Fifty shades duller… if even possible

by Jessica Snyder I loathe all things “Fifty Shades of Grey.” I can say this with conviction as I have read all three books and I have seen both movies. I will watch any more that come out as well, simply because it gives me great writing material. The books are old news by now,…

Cupid’s here with chocolate, flowers & disappointment

by Jessica Snyder Valentine’s Day. Ugh. Does the thought of it make anyone else cringe, or just me? I have been single for the dreaded V-day and I have been in a relationship. Let me tell you, I hate it either way. As a single person, V-day is a reminder that you are alone. Let…

Trump signs executive order to repeal parts of Affordable Care Act

Donald J. Trump took office on Friday, January 20th in the usual swearing in ceremony on the steps of the congressional building in Washington D.C. to become the 45th president of the United States. If nothing else, the 2016 election was very divisive and polarizing, perhaps more so than any in our nation’s history. Followers…

What the wage increase means for local business

During the 2016 election this past November, Arizonans were given the opportunity to vote for an increase of the state’s minimum wage. Proposition 206 allowed voters to raise the current minimum wage to $10 an hour starting in January, with a gradual annual increase to $12 per hour by the year 2020. On the surface,…

The sexual double standard that exists among millenials

by Jessica Snyder Since the beginning of time, there has been a double standard between men and women when it comes to sex. A man who sleeps around is often labeled a stud; whereas a woman who does the same thing is often labeled a slut. This poses a problem for women in a society…