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Movies & TV Opinion Pop Culture

The Glasses Off Makeover Trope

by Aditi Hukerikar // We’ve all seen it in at least one movie. The awkward, nerdy girl realizes the lack of attention towards her, especially from the men in her life, and decides to drastically change her looks. She takes off her glasses, puts on more makeup, and suddenly, everyone around her notices how gorgeous […]

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Opinion

Sexual Predation & Rape Culture at Cornell University

by Madison McCormick // Trigger Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and sexual violence.  Across the United States, college students are facing a daunting threat: sexual assault and sexual violence. According to the Rape and Sexual Victimization Among College-Aged Female study conducted by the United States Justice Department, 26.4% of undergraduate women and 6.8% of […]

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Opinion Uncategorized

Capitalism in Crisis

by Leio Koga // Capitalism is defined as “an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.”  But do you know what capitalism also is? It is a global system of oppression. It is a system that is amplified by […]

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Music Opinion Pop Culture

Somewhere Between Fucking Bitches and Respecting Women: Separating the Art from the Artist

by Cella Schnabel // I was brought up in a house headed by a matriarch. I learned to be a feminist before I could tie my shoes. I have been surrounded by smart, kind, strong women my entire life. This served me to be confident in myself as a young woman; I am assertive in […]

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Movies & TV Opinion Pop Culture

“You” Season 3: Yet Another Representation of the White Male Gaze

by Isa Meyers // The third season of Netflix’s thriller series You was released in October 2021. The season’s mere 10 episodes document the manipulative and murderous Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl) alongside his equally violent wife Love Quinn (played by Victoria Pedretti) as they struggle to raise their son in […]

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Opinion

Altruism, Performative Activism, and the Instagram Infographic

by Natalie Brennan // Let’s Talk Altruism I took a philosophy course my senior year of high school. Aside from discussing philosophical works, we spent most of our class time discussing personal morals and ethics. It was an intense yet rewarding experience where I fear my pretentious side was cultured. To this day it is […]

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Nonfiction Opinion Pop Culture

Reminder: All Cosplayers Deserve Respect

by Aditi Hukerikar // After transitioning to a virtual format due to the pandemic, comic conventions are finally returning to their former glory. October 7-10 of this year, droves of fans eagerly attended New York Comic-Con. Sadly, along with the return of Comic-Con comes another pre-pandemic occurrence: the criticism women face for cosplaying at conventions. […]

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Opinion

What Test Optional Admissions means for Students

by Claire Mullen // In 2019, nearly every college required an SAT or ACT score to apply. Yet, with Covid-19, almost all colleges, even for the 2021 application cycle, have waived the requirement. This adjustment to application requirements leveled the playing field for many students, as the SAT has consistently been criticized for underestimating college […]

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Opinion

Gabby Petito: A Case of ‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’

by Madison McCormick // The case of Gabby Petito’s disappearance continues to be a key point in new media and pop culture as society collectively united to solve the mystery of her disappearance. Potential witnesses posted critical videos on media outlets like TikTok in an effort to add another piece to the puzzle. This in-depth […]

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Health & Wellness Nonfiction Opinion Uncategorized

The Evil Witch Inside Us

by Helen Zhang // Look around your room. How many mirrors do you see?  Now, if you did not include your phone, laptop, or other technology with screens, adjust your answer.  Did your number change? Mine certainly did. Personally, I have five mirrors in my bedroom alone. That fact shocks me. After all, like many […]