Post Tagged with: "op-ed"

Life or Death

December 1, 2014 1:11 am7 comments

The negative connotations associated with the death penalty are often built on the practicality, the financial investment, and the moral standpoint behind it. However, few of us dare to consider the people who are affected by these laws. How sure can one wholly be in declaring that the accused person is, […]

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Single and Stylishly Obsessed: Greetings to all the Fashion Lovers

November 29, 2014 12:57 pm15 comments
Single and Stylishly Obsessed: Greetings to all the Fashion Lovers

Stop. Before you read this, look at yourself. What are your thoughts – aside from, “This girl is crazy”? Seriously though, what do you think of what you are wearing or look like at this very moment? As I write this, I am in a t-shirt as old as the […]

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Excessive Force: Not Just An American Problem

12:49 pm30 comments

With the recent uprising in China’s island city of Hong Kong, tensions have risen on both the island as well as the main land. When Great Britain gave the territory of Hong Kong back to China in the 1980’s an agreement was made to let Hong Kong govern itself, with […]

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Putting a Lid on Soda Taxes

November 16, 2014 1:40 am11 comments

by Rachel Bellwoar For many, drinking multiple cups of coffee a day is not unusual. Substitute Coca-Cola for coffee and you have my daily grind. I am a heavy soda consumer, the kind of girl who goes to Wawa every day, buys an extra-large ICEE and finishes it. I don’t like […]

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Mental Illness Isn’t Funny

1:28 am15 comments

No matter how resilient the mind is, it can break. The way we think, feel, and live is special. What can disrupt it is mental illness. While mental illness is something we take seriously when it comes to us and those close, it often seems like a source of entertainment […]

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The Search For Punishment in Police Brutality Cases

November 11, 2014 9:56 am1,208 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Mike Licht

The events associated with the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri have become outstanding issues in the media recently, though it is evident that only the surface of police brutality has received mass coverage. Whether they incite massive backlash or not, instances of police brutality result in unfair injury […]

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Raven-Symoné: Shaming or Empowering?

November 7, 2014 1:35 pm3,078 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Thaís Santos / @thaistitina

In a recent interview with Oprah, Raven-Symoné caused a major controversy with her strong opinions against labeling. Now, a majority of people on Tumblr seem to feel as if it’s necessary for her to label herself as a gay/bisexual/pansexual/African American woman. What I want to know is: Why the hell does […]

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‘-Verts': Intro, Extro, and Ambi, What Exactly Are They?

1:24 am42 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- Reedz Malik

Do you prefer a one-on-one conversation or a group discussion? A fan of solitude, or more interested in being around people? Would you be described as “quiet” or “loud”?  Depending on how you answer these questions, you can categorize yourself as one of three things: introvert, extrovert, or ambivert. These […]

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“F-bombs for Feminism”: Successful or Not

October 30, 2014 1:19 pm17 comments

Recently FCKH8 released a video “F-bombs for Feminism” which shows young, cute girls talking about feminism and why it is necessary; all while constantly swearing. You may be thinking, “That sounds awesome!” I agree with you, but not everyone feels that way. Derrick Clifton wrote an article for Mic saying, […]

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Plus-Size Models Rock the Runway

October 21, 2014 7:00 pm40 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- mafleen

Imagine you’re a little girl, and you have dreams of becoming a model in London Fashion Week. Your doctor says you’re a little “big for your age,” but you’re not quite sure what that means. Now, imagine you see images of beautiful women at Fashion Week: all lean legs and […]

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