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Bruna Canellas

20, São Paulo - SP, Brasil Jornalista.

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Mel Trindade

I’m a journalism student. You’ll probably find me reading a book, drawing or just telling some story.

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Jesse Craig

Utah native; recent Cum Laude University of Utah graduate with a BA in English and BS in Economics; …

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Mariana Mendes

Estudante de jornalismo da Faculdade Cásper Líbero. Escrevo para viver. Vivo de escrever.

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Latest Articles

3 Paradisiacal Places To Travel Alone in Brazil

Travel alone can be more exciting than you think, you can organize your trip following a script or let the vibe’s place guide you. That means you must be open to all the possibilities that you meet along the way, like giving a chance to make new friends or be interested in learning about others cultures. The tip is to appreciate every detail of the trip, especially when we talk about paradisiacal places, which usually have the best views. So, if you like hot weather and a refreshing water, take
By Bruna Canellas
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Why the Modern Feminist Movement is Flawed

In High School, I was the girl who boldly declared herself a feminist to anyone who cared to listen. I firmly believed that the dreaded patriarchy needed to be smashed and that the oppressed women needed to make their voices heard. Learning about courageous women like Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, Mary Wollstonecraft etc. emboldened me, and I was proud to stand alongside them. And then a few years went by, and a lot changed. First of all, feminism today is different
By Jesse Craig
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Stop Beating Men Down in the Name of Feminism

A few weeks ago, I sat in on a diversity discussion where I heard something that completely jarred me: the leader of the discussion was defining sexism, and, as he was explaining, he stated how women could never actually be sexist because they are – and have always been – oppressed; any sexist behaviors from women would identify as a direct reaction to the male oppression they had experienced and, consequently, not qualify as sexism. I could not believe what I was hearing, and earnestly looked
By Jesse Craig
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Why We Fall for the Bad Boys

It’s so wrong, and we KNOW we shouldn’t fall for them…yet we do. Why do we fall for the reckless rebels instead of the goody-good gentlemen? That’s the question that leaves us all crying into our pints of Ben and Jerry’s. We feel like we’re losing our minds because we go to sleep with their names ringing through our brains; they haunt us in our dreams and the mental image of their crooked smiles is plastered in our minds. We can’t shake them. Why? Well…I have a few thoughts. 1. They Are Unapolo
By Jesse Craig
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Why We Shouldn't Rush "I Love You"

After straining your thumbs from all the swiping, and wearing out your heart from all the lukewarm dates, you finally find someone that you feel a spark with. They become your official “bae,” you now have a date to social events, according to Facebook you're "in a relationship," and now the waiting begins -- the waiting to say those three words… It’s a phrase we get so excited to say because of the infatuation-infused buzz we feel once it escapes our lips; we’re excited to see our partner’s rea
By Jesse Craig
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Art As A Way Of Survival - Expression As Means To Cope With Mental Illness

Throughout history, many artists, specialists, historians and philosophers tried to define art. However, some of those definitions may contrast – especially when it comes to the function of art on society. I, personally, like Walter Benjamin’s view on the topic - he says art highlights the characteristics of a time. And now we live in an Internet era, in which people are always showing they are happy (even when it’s not always true). In the meantime of this plastic enjoyment, society has grown
By Loli Navarro
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5 Online Brazilian Thrift Shops That Will Melt Your Heart

Recently, the idea of consuming in thrift shops became very popular worldwide - and, in big brazilian urban centres, it even became a fever. Many youtubers, such as Bárbara Graves, Nataly Néri and Simone Montillares, among others, started to make videos on the topic, influencing people to consume that way. On the meantime, thrift shops expanded their own means of selling to the internet, represented by classy and entrepreneur women, who are tired of the ethical and environmental impact of the f
By Loli Navarro
Her Campus

6 Tips To Slay Your Back To School And College Outfits

Vacations are officially over! But don’t worry, now you can use your best outfits to study. Right away, we only have to start organizing ours looks to use pants, boots and hot pieces in the street style. You can combine several items for the day to day, leaving your office spirit cooler and adhere to the classroom. Inspire yourself with these looks and tips below: Tip: Dresses with sweaters over the top are still a trend. Pantyhose for the chilly days is an amazing way to look both incredible
By Mariana Neto
Her Campus

Molly on Molly

These stories need to be shared. I'm sick of Molly being glamorized in the media. I'm sick of hearing what a carefree time you can experience on Molly but realizing these carefree people couldn't care less that people have died. I just think some (possibly brutal) honesty needs to happen: that taking Molly isn't actually safe and there's nothing casual about it. A temporary feeling of ecstasy isn't worth potentially ruining or even possibly ending your life. You've got much better things ahead for you.
By Molly Slicker
Her Campus

What I Wish I Knew As A Freshman

Don’t believe the hype. These years will be incredible but they don’t have to be the ultimate, reigning supreme, best years of your life. Keep believing that the best is yet to come and there are brighter things on the horizon. Hold on to that hope. You will make some of your life’s greatest decisions and you will make some of your life’s biggest mistakes. You will cry a river. You will laugh until it hurts. You will grow up and grow into yourself. Whoever that may be, I hope it’s amazing.
By Molly Slicker
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10 Movies That Inspire Travel

*Sponsored Content* Art imitates life, and as someone who is a total entertainment junkie, I am overtly aware of the impact that cinema has on its audience. Movies are undoubtedly an art form, an escape, a language. A language that is constantly saying “Get up. Go. Explore. Make stories.” I comprised a list of 10 movies I loved that inspire travel. Because nothing's better than combining two of the most wonderful things this world has to offer: movies and travel.
By Molly Slicker
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What's The Hype?: Urth Caffé

If you’ve scrolled through Instagram or follow any of the thousands of “influencers” chances are you’ve probably come across a perfectly lit picture of the best looking salad, Panini, or green tea boba. Usually they’ll be a girl sitting across from this food, nonchalantly looking in the distance sipping her boba, and the location tag on the photo will say: Urth Caffé. Living in Chicago all my life, Urth was the epitome of trendy LA culture.
By Grace McCauley
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Music Mondays: March 26, 2018

Happy Monday, Her Campus! Spring break may be over for Hofstra students, but never fear! Here's some music to get you back into the swing of spring. Dami Im rose to fame in 2013 on Season 5 of "The X Factor Australia," which she would ultimately end up winning. She was selected to represent Australia in 2016's Eurovision Song Contest, where she won second place. And now she has recorded another album full of classic pop hits like "Feeling Good" (above) as well as original songs . . . and her vo
By Elizabeth Turley
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6 Fall Essentials To Cross Off Your Wardrobe Checklist

Let's make sure you reach your fullest potential as a fall fashionista with these must haves in your closet from Forever XXI (September 22 – December 21), everyday counts! Jean jacket (32.09 USD) Jean jackets have grown significantly since the '90s. Nowadays, there are are so many variations to choose from: a hooded denim jacket, a contrast-stitch trench coat in a dark denim hue, a cropped jeans jacket...so many options. Plaid skirt (19.90 USD) Plaid skirts are having a moment right now among
By Bridget Sarpong
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Women to Watch — April

Amelie may be quiet and reserved, but underneath her shy exterior, she has a vivid imagination. Amelie notices the small details of the world that make it amazing and wonderful. She’s always able to bring out the good in others. Although this film is in French, her quirky idealism needs no translation. My favorite thing about Amelie is her gentle appreciation for the “little things.” Amelie showed me how to see the world with childlike wonder again.
By Alexa Rose Spear
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10 Things That Surprised Me About Living in Rome

All my favorite Italian dishes from back home? Well, it turns out they are not real Italian dishes, rather they are American spins on something that could be Italian. When I do stumble upon chicken parmesan or chicken Alfredo, I am usually forced to the conclusion that the restaurant is not an authentic or traditional restaurant.
By Mikaela Benny
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Ohio sixth state to pass “Heartbeat Bill” banning abortions after six weeks

Ohio became the sixth U.S. state to pass what is known as the “Human Rights Protection Act” on April, 2019. Also known as the “heartbeat bill,” this prohibits abortions after six weeks. This is sooner than most women even realize they are pregnant. The bill makes an exception when the life of the mother is in danger, but not for cases of sexual assault or incest. The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced on their website that they intend to file a lawsuit challenging the Senate Bill
By Cate Newman
Her Campus

The Stigma Surrounding STI Testing

Planet Parenthood suggests on their website sexually active individuals should get routine sexually transmitted infection or disease (STI/STD) testing at least once every year. Whether you’ve received that dreaded 'we should talk' text or you’ve just decided it’s time to get tested, nobody has ever said this process was fun. It is however, necessary if you are a sexually active woman with more than one exclusive sexual partner. There is still a large amount of stigma in today’s society surroun
By Cate Newman
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Justin Veltri talks Panda Game and Carleton football

Justin Veltri is a third-year communications student at Carleton University and this will be his second time playing in the popular rivalry match against the University of Ottawa, the Panda Game. Beginning in 1955, The Panda Game is an old-standing football game between the Carleton Ravens and the U Ottawa Gee-Gees. The Ravens have won for the past four years. Veltri, originally from Burlington, Ont. and a member of the Carleton men’s football team, said that the Panda Game is the most importa
By Cate Newman
Her Campus

Boo! I'm A Feminist. Did I Scare You?

By definition, I am a feminist. I am someone who believes that women are equal to, and should have the same rights as men. I have been known to fight (very loudly) for this belief. It is a large part of my values and who I am. I was raised in a family of very strong women who have accomplished great things. I was raised to know that I could do anything a boy could do and that being a girl didn't limit me in any way. However empowering referring to yourself as a feminist can be –for an unknown
By Cate Newman
Her Campus

Opinion: "Girl, Defined" YouTube channel is problematic and promotes unrealistic purity

Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird, youtube stars with the handle 'Girl Defined,' started their channel to promote their experiences with what they call 'radical purity.' Noticeably, they don’t shy away from the word radical, a word with a very heavy connotation in today’s society, naming one of their books “Girl Defined: God’s Radical Design for Beauty, Femininity and Identity”. Two of their more popular videos that I want to talk about are 8 Reasons We Aren’t Feminists and The Modern Woman’s Str
By Cate Newman
Her Campus