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Jawhari: Issues exist with modern immigration reform

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

February 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Unless you are of Native American descent, you are a descendant of someone who did not originally inhabit the area that we now consider to be our nation. It seems this is a difficult truth to accept for conservative Americans touting immigration reform. The entitlement is not surprising, though it is...

Jawhari: Trump isn’t the end of the world, just U.S exceptionalism

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

February 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The United States has forfeited its rank as leader of the free world. It is not incongruous to propose that we may no longer have a seat in the entire free empire. This is not a sneaking suspicion or defamatory criticism. Unfortunately, it is a bipartisan fact, though that word does not hold much cr...

Jawhari: Amid condemnation, women’s march a start

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

January 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Jan. 21, 2017—one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump—millions of people worldwide participated in the Women’s March on Washington. The title is no misnomer. Though the majority of participants were women, they were joined by men, teens of all genders, young children in strollers ...

Jawhari: The fake news effect

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

December 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fake news has been in the real news frequently lately—and for good reason. Though it seems counterintuitive to chastise fake news networks on legitimate platforms devoid of their readership, such as The New York Times or The Washington Post, national alert comes with warranted concern. Fake news is ...

Jawhari: Damsels Be Damned

Jawhari: Damsels Be Damned

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

October 14, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

This month, women in hijabs adorned the covers of both Playboy and Women’s Running magazines. Backlash to the former publication manifested itself in the hashtag #hoejabi as supportive congrats were met with condemnation and shaming. Playboy’s feature was journalist Noor Tagouri, fully-clothed, sp...

Jawhari: A case for anti-social media

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

September 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I read my old writing, cringing and rewording in my head, the vantage point of a more mature reader letting me judge the “me” that used a trite metaphor or botched syntax. Somehow a few lines are good. Really good. They stand the test of time for their insight and innovation. It may be that they...

Jawhari: Floss, Drugs and Cocoa Puffs

Sarah Jawhari, Columnist

August 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Patients lie. Some more than others. In 2008 a survey found that four in 10 patients stretched the truth when in the dental chair. Patients lie because they do not want to be judged, lectured or perceived as unhealthy—a reprehensible sin in our magazine world of sleek models with perfect teeth. I ge...

Jawhari: Who’s your daddy? Apparently, vodka

Jawhari: Who’s your daddy? Apparently, vodka

Sarah Jawhari

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fetal alcohol disorders were recently featured in “Vital Signs,” a monthly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although the article spurred controversy from readers, representatives defended their published advice. “More than three million U.S. women are at risk...

Jawhari: Sticking it to the man

Sarah Jawhari

October 9, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Carl Djerassi, known as the father of the modern female birth control pill, wrote in the New York Review of Books last year that the invention “separated [sex] from its reproductive consequences.” Several years before the pill was approved for contraceptive use in the United States in 1960, Djerassi...

Sarah Jawhari: It’s a (two) party and no one’s invited

Sarah Jawhari

September 11, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The frenzy hurtling us into the 2016 elections is nauseating to me. I despise politics. I actively choose not to follow it the same way I choose not to listen to the tedious din the radio believes popular. On principle, I disown what the media circus follows, and many people save a headache and a half...

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