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Mia Boccher

Mia Boccher

The Importance of the Tommy Adaptive Clothing Line

Finding clothes can be a struggle for everyone. But for those who don’t fit the norm of mental health, finding clothes easy to wear and incapable of being difficult can be even harder. Fortunately, adaptive clothing for those with disabilities is on the rise. Despite being released in April, the Tommy Adaptive clothing line has not received as much media attention as it deserves. Inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of the Special Olympics, Tommy Hilfiger


Companies Coming Out As Proud This June

June is recognized typically as Pride Month, where LGBTQ+ members are able to share their experiences during parades, marches and other social events. This includes recounting the long history it took for being a member of the community to be acceptable socially and legally and for discussing the hardships and issues that still face LGBTQ+ identifying members today. Recently, retail store H&M has stated that they are going to become involved with the celebration by


What My Body, My Choice Really Means to America

The historic case Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 and set the act of abortions to be federally legal. That gave the impression the discussion on abortion and female reproductive rights were protected by the government, due to citizens having the right to privacy. However, it is 2018 and we still have issues with female body autonomy. In March, an official speaking for President Trump called America a “pro-life nation” before delegates of the

Express Yourself

Weighed Down: America on Eating Disorders

  I recently read an article about the New York Time’s section called “Obesity: The Big Picture“. As I was browsing through the New York Times, there were some interesting, body positive articles but a majority of them were negatively assessing the increase in obesity and the pressure to lose weight. In one article, the commenter states that Americans choose to eat unhealthy foods because it tastes better. That this is despite the extensive healthy


Should Syria Be Bombing Us?

As anyone who watches TV and listens to the radio knows, America, the United Kingdom, and France have bombed Syria last Friday. Aside from the mixed claims that these bombs didn’t hit the correct targets (a horrifying notion) and caused minimal damage, the act itself has been widely discussed. This article is not going to rehash the attack or interpret how each of these countries are moving forward after the attack. Instead the legitimacy of


This is For You

Millions of people are only now understanding and appropriately using terminology for people of all sexual and gender orientations. We are all still learning. It’s a wonderful thing to be living in a time where people are trying to understand. It’s a wonderful thing to feel validated. If you understand the basic terms such as gay and transgender, I would like to introduce a few more orientations that people go by but are rarely represented


Is It Even A Revolution?

It dominated our past. It encouraged the colonization of countries, the enslavement of people, and enforced restrictions on people of color. With the inclusion of rights and loosening of restrictions, people believe that white privilege is in the past. These current social movements prove otherwise. The gun reform movement exhibits this. There are no stories of inner city school shootings. These schools have cameras, police officers, reinforced windows, and identification requirements to enter the building.


Dog’s Life Sparks More Awareness than Students’

If the Parkland shooting has taken up the forefront of your mind, perhaps you haven’t heard of the recent debacle involving United airlines. Kokito, a French bulldog, was forced into the overhead hanger on an airplane and died due to asphyxiation. In fact, the owners of the deceased dog have obtained a Texas district attorney to pursue the matter as a possible criminal offense. Unsurprisingly, United airlines has been under attack from this incident in many


Transgender Wins that Are Shaping 2018

The most recent win for the transgender community, surprisingly, was an Oscar nomination. The movie “A Fantastic Woman” was granted an Oscar for a foreign language film and keeps the discussion of trans rights the forefront of our attention with transwoman Daniela Vega being the lead and a trans storyline keeping the plot afloat. In addition to that, the first transgender director was also nominated for an Oscar. Yance Ford’s documentary “Strong Island” peers into


Why Are Queer Youth Still Uncomfortable with Themselves?

It could be because of news stories that show violence against us. Giovanni Meltonwas 14 years old when he was shot and killed by his father in Nevada. Gabriel Fernandez was 8 years old when he died in the hospital due to abuse and negligence. Gabryel Magalhães was 16 years old when his father killed him. All of these boys were presumed to be gay and their loved ones took it upon themselves to fatally

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