• Let’s Strive for Cultural Appreciation, Not Appropriation
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    I recently watched a short documentary by Elle, a well-known fashion magazine. It came up in my feed, and some words in the headline attracted my attention: “Braids and Appropriation in America”. The thumbnail image was of a Kardashian wearing cornrows. I clicked on the video and learned that many members of this reality TV […]

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  • Everything Wrong with the Beauty Industry
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    The media surrounding us is geared towards all people. The aging moms who are told they should look younger. The 13-year-olds who are told they need to look older. And everyone else who is told they need to look different, but not different from everyone else. Different from the way they look now. Different in […]

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  • Why Generation Z Is Changing The World
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    Generation Z is one that will change the world. The up and coming Generation Z  includes people born between the year 1995 and 2010. This group of people are almost completely composed of students, who have been educated and have grown up in the age of technology. The internet was made accessible in 1995 and […]

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  • Division and Unity at the 2019 Women’s March
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    In 2017, the largest protest in American history challenged the presidency of Donald Trump. Millions of people marched in Washington DC and across the country. Two years of fighting later, on January 19th, millions of men and women of all ages and backgrounds joined again to march. The Women’s March not only addresses women’s rights […]

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  • Sustainable Holidays
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    Most people view the holiday season as a joyful and fun time. What if it could also be seen as sustainable? The average amount of electricity needed to light a Christmas tree is about the same as it takes to power a 55 inch flat screen TV. To decorate the outside of a house with […]

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  • Artwork Restoration and the Dignity of Art
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    Artwork from hundreds or even thousands of years ago remain on display in museums and exhibits for millions of people to view. Locked away in airtight, glass cases and surrounded by armour and alarms, the world’s most famous pieces of art are contained for their safety. The public is only allowed to view at certain […]

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  • Being a Mindful Consumer
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    Everyone in America is some type of consumer. The economy depends on it, whether one is contributing to a small business or a large corporation. Americans often seem to pour their hard earned pay checks into businesses they may know nothing about. Although all companies have faults, it is important to be investing in ones […]

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  • What Were You Wearing?
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    Sexual assault victims are often pushed aside, questioned,  and degraded. One of the most common questions asked of survivors is “Well, what were you wearing?”. This disrespects and devalues the experience of the person. Also, it is inferiorizing, especially after a devastating assault. These judgements against survivors are now ingrained in American culture. Colleges across […]

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  • Trump Traumatizes the Transgender Community
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    Scrolling through websites, reading magazines and watching the news, Trump’s opinions and decisions are plastered everywhere. His past years in the media and his controversial views have been debated and protested. He is known for his political incorrectness in many situations as well as offensive tweets and statements. While in office, the Obama administration took […]

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