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Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Editor’s Note: Closing a chapter without closure

Out of all of the experiences I thought I would have during my undergrad, I never thought I would be completing my final issue as Editor-in-Chief of The Cord in the midst of a global pandemic. It’s difficult to find the right words to conclude a year that’s been challenging in more ways than I could have ever imagined but […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Problems with people pleasing

Editor’s Note: Problems with people pleasing

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always strived to be a people-pleaser. It’s an aspect about myself that I’ve accepted without much critical thought or question, even if it means that I expend more mental energy, effort and time than I can realistically deliver in a given day. I’ve only just started to see how detrimental this quality […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: New year, same me

Editor’s Note: New year, same me

With each passing year, I’ve always set impossible standards and “resolutions” for myself to meet in order to improve myself. Inevitably, these resolutions have been too broad and grand so that I can never accomplish them for more than a month or a few weeks at a time. I’ve typically seen this as a failure, and I give up entirely […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Let people enjoy things

Editor’s Note: Let people enjoy things

Widespread popularity of the latest television and movie streaming service, Disney+, there have been countless memes praising the new entertainment subscription. But with that praise, I have also seen quite a fair share of critcisim about it. Not regarding the quality of the new service, but rather, the age of the people who seem to be using and talking about […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: T.I. isn’t fatherly, he’s creepy

Editor’s Note: T.I. isn’t fatherly, he’s creepy

American rapper T.I. recently made headlines and regained some of his lost relevance since 2010 for the troubling comments he made regarding his teenage daughter on the podcast Ladies Like Us. During the episode, he told the two hosts that he accompanies his daughter to her annual gynecologist appointments to make sure that her “hymen is still intact.” T.I.’s bizzare […]

by Emily Waitson· · Uncategorized ·
Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

Editor’s Note: Figuring out friendships

At 24 years-old, I feel like I’ve learned a lot from my friendships, and in some ways, more than I have from my romantic relationships. That’s not to say that I haven’t learned anything from my relationships, I certainly have, given that I’ve been with my boyfriend for over five years now. But my friendships have always been incredibly important […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s note: Casting an informed vote

Editor’s note: Casting an informed vote

After voting in a federal election for the second time in my life on Monday, I walked away from the polling station with a different feeling than I had back in 2015. I have always “cared” about politics, the state of our country and the world we live in, to an extent — meaning that I didn’t put as much […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editors Note: Treating yourself with kindness

Editors Note: Treating yourself with kindness

As we approach the fall Reading Week, I’ve been starting to think more and more about the ways that I can begin cramming as many productive hours and simultaneous chunks of relaxation time into my schedule as humanly possible. I’m the kind of person who can’t stand the possibility of “wasting” my precious week off from my full course load […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: Living with an invisible illness

Editor’s Note: Living with an invisible illness

As someone who lives with an “invisible illness” — type 1 diabetes — I have gone through a lot of trouble in order to ensure that it is, in fact, invisible to other people. With the exception of very close family and friends, I purposefully hide the aspects and realities of living with this disease when I’m out in public, […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·
Editor’s Note: sexualizing young artists isn’t acceptable

Editor’s Note: sexualizing young artists isn’t acceptable

Billie Eilish is 17 years-old. She is also a chart-topping singer and performer who has become exceptionally popular in a relatively short amount of time. Her age is not only noteworthy in relation to her talent and growing success over the past few years, but it’s also important to acknowledge for the men who make it their mission to sexualize […]

by Emily Waitson· · Opinion ·