Social Media Portrays False Body Standards

Photo by Abiodun Ageh on Unsplash by Isabella Billingsley When I was around 13 years old, my mom told me that when she was growing up, she dealt with an eating disorder as a result of body dysmorphic disorder. Her body became emaciated, but she saw herself as a whale. At age 18, she had a miscarriage fromContinue reading “Social Media Portrays False Body Standards”

Celiac Disease: A Rare Disorder on the Rise

Low magnification micrograph of small intestinal mucosa copyright © 2011 Michael Bonert. by Estella Williams Prior to five months ago, I had only heard the term “celiac disease” a few times in my life. I never knew anyone who was diagnosed with it, nor did I realize the severity of the condition. I thought celiac disease was nothing more than aContinue reading “Celiac Disease: A Rare Disorder on the Rise”

The Solo Valentine (ft. Rick Ross)

Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash by Shania Driggs LOVE SUCKS Sitting in my bedroom, I scroll through Instagram and see girls posting photos and videos of their man with bouquets of roses; they are in a nice hotel room with that song every lover girl plays, “Hrs & Hrs” by Muni Long, in the background. I mumbleContinue reading “The Solo Valentine (ft. Rick Ross)”

Turn and Face the Strange…

2019 Stark State College Composition Essay Contest Winner Photo by Ezekiel Elin on Unsplash by Emily Baumgardner I saw David Bowie for the first time in Labyrinth, a 1986 Jim Henson film that he starred in, and his entrance was nothing short of fantastical. An owl bursts through the opening doors out of a storm, andContinue reading “Turn and Face the Strange…”

Destigmatizing Single-Parent Adoption

by Katie McVicker Headlines about single-parent adoption are far and few between, except in the cases of celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, who is raising three of her biological children along with three adopted children in her multi-million dollar home. Do single individuals need to be millionaires to be loving, supportive, and resourceful adoptive parents?Continue reading “Destigmatizing Single-Parent Adoption”

Paintings by Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth

Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth is an interdisciplinary artist, who specializes in curating Multidisciplinary arts experiences that engage all of the senses. Chrystal studied Special FX at Art institute of Pittsburgh, and grant writing, Video Game design and 3D graphics at Stark State, but her passion will always be painting. Chrystal owns GhostRighterz Artists Services where she strivesContinue reading “Paintings by Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth”