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A woman looks over her shoulder. I am a woman. Whats your superpower? is written in dark red paint on the models back. Shes wearing a white tank top, the straps sliding off of her shoulders.

Keep your words off my body

Ariana Powell, City Editor // April 12, 2023

Up until about sixth grade I had no issues with my body. I wouldn’t say I thought I was the most beautiful girl, but I was comfortable with who I was. I didn’t think about body weight or hair or anything...

A graphic of cosmetic products

‘Clean’ beauty: the ugly truth

Carrington Power, Copy Editor // September 2, 2022

Improving health through alternative methods has become a trend in recent years. The idea of alternating to “clean” products has taken the cosmetic and skin care industry by storm. However, consumers...

The new hype: Eyebrow threading

Janette Estrada // February 13, 2019
There's a safer, cheaper, more efficient alternative to waxing waiting for you.

#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

Janette Estrada // February 10, 2019

Let’s go back to the good ol’ days when toys were the key to our heart. Two words: Bratz Dolls. Ring a bell? As a child, being gifted a Bratz Doll made you the coolest kid on the block. Following...

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Souls sheltered in substandard bodies

Elizabeth Ernster // September 20, 2015
Our bodies cannot manage to capture the beauty of our souls.
Illustration by Darian Maroney

Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Allison Galbreath // April 12, 2015
Everyone can be influenced by media and society to strive to look and act in certain ways.
Illustration by Miles Huffman

Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

Allison Galbreath // March 22, 2015
Permanently altering one's body is a serious decision.
Illustration by Darian Maroney

Overvaluing beauty diminishes people’s best traits

Allison Galbreath // March 8, 2015
Sometimes, beauty covers up more than just a blemish. It can conceal what's really important about a person.

Bizarre beauty fads boggle my mind

Alyssa Dunning // December 6, 2014
Is no body part safe from scrutiny?

Redefining importance of appearances

Valerie Teegardin // February 18, 2014
How the ugliest woman in the world is redefining what it means to be beautiful.
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