Melanie Martinez

Millennials should vote despite youth
Opinion

Millennials should vote despite youth

I was walking out of my Zumba class when I came across a disturbing quote online from a Fox News host. During a discussion about young people and voting, “The Five” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle said, “They’re [young women] like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world. They can go back…

Halloween costumes comment on person behind mask
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Halloween costumes comment on person behind mask

Remember going house to house yelling “trick-or-treat” and scurrying away in the costume your mom bought or made for you, bag filled with candy and heart as content as can be? Me too. Now when I try to trick-or-treat, parents give me weird looks and I end up holding a random kid’s hand in order…

Embrace fear to live life to the fullest
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Embrace fear to live life to the fullest

Last Wednesday night, I nearly crashed my car into a palm tree. I was on my way to emergency chapter when I received a text that read, “Did a girl in your sorority just die?” I’d known that my friend Melissa Ribeiro had been sick in the hospital. But I’ve always looked at life through…

Opinion

Avoid labels to embrace understanding

She’s a b*tch. He’s assertive. She’s crazy. He’s expressive. It’s a war of words, and women are losing. If I had a dollar for each time I’ve heard a guy dismiss his ex as crazy, I’d have enough money to pay for my own loony bin treatment. The thing I find crazy is how common…

Genders have equal control of life and love
Opinion

Genders have equal control of life and love

“Diana, Bianca, Christine …” Hearing my professors complete roll call makes me feel like I’m back in my all-girls high school. Minus the nuns. I study in the School of Communication, where there are more girls than in, say, the College of Engineering. But the female-majority trend has spread across American college campuses. Since 2000,…

Opinion

Be thankful for being a UM student

These are the top five reasons that I’m thankful for being a University of Miami student. 5. Palm trees How many college students can say that in late November, they’re walking through a campus studded with tropical trees under perpetually blue skies while the sun hits their bare shoulders (because tank tops are acceptable year-round)?…

Appreciate online expression in U.S.
Opinion

Appreciate online expression in U.S.

These days, everyone has some sort of online outlet for expression, whether it is a blog, Facebook profile or Twitter account, social media lets us share whatever we want, whenever we want. But what if you truly had to think before you pressed the “enter” key? A journalist in China was recently arrested for posting…

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