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Born Into Poverty and Obesity

Elissa Sanci

March 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Money controls so many aspects of our lives—including our health. I’ve never given much thought to the existing correlation between poverty and obesity, but it’s there and it’s huge (pun intended). Between 2003 and 2007, obesity rates increased by 10 percent for low-income children; children fro...

Why Body Positivity Will Never Be a Thing

Alessia Bicknese

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

In today’s society, we are obsessed with “body positivity” and obtaining the perfect “body image” – whatever that is. But the truth is, no one will ever win, nor will we ever know what the real representation of today’s “body image.” When people think of having a perfect body, they...

No One Cares About Your Facebook Status

Kaitlin Mahar

October 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Our society is based on updating useless information about our lives, like what we ate for lunch and where we shopped. But, nobody cares about that. It’s all infinitely pointless minutiae. When you go to a concert, how many people do you see taking photos and videos on their iPhones, when they could...

Tease vs. Sleaze: Why Girls Can’t Win

Kaitlin Mahar

October 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

You meet a guy at a party. He’s cute, seems nice, and you’re both looking to have a good time. But then he suggests you take it a little further and go “somewhere more quiet,” to which you politely decline. What comes next in this scenario? Well you get called a tease, of course. But what if...

Trigger Warning: Rape Apology, Child Abuse, Self Harm

Jamie Kirsch

October 14, 2015


Filed under Opinion & Editorials

Something as simple as a trigger warning can be put in place in order to prevent outbreaks of fear. However, America’s ever-changing climate is taking a turn for the worst. These so called “trigger warnings” are leading students stranded in the abyss of the fast-paced college environment surrounded...

Humane Society Donations Stolen

The Charger Bulletin

January 28, 2010


Filed under Animals & Wildlife, West Haven News

Police in Meriden are investigating a break-in and theft at the Meriden Humane Society. Someone broke into the building on Murdock Ave. early Sunday morning and stole a collection box. Only the donations were taken. None of the animals were hurt. The box was one of those larger plastic bins where coins spin around and bou...

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