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Rachel Martin

Rachel Martin
Real Life

How I Improved My SAT Score

Taking tests was always a struggle for me. I did well in school, but I always found myself running out of time when it came to testing. This was a big concern for me as I started to prepare for the SAT. I decided that I wasn’t going to study for the test and just see how I would perform.         When I got my first score back, I was disappointed. It was a decent

Entertainment

Get Ready For MO POP!

If you live near the Detroit area and are looking to hear some great music, get ready to attend the MOPOP music festival on July 29th and 30th. The venue is located at West Riverfront Park and tickets start at $75 if you get them before the day of the show and $90 on the day of the event. Aside from getting to watch headliners Solange and Foster The People perform, MO POP offers multiple

Sex-ED

How Antidepressants Affect Your Sex Life

Making the decision to go on antidepressants can be a difficult one, especially with all of the possible side effects you could endure. Common side effects of taking an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) or antidepressant include drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, diarrhea, nervousness, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, and sexual problems. One thing many people do not consider when going on antidepressants is how it can negatively affect your sex life. Going on an antidepressant

Feminism

How America’s Obsession With Virginity Has Sexualized Young Women

Sexualization of women has been a social construct prevalent since the development of the human race. Women were seen solely as vessels for reproduction and with the spread of Christianity, were expected to be well behaved, moral servants to their husbands. To be an object of sex was the only thing women had going for them, thus being an untouched virgin made them more valuable, as a brand new car would be more valuable than

Real Life

How College Admissions Subjectivity is Hurting Students

In the United States, access to higher education is becoming increasingly common and prevalent. More students are trying to squeeze themselves into the limited seats of selective colleges, an accomplishment that would seemingly make his or her chronically stressful high school experience a tangible one. Consequently, as the number of students applying to selective universities increase, the acceptance rates of these universities decrease. In 1988, Ivy League school Columbia University had an acceptance rate of

Real Life

What Uncle Tom’s Cabin Taught Me About American Society

Aside from being one of the most impactful and influential pieces of literature, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe exemplifies the American experience, even by modern standards. Tom, being a slave in America, was utterly helpless of his fate and relied on his Christian faith and morals to help guide him through his life. This is the American experience that many citizens choose; They live at the will of God, and through the teachings

Real Life

Flint Residents Have to Pay for Water That Is Still Not Clean

Flint residents are being burned yet again by the state government. Even though Flint’s water is still not safe enough to drink without a filter, residents had to resume paying for the contaminated water since March 1. Unsurprisingly, this has sparked much outrage from the community that is still negatively affected by the crisis. The Flint Water Crisis arose in 2014 after it was discovered that the water being distributed to Flint residents contained high

Real Life

How to Get Things Done

It seems like it is that point in the year where stress is at an all time high for students alike. Work and obligations are piling up and leaving many to feel as though they are drowning. It is easy to want to shut down when you are faced with more that you can handle, but these tips will hopefully be able to allow you to get things done. Prioritize  Make a list either in

Entertainment

Reality Steve Talks Spoiling the Bachelor, His Sources and More

Even though Nick’s season of the Bachelor is still airing, many people are already confident in who he will end up choosing. In fact, many were confident before the season even premiered. Reality Steve is the one and only accurate source of spoilers to the Bachelor franchise. For years, he has correctly stated not only which contestant will receive the final rose, but also what happens in each episode before it is aired. Steve was

Feminism

Big Romantic Gestures Aren’t What Make Relationships Great

They’re in movies, tv shows, and are all over social media. Big romantic gestures are seemingly essential to a great relationship. It has become a cultural norm that is utterly unrealistic and unattainable. Girls put their happiness in the hands of boys, and are inevitably disappointed when these boys do not declare their love for them in a school cafeteria or show up at their doorstep with one dozen roses and a giant teddy bear.

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