There’s Nothing Wrong With Selfishness

  Selfish (adjective): (of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly with one’s own personal profit or pleasure.   Selfishness has always had a negative connotation. When someone is being selfish, they have no concern for anyone but themself. We are always told to think about everyone else’s feelings because we [...]

The Best Dating Advice I Ever Got Was Completely Wrong

I remember sitting at home one day many years ago, watching “The Maury Show,” as I always loved to do on my free mornings. I was watching this woman cry over a man that she just found out cheated on her with more than 10 women. “God, what an idiot!” I thought to myself. She was [...]

Why Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence Matters

With 1 in 3 college women being effected by domestic violence in her lifetime, this is something we can no longer ignore. As a sister of Alpha Chi Omega and long time supporter of uplifting women to new heights, domestic violence is an issue that can no longer be silenced. Alpha Chi Omega is proud [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Aleksandra

To me, Giving Tuesday represents something so important. It is the one day during the year that we are encouraged to give back to charities, non-profits, and other organizations. The day brings people together while encouraging them to give back and celebrate the idea of giving. If we all work together and put an effort [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday Challenge with Victoria

I never really understood Black Friday, especially with its ties to Thanksgiving. Why do we spend a day being grateful for what we have and immediately follow it with a day full of indulgence and consumerism? And every year it gets worse; Black Friday has slowly encroached on Thanksgiving itself, allowing blowout sales to disrupt [...]

Take the Giving Tuesday challenge with Sara

After the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday comes something more special, something more in the spirit of community and generosity that makes the autumn season so special. And, you don’t even have to stand in line! Giving Tuesday follows the week of Thanksgiving and has one aim: giving back to [...]

Get smart about growing up to be like your parents!

by guest blogger Lauren Wisbeski As a teenager, you think that your parents are awful. As it turns out, they’re actually the only ones unconditionally on your side. If you don’t see that now, give it a few years and it’ll definitely hit you. So when you imagine the person you aspire to be most like when [...]

Give to Get Smart from Melody Estevez

Melody Estevez, 21, Pace University, Bronx, NY Get Smart is an amazing organization with a massive amount of potential to reach a wider audience of women. I have been blogging for Get Smart this semester and having a place to share my story has been great. I have also been able to meet and collaborate [...]

Women Are Intriguing with Their Clothes On

Whether it is washing a car in a bikini or crawling across a sandy beach, it’s clear that the world of media represents the phony idea that women are always sexual and that we are constantly seeking sexual attention. Women are too often painted like desperate trolls continually trying to scheme up ways to get [...]

The Twisted Beauty Standards of TV Today

It’s hard to name a show on television that doesn’t have a beautiful woman in it. No seriously, you probably couldn’t name one widely popular TV series whose cast doesn’t consist of at least one token "pretty person." That's because the hard truth is on most all platforms of media, pretty sells. But sometimes I [...]