#NoFilter as the Culture of Social Media Slowly Shifts Towards Authenticity

A young woman scrolls through Instagram. Each picture she likes is of a different model, celebrity, influencer, or friend edited to perfection. Some photos show airbrushed skin and flawless smiles; others highlight slender legs and toned stomachs. Although the posts are all edited differently, each one shows a warped reality that strays further from the […]

Do Face Serums Help or Hurt?

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Maybe it’s just me, but one of my serious guilty pleasures is the Vogue Youtube channel – specifically the Vogue Beauty Secrets videos. Something that I noticed after watching literal hours of makeup tutorials is that many of the women use face serums to prepare their face before applying their makeup. Women like Taylor Hill, […]

How to Be an Ally in Times of Unrest (and Always)

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In case you have managed to miss it, here’s the short rundown of #NotAgainSU, a Black student-led movement at Syracuse University. According to organizers, they are “protesting the racial incidents that have been occurring on Syracuse U’s campus because they are being swept under the rug by administration.” The movement has occupied Crouse-Hinds Hall, the […]