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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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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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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