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by Jessica Snyder Dear Readers, Recently plus size model, Tess Munster, was the first model over size 16 to be signed to a major modeling agency, MiLK Model management. Munster is just 5 feet 5 inches tall, and wears a size 22. These proportions are unheard of in the modeling…

  by Jessica Snyder Dear Readers, This past weekend, “Fifty Shades of Grey” broke box office records. It earned the top spot as highest grossing President’s Day weekend release ever with roughly $82 million made. I’ll be honest with you. I read all three books. In my defense, it was…

by Danny Bush One can’t help but feel personally involved with the peaceful protests led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while watching “Selma.” Based in Selma, Ala., this reiteration of the protests for unencumbered voting right for black citizens puts the audience in the shoes of protesters and police…

January is a high traffic time in the gym. The New Year brings resolutions. Resolutions bring diet and exercise. The first few weeks in the gym are cluttered, claustrophobic catastrophes. Within a short time span, however, the weight loss drive ceases and workouts are forgotten. Yet, each year we recommit…

by Jessica Snyder Bill 2051, introduced by Mesa Representative Kelly Townsend, will ban the use of EBT (electronic benefits transfer) cards at fast food restaurants. Not everyone who receives government assistance is able to use their EBT cards at fast food restaurants. It is strictly for the homeless, elderly and…

by Jessica Snyder Dear Readers,   Welcome back! I hope that you had a wonderful winter break and that you are ready for the spring semester here at GCC. If you are anything like me, it took every ounce of energy to roll out of bed and show up. I…

President proposes plan for free community college tuition Earlier this month, President Obama proposed a $60 million plan that would enable individuals to attend up to two years of community college free of charge. Immediately, many curious individuals at home watching President Obama may have wondered, “Why wasn’t this thought…

by Ingrid Sanora It’s that time again. No. Not Thanksgiving. I’m talking about Black Friday, or for the past few years, “Black Thursday?” I love black Friday just as much as the next avid Christmas shopper does, but this is ridiculous. Like many Americans, I absolutely love Black Friday (Thanksgiving,…

by Jessica Snyder Dear Reader, As this semester comes to a close, I like to reflect on where I am and where I am going. I learned lessons this semester that no classroom could have taught me. I am a people pleaser. I do not know where that attitude came…

by Ingrid Sanora With the recent release of Weird Al Yankovic’s “Word Crimes,” which is a satirical remake of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” (and it’s awesome, as expected) it has reminded me of how much the word “literally” is improperly overused. There really is no reason for it and to…