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The benefits of power posing

In the past week, I’ve experienced an intriguing and bittersweet revelation. I had two presentations last week: One was an informal and short magazine project presentation in front of about nine people, the other was a 10-minute professional...

Studying abroad: the comings and goings

Going to college broadens horizons, both academically and socially. For me, it also opened up my world-view. I had never met so many people from around the world until I went to Plattsburgh. It also made me wonder: Why do...

Fitting in hinders you from being yourself

Fitting in is a safe way to get through life for many people. Blending in with groups to avoid the spotlight is second nature to some while others feel more comfortable and even encourage having all eyes on them. Some...

Finding spirituality while at school

I don’t know any of the prayers, so I pray silently. I don’t know any of the hymns, so I hum quietly. I really don’t know all that I should know about the Catholic Church, but I go anyway. As...

Being afraid of missing out

Ever tried something and afterward wondered why you did it in the first place? Ever looked back and wanted to change something you did because you realized you did it for all the wrong reasons? I have. I realized there...

Comedienne offends for more views

For six minutes and eight seconds a petite blonde woman bounced around on a YouTube screen bullying overweight people with the most cliché and nasty comments. The petite blonde woman is Nicole Arbour, and her video, “Dear Fat People,” has...

Digging the Dancing queens of PSUC

A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with the rise of the sun to get stretched and have a balanced breakfast — I had an audition to attend. I’ve always wanted to be a part of Dance Corps, so...

What does it mean to be a woman?

Some people think being a woman means being feminine, girly or, in some cultures, less of a person than men. Attitudes such as these are keeping women from reaching their full potentials and striving to accomplish more for...

Alcohol: short-term confidence

The first person who ever asked me to take a drink of alcohol was my aunt. She looked me dead in the face and said, “Take a sip.” Sometimes, we don’t realize the type of people we surround ourselves with....

Voting sucks, but you gotta do it

If you check my voter registration form, it will show that I am affiliated with the Kelly Party — it’s a party of one. Back in high school, when I filled out that form, I thought it was pretty funny,...
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