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The Dangerous Glamorization of Mental Illness

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – My name is Emma Gepner and I have Dysthymic Depression. According to The Kim Foundation, nearly 30 percent of people above the age of 18 living in the United States suffer from at least one type of diagnosable mental disorder. On college campuses, you’ll frequently hear students talking about how […]

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Underlying Racism in the Feminist Movement

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – Election Day is just around the corner, and fighting for the presidential title are undoubtedly two of the most controversial candidates in American history. While the prospect of “Madame President” is becoming a more realistic vision, it’s still too soon to tell if Secretary Clinton’s potential election will actually be a victory for all […]

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In Defense of Childfree Women

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–The push of motherhood started at a young age, when all the girls in my neighborhood would get together and play house or act out their lives through Barbie dolls. Everyone would fight over who got to play the “mom” or which doll-children their Barbie would have while I sat and watched, disinterested. I liked the […]

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Media Bias in the National Election

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–What began with 23 presidential hopefuls has dwindled down to the final five: Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump. Regardless of your political affiliation or candidate preference, there is no denying that Trump and Clinton seem to make up the majority of the news coverage. Of course, […]

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The Cost of Being a Woman

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Hey ladies! If making 79 cents to the dollar compared to your male counterpart wasn’t infuriating enough, let’s hope you don’t plan on moving out of New Jersey anytime soon. Of the 45 states with a sales tax in place, only five of them have explicitly removed feminine hygiene products such as […]