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How to Handle Facebook Chainposts By: Stephanie Hoover

Here’s the thing. I HATE seeing chainposts on Facebook that seem like a true, personal, heartfelt story written by my friend(s) and then it’s all, “…only my true friends will copy and post this.” Suddenly I’m like, “Sonuvabitch!!!! I’ve been had!!” I feel this diminishes the point of the post and makes people less likely to share it; or read it. However, I am a huge advocate for promoting change through sharing stories. I’d challenge [Read More]

December 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Haters and How to Handle Them By: Stephanie Hoover

I know the term “hater(s)” is currently very popular, especially with our now, President-Elect having used it often on his social media accounts. I’ve always disliked this term as I’ve associated it with the younger, t[w]een population who I assumed used it to be dismissive of those who didn’t blindly support their decisions, good or bad. In Googling the term it’s defined as, “a person who greatly dislikes a specified person or thing” and “a negative or critical person.” I [Read More]

December 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yes, He IS My President By: Margaret Laupp

After the election of Trump Tuesday night, young democrats took to the streets and to Twitter to denounce the man as their president. He hashtag “#NotMyPresident” surfaced online. And as of the morning I write this (November 13th, 2016) the protests are still ongoing. These protests call for the members of the Electoral College to overturn the election and vote for Hillary. If this were to happen, it would be the first time in American history every member of the electoral college became [Read More]

November 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

You Can’t Avoid Politics By: Margaret Laupp

If this election year is notable for anything (besides the increase of interest toward 3rd parties) it’s the activity among the voting public. There are fewer and fewer people trying to avoid the election or political talk altogether, which is something that aggravated me in previous elections. Because you simply can’t avoid politics. Now this isn’t me saying that you have to be all about politics all the time. But you can’t avoid participating in it entirely. If you do absolutely [Read More]

November 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Family and Weight Shaming By: Stephanie Hoover

From my teens to my thirties more often than not people in my family have thought it their rightful place to openly comment on my weight. If this sounds familiar or you are guilty of openly commenting on another’s, more likely a beloved friend or family member’s, weight then I urge you to read and share this article. Throughout my research on body image in my undergrad career I found that it is not in fact the media which is the most damaging and toxic in regard to body shaming, but it’s [Read More]

September 19, 2016 // 0 Comments