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Lindsey Avena

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  • It seems unrealistic, and to some extent, unfair? But at the same time, the process for admissions at top colleges now is already overwhelmingly unfair, so finding a fix for that is essential. I’m not sure that a lottery could be a permanent fix. It reminds me of how the draft worked, only reversed. One takes you to war, the other takes you to college. One leaves many breathing sighs of relief, the other feels...well, potentially life-ruining. But it could definitely pave the way for more diversity

    It seems unrealistic, and to some extent, unfair? But at the same time, the process for admissions at top colleges now is already overwhelmingly unfair, so finding a fix for that is essential. I’m not sure that a lottery could be a permanent fix. It reminds me of how the draft worked, only reversed. One takes you to war, the other takes you to college. One leaves many breathing sighs of relief, the other feels...well, potentially life-ruining. But it could definitely pave the way for more diversity, less prejudice, and so forth. Options must be weighed.

  • But have you ever seen the cards at Target? They’re hilarious. It’s my go-to place any time I need to buy a card and it makes me want to do so more often. Alas, it’s not as simple as content. We’re in the digital age where we can send someone a code on Facebook that acts as a Starbucks gift card (haven’t used Facebook for awhile, so maybe this has changed?). As things get more impersonal, we stray away from things like greeting cards. It is what it is. I remember watching “500 Days of Summer” and

    But have you ever seen the cards at Target? They’re hilarious. It’s my go-to place any time I need to buy a card and it makes me want to do so more often. Alas, it’s not as simple as content. We’re in the digital age where we can send someone a code on Facebook that acts as a Starbucks gift card (haven’t used Facebook for awhile, so maybe this has changed?). As things get more impersonal, we stray away from things like greeting cards. It is what it is. I remember watching “500 Days of Summer” and laughing my head off when JGL’s character quit his job creating greeting cards (“Rhoda, this is total sh*t”). I thought about how no one really buys greeting cards anymore anyways. That was ten years ago. I mean, welcome to an example of what technology will inevitably erase, I guess.

  • On the topic of school breakfasts -

    When I was in school, we had ID numbers that we coded into the system to pull up our account status. As someone who had free lunch for middle school and some of high school, it was never made known I was on the free breakfast/lunch program. Even when I wasn’t, if I got a meal and didn’t pay up front or have money on my account, it onto my account balance as negative (which was to be paid at the end of the week). Those who worked in the cafeteria never said anything

    On the topic of school breakfasts -

    When I was in school, we had ID numbers that we coded into the system to pull up our account status. As someone who had free lunch for middle school and some of high school, it was never made known I was on the free breakfast/lunch program. Even when I wasn’t, if I got a meal and didn’t pay up front or have money on my account, it onto my account balance as negative (which was to be paid at the end of the week). Those who worked in the cafeteria never said anything.

    I figured all schools were like this, so I’m sad to find out that kids are skipping meals to avoid shame.

  • I don’t think people realize how much havoc some birth control wreaks on women’s bodies. There are risks to any medication you take, but for example, many forms of the pill pose the thread of heightened blood pressure, hormonal weight gain, blood clots, etc. This is a great leap for “safe sex equality” I suppose, but we should also try to make birth control safer for women. There are all kinds of risks associated with ALL birth control that it makes it almost not worth it.

  • Look...I'm gonna very *disrespectfully* disagree. Leave my bagel sandwiches that are too big for my mouth and surely too big for my stomach alone. Thank you.

  • I HATE Messenger. I don’t have Facebook for a reason, so I guess I won’t have Instagram either? Guess I’ll go back to Twitter.

  • I mean, it'd be a lot to me because I make a third of that. I'd consider myself rich because I *technically* don't have any kids (my boyfriend and I act as guardians to his brother, though) and that amount of money would go a long way to carry me to any big changes in my life. But when I look at whole families, the homes they live in, the school costs for their kids, the loans they have to pay on... well, I truly believe they're not rich. Maybe comfortable, but certainly not rich.

  • Yeah, I'm sure Health magazines that show models in full workout gear with perfect skin and hair have nothing to do with this at all. Working out is an individual thing, so though I agree women who feel pressured to look a certain way when they work out shouldn't conform to the ideals proposed by media, we shouldn't worry about what other people do at the gym. They're there to do something, so let them do that something. I'll continue to wear my sweatpants and t-shirts and not hate those who can

    Yeah, I'm sure Health magazines that show models in full workout gear with perfect skin and hair have nothing to do with this at all. Working out is an individual thing, so though I agree women who feel pressured to look a certain way when they work out shouldn't conform to the ideals proposed by media, we shouldn't worry about what other people do at the gym. They're there to do something, so let them do that something. I'll continue to wear my sweatpants and t-shirts and not hate those who can wear sports bras and shorts so confidently. Likewise, I'll continue to have a bare face and messy hair at the gym...all while not worrying about whether the ladies around me have a full face of make-up. As Will said in Fresh Prince... mind. ya. business. That's all.

  • Err... I mean, it's notable that they'd place their values and respect for their employees above their need for profit. It can be inconvenient to have to completely set up shop on a day you normally don't host any events. Still, it seems crazy. I'm sure the fry stand will be awesome!

  • I was hoping for this when I was a teenager/early twenties-something watching peers choke on cinnamon, almost drown in condoms, try to give themselves frostbite, etc. This should’ve been in effect long ago, but at least we’re here now.

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