The Orion

#BratzChallenge: A false image of beauty

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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 their first release in 2001, Bratz became known as the most influential fashion doll for young gi...

Taking fashion risks builds self-confidence

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Rachael Bayuk

September 3, 2018

Self-confidence can be compared to a light bulb. It is not always on, sometimes it dims and eventually you’ll have to change it out. It is perfectly normal to not always feel a hundred percent. Don’t feel bad and wish you could be like –insert ones favorite icon here—because I guarantee you,...

Get naked: boosting sex-esteem and confidence

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Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

February 15, 2016

A couple of years back I went to visit a friend who I was extremely attracted to. Believing he felt the same, I planned on making my move. It seemed I was mistaken. He was being a gentleman and took the couch instead of making the assumption that I wanted him in bed with me. I “couldn’t sleepR...

Classes thrive when students speak out

Alyssa Dunning

October 12, 2014

Class discussions need everyone participating, even the introverts.A year ago I would have never spoken up in class, even if I knew the answer or had a strong opinion on the discussion at hand. I was terrified of speaking up. I would have full-blown panic attacks just thinking about getting called on by a ...

‘Ugly confidence’ shows hidden strength

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Prin Mayowa

April 3, 2014

It all started with a joke.I wasn’t sure if I was going to pull it off. This guy was standing across from me at a party. I thought he was really cute, and I wasn’t sure if he felt the same. But why would he? I’m not exactly a ten, and he totally was. By this point in the night I had deve...

Appearances, assumptions go hand in hand

Julianna Eveland

Julianna Eveland

March 27, 2014

When a person enters a room, there's often a pause as heads twist toward the door to see who's there. Onlookers might momentarily observe or even smile. But what are they thinking? Well, it depends on how you look. Appearances have an effect on how people treat each other. Whether it’s crazy...

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