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Grad Guide 2016: Tips for cap decorating

With graduation right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear. For those that are creative and want to personalize their graduation garb, decorating your cap is the perfect way to go. So without further ado, here are some ideas to help you stand …

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Bonnie: Social media and food

I have a morning routine that, like many other people, involves going on Facebook. Not to look at status updates. Not to look at what is going on in the world. But to look at food videos. These food videos are posted on a page called Tasty, which is produced …

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Bonnie: Women’s sports coverage has got some issues

Women’s sports have never been as popular as men’s. It’s a sad fact that will may always be true. From high school to the professional level, women’s sports are often considered inferior to their male counterpart. So, it’s no surprise that media coverage of women’s sports is lacking both in …

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Bonnie: Being an introvert in an extrovert’s world

There is a stigma that being an introvert is a negative thing. This is especially obvious in college’s party culture.

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Bonnie: Graduates are moving back home

This week, my sister decided to move back in with our parents after living away from our childhood home for three years. The timespan was long enough for my mom to redo her room into what she calls “the peacock room.” She kept my sister’s bed, threw out her other …

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Bonnie: Learning Spanish

My Spanish education mostly consisted of learning then relearning basic vocabulary and faking the language in order to pass. Taking Spanish classes felt pointless. I felt like I was just taking the class for a grade, not to actually learn a second language. Here at the UO, students spend 50 …

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Bonnie: Porn should be fun for women, too

Let’s talk about porn. The porn industry is huge, and because it is so easy to access nowadays, more and more people are watching pornographic videos. The industry is controversial to say the least. Ever since the 1950s, there has been an intra-feminism debate over porn. Some feminists view porn …

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Bonnie: I want to be a proud feminist

I was once proud to call myself a feminist. I felt empowered because I felt like I was a strong woman who longed to be successful in life. I wanted a career because I didn’t want to be a stay at home mom. I wanted to be able to provide …

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Bonnie: How to start the term off right

Well, the first week of winter term has come to a close, and we must start setting goals for the rest of the term. It is important to begin on the right foot, so here are some tips on how to make sure the term is a success: 1) Do …

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Bonnie: On slut shaming

In high school, I was the “slut” of my friend group. This may be because I was sexually active a year before any of my other friends were. It may be because I spoke openly about my sexual experiences. So, they joked that I was “slutty” and whenever they did …

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Bonnie: Tips on how to survive last minute holiday shopping

Here are some shopping tips for those procrastinators out there.

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Bonnie: Field tests needed to curb high driving

On Oct. 1, recreational smokers wearing beanies and socks depicting pot leafs swarmed marijuana dispensaries all over the state of Oregon. Stoners rejoiced, and lines trailed out the door and onto the sidewalk as people who previously weren’t able to legally purchase marijuana became new patrons at the dispensaries. In …

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Bonnie: Rec Center thoughts

These are some thoughts that everyone has when they go to the University of Oregon Student Recreation Center

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Bonnie: Being the first to turn 21

Last year, after my older sister graduated from Oregon State University, my parents took me, her and her boyfriend out to dinner. The restaurant we went to was absolutely packed with parents and their newly graduates, so naturally we had to wait for a table. With such a small seated …

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Bonnie: Being a woman in a man’s world of sports

One evening last year when I was back in my hometown, I went to a Anaheim Ducks hockey game with my dad and sister. I proudly showed off my jersey as my family and I sat down in our nosebleed seats. Somewhere far below us, two young women walked up …

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Bonnie: An open letter to Netflix

Dear Netflix, You know that you’re the best invention since sliced bread. Getting an account with you was the best thing that’s ever happened to me. You’ve provided me with many hours of enjoyable binge-watching. I know that in actuality you can’t really have every TV show ever known to …

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Bonnie: Halloween then and now

Whenever I was asked as a kid what my favorite holiday is I would say Christmas and Halloween. I loved both holidays equally. Halloween was such a fun holiday for me as a child. My grandma would make my sister and I creative costumes, for example, I was a cow …

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Bonnie: Leaving the old Disney princesses behind

In terms of feminism, a lot of Disney princesses, well, suck. Yes, Disney’s more recent movies feature strong, smart and talented princesses. And yes, not every Disney princess is a bad role model for young girls, but many of them are. Disney princesses constantly have to be saved by their …

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Bonnie: A step by step guide to Tinder

You’ve been thinking about it. You’ve been having trouble meeting people, and online dating makes it easier. You know that it is vain to judge someone only off of looks, but at this point, you don’t care. So I have for all of you a step by step guide on …

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Bonnie: Putting on the poundage

One morning, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I stepped on my mom’s tauntingly shiny scale and looked down at the number: 130. My mouth dropped open in disbelief. A year before I had fluctuated between 110-115 pounds. I stepped off the scale and weighed myself again. That …

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Bonnie: Experiencing a long distance relationship

Long distance relationships in college do not work out. Period. End of story. I wish someone told me that when I was a freshman. I wish someone was blunt with me. I once thought that my high school boyfriend was my soul-mate and that we were head over heels in …

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