Entertainment & Celebrities

Fat Shaming Isn't Funny, Katy Perry

By Anna Sundquist--Singer Katy Perry just unveiled her latest music video, and has received plenty of negative press and backlash in response. After the release of the track in May, Perry’s song “Swish Swish” has been speculated to be a response to Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.” But the music video has much bigger issues; mainly, the use of fat-shaming throughout.

Pink’s VMAs Speech Was a Refreshing Reminder of the Importance of Positive Body Image

By Anna Sundquist--After MTV’s Video Music Awards on Sunday, a speech given by Pink has gone viral as an inspiration to young girls everywhere, as well as an example for parents.

The Tale of Two Rivers: A Birthday Tribute to Late Actor River Phoenix

By River Ceballos--As everyone is gearing up for a brand new school year, we can't help but get consumed by the constant fears of passing classes and being accepted amongst our peers.

Taylor Swift’s Trial Verdict Impacts Us All

By Emma Giordano--In the last few weeks, there has been a whirlwind of information regarding singer Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case. While on tour in 2013, Taylor said she was groped during a photo-op by Denver radio host, David Mueller.

When Eating Disorder and Body Positive Fiction Get It Right

By Emma Giordano--Fiction, known to offer many an escape from reality, has also developed into a way for individuals to see themselves in literature.

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