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800 four-year colleges and universities are “test-optional” meaning that submitting SAT or ACT tests as part of the application is not a requirement. However, students applying to more selective schools will almost always submit, and these schools will almost always look at the scores to influence their admissions decision. Last week, Hampshire College in Amherst, MA announced that it will now implement a “test-blind” policy. It will no ... Read More
The Supreme Court has unanimously struck down the 35-foot buffer zones that surround abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The reasoning behind the decision has to do with anti-abortion protesters’ First Amendment right to free speech.   The 35-foot zones have been in effect since 2007, allowing those entering Planned Parenthood protection from protestors waiting outside. Protestors see it much differently, as one of their main complaints regarding the ... Read More
Sara Landas & Holli Rae spent a year driving across America in a repurposed school bus. They traveled 10,000 miles, crossed 30 state lines, and interviewed over 100 empowered women committed to creating change in the world around them.  They filmed the interviews and plan to release them in 2015 as a feature-length documentary called The Goddess Project, a chronicle of the amazing women they met on the journey. The film will tell a story of empowerment; ... Read More
Let’s face it: we’re all a little stressed out. Or a lot stressed out. Take your pick. But no matter how you’re feeling, Aura Cacia wants you to feel better. Aura Cacia sells eco- and animal-friendly products designed to benefit your mind, body, and spirit. The company also works to give back, donating 1% of their organic product sales go to supporting the farmers and their communities. Their 1% Fund also recently founded a preschool in ... Read More
If you are still looking for something to do TONIGHT, be sure to check out the UNCIVIL UNION: A benefit concert for The Ally Coalition, New Alternatives, and Broadway Impact featuring Broad City, W. Kamau Bell , Nikki Glaser, Michael Che , Eliot Glazer, Carrie Keagan, Jillette Johnson, Mates of State, Wakey!Wakey!, Cameron Esposito , DJ $mall Change, and surprise guests to be announced! The show starts at 8 pm and tickets are still on sale for $35. Making ... Read More
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, passed away on June 18th at the age of 90. Born to a pair of Polish immigrants, Kwolek attributes her fascination with science to her parents. After graduating from college in 1946, she went on to be a chemist at DuPont, the third largest chemical company in the entire world. In addition to being an all-around STEM badass, Kwolek blazed trails for women in the science world by following her calling.  To celebrate her ... Read More
After a few days of relatively calm news coverage on the matter, Boko Haram have unfortunately resumed their acts of terror in Nigeria. On June 18, the terrorist group kidnapped 60 more women, including some as young as 3 years old, and killed 30 men in a village raid.  After completely stripping it off all food and supplies, the group used petrol bombs to destroy the village of Kummabaza in Borneo.  According to CNN, news of this attack was halted due ... Read More
Isn’t it so annoying when you’re in a museum and you can’t simply admire the artwork without Beethoven’s 5th  surging your auditory canal? Or how about when you can’t focus on your Philosophy lecture because the taste of blueberry pie invades your taste buds every time your professor says ‘Sophocles’? Ugh, the worst.  Wait what? You don’t know what I’m talking about? Not to worry, that means your part ... Read More
Since April, the White House has focused some much needed attention on the rape and sexual assault epidemics that occur on college campuses all across America. Survivors of sexual assault are often blamed and/or ignored when they a file a case against the perpetrator, and the number of survivors who never speak up or take action after the attack is alarmingly high.  As many as 55 colleges are under investigation for the way they handle its sexual assault ... Read More
Hopefully if you are reading this, you are close to the ground, safely seated, and at low risk for heart attacks and strokes, because I have the best news since nutella French toast became an acceptable breakfast choice. This Sunday, you better scarf down your brunch, because at 3 pm, the 8 hour long Law and Order SVU marathon commences. This, however, is not the ordinary SVU run that can be commonly found on pretty much any channel at any time of the day. This ... Read More
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