• On Being a First-Generation College Student

    In sociology, we often use the terms "micro-sociology" and "macro-sociology." Micro means the individual perspective and macro means the bigger picture, the institutional perspective. No doubt, being a first-generation college student is a grand achievement. It is the beginning of a legacy in one's family. On a macro perspective, first-generation ...
  • 5 PHRASES EVERY BIRACIAL PERSON HAS HEARD

    In case you haven't noticed, the line between people of different backgrounds is beginning to blur. Sure, in other parts of the world that are more homogeneous people still marry within their culture. In societies where there is more of a mix of different races, such as the US and ...
  • HOW TO OVERCOME AN INJURY

    Any athlete will testify that perhaps their worst nightmare is an injury that takes them out of commission. Athletes work tirelessly to build their body into the machine it needs to be to accomplish its task. If you are not a competitive athlete, you still strive to perform to the ...
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    3 REASONS WHY “CRAZY CAT LADY” IS A CRAZY STEREOTYPE

    We all know of the crazy cat lady. She lives holed up in her dirty, litter-smelling home with no one else to comfort her but her million felines. She is the iconic image of the lonely, single woman approaching middle age or past that point. The idea is either embraced ...
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    No More Barbie Weights

    It seems like everywhere you look there are ads on how to get the perfect waist, or get that “toned" body and now that summer is approaching it's definitely important to get that "beach body." The perceived notion of what you should look like isn't just in advertisement; it has ...
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    4 BENEFITS OF TRAVELING ALONE

    In today's modern society, there really is no excuse not to travel. It no longer takes a three-month voyage to cross an ocean, or days on horseback to cross state lines. We now have the capability to reach the other side of the world in a day or two and ...
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    Alexandra Peek

    Alex is a Southern girl at heart. She was born in Albuquerque, NM, grew up in El Paso, TX, and currently lives in Austin, TX. She has a bachelor's in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin and currently works in the field of law. She hopes to work ...