Experience

Stop the stigma on mental illness

Dante Harrold, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Mental illness is often unjustly blamed for massive problems that plague society. It is often the first thing many politicians blame for great acts of violence in the nation. For exam- ple President Trump blamed mass-shootings that have become more prevalent in America largely due to mental illness....

Fake it and you won’t make it

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyn.toscano

November 22, 2019

Many individuals believe that if you pre- tend to be confident, you eventually become confident. There was a time where I fell for this concept as well. Throughout the beginning of high school, I pretended to be someone I wasn’t in the hopes of becoming that confident person in the future. Let...

Image of beauty is toxic in more ways than one

Adriana Ivanoff, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

In 2018, a three-year-old toddler was hospitalized after playing with a dollar store toy makeup kit. This toxic makeup caused such a horrendous reaction that the intense blistering around her mouth left her unable to eat, and her eyes were so swollen she could barely open them. The mortification lies...

Embrace new networking tactics

A.R. Broom, abroom@lmcexperience.com

February 21, 2018

There are more than a few good practices that people use when successfully networking, but prior to enacting those practices, you actually have to meet the person. With the Internet well underway, it is imperative for the budding professional to use it to connect with new people and expand that network...

Gentrification lessens the character of cultural hubs

Lilly Montero, lilly.montero3@gmail.com

February 21, 2018

Imagine a cute New Age coffee shop for a moment. Off white walls, clean wood furniture accented by little green succulents. There are also quirky trinkets or photos to contrast the green against a deep blue or a mustard yellow. There’s some kind of upbeat indie song playing. You don’t know the song,...

Why do we lack empathy?

Savannah Drew, Leighmiss16@gmail.com

March 2, 2017

“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our life means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand,” Henri J.M. Nouwen wrote in his book “Out of Solitude: Three Meditat...

The fake depth of a generation

Yetunde Ogunleye, yogunleye@lmcexperience.com

April 26, 2016

I hate to be one of those people that set themselves apart from the crowd with self-righteousness, but I seriously struggle to relate with a lot of my generation’s ideals. In particular the epidemic of hipsters, the pseudo “female empowerment” trend, and the glorification of selfishness. Hipsters...

True love only happens once

Vanessa Flores, submitstoryhere@gmail.com

April 12, 2013

Some people may think it’s an ignorant thing to say or think, but I believe that we only fall in love once. If a person can fall in love more than 10 times, then what is so special about it? People can argue and say that this is crazy because they have had experiences of falling in love more than...

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