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Marissa Lepor
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Marissa Lepor is a 19-year-old sophomore at Columbia University in New York City. She is an aspiring entrepreneur, fashion and food enthusiast, artist, and writer with a passion for helping kids and teens in need. She strives to make an impact by generating awareness about current issues and actively working with people in her community.

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The Simultaneous Present

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 12:08 PM

"Sorry, I'm listening. I just have to respond to this text message." How many times have you heard this? How many times have you said this yourself? With the ability to be involved in multiple conversations or social interactions simultaneously, we experience multiple presents. But by living in these "simultaneous...

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Food as a Social Relation

(3) Comments | Posted November 29, 2013 | 6:57 PM

During the holiday season, food seems to be a very common subject. Whether discussing their favorite fall recipes, Thanksgiving traditions, hot chocolate and peppermint bark, or how to keep off the "holiday weight," people seem to draw an indistinguishable connection between food and celebration.

But recently, it seems like...

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Have a Little Faith in the Millennials

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 3:47 PM

Sometimes it seems like everyone expects people to have a master plan. Throughout your life, people ask you certain questions: What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you want to go to college? Are you planning on going to graduate school? When do you want...

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Captive to Modernity

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 4:00 PM

What is freedom? That's a fairly intense question for someone to ask a nineteen-year-old. What do I know about freedom? I live in Los Angeles, California. Luckily enough for me, I think about my own freedom probably as much as I think about shoveling the snow out of my driveway....

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College Dating: Has Your Phone Become the New Frat Party?

(1) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 5:52 PM

Do you tinder? I don't. But I've been asked that question enough times to know that, yes, "tinder" is a verb. It has become so popular (over 35 million profiles have been rated) that the name of the application is an action (think Instagram).

For those of...

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Stalking, Oops I Mean Research, Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

(3) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Disclaimer: every so often I search my name in Google. You know, just to see what comes up and to make sure another Marissa Lepor who posts pictures of herself drinking and smoking and doing drugs, etc. does not exist. It's a pretty standard and quick procedure. But, when Facebook...

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Recycling Just Got Literal

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2012 | 9:36 AM

Those who deem newspapers relics of the past might be surprised to find out that their wrappers could be the textiles of the future.

As I walked through a casino area at a charity event earlier this summer, I couldn't circumvent the swarm of people surrounding one of the blackjack...

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If the Shoe Fits

(198) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 9:10 AM

If the shoe doesn't fit...

Wear it anyway? Confession: I don't know how to buy shoes -- apparently, anyway. For a couple of years I noticed a protruding bump on my heel but never did anything about it because it didn't hurt. Recently, however, one of my parents' friends came...

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Are Your Shoes Too Small?

(2) Comments | Posted July 25, 2012 | 9:10 AM

If the shoe doesn't fit...

Wear it anyway? Confession: I don't know how to buy shoes -- apparently, anyway. For a couple of years I noticed a protruding bump on my heel but never did anything about it because it didn't hurt. Recently, however, one of my parents' friends came...

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Natural Beauty: A Lost Art?

(10) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 8:37 AM

Each stroke of the airbrush contributes to turning the term 'natural beauty' into an oxymoron. While the word 'natural' seems to denote purity -- people sans makeup or other forms of visual enhancement -- the phrase now commonly includes "barely there" makeup and airbrushing. But when does retouching become too...

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The Art of Shopping on Sale

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 11:58 AM

Sale. Upon sighting these four letters painted on a window some cannot resist exploring the discounted merchandise, while others sprint in the opposite direction. The latter group generally falls into one of three categories: shame, "trend complex" (the need to own something first), or fear. For those who are ashamed...

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Jean Philosophy

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2011 | 5:29 PM

Alright. So I admit it. Buying jeans can be pretty stressful, or at least, tedious. You walk into a store, and it seems as though an infinite combination of colors, rises, and sizes, await you. Even for the most adept shopper, this sight can be overwhelming. You have probably read,...

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Three Minutes, Three Steps, One Decision

(6) Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 2:49 PM

Have you ever had one of those mornings where no matter how hard you try, you cannot pick out an outfit? You just stand there as the minutes tick by, staring at a closet full of clothes, and now, instead of thinking of what to wear, you are staring off...

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