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Memoir

Being Insecure Does Not Mean I Am Weak

By Sarah Alexis Beatty On July 6, 2015

It’s apparent to me in my daily life with people who are close to me or strangers that I can be seen as quiet and shy which can often be misinterpreted as dumb,… Read More

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Playboy Bunny Holly Madison Wanted to Kill Herself

By Chanel Marie On July 2, 2015

Depression is a serious mental illness that affects 1 in 4 women, including Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Despite admitting that “…[d]rowning myself seemed like a logical way to escape the ridiculous life… Read More

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Real Talk

Too Many Boy Friends: Why Am I Judged?

By Joana Tricia On June 29, 2015

Growing up, I was a tomboy and didn’t mind playing rough on the playground with the boys in my grade. Throughout high school and college I was more likely to have a… Read More

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Inspirational Business Woman of the Week: J.K. Rowling

By Chanel Marie On June 29, 2015

Mondays are always difficult; the majority of people have to get back to work after a weekend that’s all too short. Motivation is so low, it seems almost impossible to grasp. That’s… Read More

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Memoir

Bye-Sexual: Pray the Gay Away

By Kasey Robinson On June 26, 2015

Like the majority of the people in my hometown, I was raised Catholic, specifically Roman Catholic. Surprising, I know. I attended church services until I was about 17, formally leaving when I… Read More

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Tits Equals Tips: The Philosophy of the Service Industry

By Chanel Marie On June 26, 2015

As a young person working her way through school, it’s only natural I’ve found myself serving and bartending. Despite making a “server’s wage” (lower than minimum), I usually make more than minimum… Read More

College

The Misogyny of Being “The Other Woman”

By Chanel Marie On June 25, 2015

“The other woman”, known by other aliases such as “bitch”, “homewrecker”,”slut”, and countless others. There are very few people who aspire to achieve the title of “the other woman”, and why would… Read More

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College

The Dangers of Peaceful Protest

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

Emma Sulkowicz is like any 22 year old woman: she’s graduating university, pursuing art, and has been carrying around a 50 lb mattress for almost an entire year. Wait, what? That’s right.… Read More

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Editorial

Sometimes I’m a Bad Feminist, and That’s Okay

By Chanel Marie On June 24, 2015

TW: Sexual Abuse, Coarse Language, and Porn I’d like to identify as someone who is well-informed about the feminist movement. It disgusts me that people think feminism is unnecessary and it breaks my… Read More

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Culture

Unpopular Opinion: There’s Something Missing From Key & Peele’s “Negrotown”

By Sherronda J. Brown On May 22, 2015

I have loved Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele since their MadTV days, and I am an avid watcher of their Comedy Central special. If you were ever to ask my friends about… Read More

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Culture

Hey Patton Oswalt: You’re Not A Comedy Hero, You’re a Jerk

By Melanie Stangl On April 2, 2015

Hey, Patton Oswalt.  I happened to read your 53-part-twitter-rant making fun of the “new need” to be politically correct in comedy.  You seem to be under the impression that the new host… Read More

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Culture

Young and Sober On A Friday Night

By Clementine Morrigan On March 4, 2015

A typical Friday night for me looks like this: At around 9:30 pm a large group of friends and I squeeze our way into a coffee shop. There is barely enough room… Read More