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Gaston and the Beast

Whether it be because of the addition of the new gay character, or because of the outspoken lead or, you’re like me, and just can’t wait to hear your favorite Disney songs get an update, we can all agree that everyone is all abuzz about the recent adaptation of the age-old Disney fairy tale Beauty … Continue reading Gaston and the Beast

Love Will Always Trump Hate

I want to believe that love can trump hate. I don't understand. I don't understand what allows people to hate as much as they do. Hate is such a strong word, but people throw it around so much more than they throw around the word love. I will always love before I hate. I will … Continue reading Love Will Always Trump Hate

The 10 Guys You See on Tinder

1.“The Abs” This guy is a personal trainer. When he’s not busy lifting at the gym he’s taking shirtless selfies in his bathroom mirror. He may seem like a total tool, but his abs are amazing. 2. “Dog Dude” One of his pictures has to be with a puppy to show that he’s “soft” and … Continue reading The 10 Guys You See on Tinder

Dear Junot Díaz

Dear Junot Díaz, So, it’s been a few weeks and I still can’t seem to get you off my mind. That means it’s time to write you the letter. The, I'm completely over you; I’ll stop stalking you on social media letter (but let's face it there's no way I'm going to stop stalking you … Continue reading Dear Junot Díaz

The In-Between Girl

When I was in 8th grade a boy told me “I should be anorexic.” Needless to say, I have never been able to forget that. In 5th grade, I got into a fight with my best friend, at the time, and she told someone “I’ve finally gotten 200 pounds off my back because that’s probably … Continue reading The In-Between Girl

What is the Bechdel Test?

The Bechdel test is a set of rules with the goal of raising awareness of the gender inequality in major motion pictures. The guidelines are as follows, the film must include at least two women, the women must have a conversation, and that conversation must be about something other than a man. The two women … Continue reading What is the Bechdel Test?

My First ‘First Date’

I went to bed nervous. I woke up nervous. No, I wasn’t having surgery, public speaking, or even going to the dentist. I was going on my very first date. I met him on Tinder. When we started talking on the app he was pretty straightforward, he asked me for coffee right away. My therapist … Continue reading My First ‘First Date’