Author Archives: Ellie

Beautiful Women in the Media

The focus on Photoshop as somehow creating an artificial standard of beauty that contributes to poor self-esteem in women is very strange. I don’t believe the real discomfort comes from the artificiality but rather the unapologetic beauty.    Imagine if … Continue reading

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Rebounds

I ended up breaking it off with my boyfriend. I feel quite at peace about it, and ready to begin moving on. I’ve actually felt a very surprising confidence and will to try new things. In a moment of particular … Continue reading

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Problems with my University Health Center

For the last 5 days or so, I have had fairly acute stomach pain, nausea, and difficulty eating. It’s like I have this cramp in the top of my stomach that just won’t go away.  But, I can’t seem to get … Continue reading

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Trapped

Personal issue here, hoping to vent my frustrations.  My boyfriend of two years informed me that he wasn’t sure he wanted to be with me anymore. We talked about it a lot, but still haven’t reached any conclusion. We discussed … Continue reading

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Can a Font be Racist?

There is some controversy at my university over this poster:  Some students have found the chop suey font used in this poster to be offensive, because the font emphasizes Margaret Cho’s ethnicity, and pigeonholes her into an asian stereotype which … Continue reading

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An Abusive Mother Caught On Camera

Today I had the utter displeasure of seeing this viral video of a young musician being berated by his mother about how ‘worthless’ his passion of music is. This video is particularly horrifying because most people regard making music as … Continue reading

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The Hunger Games Movie Review

As you probably know, one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2012 came out today, and it does not disappoint – much.  The movie depicts the story of Katniss and Peeta, who are drafted to fight for their districts … Continue reading

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