All posts by Madeleine M

The One Size Only Enigma

Clothing brands are constantly being criticized for their quality, labor conditions for workers, pricing and style. An often overlooked issue is the sizing. Most brands are reputable for providing many sizes for those of different body types and sometimes providing plus sizes. Yet people, especially teenage girls, are starting to notice and see many brands, in varying popularity and style, use the “one size fits all” sizing protocol. An obvious observation is that one size will never fit all, so why is this system being used and what is the point of it?

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Instagram’s More Casual Counterpart: Snapchat

This platform has taken over the lives of teenagers. We are enveloped in the personal lives of celebrities and those of our friends. The home to DJ Khaled and Kylie Jenner, this is where we post our weirdest selfies and our artsiest stories. Yep, of course: Continue reading Instagram’s More Casual Counterpart: Snapchat

YouTuber Books

We have watched YouTubers take over the industries of fashion, food, movies and merchandise. Although one of the most popular genres has been writing books. I recently walked into a Barnes and Noble where I was greeted with a wall of books, solely written by YouTubers. These books are topping bestseller lists and are constantly getting sold out. Many YouTubers have gone on book tours to sign books for hundreds of fans at a time. Continue reading YouTuber Books

Essena O’Neill, the Instagram Model Who Quit Social Media

Essena O’Neill is 19-year-old woman from Australia who decided to quit social media. She was a part of a new phenomenon of  “Instagram models,” typically girls ranging from the age of 15 into their 20s, who decide to take a stand against the obsessive perfectionism fueled by social media. She was often paid for wearing a dress, tagging the designer and posting it on Instagram for her 500,000 followers to see. But then, in early November, she decided to leave the social media world. Many people are asking, “but why would she do that? Why would she walk away from that perfect life?”

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The Popemobile Hits Philly

Written by Ada Yeomans and Annie Mclaughlin

Pope Francis was the fourth pope in history to ever come to the United States. He began his journey in Washington D.C., and visited the White House and Capitol Hill. Then, he headed to N.Y. and appeared before the U.N. General Assembly, and continued to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. And finally, he ended his trip by coming to Philly!

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We Are The Champions: USA!

Our country had a great achievement this summer. The U.S. women’s national team won the world cup. For those of you who are not avid soccer fans, the World Cup is the biggest title in soccer. The women won their third World Cup title, which breaks records because no other women’s team has ever done that and they got revenge on Japan who had beaten them at the last World Cup.

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#TheDress: When Bad Lighting Trends Worldwide

One picture sparked the attention of millions of people across the world, sent high-magnitude debates from person to person, and created a hashtag trending worldwide, leaving everyone asking the same question:

Blue and Black or White and Gold?

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Welcome to Reality: From the Silver Screen to Sharpless

The bright red bell rings and a flood of kids rush into the hallway. It is a circus in there: shoving, yelling and kids running through the halls trying to push by others to get to their next class. Groups form in the halls trying to capture precious minutes between classes to talk to their friends. Is that how you picture Germantown Friends School?

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