Well everybody, our favorite overpriced, indie-chic clothing store has done it again, and I’m not talking about you, American Apparel! This past week, Urban Outfitters surprised no one by yet again making a stupidly offensive marketing decision when they decided to sell a tapestry that looks strangely familiar. The tapestry, with gray and white stripes […]

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In this rousing edition of, “What is Fox News Inexplicably Angry At This Week?” “Fox and Friends” host Steve Doocy caused not only feminists, but also anyone who values common sense, to audibly groan. The Feb. 4 edition of the morning show featured a segment that questioned the intentions of the smash-hit animated film, “Frozen,” […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein Last night, millions of Americans and people around the world gathered to watch the Super Bowl XLIX (that’s 49 for all you non-ancient Romans out there). Through the years, the Super Bowl has evolved into much more than a football game. Whether you have an annual Super Bowl party at your home […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein That’s right. It’s another McDonald’s controversy. It’s no secret that civil rights and other issues concerning race in the United States are on everyone’s minds right now. The cases last year concerning what many believe to be the unlawful and tragic murders of Michael Brown and Eric Garner by police officers, as […]

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Sarah Burstein @sarahh_burstein Back in October, I wrote a blog on the power of YouTube vloggers reaching unprecedented success through gaming channels, makeup tutorials, video diaries or a combination of the three. At that time, the Internet was blowing up over news of popular British vlogger, Sam Pepper, who had released a “prank” video in […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein On Nov. 19, Rolling Stone magazine published an extensive and horrifying article entitled, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” In the article, writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely tells the story of “Jackie,” who alleges she was brutally raped by a group of fraternity brothers […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein On Sunday, former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice was reinstated into the NFL. Rice was suspended indefinitely after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-fiancée, Janay Rice (neé Palmer) in an elevator in an Atlantic City, New Jersey casino. Since then, Janay and Ray have married, and the NFL […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Politics is confusing. It’s complicated, multifaceted and hard to keep up with. Undoubtedly, there are many concepts that people don’t really grasp about politics, and it’s acceptable to misunderstand certain ideas. On the other hand, there’s common sense, and on Saturday, Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for U.S. Representative Stephen […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein There’s a Christian alternative to “Fifty Shades of Grey.” You’re not reading that wrong. In Feb. 2015, movie theaters will most likely be filled to the brim with readers of the bestselling novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey” as the film adaptation hits the big screen on Valentine’s Day. But […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Just putting it out there: there is no human being on this earth that loves Thanksgiving more than I do. Every year I wake up early, put the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV, blast the Christmas music station (much to the disdain of my Jewish parents), and adorn […]

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