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Little League Elitism

By Emery O. Many Americans seem to have memories of playing sports as kids.  But according to one recent study, the number of 6 to 12-year-olds taking part in organized team sports dropped from 41.5 percent in 2011 to 37 … Continue reading

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Happily Never After

By Marley Z. And they lived happily ever after. But what is “happily ever after”? Through Disney princess movies, little girls grow up watching and learning about princesses and their quest to live happily ever after. These movies present an … Continue reading

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The Sugar Isn’t Always Sweet

By Jae S. The Sugar Factory, an international restaurant chain promoting exuberant food via celebrity endorsement, has taken the world by storm. The Sugar Factory “experience” is fun and colorful, with food that is both for visual and physical consumption. … Continue reading

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American Meat and Masculinity

By Sailor R. I’m out to eat with a group of friends on a Friday night. When it comes time to order, I get a pasta without meat and ensure that they remember to avoid putting cheese on it. People … Continue reading

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The Art of the Gym Selfie

By Perry F. One day, while riding a stationary bike at the REC, I witnessed something completely bewildering. A girl, probably late teens-early twenties, walked onto a treadmill, then turned on the treadmill next to the one she had just … Continue reading

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Sexy Time or Friendly Time? The Cultural Assumptions Behind the Friend Zone

by Jules Z. What is meant by the friend-zone, a term popularized by the sitcom Friends[1], is best seen through Ross and Rachel’s relationship. Ross, a male who doesn’t fit the typical “masculine” stereotype, is seen as a “nice guy.” … Continue reading

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A Firing Pin for Military Culture

by Denver A. For some, a salute doesn’t mean much. It’s a hand which comes up to your brow and down again. It is a caricature used to mock military members in modern times, but few understand it as a … Continue reading

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