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Consider the dangers before dieting

Consider the dangers before dieting

Kaitlyn Hammond

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

“Lose 24 pounds in 3 weeks!” is a very real and very scary headline. All over the internet, unrealistic clickbait ads target society’s pursuit of perfection. Since society thinks only those with the flattest stomachs are built to succeed, it’s hard to avoid dieting culture. In a 2011 s...

Politicians need to regain control over big food companies

Politicians need to regain control over big food companies

Caroline Monaghan

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Think of the last thing you ate or drank today. Whether it be from the cafeteria or your pantry, Wawa or a vending machine, there is a good chance that one of ten companies manufactured it. These ten companies – Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British F...

Exercise is a necessary ingredient for a successful diet

Exercise is a necessary ingredient for a successful diet

Sally Ehlers

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

As the obesity epidemic spirals in America, the desire for a thin shape escalates as well. As a result, diets are more popular than ever before. According to The Washington Post, 45 million Americans started diets in 2018. In fact, starting a diet and losing weight are two of the most common New Year...

Climate changes under AOC

Climate changes under AOC

Vaughn Battista

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The year is 2050. Some see a 100 percent renewable energy America, with zero net emissions, an environmentalist’s dream. Others see an economy in ruin, with a nation even deeper in debt and America’s essential industries destroyed. These are the potential consequences of a Green New Deal. The Gre...

Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Free college’s true price: decreases quality of education

Ryan Swanson

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Bernie Sanders’ proposal to make public college tuition free seems appealing to college applicants. But in America’s search for a better education and a better system, lawmakers need to understand that by taking the price tag off of college, they risk destroying the value that it has to offer. ...

Attention spans shrink as technology use expands

Attention spans shrink as technology use expands

Sally Ehlers

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

Stop reading this and look around. Whether you are eating lunch or sitting on the bus, it is likely that at least one person near you is looking at their smartphone. They stare into the unnatural glow of the screen in front of them, not fully aware of what is happening around them. As daily techn...

Prom season places social equality at risk

Prom season places social equality at risk

Tess Rempel

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

The season of promposals, Instagram posts and shopping has begun in a rite of passage for all teenage girls: prom. From buying dresses to posting on social media, modern prom rituals send damaging messages about the value of conventional beauty, sexism and class. Modeled after a formal ball for the elite to...

Forbes awards Jenner for inheritance

Forbes awards Jenner for inheritance

Madison Vigdor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

When Forbes placed Kylie Jenner on the cover of its magazine for its America’s Richest Self-Made Women list last July, it was a slap in the face to all entrepreneurs and aspiring businesswomen in the country. Although Forbes defined a self-made person as "someone who built a company or established ...

Diets fail to support healthy habits

Diets fail to support healthy habits

Tess Rempel

May 10, 2019


Filed under Opinion

From keto to paleo to Whole30, a quick Google search of the word “diet” returns millions of results, but long-term weight loss and body positivity takes much more than counting calories. Diet culture is a trend that, despite providing quick weight loss methods, often results in detrimental eating h...

Women’s March leaders support anti-semitic ideas

Women’s March leaders support anti-semitic ideas

Madison Vigdor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

A sea of pink hats washed over the nation, signs and chants flooded the streets and the arms of many opened wide in acceptance. Protestors at the Women’s March had political agendas and passion, the perfect recipe for starting healthy conversations about reforming legislation and social rights. But, after t...

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Caroline Monaghan

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

We are too young to remember the days our parents spent reading to us as children, when we got lost in the maze of the Barnes & Noble kids section. But, we were not too young to internalize the gender associations with reading that extend beyond our bedrooms and bookstores. Gender associations with re...

Leftists should oppose Trump impeachment

Leftists should oppose Trump impeachment

Vaughn Battista

March 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump’s Russian connections gaining traction, many Democrats believe that his impeachment is imminent. But while the Russian collusion debate rages on, few consider that removing Trump could lead to an even worse president: Mike Pence. While...

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