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All content by Cara Zambrano
Problematic Portrayal of Female Friendship in Girls

Problematic Portrayal of Female Friendship in ‘Girls’

May 1, 2017
The HBO series "Girls" does what other television series have failed to do — it offers a realistic look at female friendships, instead of idealized or exaggerated versions.
Celebrities Cannot Be Leaders of Mental Health Movement

Celebrities Cannot Be Leaders of Mental Health Movement

March 28, 2017
Celebrities’ experiences are not representative of much of the population, and resources are easily available to them. Even though famous people should still be honest about their problems, they should bring these topics to the table without being the predominant voices of these issues.
Television shows give unhealthy relationships more screen time because they prioritize attracting viewers. Showcasing these unhealthy relationships normalize and romanticize them.

Healthy Relationships Are Needed on TV

March 27, 2017
Much of the relationships portrayed on TV are unhealthy, and, sometimes, even abusive, but are still seen as ideal and desirable.
Tapingo Must Improve Service at Kimmel Marketplace

Tapingo Must Improve Service at Kimmel Marketplace

March 3, 2017
With the recent addition of the pasta station at The Kimmel Marketplace, Tapingo has demonstrated that it must go through intense improvements in order to fully operate as its meant to.
NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

NYU’s Menstrual Hygiene Products Program Is a Step in the Right Direction

February 24, 2017
The university’s initiative to provide free menstrual hygiene products in restrooms brings NYU one step closer to creating a more inclusive academic environment. This intiative should be mimicked by other institutions.
Safe Ride Needs To Get Better

Safe Ride Needs To Get Better

February 9, 2017
Safe Ride should be an assertion of NYU’s concern of campus safety and an insurance that every student get home safely, but instead, it falls short of its promises and expectations and ends up being another frustrating tool.
Stop Teaching Girls They Are Intellectually Inferior

Stop Teaching Girls They Are Intellectually Inferior

February 1, 2017
This wrong perception is accentuated by the double standard of society and improper representation of both genders in the media.
NYU Affordability Is Hurting Educational Opportunity

NYU Affordability Is Hurting Educational Opportunity

January 26, 2017
It is essential that colleges, including NYU, encourage the pursuit of an academic career for all students by nurturing a higher economic mobility rate and an environment where financial differences are undistinctive.
Hamilton is Right to Disavow BDS

Hamilton is Right to Disavow BDS

December 7, 2016
The academic and cultural freedom of students of Israeli descent, or those who hope to go to NYU Tel Aviv, should not be jeopardized.
Gilmore Girls Reflect Future of TV

Gilmore Girls Reflect Future of TV

November 28, 2016
The striking popularity of the TV series, however, highlights how deficient broadcast grids are when it comes to non-nuclear families, and how much this must change.
International Students Should Be Engaged in American Politics

International Students Should Be Engaged in American Politics

November 21, 2016
While international students are only here, theoretically, to get an education, they should be aware and critical of American politics and they should protest.
Comic Films Sacrifice Story for the Big Screen

Comic Films Sacrifice Story for the Big Screen

November 16, 2016
It seems that while comic books are being praised for both its artistic merit and narrative depth, the adaptations into the silver screen are, apparently, getting away for sticking to the visuals only dismissing the individuality of their main characters.
Male Contraceptive Study May Have Been Neutered, But Reflects Change

Male Contraceptive Study May Have Been Neutered, But Reflects Change

November 7, 2016
Though contraceptive equality is still a blurry possibility in our foreseeable future, it is reassuring to know that it may become a reality.
High Fashion Can Inspire Rather Than Exploit

High Fashion Can Inspire Rather Than Exploit

October 27, 2016
While art schemes are supposed to bring fresh perspectives to the table, this should not turn into an excuse for stylists to act disdainfully cool and above it all.
Trump Tapes Trample Progress in Sexual Assault Awareness

Trump Tapes Trample Progress in Sexual Assault Awareness

October 24, 2016
In a society in which young people are becoming increasingly aware of the realities of sexual assault, the kind of backwards thinking shown in the Trump tapes cannot be accepted.
Clown Hysteria Has Gone From Funny to Alarming

Clown Hysteria Has Gone From Funny to Alarming

October 13, 2016
There are people with a legitimate fear of clowns, a group only growing in size thanks to the recent craze. But even more worrisome, as recent events have shown, is the real threat to the safety of those in the costumes.
Make Up Something Other Than Makeup to Gossip About

Make Up Something Other Than Makeup to Gossip About

October 7, 2016
Going makeup-free does not represent confidence at all; it only means not wearing any makeup.
Stop Caring About Brangelina

Stop Caring About Brangelina

September 30, 2016
Caring about Brangelina allows a sexist stereotype to continue.
Cultural Insensitivity Causes Headaches for International Students

Cultural Insensitivity Causes Headaches for International Students

September 20, 2016
There is still a strong, patronizing belief that culture considered to be mainstream only encompasses the culture of the United States, when, in reality, everybody lives in the same globalized world.
High Plastic Surgery Rates Are a Malignant Side-Effect of Porn Industry

High Plastic Surgery Rates Are a Malignant Side-Effect of Porn Industry

September 15, 2016
By succumbing to plastic surgery, young women accept that their partners' sexual pleasure is more important than their own.
Brazilian Machismo Still Running Rampant Post-Impeachment

Brazilian Machismo Still Running Rampant Post-Impeachment

September 12, 2016
From the moment Rousseff reached the presidency, her decisions were always influenced by men.