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Chewing the Facts: Gender Gap, Gut Decisions, and Plastic Skin. And Then There Were Two…or More? Clothing Crisis: Can it be saved? As if growing pains weren’t enough: Health disparities in sexual minorities Election 2012: Making A Difference On The Local Level
 

Chewing the Facts: Gender Gap, Gut Decisions, and Plastic Skin.

This Week: Gender Gap, Gut Decisions, Fiscal Cliff and Plastic Skin.

And Then There Were Two…or More?

As of last week some voters remained unsure of whom they will choose for the role of President of the United States of America. There are voters who are simply uncertain who would best fill the position. Other citizens were waiting to see if any new developments arose over the past few days. And yes, [...]

Clothing Crisis: Can it be saved?

The change of the season is a great time to sort through your closet and clear your wardrobe of old, outdated clothing. But getting rid of clothing can be a little more complicated than just putting something in the trash or donation bin—some pieces may have sentimental value, be great basics or truly one-of-a-kind pieces [...]

As if growing pains weren’t enough: Health disparities in sexual minorities

As if teens today don’t have enough to worry about, studies in the last decade have proved what all too many are already well aware of: being a sexual minority—that is gay, lesbian or bisexual—makes growing up healthy even harder. Most of us remember the mad race of high school, desperately trying to figure out what it takes to be one of the “cool kids,” to fit in and be liked, while others rebelled and fought to stand out as much as possible [...]

Election 2012: Making A Difference On The Local Level

Newsflash! Election Day isn’t all about Barack and Mitt…or Mitt and Barack. That’s just one of many decisions you as a voter should make for this Election Day. You’ll also need to vote into office the representatives who work for us within the state and city political spheres. In many ways the outcome of those [...]

Top 5: Fictional Characters who Defeated Failure

28 September 2011

Failure is a natural part of life. So it’s no wonder it’s there on the silver screen too – you know, the whole art-imitates-life deal. Lost jobs and broken hearts (sometimes even both) are always there on the screen. Fortunately, good trumps evil (or at least it’s supposed to), and the big failure of a [...]

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Failure to Please

27 September 2011

Ray* went to college to study criminal justice; his father was a police officer and he planned on becoming a police officer too. He never felt pressured to follow in his father’s footsteps; he just decided he wanted to become a cop. After college he applied for the force—they started the background checks and he [...]

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Distracted From Failing

24 September 2011

It is the end of May in the year 2011. I’ve just gotten off a plane from Edinburgh, Scotland, where I had finished a job. I turned on my smart phone and immediately received an email from my current roommate, saying I had to be out of our apartment by the end of the lease. The [...]

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Review: Unsinkable by Abby Sunderland

21 September 2011

In Early 2010, sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland gained worldwide media attention and criticism for being the youngest person to make an attempt at circumnavigating the globe. Many critics of this adventure targeted the teenager’s parents, Laurence and Marianne, for allowing their young daughter to embark on the dangerous journey. Regardless of whether Sunderland should have been [...]

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