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The Irony Behind Non-Profit Organizations

For years, large crowds of people gathered together and donated what they could to non-profit organizations that claimed to give the majority of their profits to improve the lives of cancer patients, or individuals with autism. Non-profit organizations have received 19 to 22 billion dollars through online fundraisers a year. …

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Gender Roles: Prom Edition

Prom: the supposed zenith of the high school experience. As every cliché teen movie reiterates, the boy should ask the girl out to prom in an over-the-top manner — not at all just for the sake of posting it later on all their social medias — and to have the …

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Let’s Go, GMOs

You can almost feel the eyes burning into your back as you reach for a bunch of  conventionally-grown broccoli. The judgmental eyes belong to the self-proclaimed health nuts who pretentiously push carts full of organic kale and free-range eggs. The health trend of purchasing all organic has rooted itself in …

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Peaking in High School

Through its portrayals of high school via popular books and movies, as well as widespread discussion, American society has all but condemned the idea of peaking in high school. Denounced as the sad fate of washed up football stars and vapid cheerleaders, the very idea that students could enjoy high …

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In Defense of A Good Old-Fashioned Cry

In recent years, the power of the internet to advise on any and every aspect of life has exploded. While forums such as Yahoo! Answers and Reddit have always contained lengthy threads on everything from home improvement to easy recipes, one of the most prominent trends in internet advice is …

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LeFou from Beauty and the Beast Likes Fellas

Disney recently has recreated yet another animated classic, bringing Beauty and the Beast to theatres as a live action film. The popular story of a young literature enthusiast who falls captive to a cursed prince is once again delighting Disney fans across the nation-for the most part. Director Bill Condon …

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Beware the Body-Positive Bogus

Along with the rise of body-inclusive promotion over the past couple years, a feisty reaction has challenged the cause, arguing how bad health isn’t something to be embraced. The 21st century has taken a wild ride on the body image rollercoaster. First, a stipulation to be extremely thin in the …

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The Cheating Culture

In the classroom when a teacher calls for homework to be collected, the feverish shuffling of papers fills the room, along with whispering of panicked students asking to see a completed paper. If you were to look at the average high schooler’s camera roll on their phone, half of it …

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