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Cassie Baker

Mental Health

’13 Reasons Why’ Is One of the Most Important Shows to Date

Selena Gomez’s long-time project, 13 Reasons Why released its first season onto Netflix this past Friday. Based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same name, 13 Reasons Why is a heavy, emotional show that centers on the “tapes” left behind after a high school junior, Hannah Baker, commits suicide. The tapes tell the story of her life and explain her reasons for committing, with each reason being a person. These tapes are passed around

Mental Health, Uncategorized

Take Care Of Yourself This Holiday Season!

While it is supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year,” the holiday season can be very chaotic. With finals, gift shopping, dinner parties and a gathering with the whole extended family on the horizon, it’s easy to feel our stress levels climbing. Despite all of this, it’s important to make sure you take time this holiday season to practice self care. One of, if not the most stressful part of the holiday

Entertainment

You Should Be Watching MTV’s Sweet Vicious

Sweet Vicious, MTV’s newest original show, follows two college students—Jules and Ophelia—as they battle sexual assault on their campus. Literally. Computer hacking Ophelia and sorority girl Jules make a powerful duo as they take it upon themselves to take care of the sexual assault epidemic plaguing the campus of their college, Darlington, by beating up and threatening rapists. The first episode sets the scene for the whole show, with a figure dressed in black sneaking

Politics

I Am Ashamed To Be Apart Of The Demographic That Elected Trump

I am a white girl from a middle class, suburban family, and—as I am still in the closet with an indefinite halt on my coming out—I am assumed to be straight. These privileges make me exactly the kind of person who does not have much to fear in regard to the results of this election, however, I cannot recall a time in my life where I have been more afraid, or more ashamed. Donald Trump

Mental Health

How To Support a Loved One With a BFRB

It’s that time of year again! Body Focused Repetitive Behavior Week—October 1 through October 7, annually—is in full swing. For those of you who don’t know, BFRBs are disorders that concern a behavior towards one’s body that they cannot control. Some of the most common BFRBs include trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking) and onychophagia (compulsive nail biting). People who suffer from these disorders often suffer in silence and shame, which is why

International

Marina Joyce’s “Publicity Stunt” Was A Cry For Help

Marina Joyce is a YouTuber from London who vlogs primarily about fashion. Two days ago, we didn’t know her name, but when it was brought to our attention that she could be in serious trouble, we spent the whole night worrying for her safety and analyzing every piece of evidence we could find. #SaveMarinaJoyce started trending July 26 after weeks of fans noticing that their favorite vlogger was acting unlike herself. A video by YouTuber

LGBT+

Queer Bait Hoo Ha Ha!

Just a few weeks ago, we were all beyond excited for the long anticipated sequel to Disney’s 2003 film, Finding Nemo. This excitement was initially because of the nostalgia for our favorite childhood movie and characters, but it quickly grew into something even greater. All we had was a few seconds in a trailer for proof, but it seemed that Finding Dory was going to be the first Disney-Pixar movie to feature a lesbian couple.

Mental Health

7 Misconceptions Society is Telling You About Your Vagina

Throughout history, the vagina has been considered a mystery. There have always been myths surrounding it, such as the idea that some vaginas had teeth that could eat your penis or the belief that period blood is a true danger to men. Though those myths seem ridiculous now (well maybe not the second—cishet boys are afraid of tampons, after all), there is still a very prevalent stigma surrounding the vagina, accompanied by a variety of

Politics

Ted Cruz: The Overlooked Threat

With this election season approaching faster than expected, young people have begun taking advantage of their social media platforms to express their support for their candidate and urge others to do the same. They have also taken it upon themselves to declare their passionate hatred for Donald Trump. You can look almost anywhere and find teenagers and other millennials protesting Trump—even at his own rallies! This collective hatred for the Republican frontrunner is expressed through

Feminism

Harriet Tubman on the 20 Dollar Bill: A Win For Women!

Since the beginning of our country, there has been only one woman featured on paper currency in America, and this was well over a hundred years ago. In the late nineteenth century, Martha Washington appeared on a dollar certificate, but since then, there has not been a single woman featured on the paper currency of our country. And throughout the entire lifespan of our nation, there has not been a single person of color on

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