Author Archives: Jenna Tocatlian

‘Like, Like’ Goes the Dynamite

Today’s teens really value what they see on social media. What a person posts offers a glimpse into the life they live, what they have, and inevitably their happiness. But sometimes the reality couldn’t be further from that.

Losing Nemo

The saying may go “a dog is a man’s best friend,” although I am in fact a girl, words could never sum up up how much I love my dog. My dog went by the name of Nemo. And just today I was forced to say the hardest goodbye I could have ever imagined.

Beautiful Pressures: The Influence and Impact of Beauty on Society

Lights. Camera. Action. In the media, we are constantly seeing abnormally thin women with flawless complexions that look like they are living the ideal lives. When many people look at an advertisement they often question what they could do to be more like the models. Will this product make me prettier? Will this product make me skinnier? One would not think that every ad you see is a lie; every image is retouched. This is a strategy used to make the women look more desirable.