Jun 20th, 2018, 08:55 AM

Equestrian is life for 2020 Olympic hopeful

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While blindly flipping through TV channels on a remote, a then two-year-old Chiara Amor landed on a horse racing channel. This is where her love for horseback riding begins.

 “I thought horses were the most majestic thing in the world and I thought, I want to do that,” Amor said. “So, I wanted to become a jockey when I was two … I started lessons at four.”

Apr 23rd, 2018, 02:08 AM

Don't Call Me An Expatriate

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I have a weight on my shoulders that I have been meaning to share for some time now. It's politically pertinent to understand, and very personal to me.

Immigration is one of the hardest processes a human can put themselves through. It feels like going from a hot tub to a pool in the middle of winter or fumbling around in a dark house during a power outage for weeks on end. 

Feb 6th, 2016, 03:52 PM

A Joyful Fury: Walter Van Beirendonck AW16

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Anna Wintour famously remarked, "Fashion reflects the times just as much as a headline in a newspaper does." Walter Van Beirendonck's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection was a prime example of fashion reflecting the times we live in: a tumultuous dichotomy between joy and fury. 

Feb 1st, 2016, 10:45 AM

Outerknown: Kelly Slater's Sustainable Enterprise

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On the coastal fringes of countries around the world there exists a subculture whose core values are embedded in local pride and group identity as practitioners of a specific lifestyle. These people call themselves Surfers, and their so-called High Priest is 43-year-old World Surf League Champion Kelly Slater, who hails from Florida.

Dec 9th, 2015, 12:45 PM

The best of both worlds

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Dec 9th, 2015, 12:44 PM

Fear no more #noussommesenterasse

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Dec 3rd, 2015, 01:03 PM

17 Ways You Know It’s Officially the Holidays

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1. Netflix

Netflix is always chill. Their strategic placement of childhood, holiday classics consumes approximately three and half days of your month of December and reminds you how you loved Josh Hutcherson long before Peeta and District 12 were even a thing. #IHearTheBell

Dec 2nd, 2015, 11:53 AM

Battle of the Stereotypes: USA vs. France

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Stereotypes are nothing more than efficient labels. We use them to classify, to simplify, and to save time. However, while certain stereotypes may hold some truth, more often than not these prejudgments oversimplify. After moving to a new country, it's especially important to approach a new culture with an open mind in order to be able to fully embrace the lifestyle. The best way to rid yourself of a limiting mindset is to identify any stereotypes you may hold in the first place.

Nov 22nd, 2015, 08:35 PM

Did the World Ignore Beirut, or Did You?

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Here’s how you can decide how one tragedy is more important than another – oh wait, that’s right – you can’t.

Following the tragic attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 social media networks blew up in outrage. But the outrage wasn’t solely based upon the fact that Paris had experienced a terror attack that had been the deadliest attack on the country since World War II, part of the outrage had to do with why a suicide bombing in Beirut, Lebanon did not get as much media coverage as the attack in France.

Nov 22nd, 2015, 06:29 PM

Staring Into A Man's Sole

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In college, one of my friend's male roommates, who has been single for years despite being attractive, intelligent, and kind, had a pair of black leather boots. I'm talking the type that have a small heel, cut off at the ankle, and curl slightly upwards at the toes, creating a deeply unsettling Spongebob Squarepants/Lord Licorice from Candy Land hybrid.

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