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Fitting in when you can’t fit in

Fitting in when you can't fit in

By Kendra Villiesse

September 5, 2017

While wandering around the underwear store Intimissimi in Italy this summer, I overheard a customer asking an employee about a specific bra size. The employee shook her head “no” and said that size ...

Activism shown during ‘VMAs’ should not be temporary

Grammy nominees show improvement in award diversity

By Ariana Portalatin

September 5, 2017

Although social media labeled the 2017 MTV "Video Music Awards" as dull and more boring than previous years, politics and activism took center stage. Many celebrities took the opportunity at the Aug. 27 awards...

Slime meets surreal: artist creates scenery for snails

Artist Aleia Murawski said she has been working with miniatures her whole life.  She uses these tiny rooms to create spaces for the snails.

By Blair Paddock

February 13, 2017

Light pours into a tiny room, revealing a bed covered not with a pillow and sheets, but lettuce and cucumbers. Tucked inside is not a human, not a cat, but a snail.Chicago artist Aleia Murawski creates ...

Body positive workshop wants women to feel like ‘bombshells’

Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio, will be the instructor for a plus-size only pole dancing workshop intended as a safe space for plus size women to feel comfortable with themselves. 

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 3, 2016

A local pole dancing studio will include plus-size women in its mission of body positivity with the studio’s upcoming plus-size only workshop.Sydney Lyons, director of Bombshell Movement Studio in Beve...

Colleges, universities  re-examine sexual assault policies

Colleges, universities re-examine sexual assault policies

March 10, 2014

With two nearby universities under scrutiny for alleged Title IX violations concerning how they handled student sexual assault cases, Columbia officials say they are doing their best to deal with sex crimes on campus. Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal civ...

Disproportionate concern for model size

By Sophia Coleman

September 24, 2012

The weight debate of plus-size models is again making headlines in the fashion world.Australian model Robyn Lawley announced Sept. 19 on “Good Morning America” that she is the first plus-sized model to star in a campaign for high-end fashion designer Ralph Lauren.Media outlets around the world are covering this story as if it were some phenomenon, which it sort of is, considering the brand was notorious for severely ed...

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