Opinion

Why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

Why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday

November 23, 2014 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

For most people, their favorite holidays are usually Halloween, Christmas or their birthday. Those three pivotal points in the year are the times where it’s the most festive and decorative. On Halloween, houses on streets display their jack-o-lanterns, spider webs and cauldrons full of candy. On Christmas, streams of bright […]

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Students, brace your hearts for ‘Breaksgiving’

Students, brace your hearts for ‘Breaksgiving’

November 23, 2014 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

I can feel it in the air. The freeze-over left Dallas in a murky, unpleasant state, foreshadowing what’s about to come: Breaksgiving. While most people anticipate the most glorious, gluttonous holiday, others anxiously await to break up with their long-distant significant other. Breaksgiving, also known as The Turkey Drop, commonly […]

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“Normal Barbie” doll promotes young girls to accept all imperfections

“Normal Barbie” doll promotes young girls to accept all imperfections

November 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm 0 comments

The signature Barbie doll look features long, platinum blonde hair, a killer tan, big boobs, a tiny waist and blue eyes. While this archetype of beauty has remained popular since its release in 1959, the image the doll conveys has been notorious for promoting an unrealistic and unattainable standard of […]

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Finding my place, thanks to the journalism school

November 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm 0 comments

All of my life, I have been a little shy. Not shy enough that I never had any friends, but shy enough that it took me a long time to make them. Elementary school was awesome because I was with the same people for a long time. Middle school was […]

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Bill Cosby’s victims come forward years later

Bill Cosby’s victims come forward years later

November 20, 2014 at 7:28 pm 0 comments

Bill Cosby’s wholesome funny-man image is tarnished. The loving father-figure on “The Cosby Show” has been accused of raping several women. For the past nine years, the 77-year-old has been faced with alleged rape charges by five named women. Some may not have heard of prior incidents of the cases […]

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Men fear dating obese women on online dating services

November 18, 2014 at 9:59 pm 0 comments

I stumbled upon a recommended video whilst on YouTube. The title read “Fat Girl Tinder Date (Social Experiment),” and I immediately clicked on the video to watch. The introduction explained the purpose for conducting the social experiment. The video claimed that a recent study shows “the number one fear for […]

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Why you should get vaccinations

November 18, 2014 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

Over the past couple of years, many parents and older individuals have chosen not to vaccinate against the flu, whooping cough and more. I’ve heard multiple times “I’m not getting a flu shot because I always get the flu when I get the shot.” There is no scientific proof that […]

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The way to a woman’s heart is a trimmed beard

November 16, 2014 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

With No Shave November in progress, men and women have grown out their hair to spread cancer awareness and donating the money used for shaving and grooming to cancer prevention. The iconic song lyric by Miley Cyrus, “I can’t be tamed,” applies to men’s facial hair as their clean-shaven faces […]

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Comedian memoirs slay the book game

Comedian memoirs slay the book game

November 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm 0 comments

I have a very serious problem that’s simultaneously ruining my life and making it 100 times better. That problem is the comedian memoir, and it is taking over my life. I’ve read more comedian memoirs than a normal person should. I’m still not sure if it’s a good thing or […]

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Minority races should not be fetishized for personal pleasure

November 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm 0 comments

I recently read an article by the Washington Post regarding the struggles of interracial dating. The author Maureen Evan Arthurs shared her shocking experiences as a black woman married to a white man. Although she wears her diamond ring prominently on her ring finger, many times men approach her, husband […]

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