The Orion

Souls sheltered in substandard bodies

Souls sheltered in substandard bodies

Elizabeth Ernster

September 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My high school cheer team was made up of a group of pretty girls that seemed to do their sport well. But whenever someone was referring to one of the girls who just happened to be bigger than the rest, she was always identified as the "fat cheerleader." It would always be thrown into the conversation so casually,...

Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Men feel pressure to have perfect bodies too

Allison Galbreath

April 12, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When people use the phrase “standards of beauty,” it is more than likely that they think of women and the various ways media and society create these standards.And it's true. There are a lot of standards of beauty for women.I know I’ve talked about it plenty. Some areas I've touched...

Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

Cons of Cosmetic Surgery

Allison Galbreath

March 22, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Plastic surgery is one of the most astonishing accomplishments in the medical world. It basically allows people to alter their body in a way that's closer to what they desire to look and feel like. This is both amazing and frightening. Never before can people feel more comfortable in their skin....

Overvaluing beauty diminishes people’s best traits

Overvaluing beauty diminishes people’s best traits

Allison Galbreath

March 8, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“You know, if you wore makeup, you’d be really pretty!” Believe it or not, I've actually heard this comment, or some variation of it, more times than I care to count. I’m sure that, for the most part, the people who have said this to me didn't intend to insult me. But they did.It’s no...

Bizarre beauty fads boggle my mind

Alyssa Dunning

December 6, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While searching on Pinterest for DIY projects I will never actually do, I came across a recipe for armpit bleaching lotion. I was completely baffled. When did I miss this trend? I started looking at my armpits in a different light and began to hate them.I was a monster.I knew I had to try this DIY magic p...

Redefining importance of appearances

Valerie Teegardin

February 18, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Once dubbed "the ugliest woman in the world," Lizzie Velasquez has been turning heads ever since her TED talk this past December when she addressed her rare disease that makes it impossible to gain any weight. Retelling some of the harassment she's had to face — like strangers telling her to do t...

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