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Social Media Activists Won’t Change Anything: But We Can and We Will

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

Many people complain that social media is plaguing our society. It is blamed for having created a generation that lacks face-to-face social skills. What these naysayers fail to realize is that social media is a powerful tool. It has helped create and bring attention to multiple political and social movements. Social media has actually changed […] Continue Reading…

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E-Sports Are Sports…..Get Over It

Posted on 09 November 2015 by

Do you need mental focus to perform well in a football game? What about the skill to play the game?  Well, you need these same skills to be good at video games. When you think of traditional sports, you think of football, basketball, and baseball.  Yet video games are just as competitive as sports, just […] Continue Reading…

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An Advisor’s Guidance

Posted on 06 November 2015 by

In 2013 when I first entered Housatonic with my best friend Kelsey, I was unexcited. Biting my nails at orientation, I looked around, hoping that everything went smoothly. Being unsure about the career choice I wanted did not sit well in my stomach. It was freshman year  and I could not decide what classes I […] Continue Reading…

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What Does Our Birth Order Say About Us?

Posted on 30 October 2015 by

All of us were given the common gift of life from our parents. All families are different in many ways but no matter the time, location, or countless other circumstances, this common gift catalyzes the natural evolution of our family unit. The diverse dynamics of the family unit have been studied at length to find […] Continue Reading…

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Apple’s Cultural Impact

Posted on 29 October 2015 by

Our generation loves technology and social media. We thrive on new apps and a faster way to connect with others on the internet. Our generation loves Apple and the way they reinvent their products, making us want more. Has Apple really influenced our culture for the younger generation? The iPhone, iPad and iPod are the […] Continue Reading…

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Cinematic Celebrity, or Colonial Crook: Pick Your Columbus

Posted on 12 October 2015 by

In the age of exploration when humble Italian sailor Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America, with his eyes on the prize to trade with India, the klutzy kook ended up in the US of A instead of reaching that land of spices, elephants, and bengal tigers. Some might say it’s glorifying a genocidal figure, while others […] Continue Reading…

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Great Food to Try Locally

Posted on 02 October 2015 by

Being a huge supporter of both local small businesses as well as great food, I have to take this opportunity to advocate one of my favorite delis in Bridgeport. Madison Deli is a fabulous spot to order whatever you’re hankering for. This place has been open for over a year now. and I continually notice […] Continue Reading…

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Not Your Average Health Article

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

There is something lacking in America, healthy every day routines to create a healthy lifestyle. No, this is not your average “get skinny” article. This is about loving yourself and creating a healthy body; whether you have a skinny body or a curvy body is not the focus here. It is on being healthy when […] Continue Reading…

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Depression: A Real Problem

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Worldwide, more than 350 million people of all ages suffer from some form of depression. Approximately two out of three people who commit suicide suffer from major depression. Yet, although it is the most common form of mental illness, society still does not consider depression to be a serious problem. Common misconceptions regarding depression are […] Continue Reading…

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Caught in a Bad Romance

Posted on 03 April 2015 by

Romance isn’t just running rampant throughout the ever popular young adult fiction novels. It’s often in line with what would be considered dating violence. According to an Association of American Publishers 2014 report, YA books are reaching wider audiences than ever before and with that, spreading the word about what it means to be in […] Continue Reading…