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I Shop, Therefore I Am

(171) Comments | Posted April 12, 2012 | 8:54 AM

"I shop, therefore I am" is a slogan made ubiquitous by one of my favorite artists, Barbara Kruger, whose pop art often deals with consumerism and feminism. But the text-atop-screen-print, which was originally produced by Kruger in 1987, has never rung more true than for our current generation.

The...

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Smells Like Teen Angst

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 12:01 PM

"Angst," though an incredibly broad and subjective term, is, in some respects, a mantra that we as teenagers all unknowingly subscribe to. If you search on UrbanDictionary.com -- which, by the way, is by NO MEANS a legitimate dictionary, but it does do a good job of defining jargon --...

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An Underworld Below Your Subway Seat

(4) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 7:09 AM

Would you believe me if I told you that there are hundreds of people living below New York City? The idea of mole people is often depicted as mythical in pop culture (even comical at times, with characters like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles stationed below the city) but they...

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Let's Get Mortified

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2012 | 7:37 PM

On the first day of my memoir-writing elective for this school term, my teacher handed out a sheet of paper with a series of diary-style letters on it. These letters were written by a really random variety of famous people (everyone from J.K. Rowling to Hugh Jackman to Suze Orman...

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Do Fashion and High School Boys Mix?

(23) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 4:05 PM

Woah, there. To say that there is a line drawn deep in the sand where girls who care about looking different are on one side, and everyone else is on the other, is obviously a generalization. And the problem with generalizations is they're not always true. Take one of my...

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