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77 Has Never Looked So Sexy: Why You Should Still Feel the Bern

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Photo edited by Ahna Merryman-Stewart. With just a mere year and a half until the 2020 presidential election, nine Democrats have already thrown their hats into the ring while many more are on the fence. To Democrats, moderates, and even many Republicans, the candidate in mind is “not Trump”. So this list of prospectives, including…

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Who Am I?: Dissecting Racial Divides Through New Netflix Documentary

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In a world where we have documentaries following a person who claims to be “transracial” I find it particularly difficult to navigate difficult topics such as cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. This difficulty presents itself at a time that couldn’t be more relevant – mental health awareness month. Trying to unravel and dissect my own…

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A Job Interview with Your Stereotypical ARS Student

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The banned Doc Martens boots still don many student’s feet. Photo by Sammie Seamon Disclaimer: I, too, am a liberal millennial, and this satire is just meant to hyperbolize the thoughts a stereotypically edgy, socially-aware ARS high schooler has and some trends.    Wheatsville Co-Op Interviewee #123 How would you describe yourself? To start with,…

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Songs of the Summer: Melodies to help beat the heat

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With summer approaching, the time to wind down and relax is on the horizon. The summertime is meant for students to hang out outside of school, spend time in the sun, and jam to music. Here are some songs to listen to while you have fun under the sun! 1) Driving to Hawaii – Summer…

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Spring into poetry: Celebrate the new season with new reads

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Spring is the perfect time for a fresh start, and what better way to do so than to indulge yourself in a new genre? Poetry could help some learn and heal while helping others explore their own creativity. In no particular order, here are a few titles to get you started. Milk and Honey- Rupi…

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Break the Bank: College students and paying off tuition

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College tuition has consistently risen the past few years. One year of attending a four-year public university can be around $20,000, and can begin to go over that amount when out-of-state tuition is factored in. The average cost of attending a private university gets even higher, being $34,740 a year. Around five years ago the…

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Hypocritical Hollywood: Stars pick and choose when to support movements

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During the most recent Golden Globes, many stars showcased how supportive they really are. The majority of attendees wore black along with “Time’s Up” pins in order to highlight the sexual misconduct that has occurred within the community. Woody Allen, Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein are some of the major names amongst the group of…

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Take Care: 18 self-care tips for 2018

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Now that a new semester has begun some students are already feeling the stress and burden of going to school. Sometimes, when things get hectic in our lives we forget to take a step back and just focus on ourselves. In light of the new year, here are 18 tips to improve your self-care in…

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In a year: Reflecting on growth since Trump’s inauguration

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A little over a year ago, I was preparing for Trump’s inauguration after he was elected President of the United States. After being filled with raw emotion, I poured my heart into an editorial speaking about what I hoped was to come. In the year since Trump’s inauguration, I’ve noticed a downfall in our society…

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It’s not easy being green; How politics threaten my connection with nature

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I woke up before the morning light could penetrate the trees around me. As I shivered underneath multiple layers of clothing I made tea over a dying fire. Within minutes my family was overlooking Bryce Canyon as the sun rose over it, changing colors every few minutes. As I looked into the ever-changing canyon I…

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