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Taylor Griffith
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Taylor Griffith is a graduate student of Westtown School, a private Quaker day and boarding school located in Westtown, Pennsylvania. She will be attending Princeton University in the fall of 2014. Outside of her academics, she is an aspiring author and is in the middle of writing her first novel. You can read more about her writing experience at independentseminarblog.wordpress.com. Taylor is also passionate about pushing boundaries and questioning the flaws of society in order to broaden people’s understanding of diversity and the world they live in.

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Grinding as the Latest Move: What Ever Happened to Dancing?

(0) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 12:36 PM

It was earlier this summer that I attended an under-21 dance club for the first time. Going in, I already had some preconceived notions of what it might be like: high noise level, check; sweaty bodies, check; packed dance floor, double check. But what I might have set my expectations...

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Female Sex Appeal Gone Wrong

(3) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 2:21 PM

Everyone has a different opinion on what's attractive; people come in so many shapes, sizes and colors that the spectrum of beauty is widely interpreted. This in turn brings up the question, what's the defining line between "sexy" vs. "slutty?" This inquiry came up for me after viewing the music...

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Too Much Makeup Too Soon?

(7) Comments | Posted March 22, 2014 | 11:35 PM

I remember when I was a little kid and putting on makeup was just something I played around with. I'd grab the pink bag containing the "dress up" cosmetics from my mom's dresser and enthusiastically do my face over with pink eye shadow and red blush before combing my eyebrows...

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Six Diverse Creators Taking on the Arts

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 12:18 PM

I recently attended an exhibition called Black Dress: Ten Contemporary Fashion Designers, a showcase displaying the work of ten current black fashion designers from New York. During the following discussion panel which focused on the underrepresentation of blacks in the fashion industry, one of the many attendees brought up a...

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How I Found Authenticity in My Writing, Without Becoming a Secret Agent

(9) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 4:32 PM

For the past five years, I've been pursuing my goal of becoming an author and am continuing to work on an action adventure/science fiction novel. During my writer's journey, I've come across an interesting question that I think every writer (and non-writer) can relate to: what makes something or someone...

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