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All Hype, No Heat: VFILES at Fashion Week

All Hype, No Heat: VFILES at Fashion Week

By Amanda Burkett, Beauty and Style Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features, New York Fashion Week S/S19, New York Fashion Week S/S19

Wacky as always, the VFiles show in this year's Fashion Week did not disappoint.

Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

By Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Eating disorders are on the rise and social media may be to blame.

A Crash Course on the Four Waves of Feminism

A Crash Course on the Four Waves of Feminism

By Natasha Roy, Managing Editor-at-Large

March 19, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

Feminism has evolved from many different shapes and forms. Here's a quick rundown on the four waves of feminism.

The Intersectionality Feature

The Intersectionality Feature

By Pamela Jew and Veronica Liow

March 19, 2018


Filed under READ THIS WEEK'S ISSUE, Special Editions, Special Issues, Top Story, Under the Arch

As we become more aware of issues related to identity, it is increasingly evident that intersectionality is a must when addressing how to tackle these. Given that intersectionality, coined by Kimberlé Crenshaw, began with the feminist movement, the Intersectionality Feature focuses on issues that plague f...

Victoria’s Secret Trades Swimwear for Sportswear

Victoria’s Secret Trades Swimwear for Sportswear

By Medardo Perez, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Victoria's Secret announces end to swimwear line in efforts to focus on activewear.

Contouring and the Destructiveness of Makeup Culture

Contouring and the Destructiveness of Makeup Culture

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s hard to find justification for full-body contouring makeup rituals, and the proliferation of these techniques online are especially troubling for self-esteem and self-consciousness.

Moderate Progress Toward Body Positivity Is Not Enough

Moderate Progress Toward Body Positivity Is Not Enough

By Lauren Tavares, Contributing Writer

April 19, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

With the recent banning of Gucci’s Cruise 2016 campaign, the high fashion brands may be finally starting to get the message.

Men’s Body Positivity Is No Joke

Men’s Body Positivity Is No Joke

By Camille Larkins, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

The body positivity Aerieman campaign, while it may have been a well intentioned hoax, made light of a serious issue regarding our society's body image ideals.

Body Hair on Women Not just ‘Blonde or Brunette on White Skin’

Body Hair on Women Not just ‘Blonde or Brunette on White Skin’

By Pragya Gianani, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Suraiya’s apparent nonchalance at her own body hair is a state of mind most women spend years trying to achieve. Being able to see another woman comfortable with a body similar to the one they see in the mirror every single day is a luxury brown women have barely ever been afforded.

Victoria’s Secret changes are positive, but not enough

Victoria’s Secret changes are positive, but not enough

By Dana Reszutek, Editor-at-Large

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Models like Maria Borges and Gigi Hadid still boast beautiful bodies, but the fact that they have to defend their bodies to others reflects clearly that the brand’s body standard is far from accepting a better range of silhouettes for the runway.

Make me up before you go-go

Make me up before you go-go

By Shreya Kaushik, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Not wearing lip gloss isn’t going to make me uninterested in my appearance, or a lazy slob. Women are more than the makeup they choose to wear or choose not to wear.

Body shaming must not serve as punchline

Body shaming must not serve as punchline

By Joelle Yu, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Joelle Yu writes about Nicole Arbour’s “Dear Fat People” video.

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