Articles written by: Chelsea Noack

Program to increase social value of Indian girls
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Program to increase social value of Indian girls

Over 60 million girls born in India are married off, against their will, before the age of 18 –greatly due to the fact that a girl is only valued for her ability to produce offspring and playing the part of homestay mother. Even then, most mothers are not awarded nearly […]

Popularity of plastic surgery produces concerns
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Popularity of plastic surgery produces concerns

As a native of Los Angeles, I know that plastic surgery is not just a celebrity addiction but also commonplace amidst affluent mothers and high school students alike. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports that despite the economic recession, there was a 9 percent increase in plastic […]

Google Maps photography calls into question nature of true art
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Google Maps photography calls into question nature of true art

Debating over whether photography is a sport of adventure or of editing skill is a common and sometimes roundabout dispute. While critiquing art may not be my forte, can we not all agree that, in the end, it is the finished photo and the opinion of the viewer that will […]

Log Jam aside, campus groups should become more accessible
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Log Jam aside, campus groups should become more accessible

After the University of Puget Sound’s Log Jam event every September, various club participants tend to fall into three general categories. First, those who signed themselves up for every club and whose current involvement consists of receiving chain emails and making an exclusive appearance at maybe one meeting. Secondly, those […]

Tumblr’s ‘pro-ana’ blogs glorify eating disorders, reflect negligence
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Tumblr’s ‘pro-ana’ blogs glorify eating disorders, reflect negligence

Ever since Urban Outfitters admitted to their thinness preference via their controversial shirts labeled “Eat Less,” the emergence of a “trendy” or “hipster” lifestyle has promoted a fetish for skinny women and men. This attraction to extreme thinness may be due to the innate nature of fashion, or simply because […]

Societal expectations to blame for college dropouts
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Societal expectations to blame for college dropouts

It seems like yesterday when, at this time of year, I was 17 and sending applications to various “dream” colleges so I could leave high school as quickly as possible. Yet now that I’ve arrived, I’m seeing more and more of my friends packing their bags and dropping out of […]

McDonald’s to offer exclusive television network
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McDonald’s to offer exclusive television network

As if fast food weren’t bad enough for you already, a new supplement to this American staple is on its way—a McDonald’s television channel, available in the nearest restaurant to you. As a new project in McDonalds’ constant effort to recreate itself, the food chain plans to launch a television […]

‘Top Major’ lists misrepresent ramifications of declaration
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‘Top Major’ lists misrepresent ramifications of declaration

Oh, sophomore year, the year when most of us decide what in the world we plan on doing with our lives. Or, more specficially, when we choose what our majors will be. What do we decide to pursue? Economics for the riches? Art for the abstract lifestyle? Philosophy for personal […]

Global population climbs beyond sustainability
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Global population climbs beyond sustainability

What might one of the many children born on Oct. 31, 2011 say 10 years later when people congratulate them on increasing the world population to seven billion? Fortunately, we will never know who the actual seven billionth child was on that fateful Monday, but in 10 years’ time we […]

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Medical marijuana users deserve equal rights under firearm laws

It has always been illegal for one to possess a gun if they are abusive or addicted to marijuana or other controlled substances. However, are patients with medical marijuana cards considered “abusive users” or “addicts?” The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF’s) policy argues that if one […]