Emily Waitson

Emily Waitson

Emily is a fourth-year English and History student who loves to complain about the weather and regularly eats too many packaged snack foods in one sitting. She collects more books than she actually reads, gets emotional over adoption notices at animal shelters, and acts a lot cooler than she really is.

Articles by Emily Waitson

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March for Our Lives students protest for stricter gun regulations

On Saturday, March 24, 200,000 protestors gathered in Washington DC for the March for Our Lives demonstration to enact stricter gun laws in the United States. It was created and organized by #NeverAgain, a group of students who survived the mass shooting that occurred at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Books, movies and music, oh my!

As a kid growing up in the late 90s and early 2000s, life was pretty good. Jumbo Video was our local movie rental place of choice and going there was always a treat. My dad would take me into the dimly lit, slightly dusty VHS paradise and I’d be handed a small paper bag of popcorn to snack on while […]

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Editorial: Recognizing everyday sexism

Editorial: Recognizing everyday sexism

International Women’s Day just passed with a flood of female empowerment related social media posts and appreciation for all of the strong women deserving of recognition. Although we have made considerable progress with women’s rights and the movement overall, there is still a long way to go and it is by no means perfect. I think many — if not […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Your hobbies and passions shouldn’t be forgotten

If someone had told me I’d get to a point in my life where I’d tell myself that I didn’t have the same time or energy that I once did — to read for pleasure, sketch, knit or do any of the other countless time fillers that once took up a great portion of my spare minutes and hours — […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Pillow talk isn’t on par: men and women discuss sex differently

I overhear conversations almost daily — to be honest, usually from hetero men — who recount their latest lay or sexual conquest like they’re David Attenborough narrating a mating ritual on a BBC nature documentary, only with significantly less English finesse. Commonly accompanied by various hand gestures or aggressively self-assured proclamations of their prowess in bed, I constantly hear snippets […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Questioning how Larry Nassar’s crimes went unpunished for so long

Questioning how Larry Nassar’s crimes went unpunished for so long

Larry Nassar, a former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University sports medicine doctor, will be sentenced 40 to 125 years in prison for criminal sexual conduct. He is already serving 60 years in federal prison for a conviction related to child pornography charges in a separate case and will spend the rest of his existing life behind bars. There is […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Ram’s Super Bowl commercial is tasteless and tacky

Sunday’s Super Bowl played out like any other, with forgettable and memorable moments that notably included the commercials that were aired during it. One of those commercials was a tasteless Dodge Ram advertisement that incorporated a speech from Martin Luther King that was played over a series of clips, presumably aimed to inspire those wishing to purchase one of their […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Embracing your past and present passions

I’m the type of person who used to take my passions incredibly seriously. When I was younger, the things that I liked were an essential part of who I was. I unabashedly — to an embarrassing extent — proudly embraced them without a hint of any shame whatsoever. Making my obsessions known to anyone who would talk to me for […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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Eating Tide Pods has become the internet’s latest obsession

  What started out as an oddly popular internet joke that circulated various meme websites — and was the focus of a satirical article published by The Onion in 2015 — has now transformed into a cautionary tale about what not to put in your mouth. Just when I thought humanity could not lower itself any farther and the limit […]

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Logan Paul deserves the backlash he’s getting for his thoughtless video

  Adding to the list of douchebags who made news headlines for their shitty behaviour, Logan Paul has become a newly acclaimed member of the “I fucked up big time” squad just in time to ring in the New Year. Paul got his claim to fame through the once popular video sharing site Vine, something that many young twenty-somethings have […]

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