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    From “A call for a new generation of Disney Princesses” by Kassidy McDonald
    Disney princesses and the unrealistic body images they give today’s children are a stepping stone to promoting unhealthy body images and eating disorders. … Psychologically, Disney links being a princess with finding a man, being beautiful and expecting to be taken care of by Prince Charming. The princesses use their natural beauty and sexuality to find true love and live happily ever after. Disney does not teach young women to be driven, independent and focused on working out their own problems by themselves. … There needs to be a call for a new generation of Disney princesses. Princesses who save themselves from the tower, fight their own dragons and don’t need a prince in order to feel safe and secure. … We need princesses with curves, with boyish figures and we need princesses that assure children that it’s OK to not be perfect.
    The State Press
    Arizona State University

    From “FDA approval no longer lives up to purpose” by Nafisa Masud
    While I tend to disregard advertisements for bras that add 14 cup sizes or cooking appliances that can peel 37 apples in under a second, my curiosity’s always piqued when I hear the words “FDA approved.” … A recent study by Yale University’s School of Medicine examined more than 200 FDA approvals between 2005 and 2012 to ascertain exactly what this process entailed. While some drugs were only approved after large clinical trials a third of the approvals were of drugs tested by a single clinical trial, others only tested by a small group of patients. … The lack of a strict rubric allows potentially beneficial drugs to fall through the cracks while passing along harmful products to be distributed to the public under the guise of being approved as “good.” … The purpose of the FDA … is a critical part of the medical industry but only if they’re valuing the lives of patients themselves, not focusing on profiting from those desperate to be healed.
    The Daily Utah Chronicle
    University of Utah

    From “Not apathetic, just tired” by Corrine Harris
    Scientists are focusing their narrow search for the alleged loss of empathy to scientific reasons when they really should be looking for a social cause. Specifically, they should be looking at the death of the avid listener. … Younger individuals have a wide array of sentiments and especially about their education. However, society often fails to pay attention. Students feel strongly about many topics, but from kindergarten to college our opinions are belittled and ignored. … It should not be surprising that we aren’t marching in the streets when educators and the majority of civilization have proven time after time that we can shout all we want without hope of someone listening. … Disinterest in and outside of the classroom isn’t apathy, it’s exhaustion.
    The Daily Evergreen
    Washington State University

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