In the Quest to Look Good, Where Do We Draw the Line?

© http://www.flickr.com/photos/proxyindian/Last week I read a Cosmopolitan article that said women are bleaching their anuses. You didn’t misread, I promise.

According to Cosmopolitan’s “The Scary New Butt Beauty Trend,” for $100 or more you can get “an acid applied to your freshly waxed anus and rubbed in.”

And apparently ladies, for almost no extra charge, you can get your you-know-what bleached as well. Doesn’t that sound delightful?

Women go through the already painful routine of waxing, tweezing, styling, manicures and pedicures, but I did not think that we had come to a point in society where we have to have our nether regions bleached in order to look sexy for a guy.

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What Makes Love Turn Sour

Read Broadside’s online post of this Op-Ed here!

When I first came to George Mason University as a freshman, I was as single as you could get.

I went to parties with my girls, had nights in and then the inevitable first date popped up.

I never really dated back home. It was more like this guy takes me to a dinner and movie, holds my hand and then, if we both liked each other enough, we became boyfriend-girlfriend.

College is different, though. Single gals can go out with three different guys in two weeks and keep going out with them. That is, until they find the deal breaker.

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Jolly J and Mason Students are Shaking Up Student Media with “Late Night Patriot”

Never before has there been a completely student-run, late-night news broadcast at Mason.

That is, until Late Night Patriot hit the scene.

Jake McLernon, also known as Jolly J for his brand Jolly J. Photography, is the creator of the brand-new show.

McLernon got his inspirations from Steve Buttry, a former reporter and editor who is now the director of Community Engagement & Social Media for Journal Register Co, when he presented to the online journalism course McLernon was taking.

“Buttry telling us that if you have an idea, you’ve got to work with it, just motivated me to start something new,” said McLernon, a senior majoring in communication from Herndon, Va.

And McLernon hopes that Late Night Patriot will stand out from all the other student media.

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The Hunger Games Made Me Hungry For More

All anyone talks about these days is “The Hunger Games” since the movie hit the silver screen on March 23.

Of course, the novel came out years ago (2008, in case you were wondering), and of course there wasn’t much hype about the books until there was talk about the movie. This has been the case for many books-turned-movies before, even Harry Potter. Which reminds me…

I haven’t really enjoyed a book-based film this much since Harry Potter. And by enjoy, I mean love. I loved Harry Potter, and I love the Hunger Games.

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Fashion Week At GMU

Bright neon, natural earth tones, exotic patterns and flowing fabrics graced the  DC Fashion Week runways — and now they’re walking the sidewalks of George Mason University.

Adorned in bright-blue skinny jeans from American Eagle and a neon-pink blazer from H&M, Allie Hunter, a 21-year-old junior and communication major from Baltimore, simulated Olga DeNogga’s structured designs and Favala’s stunning hues.

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Kony 2012: Mason Making One Man Famous; Actually, Infamous

#MakeHimFamous

#KONY2012

#stopKony

These hashtags have been floating around social media sites like Facebook and Twitter since Tuesday, March 5, when Invisible Children, a charity whose goal is to end the war in Uganda, premiered this short film about a man named Joseph Kony, and how they want him to become a household name:

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Resume, Cover Letter… and Facebook Password?

Every college student knows that future job employers are going to Google you. So, some of those drunken pictures on Facebook might be a bad idea.

But now, some employers are not just seeing what turns up on the search engine, but have actually asked  interviewees for extremely personal information — passwords to social media accounts.

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Jason Wu Teaming Up With Target

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Target is notorious for teaming up with haute couture designers —  creating more affordable designs. The Missoni collection sold out in minutes — the latest designer is  Jason Wu, whose designs have been worn by Michelle Obama, Ivana Trump and January Jones.

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Mason’s Never Been a Saucier Place

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A new form of music is taking over weekend raves. Instead of bubblegum techno and trippy dance tunes reminiscent of the disco age, warehouses filled with sweaty and intoxicated college students are pumping out dub-step, a genre of house music that prides itself on “making people’s ears bleed.”

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“I Will Always Love You”

Read from the original blog: Mason Students React to Death of a Pop Star

“Oh, I wanna dance with somebody; I wanna feel the heat with somebody!” sings Whitney Houston on a flat-screen in the popular late-night dining establishment at Mason, Ike’s, as college students stare at the late pop-star while munching on six-inch pancakes and crinkle-cut fries.

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