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Madison Morin

Real Life

Summer Is Here And Body Shaming Will Not Be Accepted

School is over and the need to keep track of what day of the week it is has faded away. The sun is beaming. Jeans and sweaters are put away, while shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits are taken out. People will start wearing less and stretch marks, scars and extra weight will no longer be hidden. Every body type deserves to be comfortable. It is now hotter and yes, people will show more skin. This

Politics

Washington D.C. Is “Hollywood For Ugly People”: Entertainers Vs. Politicians

Americans are no longer identifying with policies and platforms of political candidates, but rather with a “public persona” that people can relate to. Although many politically aware and educated people vote for a candidate they deem well fit, there are many people who vote based on their “connection” to the politician. Donald Trump, a reality television star and businessman becoming president demonstrated that you don’t have to be a politician to be elected to higher

Real Life

Instagram Models and Photoshopping: An Epidemic

Within the past few years, there has been a new wave of “Instagram models” who use Instagram to promote and make money from brand deals. This social media outlet not only allows these people to share photos of themselves but also life experiences and personal stories, making fans feel more connected. Let me break it down: in traditional modeling, models sign with an agency, who will represent them and assign them photo shoots, commercials, etc.

Real Life, Uncategorized

The Dangers of Not Reporting Suspicious Internet Activity

On April 25th, about 25 minutes from where I live, John Williams shot Sheriff Eugene Cole in Norridgewock Maine, took off in his cruiser, robbed a Cumberland Farms convenience store, and then disappeared. That day, Williams was supposed to go to a court hearing in Massachusetts for illegal possession of a firearm. He was on the loose within the Central Maine area. My school was on lock-down, meaning there was no open campus or sport’s

Real Life

Living In A Politically Divided Community: A Teenager’s View

One day I was running downtown, and I saw a Confederate flag hung up in someone’s window. I cringed but continued running. A few houses down I came across a gay pride flag. I had to stop to comprehend how utterly ironic this was. If this doesn’t sum up living in a politically divided town, I don’t know what does. Let me break it down: because political opinions often reflect people’s jobs, ways of life,

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