Post Tagged with: "Stephanie Lichiello"

LETTER: Topher Bill Auction Honors Deceased Professor

Dear Editor, On March 14, the Mary Washington Psychology Department continued a nine-year tradition by holding the annual Topher Bill Auction. Although this event is close to the hearts of many psychology faculty members, most students and staff are unaware of the meaning behind the bidding. J. Christopher Bill, appropriately nicknamed “Topher,” began working as […]

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Camping at Virgin Islands Teaches New Lessons

When I tell people how I spent my spring break this year, most people roll their eyes despite my attempt to explain the educational value of my trip. Although I spent my break in the U.S. Virgin Islands, I was a true wilderness woman for seven days and nights. Instead of boring you talking about […]

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Car Troubles Lead To ‘Blonde’ Moment

Realistically speaking, I like to think of myself as a fairly intelligent person. However, I’ve been told a time or two that I should have been born a blonde.  Some of the smartest people I know are blondes, but we all know the blonde stereotype  and the connotation that is implied. I will admit, this […]

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Objectification Hurts Female’s Self Esteem

Women in our country are continually told what to wear and how to look. We are socialized in a society that emphasizes appearances considerably. Television, movies, magazines and even explicit radio content discuss and portray women’s bodies in a hypersexualized, objectified manner. Any one of these forms of media may cause women to self-objectify. Self-objectification […]

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In Midst of Chaos, Flexibility Essential

Possibly the most frightening thing about driving is the sight of blue and red flashing lights. Luckily, I had never experienced the startling sound of police sirens (except the time I mistakenly began to pull off the highway after I heard the intro to ‘Shake Ya Tail Feather’ by Nelly on the radio) until the […]

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Make Bets to Earn Money Over Break

The holidays are right around the corner and you’re hard up for some cash. What can you do to earn a couple extra Benjamins? I know what you’re thinking. This girl is about to tell me to do something incredibly illegal. Although that thought did cross my mind, it’s probably not the best or most […]

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Visit To Doctor’s Office is a Necessary Pain in the Side

I can imagine that going to the doctor is not on most people’s list of favorite things to do. However, when flu season rolls around and you develop that nagging cough and hear the words “bless you” more times in class than you do in church, it’s probably time to see a specialist. Putting off […]

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The Wonder Years Not So Wonderful

It’s not rare to hear someone utter the words, “Those were the good old days.” Now, it depends on how you define “old days” to explain what you’re talking about. My late 100-year-old great grandmother would consider the good old days to be any year following the Great Depression. As a college senior in the […]

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Graduating With Options

When asked what your biggest fear is, most people respond with answers like “spiders” or “rollercoasters.”  Some may even say, “my girlfriend’s dad.” Despite these answers, I believe there is one event that is capable of triggering anxiety on cue and causing a person to break out in a cold sweat: college graduation. We spend […]

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