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Reshaping the Purity Conversation

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a blog about purity culture, am I right?  Most people probably would rather stick to the happy, butterfly-inducing feelings that are more often associated with this lovey-dovey holiday, but I am not most people....

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Teen Culture Update: January 2020

Between the Oscars, Golden Globes, Grammy’s, the tragic death of Kobe Bryant, and all that goes along with a presidential election year, January did not disappoint in turning out plenty of areas of teen culture worthy of exploring. So...

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The Marijuana Question

I grew up in Colorado, one of the states leading the pack to legalize marijuana. With processes beginning as early as the 2000s, I can still vividly remember a huge switch in one of my favorite local venues when...

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Zendaya: From Disney Channel Star to Award-Winning Actress

Now that January is here, the usual holiday cheer is beginning to fade, and winter is in full-swing (fellow Mid-westerners, I’m with you), we can start looking ahead at yet another wonderful time of the year… *drumroll please*…. award...

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Teen Culture Update: December 2019

New year, a new decade, and lots of new teen culture to catch up on. With 2019 behind us, I’m looking into 2020 with lots of hope for what this generation will do in the coming decade. Before looking...

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Human Beings Not Human Doings: What the Story of Christmas Reveals About Our Goodness

Even though the hustle and bustle of Christmas day has passed, the Christmas season is still going strong. Christmas is truly a joyous season full of family time and traditions, but it is also a season full of “teachable...

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Lizzo Be Shining

“Lizzo” is becoming more of a household name every day. I became aware of this reality when I received a call from my mom telling me she “just saw someone named Lizzo play the flute and sing Hip Hop...

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Teen Culture Update: November 2019

Disney+, detachment from technology, and meme culture are just a few of the things dominating teen culture this month. Now that Thanksgiving has ended and Christmas is just around the corner — not to mention a new year and...

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The Rise of “OK Boomer” and How to Break the Generational Gap

The slogan “OK Boomer” is making a rise among Generation Z. Whether it is on the front of shirts and sweatshirts, in songs, or being used as a hashtag, Generation Z is making their voice heard while mocking the...

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