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Spotted: Not as Harmless as it Seems

I am once again here to discuss another social media trend. You may have ‘spotted’ it in your social media surfing travels. What was once called ‘Overheard’ (a series of Facebook pages created for people on any given campus to post interesting and/or ridiculous conversations they’d heard at their universities)

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“Fitness is your body’s ability to effectively and safely perform a required physical task."
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‘Balance-spiration’- A Call To Action

Until five years ago, I never gave fitness or nutrition a second thought. I skipped breakfast, I went to work and had a brownie and a latte for lunch. By the time dinner rolled around, I was so hungry that I would make an entire box of pasta and my

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What Being the Change Means to Mya

I had a few moments to catch up with Mya Kidson recently, and she’s someone we think you should know all about! A Roots of Empathy student and an active member in YWCA Cambridge Girls’ Centre programs, Mya is an outstanding leader, but not a “typical leader”… and that’s worth celebrating.  Tell

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Stereotypes for Sale: An Open Letter to Always

Dear Always:We were one of the 30 million plus viewers who saw your Like a Girl Campaign video, released a few weeks ago. We loved your message: it is one of empowerment, and the social stigma it challenges is important, timely and absolutely necessary. However, when paired with a bit of

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Are We There Yet?

Each year on March 8, SAAC proudly joins in the celebration of International Women’s Day: a day to champion the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing attention on areas which require further action. Each year since 1911, the United Nations declares an annual theme for International Women’s

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What Should We Do About the Sex Trade? A Pragmatist’s Response

An idealist is someone who says, ‘prostitution objectifies women. It can involve exploitation and coercion of vulnerable girls and women. It is risky and can lead to extreme violence. So we must ban it’. A pragmatist is someone who says, ‘prostitution objectifies women. It can involve exploitation and coercion of vulnerable

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