We’ve all watched the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and then we decided we were going to eat one meal a day or rabbit food until we achieved bodies like the Angels. The show successfully killed off any ounce of self-esteem we had left, using only one hour of airtime to show us what it […]

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On Thursday, a panel of professors held an election chat to talk about the designation of Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States. I jumped at the idea to attend, for I wanted to hear what a panel of professionals thought about a reality star entering the realm of politics. This open-domain chat proved […]

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With the country and the world still reeling from America’s decision to elect an incompetent, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic demagogue for president last Tuesday, there are a lot of worries on everyone’s minds. Many people are mourning over Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss in the electoral college system to a failed steak salesman. The most qualified candidate […]

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It is a scary time to be a Muslim, and it’s an even scarier time to be a Muslim woman of color. This election season, harmful rhetorics about these aspects of my identity are spewed around mindlessly by politicians. The most disappointing part about this is the support they garner and the racist voices that […]

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When I began the arduous college search my junior year of high school, I prioritized two things: a city environment and diversity. I’m from a very small, rural town in northern New Jersey, and I was one of about five black kids in my graduating class of 248 students. Diversity was not something I was […]

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In his now-infamous aside, professional tantrum-thrower Donald Trump decided it would be appropriate to call his opponent Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” in the same debate that he declared, “Nobody has more respect for women than I do.” “Nasty women are tough, nasty women are smart and nasty women vote!” Senator Elizabeth Warren said at […]

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Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again: Halloween. The air is crisper, the sun is setting earlier and a clown is snooping around every corner. I don’t know about you, but I find myself to be absolutely obsessed with reading true crime stories; they simultaneously fascinate and terrify me. Therefore, here are some true […]

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I’ve have to admit it — I was pretty nervous to attend The Meadows Music and Arts Festival this year. This was the festival’s first year, and there were a few complications: rain was to be expected, The Weeknd had to cancel his headlining performance last minute, my friend and I were running late and […]

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