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Debasing the word “skinny” through mutual empowerment

Debasing the word “skinny” through mutual empowerment

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016

Two girls threw their arms around each other and puckered their lips in seductive fashion, giggling and beaming smiles in between iPhone camera flashes. Their trusted friend and designated photographer snapped and clicked away with glee. She then lowered the phone and looked down at her screen in di...

Many more Barbie girls enter the Barbie world

Many more Barbie girls enter the Barbie world

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

February 13, 2016

Fifty seven years have come and gone in the Barbie company, and the doll has barely changed. The infamous blonde, blue-eyed, skinny model has been the face of Barbie forever. However, due to complaints of their unreachable beauty standards, Barbie is changing. There are three new body types: curvy, petit...

Confidence songs dominate the charts

Taylor Swift is a major influence in the music industry. Her fanbase mostly consists of young girls who look up to her as a role model.

Julia Greenspan, Staff Writer

September 2, 2014

The Billboard Hot 100 list recently released its chart toppers for the week of September 6th. The number one spot belongs to Taylor Swift’s, “Shake It Off,” followed by Nicki Minaj’s, “Anaconda” and Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass.” While these female artists’ sounds range ...

iPhone apps artificially enhance appearance of photos

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

August 25, 2014

A flat stomach, two-inch thigh gap, healthy bust, toned butt, perfect skin, flawless hair, and a scenic background is all any girl needs for her perfect profile picture. While these strict requirements may seem virtually unattainable, technology has proven them possible with just a swipe of the finger...

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