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Dating complexities are kicked up a notch when living with a disability

State Hornet Staff

April 29, 2014

People dating with a disability have to deal with all the same self-esteem, body image and sexuality issues as everyone else – just in a different package.Dating, regardless of having a disability, can be a tricky situation to deal with. But once a disability – especially physical – is added t...

Changing the way we view the word ‘bitch’

State Hornet Staff

April 15, 2014

Depending on how it is used, the word bitch can describe a multitude of females. But, if a woman owns that word, the power of the word is given to her. Sophomore child development and French double major Bree Conn, said the connotation behind the word has everything to do with the woman being called...

A campaign against using the R-word encourages students to think before they offend

State Hornet Staff

April 15, 2014

Everyone was taught the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me,”  but it turns out that this statement is not true. Growing up with a physical disability, I got my fair share of taunting but that word always sticks out to me. “Retarted” was something that,...

Athleticism provides healthy outlets for people living with disabilities

State Hornet Staff

March 11, 2014

Even with growing up in a wheelchair, loving your body is no different than the average person, but what matters in how someone views their body and having a support systems. In the disabled community, if someone has a strong support system full of athletic in-shape individuals, they are more likely ...