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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Kesha catches the cold shoulder

A recent oddity in pop culture news that has quickly garnered the attention of the internet has been a video of Jerry Seinfeld declining a hug from Kesha. Almost like a moment plucked straight out of Seinfeld itself, this incredibly awkward clip is nothing short of uncomfortable to watch. As a person who absorbs secondhand embarrassment like a sponge, I […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Filters, festivals and fake followers

Filters, festivals and fake followers

Music festival season is a time where social media is flooded with photos of Valencia filtered girls in distressed shorts, flower crowns and chokers. Guys who look like they stepped out of a Vans ad can be seen smiling smugly, snapbacks firmly in place, peace signs thrown in front of them to match their picture’s accompanying hashtag, #goodvibes. Over the […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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The “#Girlboss” is not a role model

Trending through popular social media feeds at every turn as of late, has been the proudly emboldened phrase “#Girlboss.” A term popularized by Nasty Gal clothing company founder — and rags to riches self-starter — Sophia Amoruso. This term has been utilized by scores of women since, who feel inspired by its surface-level intent. Amoruso’s seemingly empowering book — and […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
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The Button Factory hosts community folktales, anecdotes and music

Presented by the Baden Storytellers’ Guild, Stories Aloud is an event hosted at Button Factory Arts the second Friday of every month from Sept until June. These nights are intended to showcase the medium of traditional oral storytelling, encouraging audience members to participate and share their own tales if they feel inspired to do so. The atmosphere at Button Factory is warm […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts, Arts and Life ·