water bottle regularly,” –about 13 percent of students– “criticized the lack of accessible water stations or a place for them to clean a personal bottle,” states the 2016 audit.

“Water should be accessible, especially more accessible in and around the dorms to encourage a more green campus,” Shirk said. “Our dorms are our living spaces.”

Which Food Delivery App is Fastest and Cheapest?

About 57 percent of food delivery app users are between the ages of 18 and 34, according to a 2018 global consumer survey by Statista. Photo by Karley Wilson.

We called three different delivery apps on Feb. 3 at the same time with the same order: Bring egg rolls to Henley Hall.

We wanted to measure their delivery speed, cost, fees and the condition of the food when it arrived. On that last score, all the deliveries scored equally as the egg rolls arrived hot and crispy. But we had surprises in the other categories.

Location ordered to: 535 North Grand, Orange, CA

Restaurant ordered from: Nguyen’s Kitchen (2 Miles Away)

Item ordered: Eggrolls

Price: $2.95

HERE ARE THE RESULTS:

Postmates is popular among college students because the company distributes a lot of free delivery codes. But, if you don’t have one, small cart and  delivery fees can add up quickly. Those charges made it the most expensive app to order from.

 

UberEats often seems convenient because of the lack of a small cart fee. However, delivery prices are usually pretty steep even for places close by.

 

DoorDash was the underdog. Neither of us had tried it before so we didn’t have high expectations. What a surprise! They creamed the other apps in delivery speed and cost and was our surprise winner.

 

College is all about saving money efficiently, so it’s always nice to know which app can give you the best deal. When it comes to these top food apps to rely on for the night’s meal, DoorDash provided the cheapest and fastest delivery. 

*A small cart fee is a fee that’s added to an order if it is under a certain price. Postmates adds a $1.99 fee if your order is under $12 and DoorDash adds a $2.00 fee if your order is under $9. UberEats doesn’t have one.

Graphics by Vi Nguyen on Canva.

Four Best Photo-Editing Apps to Up Your Instagram Game

If you’re looking to improve your Instagram feed, the real magic isn’t in the camera, but the editing.

While there are oodles of apps available to help enhance your photography, it can be almost impossible to find the right one. We found four easy, free or inexpensive photography apps that produce high contrast and high exposure photos for your Instagram pleasures. Whether you’re looking to create a cohesive feed or hoping to edit out a pesky zit that sprouted last night, these apps can improve your Instagram game.

   1. VSCO

Edits made: HB1 Filter, +1.2 Exposure, +3.5 Contrast, +1.0 Saturation, and +6.2 Grain.

What are some of the app’s features?

  • Enhance photos with filters – Filters are available in packs for free or can be purchased.
  • Studio – This feature allows you to save photos you edit in a library. Many social media influencers use this to plan out their Instagram feed before they post online, which helps create a more cohesive look.
  • Adjustments – Users can also edit their photo’s contrast, exposure, and saturation as well as add grain or vignette to a photo.
  • Journal – Users can publish their photography through a “journal” for the public to see.

Where can you download the app?

  • VSCO is available for free for iOS and Android devices.

   2. Snapseed

Edits made: +17 Grain, +22 Details, +10 HDR Scape, +35 Saturation, and +30 Portrait.

What are some of the app’s features?

  • Adjustments – Users can edit photos using swiping motions to select enhancements and effects, such as saturation, exposure, contract, etc.
  • Automatic Adjustments – Snapseed also features an “automatic” adjustment to photos for quick editing.
  • History – Users can review their editing history to quickly locate enhancements they’ve previously used
  • Filter combinations – Snapseed saves filter combinations so you can reuse certain filters or create a cohesive look for a group of pictures.
  • Layering – Creates “layers” of editing so the user can remove or adjust enhancements, like grain, cropping, details, etc.

Where can you download the app?

  • Snapseed is available for free for iOS and Android devices.

   3. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Edits made: +0.18 Exposure, +70 Contrast, +47 Shadows, +45 Whites, -5 Blacks, -30 Vibrance,

-30 Saturation, and +10 Clarity.

What are some of the app’s features?

  • Create and download presets – Presets allow you to save multiple adjustments to a photo at once and store for future use. Lightroom also has pre-made presets you can download.
  • Work with multiple images at once – Have a group of photos that are all too dark? You can select them and apply presets simultaneously.
  • In-app camera –  The Lightroom camera features more than ten settings for photo-taking, such as ISO, grids, multiple lenses, and much more.
  • Adjustment brush – Users can “paint” on enhancements to specific parts of their photo.

Where can you download the app?

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is available for free for iOS and Android devices.

   4. Superimpose

Edits made: Original background masked with holographic background, +3.6 Exposure, +19.3 Contrast, FX4 filter on foreground, and FX19 filter on background.

What are some of the app’s features?

  • Masking – Users can combine multiple images together and erase backgrounds with assorted tools.
  • Layering – Add multiple masks at once to create stunning and complex images.
  • Editing – Large variety of editing tools from simple adjustments to color correction. Superimpose also features a brush tool to enhance certain areas of a photo.

Where can you download the app?

  • Superimpose is available for $1.99 for iOS and $0.99 for Android devices.

Photos by Autumn Sumruld

Accessible Stall Out of Order for Nearly Two Weeks

Facilities Management uses plastic wrap as a way of “securing the toilet” before they have a chance to unclog or repair the toilet. Photo by Hanna Yorke.

The toilet in the women’s accessible stall in the Leatherby Libraries basement restroom was out of order for 12 days, sending a rank odor into the hallways.

The clogged toilet was wrapped in plastic from Friday, February 1st until late afternoon on Tuesday, February 12th, a day after a Prowl reporter spoke to Facilities Management workers. A person with physical disabilities needing a restroom would have been forced to trek across campus in search of another accessible restroom.

“Being in crutches, it is already hard for me to get to my class in Wilkinson Hall since there is no elevator available in the building,” said Hannah Teves, a senior English major. “Finding out that the bathroom for disabled people is broken would make me even more stressed,” if she had need to use the restroom, she said.

The broken toilet could have caused disabled students to be late for class, Teves pointed out.

“Ten minutes is not enough time for me to walk to my next class in crutches, so I’m always late,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to be late for class just because I had to find another bathroom to use.”

The smell coming from the feces in the broken toilet was so pungent that even able-bodied woman did not want to use the bathroom.

“The smell stunk up the entire bathroom. I felt gross being in there,” said Kaia Whitney, a freshman Broadcast Journalism major.

Facilities Management received a complaint about the toilet in their custodial report the morning after finding it to be clogged, according to Rick Turner, Associate Vice President of Facilities Management.

“While I do not have the information on when it was reported, it was only reported one time and our process outlines it to be repaired on the next shift following the report,” Turner said.

“This method of securing the toilet is done by our custodial staff followed by reporting it to their shift supervisor who in turn will notify Facilities Management,” Turner said.

“We just do as we’re told,” said a Facilities Management worker who asked to not have her name used in fear of putting her job in jeopardy. “They said to cover the toilet up with plastic wrap.”

Guidelines set forth by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensure equal access to public facilities and services to people with disabilities. Accessible bathrooms have design requirements, such as grab bars, rotating space, and toilet access, needed by people with disabilities.

With the toilet in the library basement out of order, women with mobility impairments would need to take the elevator upstairs in search of another accessible bathroom on-campus.

The Disability Services office was unaware of any problems with the accessible bathroom stall, said Jason McAlexander, Director of Disability Services at Chapman University.

“Every now and then someone will report to us an accessibility issue,” McAlexander said. “We immediately submit a work request. Sometimes I will inspect the problem first in order to make a proper work request.”

McAlexander said he has seen Facilities Management react very quickly to requests in the past. “The impact on individuals can vary greatly since different people’s mobility issues vary greatly,” McAlexander said.

“The faster Facilities gets knowledge of a problem, the faster it can be remedied. Staff and faculty should know how to submit a work request. If a student identifies a problem, have them report it to a staff or faculty member,” McAlexander said.

“We must rely on both Chapman staff and members of the Chapman family to make us aware of issues so we can make repairs in a timely manner,” Turner said.

10 Things That Happen When You Switch Your Major

Whether you are just starting, in the middle of it all, or nearing the cap and gown, you may have pondered the idea of completely switching gears and jumping to a different path in the map of career choices. You are not alone.

About 33 percent of students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs will switch their major and 10 percent will change their major more than once, according to a 2017 study by the National Center for Education Statistics.

Now that you know that switching majors is no biggie, here are some things you can expect if you do end up changing career paths.

     1. You may feel a little confused, and stressed, and behind.

     2. But excited too of course! The world is now your oyster!

     3. You will feel so motivated to learn. You just let go of something that wasn’t right and freedom feels good!

     4. You may hit some stumps. Who knew learning about Communications required so much… communicating?

     5. You’ll realize that all majors require hard work, but in different forms.

     6. But if you like it, it’s not really work, right?

     7. You’ll make new friends.

     8. Don’t worry, if your old friends in your old major are real, they’ll keep in touch.

     9. You’ll think about switching majors again. It’s okay if you need to reevaluate.

     10. You’ll graduate! And maybe think about switching career paths again.

Seven Real Stories of Nightmare Roommates You Never Want to Have

Leaving the nest is one of the most exciting things in life for some college students. After years of living under Mom and Dad’s rules, it is time to fly away. However, there is unexpected stress that comes with going to college and living with a complete stranger that may or may not be a crazy person. Some students get lucky and become best friends with their roommates. Others, not so much.

We asked seven Chapman students about some of their nightmare roommate stories and let’s just say, living with your parents might be a better option than any of these.

   1. The Aimless Yacker

“I knew he was really drunk, but then he started belching, and that’s when I knew he was going to yack. I didn’t know he would throw up on my toothbrush though.” ~ Tyler Brook, junior data analytics major.

When you can wash the toothbrush but you can’t wash off the things that happened to the toothbrush.

   2. The One Who Needs Anger Management Therapy

“She and her boyfriend would get in these wildly intense fights, even over the phone. They would throw clothes at each other. One time, she got so mad she threw her phone in the pool and just didn’t retrieve it.” ~ Torian Mylott, junior peace studies major.

When the only way to not hear their yelling is to yell louder than them.

   3. The Pottery Barn Interior Designer

“She forced me to buy a $30 wall decoration because my side of the room wasn’t Pottery Barn enough for her, but when it came in the mail, it was printed on computer paper. She freaked out when I took it down a week later.” ~ Grace Papish, junior vocal and broadcast journalism major.

When you have to assert your status as the dominant roommate. 

   4. The One That Pitched a Tent in the Room

“It was absurd … I knew she was trying to avoid talking to people, but I didn’t think she’d go out and get a tent to avoid us and literally isolate herself. She ghosted us all, and after that, she just left.” ~ Jordan Garth, sophomore health sciences major.

When you don’t want to face your problems so you hide from them. 

   5. The Oblivious Smoker

“I had a cold and a migraine, and she just decided to stand directly in front of me and blow a puff of weed in my face. Then she was confused as to why I was pissed.” ~ Justin B, sophomore strategic and corporate communications major.

When there’s too much breathable air in the room and your roommate takes it upon themself to fumigate. 

   6. The One Who Thinks He’s Doing Well … But He’s Not

“I came back to my dorm and he cleaned the room, which was sweet, but then everything was rearranged and I found out he threw away the remote to my Apple TV. Thanks a lot bro!” ~ Gunner Acevis, senior business major.

When your good intentions just aren’t enough. 

   7. The One Who Can’t Handle Alcohol

“He was so drunk, and all he wanted was a nice peanut butter and jelly sandwich. So I went to go make him one, and I look away for two seconds and he’s falling down. I had to help him get up and he threw up all over me.” ~ Devon Hernandez, senior business administration major.

When you decide it’s someone else’s turn to carry you. 

Five Tips to Keep Political Peace at the Holiday Table

As eggnog is poured and rolls are served, a looming topic of debate is likely to come up: politics. Especially with midterm elections recently occurring, students at college are more inclined to form independent political views without family pressures. Holiday gatherings – infamous for family arguments – may very well be the first time students will join in on the political debate and share their differing political opinions.

Dr. Carolyn Brodbeck, associate professor in psychology at Chapman, talked to Prowl about coping mechanisms intended to help prepare students for political disagreements that may await them at home. Here are five tips that stood out.


  1. Before heading to dinner, self-reflect.

As students spend a majority of time with peers and professors in a college setting, their beliefs may change or develop to differ from how they were raised. As a result, “a student may perceive their place in the family as changing,” Brodbeck states, which requires a reflection on one’s own beliefs as a separate entity. In the process, it is useful to reflect on the university experience in shaping ideas, as well as your place in the family and in the world. Ask yourself for example, “How would I describe my current relationship with my family? How has my relationship with my family changed since embarking on my Chapman university experience? What do I see as the most important challenges that my family and community are dealing with?” Brodbeck informs.

Self-reflection is important to creating a sense of awareness of the world around an individual, an essential part of the university experience as we learn to become more independent. Photo by Alyssa Harrell.


  1. De-escalate the debate.

Instead of lashing out at family members for their differing political views, note contrasting opinions and separate them from your relationship with the individual. “Dad, I can see that we have extremely different perspectives on this political issue. It seems like this is really important to you. I just want to let you know that I will always respect you as my father even if we don’t agree on this or other topics,” Brodbeck uses as an example.

Because many discussions occur at the table, it is useful to simmer down a heated debate with compliments about the food. Photo courtesy of Claire Treu.


  1. Use entertainment to divert debate.

Before heading home for the holidays, look to your favorite games to steer the altercation into a friendlier direction. Plan in advance, having games like “Monopoly” or “Life,” to extinguish a brewing or heated political debate. Just maybe don’t suggest Cards Against Humanity…

Games typically require sole concentration, so it is a good way to steer clear of debate either temporarily or permanently. Photo by Alyssa Harrell.


  1. Help out in the kitchen.

Although it is nice to show appreciation directly at the holiday table, a good way to express your gratitude is through helping set, serve, and clean up after the meal. This acts as a good way to escape from argument while earning respect from your family members. “Your grandparent or whoever is heading chef duty will be grateful that you are taking the initiative to help out!” Brodbeck states.

Heading into the kitchen is a good way to contribute help to the table rather than another person to engage in conflict. Photo by Alyssa Harrell.


  1. Engage in family tale-telling.

In a heavy discussion, make light of the situation through compliments of a family member. Perhaps ask how holiday dinners were when older family members were growing up. “Your interest shows respect, especially towards courageous ancestors who have made today possible,” Brodbeck informs.

The telling of familial stories promotes bonding as it steers away from a perhaps less than desirable debate. Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels.


 

5 Free Seat Filler Websites That’ll Get You Closer to the Action

These five seat filling services will give you seats to some of television’s most talked about events, including TV-show tapings, awards shows, and even the option to watch stars strut the red carpet. The best part? They’re all free!

Be careful though, these events can have a catch; being a seat filler to events such as award shows often entails moving to open seats when celebrities leave. This type of seat-filling service does not guarantee a permanent seat. Some events even have strict restrictions to uphold the audience appearance on camera, which could mean anything from having to wear neutral colors to locking your phone up before you enter the studio. They can base their audience decisions on looks, picking only applicants who fulfill a particular image that producers and promoters are looking for.

Should you be selected, sitting in on a favorite show or dancing at a free concert can be a great way to show visitors you know your way around Los Angeles. You may even get a selfie with a celebrity when they walk the red carpet or have the chance to wave to the friends back home when you’re on TV. Here are some of the services that can get you closer to the action.

1iota

Adam Levine and other members of Maroon 5 sing “Girls Like You” on Jimmy Kimmel’s Outdoor Concert stage. Photo by Lily Currin.

What TV shows can I sit in on?

“The Voice,” “Will and Grace,” “Jimmy Kimmel,” “Good Morning America,” “The Talk,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” “Kelly and Ryan,” “Steve Harvey,” “World of Dance,” and more.

What special events can I attend?

Movie and TV Show Premieres, Outdoor Concerts, NBA events, iHeart Radio Festivals, Red Carpet events, and more.

How do I apply to events?

  1. Create a 1iota account on https://1iota.com/
  2. Fill out the profile with a picture and physical descriptions such as hair color
  3. Find an event you want to attend
  4. Fill out any additional questions that may be specific to the event
  5. You will receive an email that you have been placed on a waitlist
  6. Confirm your tickets once you have been taken off the waitlist
  7. Arrive at the event when specified, usually an hour or more before the event begins
  8. Attend the event!

How far in advance must I apply?

Applications open two to three weeks before events.

Can I take a friend?

It depends. Not all events allow you to apply for more than one ticket but some events allow you to bring one to three unapproved friends.

How long are the events?

Events can range from three hours to over six hours.

Where are these events?

Los Angeles, New York City, Indianapolis, and Nashville.

How old do I have to be?

Movie premieres range from ages 6 and up to ages 16 and up, whereas TV shows are usually restricted to 16 year-olds and onward, and special events can range from 18 or 21 and up.

Are there any other restrictions?

You must cancel tickets 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend the event.

Are there any other opportunities this organization offers?

There is the option to act as paid extras in shows like “13 Reasons Why.”

Website: https://1iota.com/

On Camera Audiences

“iCarly” star Jennette McCurdy greets fans on the orange carpet at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards. Photo via Flickr user Eva Rinaldi.

What TV shows can I sit in on?

“Dancing with the Stars,” “Dr. Phil,” “American Idol,” “The Price is Right,” “America’s Got Talent,” “America Ninja Warrior,” “Family Feud,” “Big Brother,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” and more.

What special events can I attend?

“Kids Choice Awards,” “Teen Choice Awards,” and more.

How do I apply to events?

  1. Register at http://www.on-camera-audiences.com/
  2. Find an event to attend
  3. Fill out questions specific to the event
  4. You will receive an email that you have been placed on a waitlist
  5. Confirm your tickets once you have been taken off the waitlist
  6. Arrive up to 2 hours before the event
  7. Attend the event!

How in advance should I apply?

Applications for the waitlist open up to 24 months in advance.

Can I take a friend?

Yes, but it depends on the event.

How long are the events?

Events can range from three hours to over six hours.

Where are these events?

Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Las Vegas, Chicago, and more.

How old do I have to be?

Special events can range from 18 and up to 21 and up.

Website: http://www.on-camera-audiences.com/

TV Tickets

“The Big Bang Theory” requires a live audience for the laugh track. From left to right sit Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, and Kaley Cuoco. Photo via Flickr user Kaley Cuoco.

What TV shows can I sit in on?

“America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Dr. Phil,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Raven’s Home,” “The Conners,” “Last Man Standing,” “Face the Truth,” “Just Roll With It,” “Man with a Plan,” “Mr. Iglesias,” “The Neighborhood,” “The Ranch,” and more.

How do I apply to events?

  1. Find an event to attend
  2. Fill out application specific to the event
  3. You will receive an email that you have been placed on a waitlist
  4. Confirm your tickets once you have been taken off the waitlist
  5. Arrive up to two hours before the event
  6. Attend the event!

How far in advance must I apply?

Applications for the waitlist open 30 days in advance.

Can I take a friend?

It depends. Not all events allow you to apply for more than one ticket but some events allow you to bring between one and five unapproved friends.

How long are the events?

Shows can take up to three or more hours to film.

Where are these events?

Only in Los Angeles.

How old do I have to be?

Special events can range from 18 and up to 21 and up for the applicant, but younger guests are welcome.

Website: https://www.tvtickets.com/seatfillers.htm

Seat Fillers and More

At events like the 2016 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center, seat fillers have to arrive early to live recordings. Photo via Flickr user David Jones.

What TV shows can I sit in on?

“Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” “Survivor,” and more.

What special events can I attend?

“The Emmy Awards,” “The Grammy Awards,” “BET Awards,” “Miss America Pageant,” Mini-Concerts, and more.

How do I apply to events?

  1. Register at https://seatfillersandmore.com/
  2. Send a resume and full body photo
  3. You will receive an email that you have been placed on a waitlist
  4. Confirm your tickets once you have been taken off the waitlist
  5. Arrive no earlier than 1 hour before the event
  6. Attend the event!

How far in advance must I apply?

Applications open two to three weeks before events.

Can I take a friend?

No, only those who apply may attend the events.

How long are the events?

Events can range from three hours to over six hours.

Where are these events?

Only in Los Angeles.

How old do I have to be?

Special events can range from 18 and up to 21 and up.

Website: https://seatfillersandmore.com/

TV Audiences

Seat fillers for the sport halftime shows often are let on the field to show enthusiasm for the artist. Pictured above is the 2012 Superbowl Halftime Show featuring Madonna. Photo via Flickr user SAB0TEUR.

What special events can I attend?

“The Tony Awards,” “The Emmy Awards,” “The Grammy Awards,” “The Academy Awards,” “The Superbowl Halftime Show,” and more.

How do I apply to events?

  1. Email SEATFILLERS@AOL.COM to find events you can attend
  2. Fill out application specific to the event
  3. You will receive an email that you have been placed on a waitlist
  4. Confirm your tickets once you have been taken off the waitlist
  5. Arrive up to 2 hours before the event
  6. Attend the event!

How far in advance must I apply?

Applications for the waitlist open 30 days in advance.

Can I take a friend?

No. Only those who apply are able to attend the events.

How long are the events?

Events can take up to three or more hours to film.

Where are these events?

Los Angeles, New York, and more.

How old do I have to be?

Special events can range from 18 and up to 21 and up for the applicant.

Website: http://www.tvaudiences.tv/

 

10 gifts you never thought your pet deserved

7% of pet owners dress their pets on a regular basis, 5% have given their animal a social media account and another 95% of pet owners admitted to having bought a Christmas gift for their pet, according to a recent survey conducted by Rover.com – the nation’s largest network of dog sitters and walkers.  

Make sure your pet isn’t overlooked when the holiday present come out. Here are 10 of the most ridiculous pet gifts we found.


1. Dog High Chair

Say goodbye to setting the table for one. Since the idea of letting your pet be a pet for 20 minutes seems absurd, check out this alternative. This pet high chair keeps your pup from sitting on your lap or at your feet begging for your food when you’re eating. Instead, it can have a chair of its own.

Price: Ranges from $56-$100

Photo Courtesy of Donna Slem.


2. Ceiling Cat Playground

Tired of your house being full of cat toys and scratch pads? Give your cat their own overhead playground to get them out of your hair. Combined with a wall bed to rest, you provide your cat a relaxed retreat.

Price: $102.50

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Botezatu.


3. The Doggy Thong

The Doggy Thong is fashionable and practical. Made of charcoal cloth, designed to neutralize a dog’s anal odors, it will keep Stinky smelling and looking great! We cannot, however, guarantee your dog won’t be bullied.  

Price: $15

Photo courtesy of Imgur.


4. Cat Music

Teyus Music, by musician David Teie from a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, has created a playlist specifically for cats. Teie bases his sounds on cats’ physiological traits and instincts. Incorporating feline-centric sounds – like the suckling for milk – can help cats relax, according to Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Price: $15-$20 per album

Photo courtesy of Imgur.


5. Portable Fishbowl

Need to take your fish on a walk? Of course you do! Check out the stylish backpacks and handbags with built-in fish bowls that allow you and your pet to hit the town.

Price: $25.00

Photos from Michal Shibitali on Flikr.


6. Non-alcoholic wine for your cat

After a long day of work, sometimes you just need to sit down and enjoy a glass of wine. Why drink alone when your furry friend can join you? Infused with salmon oil and organic catnip!

Price: $5 for one bottle

Photos by Steve Heap on Pixabay & @pandabearsermahgerd on Imgur.


7. Petcube Camera – The Pet Equivalent of Skype

The Petcube camera lets you see and hear your pet in an HD wide angle lens when you’re out of the house. The product is also equipped with an interactive laser so you can play with your pet even when Snickers is home and you’re in Minsk.

Price: Ranges from $150-$179

Photo by @iceburg99 on Imgur.


8. Pawdicure Polish Pen

Look good, feel good. This non-toxic polish pen allows you to decorate your dog’s nails in a rainbow of colors. Do you still wonder why dogs bite people?

Price: $7.99

Photo courtesy of @tinyCartoonBeats on Imgur & @AjKaramba on Imgur.


9. Marry your pet

Are you in love with your pet? Well the two of you can share the same living quarters, enjoy tax benefits, and the sanctity of marriage. Just sign the marriage certificate – oh yeah – and pay.

The price: $230.00 for the “biggest” option, which includes an ‘I married my pet’ t-shirt, a certificate and a hand embroidered, personalized wall plaque to always remind you of your special day.

Photo by Amber Lou on Imgur & Michelle Geer on Imgur.


10. Kitty tunnel

Keep your kitty in the holiday spirit by giving him a soft and warm place to cuddle – or hide while being chased away from the Christmas decorations or holiday roast.

Price: $16.99

Photo courtesy of Claire Treu.


From putting your pooch in a high chair to getting married to them, you never know how far some pet owners will go for their pet.