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Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Tiktok needs to stop romanticizing eating disorders

Emily Johnston, Assisstant Opinion Editor

October 16, 2020

Picture Cassie Ainsworth, the character from “Skins,” not eating for 3 days for an arbitrary reason and teaching her classmates how not to eat.  She was the quintessential thinspo, or thinspiration, as her frail frame was used relentlessly to show the “ideal” body. On TikTok, it seems...

Program to pioneer body talks

Program to pioneer body talks

Kate Vesely

October 26, 2016

Being a college student means tackling a multitude of stressors, from assignments and extra curriculars, to social commitments and employment. But for many, body image and weight gain are being added to this list, creating an increased risk for developing eating disorders on campus. To combat ...

Finding beauty in your rolls and curves

October 5, 2016

I am fat. Now before you go and counter my statement with, “You are curvy” or, my personal favorite, “You are not fat, you are beautiful,” as if being fat is synonymous with ugly. The truth is I am 5’8”, 250 pounds, and a size 20. I am fat. I am sure in your head you are picturing me sit...

New ‘disorder’ is eating away at students


Camilla Broccolo

February 4, 2016

It’s Friday night at the dining hall; there’s a line at the pasta station where students are filling up for a long night. It’s no myth that eating a well-balanced meal before drinking can be a big factor in how the night and the next day turn out. However, according to the University of Texa...

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