In the Nudes: Why do students sext?

In the Nudes: Why do students sext?

As Erica* prepared to press send, a wave of anxiety set in. This wasn’t a controversial text, or a passive-agressive Instagram comment, but rather a picture of her naked body. She said she had never sent anything of the sort before but knew after a conversation with the receiver that they both felt comfortable experimenting. […]

Two-Faced: Using apps to ‘auto-tune’ your face

Two-Faced: Using apps to ‘auto-tune’ your face

Gigi* ’15 punches in her iTunes password, charging $3.99 to her father’s credit card so that she can use and abuse the new app which everyone is talking about – Facetune, which is like Auto-tune for your face. The App Store describes Facetune as an opportunity “to look your Hollywood best” in photos taken on […]

Start accepting yourself

Over the years I cannot tell you how many times body image has come up in my various discussions with friends, family and peers or conversations that I’ve overheard. Whether it’s a snide “Has she gained weight?” or “I look so fat in this,” lately I have found it nearly impossible to escape the body-focused […]

Dying to be thin

When Aurora* ’14 woke up on the floor of the dance locker room, she thought she must have died. Her first instinct was to reach for her thighs. “Nope,” she thought, “these are still here.” If she had died, she thought, at least she would be skinny. She had fainted and been unconscious for all […]

Labor activist urges gender equality

By Julia Aizuss Labor rights activist Dolores Huerta and school club Girls Learn International emphasized empowering women in presentations they gave for the annual Women’s History Assembly Monday in Taper Gym. Humanities teacher Malina Mamigonian’s Gender Studies class introduced Huerta with a biographical video about her activism, from founding the Stockton chapter of the Community […]