Pros and cons of social media

Pros and cons of social media

Social media consists of different websites and applications that can be used to interact and share information with other users. Despite the fact that it has widely progressed over the years, some may say that these apps create and spread negativity to those in society. Cyberbullying, body shaming, and unrealistic standards have become an issue for teens and adults. 43% of kids have admitted to being cyberbullied, with 1 in 4 students stating that it has happened more than once, according to the website Do Something.

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Mental health struggles of the rich and famous

Mental health struggles of the rich and famous

With a simple Google search of  “Britney’s breakdown,” around 65,000 videos and articles come up all about Britney Spears’ ups and downs in life. Spears has been through it all from the birth of her two sons to her two divorces, in addition to her popularity ever since she was a child to her superstar status she remains to have today. To any normal person, one divorce would be very difficult to deal with, but with her fame, the show must go on.

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Children pierced with guns instead of needles at high risk of infection

Children pierced with guns instead of needles at high risk of infection

So it’s your daughter’s 13th birthday and all she’s been asking for is to get her ears pierced. As a parent, you knew this day was coming and now you’re faced with a decision.Parents might find it easier to take their children to Claire’s where their child can hold a teddy bear during the piercing instead of going to a tattoo parlor.  While a gun may look a lot less scary to a 13-year-old, the needle will save you from many chances of infection and is actually a lot less painful. 

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Affordable plus size fashion still few and far between

Affordable plus size fashion still few and far between

There’s a saying: big girls need love too. Well, that includes love from the fashion industry. It’s 2019 after all, and still, many stores still refuse to put plus-size sections in their establishments. What’s even worse: some will have people pay more just for wearing plus size clothing. The average size of a woman is a size 16 according to Today, which is considered plus size on the U.S. sizing chart. Women 12 and up have difficulty finding clothes that fit them in most if not all fashion stores, and what’s worse, is that the prices are actually higher for plus size people. Why the discrimination against bigger bodies?

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Rise in fentanyl addictions spread like wildfire

Rise in fentanyl addictions spread like wildfire

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is used as a pain reliever for those who are suffering from extreme cancer pain, yet the effects behind this illicit drug have become deadly. Musicians such as the legendary Prince and rappers Mac Miller and Lil Peep are among the celebrities who have fallen victim to this hidden drug. Although this drug has affected the lives of the rich and famous, it also has a devastating impact on those who may not be aware of its potency.

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Killer counterfeits: the secret behind fake makeup

Killer counterfeits: the secret behind fake makeup

The makeup and cosmetics industry is one of the biggest industries in the world and with popular makeup brands like Kylie Cosmetics and Too Faced that have high prices attached to them, they are hard to come by for the everyday person. Many beauty product buyers will often try to find the best bargain when it comes to the products on the market, but some may not be as sanitary as one might think.

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“Us” thriller a result of when the hungry and homeless have had enough

“Us” thriller a result of when the hungry and homeless have had enough

“Us” written by the new king of suspense, Jordan Peele, is a chilling story about a family embarking on a dark journey to Santa Cruz as unexplainable situations start to arise upon their arrival to the boardwalk. There are many theories about the overall meaning to the movie, but could the underlying message be a warning to the United States to take care of our homeless hunger crisis? 

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Representation for autism is lacking in the media

Representation for autism is lacking in the media

April is National Autism Awareness Month.  When it comes to representation in the media of people on the autism spectrum, unfortunately, there is little to none.  When someone googles what shows or movies exist with autistic characters, the number one show that pops up is a newer Netflix show called ‘Atypical,” along with others that not as many people may be familiar with.

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Music festivals can encourage drug abuse

Music festivals can encourage drug abuse

Music festivals, raves and EDM (electronic dance music) concerts have become increasingly popular throughout the recent years, with the use of drugs accompanying many of the so-called “ravers.” The misuse of these drugs, with the most common one known as MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine), Molly or Ecstacy, can cause serious health complications and possibly lead to death when someone takes more than a usual dosage. 

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Gymnast’s injury urges dialogue about high-risk sports

Gymnast’s injury urges dialogue about high-risk sports

An Auburn University student was injured last week after performing at a NCAA gymnastics regional finals. Samantha Cerio, a senior gymnast, appeared to have dislocated both of her knees after landing a stunt at the competition. Many have said that these sports could be considered mildly “dangerous,” and that precautions should be taken to potentially avoid injuries in the future. 

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