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Bindis – A Touchy Trend and a Slippery Slope

April 14, 2014
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Bindis – A Touchy Trend and a Slippery Slope

Coachella, the famous indie music festival in California, has recently dominated the gossip media. Who’s performing, who’s attending, who’s wearing what and who’s with who. Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical fame was among the celebrities and concertgoers sporting an Indian bindi at Coachella, a fashion trend that’s been the center of a religious...
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Female Illiteracy: World Epidemic

April 7, 2014
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Female Illiteracy: World Epidemic

The most important and upheld law in Margret Atwood’s dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale, is to prevent women from reading.  Allowing only men to read and interpret the Bible, which acts a blueprint for the Republic of Gilead, ensures that women are unable to interpret the Bible themselves. If the women were to read...
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CC Goes International

March 24, 2014
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CC Goes International

Confession time: I have the travel bug.  Like really badly.  As in, I spend hours camped out on Buzzfeed Travel rather than doing homework, admiring the beautiful rainforest in the Amazon, the elegant restaurants in Barcelona, and the stunning beaches of Australia.  Thankfully, CC offers no shortage of exchange trips, and only seems to...
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Voices in the Caf: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

March 17, 2014
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Voices in the Caf: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

What do you think happened to Malaysian Airlines Flight 370?          
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Crimea Votes to Join Russia in Controversial Referendum

March 17, 2014
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Crimea Votes to Join Russia in Controversial Referendum

Yesterday, the Crimea, an autonomous republic in the southwestern region of Ukraine, voted in overwhelming favor of a referendum for the peninsula region to join Russia.  The move was condemned by the international community as illegitimate, a claim I personally find persuasive considering that the vote was conducting under the threat of Russian military intervention....
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How to Handle College Rejections

March 17, 2014
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How to Handle College Rejections

It’s that time of year again. Spring is in the air, birds are chirping, and the snow is melting, giving way to lush, green grass. And while this is all perfectly picturesque, Spring is also a time of year that brings disappointment and joy in equal parts. Colleges are releasing their admissions decisions now...
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Sochi 2014: Olympics Controversy and The Uneasy Games

February 10, 2014
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Sochi 2014: Olympics Controversy and The Uneasy Games

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games opened this past Thursday in Sochi, Russia.  Though on the surface with an extravagant opening ceremony and contemporary event venues, these Olympics appear to be like any other, there is underlying uncertainty around these Games.  The whole setup seems incongruous and somewhat hostile, from the location to the danger...
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Working Out in Public|Breaking Social Norms

January 13, 2014
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Working Out in Public|Breaking Social Norms

I popped my headphones in and slowly crouched to the ground at the Burlington Mall, outside of Pottery Barn Kids and next to the main escalator leading to the food court. As my heart pounded and my hands started to sweat, I began to exercise. I rotated between crunches, bicycles, and lemon squeezers, making...
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Students’ Tips for Dealing with Stress

January 13, 2014
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Students’ Tips for Dealing with Stress

With college applications, those both pending and in the works, midterms, various tests, and other academic or personal challenges at this time, it can be very easy for students to be stressed. If you feel overwhelmed because of all of the work you need to do or decisions you need to make about your...
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Food and Feelings: Dangerous When Combined

January 6, 2014
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Food and Feelings: Dangerous When Combined

We all need food to survive, but for some people, food  controls their lives. Their days are planned around daily caloric intake and how many minutes on the treadmill it will take to burn it all off. Although many are aware of the obesity epidemic that faces our country, eating disorders manifest themselves in...
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