Carina Calderón

Carina Calderón

With the little free time I have, I find joy in writing, reading, volunteering at my local animal shelter, and critiquing various television shows and films. I also maintain my position as Editor-in-Chief for my high school newspaper, the Plaid Press.
Opinion: breastfeeding only deemed acceptable in private

Opinion: breastfeeding only deemed acceptable in private

In April, Instagram lifted its ban on breastfeeding selfies, allowing mothers all over the world to share photos of their most intimate moments with their children. Despite the removal of this ban, certain followers of nursing mothers responded outrageously, flagging...

Don’t be ashamed, it’s just nature

Don’t be ashamed, it’s just nature

As I rush to the bathroom, bloated and unhappy, I carry my pads with me, unashamed of my body and the natural cycle it endures. I bust open the bathroom stall, ready to change menstrual supplies, when I notice other students in the bathroom. Without even realizing, I...

A is for Apple, D is for Dress Code

A is for Apple, D is for Dress Code

Dress code has been talked about time and time again. Among the female population, the phrase “dress code” receives nasty glares and turns of the stomach, and this should be no mystery. Most of the rules of a dress code apply to women. Don’t wear this, don’t wear that...

The Musical of the Night

The Musical of the Night

Ever since I first saw The Phantom of the Opera (2004) film, I dreamt of the day where I could watch it in person. I would sing the songs in my bedroom with my older sister and cry over the heartache the Phantom, played by Gerard Butler, would endure from Christine...

Opinion: The ‘ideal’ is simply unrealistic

Opinion: The ‘ideal’ is simply unrealistic

It starts with constructions of beauty. Magazines, advertisements, and other media outlets continuously promote a responsibility to upholding a standard of appearance. Women especially face harsh criticism more often than an acknowledgement of their selfhood, detached...