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    Appreciation gone wrong: When obsession takes over

Appreciation gone wrong: When obsession takes over

Content warning: The following story includes language related to mental illness and eating disorders. Reader discretion is advised.  In a list of words stripped of their true meaning, “obsessed” sits proudly at the top. Everyone has been a fan of something and sometimes fan tendencies can spiral into obsession. What

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    Afrofuturism is the new vessel for Black empowerment

Afrofuturism is the new vessel for Black empowerment

Africans have been plagued for centuries by inaccurate depictions promoted by Hollywood and Western media outlets. Combine African and Black cultures with technological innovation reminiscent of a science fiction classic and you might just blow the average person’s mind.  Afrofuturism is the next step in global Black empowerment. Afrofuturism refers

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    Gender-nonconformity needs a new face for its movement

Gender-nonconformity needs a new face for its movement

The dismantling of the gender binary is an ever-growing movement that deserves proper recognition and encouragement. Whether it is the rebranding of popular toys or the introduction of new and diverse TV show characters, hope is bright for a more gender-neutral world. Yet as we push for reevaluating our stereotypical

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    Societal expectations have no place in intimate relationships

Societal expectations have no place in intimate relationships

The moment we become teenagers, the world sells us sex and romance, promising us that we’d be nothing without it. Our culture instills in us a terrible fear of growing old and being alone decades before our first wrinkle. Sometimes, being single is the best move. Whether it’s for months,

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    Influencers whitewash and appropriate culture for content

Influencers whitewash and appropriate culture for content

Recently there has been discourse on social media regarding a TikTok trend referred to as making “spa water,” a blended drink of fresh fruit, sugar, water and added cucumber or lemons. Once blended, creators strain the product and drink the juice that comes from it — sounds pretty good right?

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    Celebrities’ dangerous habits endanger climate security

Celebrities’ dangerous habits endanger climate security

Pop culture enthusiasts across the world are in shock after a report from Yard, an environmentally conscious marketing agency, revealed their favorite stars’ private jet usage is contributing thousands of tons of carbon emissions yearly. Amid this revelation, we must ensure celebrities and public figures are held accountable for actively

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    BeReal is a low-effort way to keep up with loved ones

BeReal is a low-effort way to keep up with loved ones

For college students, it can be almost impossible to keep up with every single thing. On top of the schoolwork and extracurricular activities, there are old friends to stay in touch with back home, as well as new ones you meet on campus. There are family members you don’t see

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    Leaving Texas isn’t a solution to political problems

Leaving Texas isn’t a solution to political problems

After a long history of gerrymandering, transgender rights violations, catastrophic electricity failures and overall governmental incompetence, the recent law banning abortion has left-leaning Texans wondering if they’re better off moving to a blue state.  The answer is no. Admittedly, Texas’ sociopolitical climate is precarious, but the consequences of a mass

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    Finding strength amid the pandemic and life’s stressors

Finding strength amid the pandemic and life’s stressors

The world stood still in March 2020 as no one knew what to expect from COVID-19. We went from getting prepped for graduations and looking forward to movie premieres to sitting at home staring at the walls. Two years later and there’s a new fear of uncertainty coming around as

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    Modern machines are incapable of producing true art

Modern machines are incapable of producing true art

With scientific advances moving us toward higher levels of complexity, technology’s role in the cultural and artistic world is becoming an increasingly pertinent topic. As we continue to develop our use of artificial intelligence, advanced machinery and algorithms, we must also learn to recognize the effects these machines have on

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