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Issue 16: Darts & Laurels

Each digital release of the Journal will feature weekly darts and laurels, listing what should be celebrated and criticized from the previous week in world news and campus culture.Continue...

The public has no right to discuss Billie Eilish’s body

Earlier this week, Billie Eilish stepped out onto a sidewalk in casual clothes. Wearing a tank top and long shorts, the 18-year-old looked like every other teenager in the world. But unlike every teenager in the world, a paparazzi snapped a photo. In response to the image’s release, Twitter lit up with controversy.Continue...

Transitioning to adulthood in leggings and a hoodie

As a child, I hated shopping for clothes.Continue...

Confronting my relationship with body positivity

When I was in the third grade visiting family in Bangladesh, I wore a lot of short skirts and shorts to keep cool in a tropical climate.Continue...

What fitness has taught me about the human condition

I’ve been overweight for most of my life.Continue...

Aidy Bryant’s 'Shrill' is the self-love narrative viewers need

Hulu’s Shrill has accomplished more productive dialogue about the modern young woman’s experience in its first season than Girls did in its entire series.Continue...

#AerieREAL more than just good marketing

Aerie was the place I bought my first bra, as it was for a lot of my fellow undergarment-wearing ladies. The store was and still is inviting to women of all sizes, especially today with their on-going #AerieREAL campaign.Continue...

Letter to the editor: February 2

In the Jan. 22 article titled, “Strong isn’t the new skinny,” Kate Meagher discussed the shift in social media’s celebration of seemingly rake-thin Victoria Secret models toward strong and healthy women — a shift propelled by the hashtag #fitspiration, and a shift Meagher deemed a façade, as many photos still illustrate the same aforementioned skinny models, who’ve simply traded in their lingerie for a sports bra.Continue...

Strong isn’t the new skinny

If you want to believe the Instagram posts, it’s finally hot for girls to be athletic. It’s sexy to squat. It’s hip to be fit. Except it isn’t.Continue...

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show: not so angelic

While December marks the beginnings of the Holiday season, it also celebrates the airing of the much-anticipated Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.Continue...

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