Being the first isn’t easy; it can be scary. You are the guinea pig. You teach people what not to do through your mistakes. However, it is quite an honor. Much like when you are 5 years old and heading down the big slide at the playground for the first time. At the top of … Read moreAmong the first: Being a first-generation student
I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t skinny. Ever since I was a toddler, I’ve been scrawny for my size, with wrists like the branches of a sapling and a thin layer of skin and muscle just barely obscuring my ribs. Due in part to a natural pickiness, a preference for vegetables over meat, … Read moreThe Skinny Life
It would be impossible to count how many times my friends or I have said the words, “I don’t want to be that girl.” This is the unwritten rule among girls to avoid exhibiting certain qualities, specifically directed at boys. “That girl” is needy, clingy, demanding, whiny, and overdramatic. Guys supposedly hate her and girls … Read moreWho’s That Girl?
by Marin McCall Missing White Woman syndrome, Single White Female disorder, and the Basic White Girl: a media phenomenon, a serious case of copycat and a meme turned Halloween costume turned… new species? These three recurring themes in the dialogue of American pop culture analysts have implications beyond the content of today’s media: they mask alarming mainstream … Read moreThree Tropes Concerning White Women in America and What They Say About Society at Large