How the definition of feminism has been skewed

What is feminism? According to Merriam-Webster, it is “the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” This definition encompasses the original heart of feminism. However, as decades have passed and new rights for women have been obtained, the already subjective idea of feminism has changed drastically. 

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The downsides of financial security

We all know the obvious dangers of having a lot of money and cherishing every minute of it. We see examples all the time simply reading a paper or turning on the news. But is it only the rich and powerful who fall victim to traps like this? Do you have to be extraordinarily wealthy in order to have the wrong attitude about your money? Of course not. In fact, all it takes is a little overconfidence to get you into trouble. 

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Why students should prioritize their physical well-being

For students at Grand Valley State University, it can be all too easy to put exercise on the back burner and prioritize homework, studying, work and other personal commitments. Making time to work out becomes even more difficult (unrealistic, even) at this point in the semester when deadlines for midterm papers and projects loom ominously over students’ schedules.

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It's time to rethink how we view women after sexual assault cases

In the U.S., we are frequently exposed to stories about powerful men taking advantage of their places in their respective industries. From clothing CEOs like Dov Charney to conservative television hosts like Bill O’Reilly, every once in a while, the public is rocked by news of lawsuits and sexual harassment claims, which are sometimes followed by celebrities and colleagues of the accused publicly condemning their actions.

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GVSU students need a more regulated fall breather

Between Labor Day and Thanksgiving, Grand Valley State University students don't get a formal break from their classes. Unlike at many other colleges that have an official fall break sometime in October to give students a reprieve from their studies, GVSU students have to power through midterms all the way to the official start of the holiday season.

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Why I'm 'pro-choice'

As long as I have been able to form an opinion on the subject of abortion, I have considered myself to be "pro-choice." This is definitely an unpopular opinion in the conservative area that Grand Valley State University resides in. 

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