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An Open Letter to the Boy that Called Me Ugly

Sincerely, A Girl Who is Definitely Not Ugly

Noelle Walker, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2016

An Open Letter to the  Boy that Called Me Ugly: I am completely repulsed by what you thought gave you the right to do so. Not even to mention that it wasn't even to my face. What gives you the right to put a label on what you determine as beautiful? What right do you have to send these hateful...

Inferiority

“Everyone carries an insecurity, a chain around one’s ankle that seems to drag us further away from perfection. Some are self-induced feelings of inadequacy, but most of these insecurities have been explicated by others, making us feel inferior.”

Gracen Martin, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

To be inferior means to be lower in rank, quality, or status. It means to be less important, to be minor, secondary. Primarily used as an adjective, inferior is used to describe something that is of lesser importance when compared to something else. However, in my opinion, I believe that inferiority...

No Need to Hide Behind the Mask

“I love my short hair. It frames my face better than long hair, and much easier to handle,” freshmen, Tessa Bacon (on the left) stated and Sydney Dean (on the right). “I may not be skinny, but I love my body,” Sydney gushed happily. They stand there hand and hand as a symbol of they are empowered without being the “perfect woman”.

Kayla Salemi, Staff Writer

November 4, 2014

As children many young women are told to love their bodies and to embrace their true selves. Yet, nowadays, women as young as two are plastering their youthful faces with layers of foundation. Though I have no problem with women wearing makeup because it is simple their preference, I have to ask why...

Worth the Love

I would give anything in this whole wide world to go back in time and tell my younger self that I am worth so much more than my looks—that all little girls are worth more than their looks.

Ashleigh Brown, Senior Editor

January 27, 2014

I went on my first diet when I was nine years old. Of course, being nine years old, I knew nothing about a healthy style of eating, or that girls came in all shapes and sizes, or that my body weight was just right for my height. All I knew was that I did not look like the other girls. I was not an...

No Body Stands Without Beauty

Swayed by multiple factors in our lives, we high school students focus on our flaws instead of our complete selves. This negative body image and consequential low self-esteem damages our mindsets and bodies, but many solutions exist to aid us in our transformation to self-confident teenagers who can recognize our internal and external beauty.

Caitlin Shelby, Staff Writer

November 18, 2013

Sitting before the television, coloring book spread before my crossed twig legs and juice box propped by my side, I admired, from a disappointing distance, the lives of teenagers as Disney Channel conveyed to me. Their lives seemed surreally beautiful: boyfriends, cars, adventures, and cute clothes....

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