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Allison Lantagne
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Allison is a 16-year-old theatre kid with a passion for frozen yogurt and feminism. She enjoys yoga, twitter, and the TV show "Parks and Recreation."

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I'm Finally OK With Letting Myself Be 'Uncomfortable'

(3) Comments | Posted January 8, 2015 | 10:36 AM

I'm very lucky to be someone who lives a "comfortable" life. There's always food on the table, heat in the winter, and, above all, love in the home. School has always been something that comes easily to me, and I steer clear of things that I don't know for a...

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Ice Bucket Challenge Raises More Than Goosebumps

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 5:43 PM

If you haven't recently seen a video of someone you know unceremoniously drenching themselves in ice water, you probably live under a rock. And sure, in the dog days of summer, we've all imagined the relief of a gallon or two of cold water rushing down our skin, but these...

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Gender Roles in Media

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Media plays a large role in creating social norms, because various forms of media, including advertisements, television, and film, are present almost everywhere in current culture. Gender roles, as an example, exist solely because society as a whole chooses to accept them, but they are perpetuated by the media. Conspicuous...

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Sexism Through the Years

(3) Comments | Posted March 8, 2014 | 12:20 AM

It's no secret that gender equality hasn't been achieved. Women have taken big steps, certainly, such as gaining the ability to vote and join the workforce, but until we are walking side-by-side with men, our job is not done. There are obvious, big problems to be solved, such as the...

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Hitting Your Lowest Point

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 12:34 PM

Being a teenager undeniably can suck. Although high school certainly can be "the best years of our lives," even an awesome year will have its lows. The best part of it all, though, is the fact that life goes on. Even writing it makes it sound dismissive and rude, but...

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I've Been Onstage Over 100 Times -- and I'm Not Afraid to Brag About it

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2013 | 10:26 AM

When I was two years old, tragedy struck. The ball pit of my local Chuck E. Cheese had been removed! Luckily, it was the holiday season, and Santa came to my rescue, leaving an in-home ball pit for my sister and me. We both enthusiastically dived in face first, but...

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I Will Defend My 'Real' Job to the End of Time

(15) Comments | Posted December 21, 2013 | 9:37 AM

From the time we begin our education, people ask us about the endgame. My personal fear of this question is proportional to the number of times I am asked to answer it. What do you want to be when you grow up? I can remember answering the following ways: a...

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