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COLUMN: Eating disorder clichés hurt everyone


National Eating Disorders Awareness Week has arrived fresh on the heels of January diets and Valentine’s Day binges, telling us that “It’s Time To Talk About It” and filling our Twitter timelines with bland girl-power messages about loving ourselves, embracing our stretch marks and being “recovery warriors.” I’m supposed to be your target demographic, National […]

Eating disorders call for community solutions


Who isn’t afraid of the freshman 15? Of all the myths of college life, this supposed weight gain haunts university freshmen most when they step onto campus. It drives students to go to the Lyon Center every day or buy salads at Seeds Marketplace instead of orange chicken at Panda Express. Generally, maintaining a normal […]