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The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

The illness of sickly beautification: romanticizing mental health

Annie Zhang

April 27, 2019


Filed under OPINION

omanticization is a complexity — it unveils the allure in beliefs that are less than ideal. Series of “cute and psycho” posts on Tumblr and flurries of quotes bunched under the “pretty and dying” Pinterest folder — the glamorization of mental disorders amidst our social networking culture isn...

“Lone wolf vs. Terrorist:” Lessons from Las Vegas

“Lone wolf vs. Terrorist:” Lessons from Las Vegas

Zara Iqbal

October 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, OPINION

9 dead, 527 injured. TIME called the shooting “the deadliest in modern U.S. history.” The perpetrator? A 64-year-old white man. Keeping in mind that he’s white, headlines and featured images presumably would feature Stephen Paddock in a comprehensible light. People were disappointed, but not surp...

On the other side

On the other side

Maya Murthy

October 23, 2015


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

Story written by Maya Murthy and Caitlyn Tjong he was told she was fortunate to have beautiful, flawless skin. She was told that those who'd been in accidents had no choice with their scars, their burns, their disfigured skin. But she couldn't help cutting now, couldn't have helped picking at her s...