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Opinion: Support the DDD-cup: End the stigma of large breasts

Opinion: Support the DDD-cup: End the stigma of large breasts

By Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, Copy editor

February 9, 2020

Small breasts are not sexy, right? With an A-cup, there is nothing to look at, nothing to hold. Large breasts are where the sex appeal is, right? That is why, in 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons rep...

Musician Lizzo won three Grammy awards Sunday, Jan. 26,

Opinion: Took a DNA test, turns out the world 100% doesn’t care what you think about women’s weight

February 1, 2020

From the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois to the military conflicts in Iran, which resulted in an uproar on social media, 2020 has come in hot. But certain jokes also trudged into this ...

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

Modeling industry continues to address discrimination issues for diverse models

May 20, 2019

Despite an increase in diversity among models on global runways in 2019, models who do not fit the traditional beauty standards still face challenges in a sometimes unforgiving industry. The model...

Attorney General candidates debate as November election looms

By Timothy Michalik

October 13, 2018

Ahead of a highly-publicized Illinois State Attorney General election in November, Democratic nominee Kwame Raoul and Republican nominee Erika Harold, two staunchly divided candidates, agreed on two issues: legalizing marijuana sales and protecting immigrants from federal deportation—if state legislators pass those laws.“If the state of Illinois passed a law legalizing marijuana, then it would absolutely be my job as t...

OPINION: Fatness doesn’t need permission

OPINION: Fatness doesn’t need permission

October 1, 2018

Tess Holliday, a size-22 model, will grace the October cover of Cosmopolitan UK. Noted commentator Piers Morgan criticized Holliday Aug. 30 after the cover’s preview release, stating the magazine’s ...

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To post or not to post: The double standards of social media nudes

February 13, 2017

Have you ever had one of those days when you felt confident and flawless strutting around the house in underwear? You might even take a stripped-down selfie, but then the anxiety sets in: Should you post ...

Students promote positive body image through unorthodox fashion show

Laura Maynard, sophomore business major and c3F treasurer, developed the idea for the show after realizing traditional models do not represent all body types. 


October 24, 2016

Students of varying body types, ethnicities and genders walked down a catwalk in evening gowns, jeans and t-shirts, backwards flannel shirts, and even 3D printed apparel as part of the “Victoria’s Real...

The annual Maison Des Scénaristes Author-Producer meeting at Cannes Film Festival seeks to foster encounters between screenwriters, directors, producers and other film professionals.

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

Body-shamers won’t disappear if women keep debating them

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 15, 2016

After posting a selfie of her post-baby body in underwear last November, Mel Rymill of Southern Australia became an Internet sensation and was heralded for her bravery by the San Francisco Globe when she shut down body-shamers and inspired other full-figured women to post photos of themselves.More women are speaking out against body-shamers and being met with praise of their bravery for doing so. I am impressed with the pr...

South Loop development must not displace students

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

The Museum Campus, Grant Park and Soldier Field have long attracted tourists. However, some developers would like to see the visitors extend their stays as temporary or permanent residents. In recent months, several large hotels and high-rise apartment buildings have been proposed for development in the city’s South Loop. Many of the projects have the potential to alter Chicago’s skyline, with proposals ranging from t...

Xcend, Columbia’s show choir, performed popular song covers Dec. 4 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., during “Spectrum,” the group’s third annual benefit concert. The event raised money for the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., an LGBTQ community center in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. This year, Xcend raised more than $300, according to Alex Heffner, a junior public relations major and the vocal director for Xcend.

Show choir hosts benefit for the Center on Halsted

December 8, 2014

People packed into the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., chatting as they munched on cotton candy and popcorn. The buzzing of conversation ceased and the crowd turned its attention to the stage as the ...

Head over heels: Marie Claire urges women to ‘dress skinny’ in new book

By Managing Editor

October 20, 2014

Marie Claire, a women’s magazine, published a new book titled “Dress Skinny,” with the goal of informing women on how to perfect their style, flatter their body andlook fabulous. According to the Marie Claire website, the book authored by Joyce Corrigan boasts style tips from celebrities such as Katy Perry, Jennifer Hudson and Zooey Deschanel, as well as influential designers like Michael Kors. Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief ...

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