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Featured Health & Wellness

Acne Isn’t Skin Deep

by Claire Mullen // Acne and Advice As a girl who has struggled with cystic jawline acne for years, I have collected a small pile of unwarranted advice on how to “fix” my face. Society’s expectations for how women should look, coupled with general misconceptions about acne, resulted in a rather painful personal experience for […]

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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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Health & Wellness

Cycles and Symptoms: A Fact Sheet on PMS and PMDD

Let’s Talk About the Taboo Did anyone else read American Girl’s The Care & Keeping of You? When I was twelve, I knew that becoming a teenager equaled entering puberty, which meant some big changes were about to happen to my body. I credit The Care & Keeping of You with teaching me about the […]

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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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Creative Satire

Buying Clothes: It’s a Cinch

by Claire Mullen // We’ve All Been There Have you ever found yourself crying in the Kohl’s dressing room? Or trying on a heap of clothing and none of it works? These seem to be common struggles, but buying clothes as a woman is really easy. I really don’t see what people are complaining about. […]

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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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Nonfiction Opinion

Are You Intimidated by the Men in Your STEM Classes?

by Mahika Goel // Don’t worry, me too.  Guys carrying their shell-shaped backpacks all over campus, filled with just about 20 pounds of hardware freak me out.  The sound of their fingers clicking and clacking to reveal a slew of code that they only half explain makes me flinch.  Hearing about how they’ve been working […]

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Creative Satire

Why Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed in Higher Education

As a woman and a current Cornell undergraduate, I feel that I am an extremely qualified source when it comes to explaining why women shouldn’t be allowed into higher education. Now, perhaps that sentence shocks you. Perhaps there are even those of you who would argue that, given the privilege I have been afforded, my […]