By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Late last week, Victoria’s Secret attempted to make up for the latest “oops, we forgot people could be offended by this” campaign that hit the advertising world. The store originally released a campaign for their new “body” bra that depicted 10 similarly built (i.e. extremely thin) models overlaid with the […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have been consciously avoiding the internet, television and radio news for the past week, you’re probably aware of a video titled, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman,” uploaded by Hollaback, an organization dedicated to raising public awareness of […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein There’s a common rivalry when it comes to education: the scholar versus the athlete. Often, it seems that as a student, you can only be one or the other, and crossing sides or combining the two is sometimes seen as an impossible feat. It’s no secret that athletes have […]

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Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein It’s certainly not uncommon to hear people speculate about how athletes, both professional and student, receive special treatment. For years, students angrily protested the seemingly unfair admission of athletes to colleges and universities, especially those that offer athletes less rigorous courses. Professionally, organizations like the NFL have garnered criticism for […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Gender roles is a topic brought up again and again. We often wonder why and how we’ve created a society with such a strict binary between what is feminine and masculine. Walk into any store and you’ll see what I mean. Whether it’s hair removal products, deodorant, shampoo, or even pens, we […]

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Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein We’ve all felt the familiar itch to reach into our pockets and sneak out our phones to snap a picture or tweet about something absolutely banal. There are common strategies that we’ve perfected over the years. First, we absolutely must make sure our shutter sound is switched off so the […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein At this point, I can’t tell you how many times my mom has asked me what I was watching on my laptop, and how many times I’ve replied, “Oh, just some YouTube videos,” which would promptly send her into a whirlwind of questions. To many, especially those not a […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein I was at the movies last Saturday, munching on overpriced popcorn and watching Dylan O’Brien be effortlessly attractive when it occurred to me that the movie I was watching seemed eerily similar to movies I’d already seen. I was watching The Maze Runner, directed by Wes Ball and based […]

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