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Health & Wellness Nonfiction

A Letter to My Ex

by Madison McCormick Trigger Warning: emotional abuse, suicide, domestic abuse Dear ex,  You were the worst decision I ever made. I ignored every red flag as soon as you mentioned childhood trauma. I told you that I had a habit of being a people fixer and letting people walk all over me. You took advantage […]

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Featured Health & Wellness

Understanding Sex Work as Work

by Hanna Carney // Sex work as a profession is widely misunderstood in the United States. Many stereotypes that surround the sex trade are harmful and inaccurate. For example, people tend to imagine women when they imagine a sex worker, but all gender and sexual identities are represented in sex work. Moreover, sex workers are […]

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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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Health & Wellness Uncategorized

Resources

by Hanna Carney // It can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the world–especially now, and especially as a full time student. Here is a list of compiled resources for readers to self-educate and support feminist issues and BIPOC communities. Ways to Donate 68 Ways to Donate in Support of Asian […]

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Creative Health & Wellness

A College Student’s Pandemic Survival Guide for Staying in School

by Alice Kenny // I want to start this piece by saying that this is supposed to be fun.  The truth is that I have no idea how to do this. I don’t really have any secrets to dealing with all of the big and terrible things that have come with a global pandemic. I’m […]

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Featured Health & Wellness Pop Culture

The Aftereffects of a Pandemic: Eating Disorders and COVID

by Hanna Carney // Trigger Warning: this article discusses eating disorders and body image. Everyone can appreciate a good ice breaker question. The rare thought-provoker can save you from having to listen to the all-too-monotonous answers of your classmates during syllabus week. One of my professors tried to get creative by asking us “how have […]

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Featured

Has Working From Home Pushed Women Out of the Workforce?

by Aditi Hukerikar // “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” -Ruth Bader Ginsberg A study conducted by Mckinsey & Company and Lean In has revealed how working women in the United States have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report found […]

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Ableism, Election Politics, and the Media

by Isa Meyers // A Comprehensive Guide to Both the 2016 and 2020 Elections’ Ableist Rhetoric Donald Trump has COVID-19. Some people feel this diagnosis to be poetic justice considering Trump has downplayed the impacts and effects of the coronavirus since late-February. Others pray for his speedy recovery. But regardless of how polarized we stand […]

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Opinion

My Body, My Choice: Anti-Maskers and the Appropriation of Language

by Hanna Carney // The phrase “my body, my choice” is widely known in the U.S. as a reference to reproductive rights. This important slogan emphasizes that women and females have the right to control their bodies. Now, thinking they are witty, conservative individuals have appropriated the phrase for a new cause—refusing to wear masks. […]