Perspective

A Political Matchmaker the Youth Vote Has Been Waiting For

Written by Anthony Petronzio, Photo Courtesy of Hunter Scarborough

In our smartphone-dominated society, there seems to be an app for every aspect of our lives. Whether it be for news (Twitter), gossip (Yik Yak), or even love (Tinder), we have found ways to connect everything to the phones in our hand.

Tinder especially has shown to be heavily influential; not just for the way it has changed modern hookups, but for its creative “swipe” model as a means of sifting through information. Hunter Scarborough, an aspiring entrepreneur, noticed how efficient Tinder’s model was and decided to apply it to a significantly different aspect of society: politics.

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Cruelty & Chemicals in the U.S. Makeup Industry

Written by Sarah Hockel, Photo Courtesy of Sjajolika on Pixabay 

You may use cosmetics almost every day to feel beautiful, but are you aware of the ugliness going on behind it? Whether it’s the heinous testing done on animal subjects or the carcinogens and other chemicals injected into our daily cosmetics, some of the industry’s highly questionable actions are beginning to gain the public’s attention. 

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The Mind Beneath the Scarf: Wearing a Hijab by Choice

Written by Naveen Khan; Photo Courtesy of Paul Keller

 

“Why do you wear that thing?”

“Can you shower with it?”

“If I see you without it, do you have to marry me?”

“Are you oppressed?”

“You don’t have to wear that… You’re in America.”

“Go back to where you came from.”

“…What is that?”

Yup. Those are things I, or people close to me, have heard in regard to their hijab. A hijab is a head covering donned by Muslim women to conceal their looks for the sake of modesty. In some countries, yes, it is very much pushed upon the citizens. But that’s not why I wear it.

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