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BRUINST4RM 01 table of

13 recycle

02 contributors

little secrets



45 literature

46 world wide web

03 letter from



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17 investigate


the editor



fashion boards

09 color by numbers

10 style street 11 baggage check

farmers market

18 get crafty 19

where the wild things are


dirty & beautiful

43 music

under the influence of mass media mind, body & soul

53 mystery meat 57 sweat baby sweat

59 rewards 61

teenage dream

69 declare

73 74 last words adventures

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CONTRIBUTORS cecelia crimmins, co editor

Cecelia Crimmins is an obedient wingwoman, with sixteen years of prior experience being a little sister, and thus being bossed around. Between juggling school and religiously watching a variety of her TV programs, she enjoys cuddling with her pets and running into the sunset with her boyfriend Dylan Schmeding as seen in this issue’s “Teenage Dream” spread (page 61). She also modeled and helped create headpieces for the “Where the Wild Thigs Are” spread (page 19).

cory ida, photographer

Cory Ida is a photographer based in the windward side of Oahu. He runs Beanshot Productions (, drawing inspritation from the communities of Kaneohe and Kailua. His love for photograpy began with a myriad of disposable cameras. That evolved into a myriad of fancy gear which he used to photograph the “Where the Wild Things Are” spread (page 19) and the “Dirty & Beautiful” spread (page 29). He also served as the world’s greatest mentor for this magazine project.

models & artists

Throughout this magazine you will see the faces and art of truly beautiful people. The models are young women who attened Kalaheo High School. Not only are they pretty, but they’re hardcore. They trekked accross tough terrain, through bushes and over thorns, yet they still managed to rock their shoots. The artists are brave students who are willing to let us into the depths of their minds and imaginations.

technological support

by phillip sheldrake

Kathy Shigemura: Mrs. Shigemura is an art teacher at Kalaheo High School. She was the advisor of this project and graciously passed on her design knowledge and skills. Teresa Hanaffin-Wong: Mrs. Wong is also an art teacher at Kalaheo High School. She deserves a big thanks for her constant positivity, inspiration, encouragement and her Nikon D40 which was used to photograph the “Teenage Dream” spread. (Page 61). Jordan Lewis: Jordan Lewis sacrificed his brand new, precious MacBook Pro for the making of this magazine. Now really, how many of you could survive that separation?

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ALOHA Well hello there, finally. Welcome to the year-long, highly anticipated, colossal project: Brainstorm Magazine. This publication is much more than just pretty pictures resting on glossy pages. I created Brainstorm Magazine with the intention of encouraging young women to rise from the expected conformity of society and to instead embrace their individuality. It is no secret that main stream media creates expectations for women to fit into certain molds. If we cave, the female species will eventually be turned into a gender of robots. I’m not saying that main stream media is the big, bad monster. Though it does hold massive influence over our perceptions. We’ve all felt the pressure to be society’s ideal woman at some point, even if at varying degrees. However, if we are the people that nature intended, negative messages in the media will have less power over our thoughts. So please share the idiosyncrasies that distinguish you from the next person. This magazine is the offspring of years and years of filed away thoughts, lists, ideas, ambitions, curiosities and brainstorms. These pages are filled with real girls, real artwork and real voices. There’s a little bit of something for everyone. I’m not trying to tell you what to wear, where to shop, or what you should be listening to. Think your own thoughts and be your own person. If you want some ideas, let me help you brainstorm...


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“The world is but a canvas to the imagination.” — Henry David Thoreau

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argyle v-neck sweater by old navy// lace stitch sock from cotton shirt by sandro cleo//preppy vest by forever 21// button front skirt by balenciaga// grey cotton skirt from apple rhinestone ring by asos//preppy pin badges by fred perry// upwardly mobile satchelby scented pens from white out// undeniable charisma dress by 2011 calendar by kate spade// cabbage rose perfume by lollia// lip venom lip plumper by duwop duwop// penny loafers by topshop// lights by ikea//

“ We need glee members, people to stand behind me with wet eyes while I sing solos.� - Rachel Berry

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chap stick from almost every store in america// clear round glasses by luisaviaroma. com// military jacket by marc jacobs// orange crew neck top by felipe oliveira// runaway bender backpack by endless// brass studs from black pleated skirt ($10!) by cherokee from ladies military combat boot from

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BE WITCHING “Here are all your familiar spiritsyour incubi and succubi; your witches that go by land, by air, and by sea;your wizards of the night and of the day.” the crucible  by  arthur  miller                  

flourite poison pendant by silver sky// giant witch blouse by vivienne westwood// gypsy race vest by kirrily johnston// beaten cross cuff by asos// open back maxi dress by roland mouret// kaya cross necklace by all saints// black cross necklace by forever 21// crowned heart rosary by couture candy// dahlia candle by barneys// spine bracelet by not just a label// victorian diamond ring by the three graces// goldie maxi skirt by all saints// midnight poison eau de parfum by dior// poison eau de toilette by dior// pure poison eau de parfum by dior// june lace up bootie by loeffler randall// pure lipstick no. 99 muscat by yves saint laurent// black leather lace up bootie by L.A.M.B

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“the little mermaid” gold pleated braided cord shell necklace by disney couture// “little mermaid” shell ring by disney couture// guerlain aqua allegoria herba fresca eau de toilette from sephora// “the little mermaid” charm bracelet by disney couture// pearl cone shell ring fron kirna zabette// shell sandals by azzedine alaia// sequin dress by jack willis// disney couture necklace// moonstone shell ring by kirna zabette// “little mermaid” fish scale earrings by disney couture// one shoulder mini dress by gold randall sandal by BCBG// sequin cocktail dress by rachel gilbert// green belt with gold shell clasp by circa sixtythree// lolita lempicka fleur de corail eau de parfum from sephora// gold platform peep toe by nine west// sand dollar ring from “little mermaid” treasure chest necklace by disney couture// crystal eye palette by bobbi brown// sun bronzer by stila cosmetics// sheer color moisturizer spf 30 by stila cosmetics// crayon in sea eye shadow by topshop// high shine eye color by bare essentials// O.P. I. nail polish in sea? i told you!// bath sea salts by calanques//

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LIPS: |1.Maybelline Cool Watermelon 83| 2. Estée Lauder All Done Up| 3.Maybelline Pink Petal 125| 4.MAC Frost “O” A95| 5. NYC Cafe 301B| 6.Revlon Coral 080| 7. Estée Lauder Wannabe| 8. NYC Rose Gold 413B| 9. L’Oréal Royal Red 303| NAILS:| 1.Princessa Sugar Cherry 128| 2. California Color 21| 3. California Color 22| 4.Sally Hansen Red Carpet 30| 5.Nabi New Black Glitter| 6.Hello Kitty SIL-3421| 7.Wet ‘n Wild Kaleidoscope 460D| 8.Sally Hansen Gunmetal 22| 9.Sinful Colors Secret Admirer 933| 10.Wet ‘n Wild Blue Moon 466| 11.Sinful Colors Hot Spot 943| 12.Sinful Colors Hottie 831| 13.Jordana Electric Blue 906| 14.Sinful Colors Mint Apple| 15.Revlon Minted 85| 16.Sally Hansen Ivy League 17| 17.Sinful Colors San Francisco| 18.Sinful Colors See You Soon 931| 19.Sinful Colors What’s Your Name| 20.Sinful Colors Daddy’s Girl 841| 21.Sinful Colors Frenzy 922| 22.Urban Outfitters| 23. Urban Outfitters| 24.Urban Outfitters| 25.Wet ‘n Wild Dream Poppy 429D| 26. NYC Classic Coral Creme 130A| 27.OPI Royal Flush Blush| 28.California Color 419| 29.Revlon Gold Get ‘Em| 30.Urban Outfitters| 31. Sinful Colors This Is It 832| 32. Covergirl Bronze Beauty 603

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STYLE STREET giselle abcarian is a sophomore. she’s quirky. she’s gorgeous. oh yeah, and she’s a fashion prodigy.see what she’s wearing at

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bow tie bobby pin by forever 21// beauty rush mascara by victoria’s secret// cupid’s bow lip shaper by benefit cosmetics// heart coin purse by house of fraser// black and gold hoops by dolce & gabanna// eyelash curler by topshop// polka dot garter undies from ivory lace garter from pret-a-beaute. com// black newcastle lace garter from (random, i know)// red velvet bow clips from lips in satin lipstick by topshop// precision liquid eye liner by victoria’s secret// sexy little things noir eau de parfum by victoria’s secret// red pumps by yves saint laurent

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BOHOHEMIAN RHAPSODY large PS1 bag by proezna schouler// burt’s bees lip balm from any drugstore// bright friendship bracelets by asos// feather headband from bonita belt by billabong// cali leather watch by rip curl

unisex laugh time black watch by swatch// neon glasses by hot topic// double spike ring by wendy nichol// arrowhead ring by pamela love// candy acrylic clutch by jimmy choo// starchild 3 plate necklace by tarina tarantino// monroe earrings from neon nail polishes by rue beaute// meteor eyes eye shadow by hard candy// encounter cross body bag by rebecca minkoff//


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[salvation army swag]

vest $6 ralph lauren polo $7 skirt $9

sunglasses $5 sweat shirt $10 sweater $10

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LITTLE SECRETS [things to do, places to see] You’ve seen this place with the corner of your eye. It’s that hole in the wall Italian restauraunt usually eclipsed by it’s more popular, yet inferior, next door neighbor, Boston’s Pizza. Yeah, I just said inferior. Peppino’s is not a pizza joint. It’s a 45 year-old family owned and operated dining room. The chipped walls are devoid of decor except for a single painting. Looks will decieve you because the food is beyond exquisite. You bring your own colas and wait for what seemes like hours in the hushed dimmness. The kitchen is hidden a few feet away. Since you’re only separated by a thin curtain, the smell of your soon-to-be dinner circulates the room testing your patience. This isn’t a pseudo Italian chain restaurant. Mamma and Papá serve authentic fare.

peppino’s italian food and pizza 23 ho’olai st. kailua hi 96734 Remember intense laser tag at Ultrazone in the Ilikai Hotel? Laser tag is back at the Rascal’s Family Fun Center at Dole Cannery. If you’re looking for some good, clean fun or if you wish to reignite some childhood nostalgia, this is this the place to be. Next time you’re bored on a Friday night, get all ninja-ed up for unlimited laser tag night. If laser tag isn’t your thing there’s also an arcade, mini golf, mini bowling and lots of other fun stuff.

rascal’s family fun center: laser tag 735 iwilei rd. suite 310 & 320 honolulu hi 96817 There are hidden treasure chests all over the island, all over the country, all over the world. They’re waiting on mountains, in bushes, in caves, on cliffs for adventurers willing to type in given coordinates on their handy dandy GPS’s. Geocaches are boxes filled with little posessions. It’s a universal rule that if you give a treasure, you get to take a treasure. Caches are hidden in locations ranging from extremely easy to difficult, high intensity terrain.Visit the official geocache site at to become apart of the experience.

geocaching anywhere your gps takes you

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If you haven’t heard by now, eating locally grown foods will help you save the world. Eating local eliminates the need for gas-guzzling transportation which helps fight against the big, bad global warming monster. Besides, you get to actually meet the farmer who births and raises your veggies with tender, loving care. Lucky for Kailua locals, there is an all local and organic market every Thursday from 5-7:30 pm in the Long’s Drugs parking lot.

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Naked Cow Dairy run by sisters Monique van der Stroom and Sabrina St. Martin is Oahu’s only source of local dairy. Naked Cow serves with old school charm. We’re talking hand churned butter and those good old glass milk bottles.

This brother and sister pair run the Akamai Foods booth. Chef and Owner Sharon Kobayashi offers lowfat vegan products. She carefully selects ingredients with no additives or preservatives. Her foods are conscientious of cholesterol, the good carbs, and heart health. Sitting in quaint baskets on their table you will find flavored oatcakes you’d mistake for cookies, dry mixes so you can DIY, granola, and drum roll please... teriyki glazed tofu musubi. If you‘re smirking at the thought, grow a pair and try it.

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behind disfunkshion magazine with public relations director tyson k joines Q: What does your job as a Public Relations Director entail? Tyson: As a public relations Director my job duties vary from day to day. A typical day involves writing proposal letters, attending meetings, training my assistant, taking care of all the Disfunkshion emails, scouting out new content for the magazine, among many other things. Q: What’s your favorite part of your job? Tyson: Seeing final print issues come out of the shipping box. That single moment validates all of the hard work and time we put into it. Q: What’s the coolest opportunity your job has presented you with? Tyson: My job has blessed me with many cool opportunities. I’m sitting here writing to you from the Grammy’s in fact!I’ve had

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the opportunity to interview Oscar Winners, Grammy Winners, and attened Fashion Week, just to name a few. Q: What University did you attend and what did you study? Tyson: The University of Hawaii and I majored in Apparel and Product Merchandise. Q: What did you do post college graduation? Tyson: I dove right into freelance stylng work and independent public relations for independent clothing boutiques. Q: Did you intern anywhere? Tyson: My first internship was with Hawaii RED Magazine, another local, online fashion publication. I also went on to intern with the Huffington Post, one of the most well-known newspapers in the world.

Q: What sets Disfunkshion apart from other magazines on the market? Tyson: The quality and high standards. We have much thicker pages than most magazines do. We are the only magazine in Hawaii to feature major A-list Celebrities on our covers. Q: What advice do you have for someone interested in pursuing a career in the magazine industry? Tyson: The main advice I would give someone wanting to pursue a career in anything related to publications or the fashion industry is that you need to have extremely thick skin, somewhat of a backbone. It’s so easy to get taken advantage of and to get walked over in this industry. My other piece of advice is that you need to be an effective multitasker and communicator.S



1 t shirt ruler marker scissors

two mark and cut a smaller strip about 10” long and 3” wide. lay the small strip wrong side up

one lay the shirt flat and cut off the hem just above the stitching. cut a 6” to 8” wide (10” to 12” for the better endowed) strip the bottom of the shirt through both layers.

three lay the large strip on top of the small one so it’s centered over and perpendicular to the small strip. double knot the smaller strip around the larger strip. wrap the fabric around your back and tie.

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photography by  cory  ida director  +  stylist  angel  crimmins makeup  by  cecelia  crimmins models  kaity  langois,  katelyn  tydinco,  cecelia  crimmins

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PHOTOGRAPHY: cory ida STYLIST: angel crimmins HAIR + MAKEUP: cecelia crimmins MODELS: sara mccallaster | kaity langois | paris bell | tarell monmaney

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|vest american eagle outfitters|dress american apparel|necklace aldo|

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|shirt american eagle outfitters| suspenders hot topic| skirt jeans warehouse| tights forever 21| shoes converse|

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|vest salvation army|shirt hurley|shorts hollister co|boots urban outfitters|

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|top charlotte russe|vest forever 21|socks forever 21|boots urban outfitters|necklace aldo|

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|shirt forever 21|bra top volcom|skirt forever 21|neklace urban outfitters|boots urban outfitters|

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|shirt oneill|bra top roxy|sunglasses walmart|boots paniolo riding co|

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+ If you’re into geeky dreamboats, these Columbia University graduates will make you swoon...again. contra by vampire weekend is the band’s second album following their self-titled 2008 release. Remember “Oxford Comma” and “A Punk?” Rest assured, their breezy, polo and dockers sound hasn’t changed. If that’s not your scene, don’t be fooled. They will creep into your subconscious. You won’t even realize your body responding to their subtly catchy tunes nor your inner dork emerging as you catch references to history, world cultures and poetry. But if you don’t catch on, underneath the crazy metaphors and quirky imagery they string together situations that everyone can relate to. “Diplomat’s Son” is a plot to take advantage of someone. “Giving Up the Gun” is about the passage of time. “Horchata” presents the course of love; how this wonderfully exotic realm so naturally transitions into something familiar and comforting, to something vapid and stale, though never forgotten. Let it be know, that if you listen to the music, you may feel the urge to break out in irrepressible dance. If you listen to the lyrics, they may hit a nerve. If you are curious and/or wise, you’ll want to keep an encyclopedia nearby.

Nino Rojo by Devendra Banhart will mesmerize you into a trance of melancholy and liberation. His voice is a ghost that will bewitch your entire being. It starts in your eardrums-where you first absorb the organic enchantment, then into your mind- where his bittersweet yearning seduces your innermost pathos, then this feeling trickles through your veins, devouring your whole body. Under Banhart’s spell you will want to roll around in the grass, tangling your body in weeds, enduring reality with bliss and a few tears. After connecting with life’s natural elements and the earth from which you will depart, you can finally roll over with contentment.

showtime [courtesy of] 1/14 TOOL. Blaisdell Arena. 1/16 Common. Blaisdell Concert Hall. 1/21 SOJA & Ooklah. Aloha Tower. 1/28 Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Mean Girls ring a bell?). Hawaii Theater. 2/2 Cat Power. Aloha Tower 2/10 Matt & Kim. Aloha Tower

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2/12 2/16 2/18 2/21 2/25 2/26 3/5 3/9

Mae. Pipeline. Anberlin. The Loft. Deftones. Aloha Tower OneRepublic. Aloha Tower. Elton John Nas & Damien Marley. Kakaako Water front. Hall & Oates. Blaisdell Arena. New Found Glory, Silverstein. Aloha Tower.


songs worth sampling


DISCOVERY “so insane” this is what happens when you fall in love at the discoteque.

BEACH HOUSE “heart of chambers” like slow motion dreams.




“...and the hazy sea” it’s like the calm between a series of storms.

“who knows, who cares”

“gold in the air of summer”

honey-dripped nostalgia.


“black and gold” a very tolerable love song with classy pick-up lines, boys take notes. TV ON THE RADIO “wolf like me”

a violent battle between self control and vice.

an anthem to living in the present.

we destroy everything that we touch.

THE NAKED & FAMOUS “young blood”


let’s never grow up.

revenge never sounded so sweet.


“no angel or demon” avoid the urge to break out the whiskey and voodoo dolls, and just listen.

“half full glass of wine”

THE BROTHERS JOHNSON “strawberry letter 23”

a groovy song drenched in old school swag.


[sites on the world wide web for discoving new music] features exclusive, re-worked, alternate versions of old songs and unreleased tracks by indie bands that are both worshipped and humbly hidden from the lime light. just like these specially recorded tunes. is exploding with different playlists to fit any mood. some of us listen to music that matches our moods, others listen to music to get into moods. either way, from “lost in thought” to “busy as a bee,” this emotional radio has got ya covered. realeases a monthly playlist of catchy tracks by under the radar bands. if you can’t get enough, check out community playlists and mixtapes.

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If you enjoy dark humour, and twisted tales of the insane, this autobiography of growing up with a mentally ill siser will satisfy. Between Lonnie’s explosion of absurdities and Lorna’s prepubescent bell jar pessimism, you will realize that we are all from the black lagoon.

This is a novel of clandestine enightenment. A concierge at an elegant hotel in Paris, who is assumed to be lonely and incompetent, is unexpectedly as intelligent as she is content. Then there is 13 year old Paloma, who is as troubled as she is intelligent. Their commentaries result in entertaining lessons on culture, society, and philosophy.

Boy rents aparment, stumbles upon an academic study written by the previous renter, who is now deceased. The study analyzes the Navidson Record, a horror documentary about a subtly haunting house that drives its inhabitants into reality-altering insanity. Boy begins to edit the study and spirals into his own insanity. Layers of happenings are told through multiple narrators who refer to both real and nonexistant sources. There are footnotes for footnotes and text is arranged eerily accross pages. Beware, this book is a trip.

[self-explanatory books to be read for fun]

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This will be the most beautiful encyclopedia your eyes will gaze upon. It’s not just an index of facts, but anecdotal histories of life’s most wonderful delights: from red lipstick to silence and trapeze to the weekend. It will inspire you to search for beauty in the unexpected.



for kicks [] superlative to youtube.

[] “get that damn song out of your head.� [] post your outfits or view everyone elses [] all this junk will keep you busyyyyyyy.


[] must-have gadgets

[] create online fashion collages

[] cute asian things

[] the fashion blog of 14 year old fashion prodigy, tavi gevinson

for kicks [google astronomy picture of the day archive]

[] a handmade department store

a stellar space picture everyday


a design blog featuring art, crafts, and culture


[] for those who live life on the edge

an essential lifestyle guide


a peek inside interiors with character

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As humans, the most complex of beings, we like to think that we have complete control of our thoughts, emotions, and desires. However, a ubiquitous force among our daily lives subliminally manipulates our thinking. The media takes on nu-

ern world, women are encouraged to achieve an ideal body image. Media both suggests and heightens the importance of an idealized body. This idealized body type is constantly changing. Twenty-five years ago the average super model was eight percent thinner than average women, in today’s society, models are twenty-three

of body shame and appearance anxiety differ based on levels of selfobjectificatio (characterized by the tendency to value appearance over abilities) both high and low self-objectifiers experienced increased levels of shame and anxiety. “Exposure to media-portrayed idealized images focuses attention on the body and

One of the most apparent and personal effects of PDVVPHGLDLVWKHLQÁXHQFH it has over our perceptions of ourselves. merous forms—television, web pages, radio shows, magazines—yet all serve the mass purpose of informing an audience. Not only do we turn to media for entertainment, but we turn to media for education, for advice, for confirmation. Our dependency on the media essentially surrenders power to its industries, instilling in the media authority over its audience. While the specific effects of the mass media are subject to variation, it is evident that a person’s attitudes and perception are conclusively influenced. One of the most apparent and personal effects of mass media is the influence it has over our perceptions of ourselves. In the West-

percent thinner (Derenne 1). Women are encouraged to be waifish and thin like supermodel Kate Moss, yet voluptuous in just the right areas like Jenifer Lopez and Pamela Anderson. Makeover shows like The Swan and Dr. 9021 glamorize plastic surgery and place a substantially high value on beauty rather than substance. The media pressures expectations on women and advocates conformity rather than independence. Consequently, studies show that exposure to images of idealized bodies in magazines lead to an increase of body shame and appearance anxiety (Huon 8590). Although the degree

encourages scrutiny of the acceptability of its shape and size” (Huon 86, 89). This scrutiny may drive women to eating disorders, depression, and overall body dissatisfaction (Bessenoff 240). Idealized images are an influential source of pressure to reach a certain epitome. This pressure entails both psychological and physical stresses. Mass media affects sexual awareness, beliefs and behaviors. With magazines such as Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Maxim and popular television shows like True Blood, Desperate Housewives, and Degrassi openly exhibiting sexual content, the media is an increasingly acces-

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ible way for people to learn and see sexual behaviors. Almost two thirds of sixteen to seventeen year old adolescent girls learn about sexual topics like birth control, contraceptives, and pregnancy prevention from magazines (Sutton, Brown, and Klein 35, 47). Walsh-Childers found that viewers’ own expectations for using condoms was affected by depiction of condom use in soap operas. Correlational studies of the relationship between viewing sexual media and effects suggest that the media impacts its audience by reinforcing a relatively consistent set of sexual and relationship norms and rarely included sexual responsible models—like people with multiple partners and people who engaged in casual sex. (Brown 44). The media tells people what is important and how to think about issues in the world around them. Media gets people thinking and talking about specific issues; as a result, this helps viewers define what is considered appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Media brings important issues to public concern yet may influence how the public interprets the issues based on content. Media has the power to mold an audience’s perception of global issues and norms, thereby influencing and even altering cultures. Audiences often receive biased, incomplete, one-sided information on important news events. Recently, the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance issued a media blackout for foreign journalists leaving US mainstream media outlets absent from

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Iranian affairs. Still, with hindered information sources, the US media diplomats tried to portray a “blurry picture in Iran” (Hamedani 11). This is evident in the American bias against the Islamic Republic and our swift decision to support the accusations of election fraud between Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mahmoud Ahmadinjad in the summer of 2009. The US media was ignorant of aspects of Iranian society that influenced the election and major protests. The US repeatedly showed images of Iranian events, but provided little context. For example news stations would show violence surrounding protests with very little background information. When the US reports on world issues, media officials often take on a Western bias ignoring other perspectives and use content out of context, thus turning mainstream news into propaganda. This ignorance ultimately alters the point of view and knowledge of US viewers. In addition to cultural bias, news stations can also be politically biased. For example, FOX news is notorious for having a conservative tilt. An excessive amount of Republican staff members serve as verification. For example, the president and founder, Richard Ailes, is “one of the savviest and most pugnacious Republican political operatives in Washington, a veteran of the Nixon and Reagan campaigns” (Ackerman). Other staff members with impassioned conservative ties include daytime anchor David Asman, former rightwing of The Wall Street Journal editorial page and

the conservative Manhattan Institute; the host of Fox News Sundays Tony Snow, a conservative columnist and former chief speechwriter for the first Bush administration; Fox’s senior vice president John Moody, a longtime conservative journalist; Fox’s managing editor Brit Hume, a veteran TV journalist and contributor to the Conservative American Spectator, and the list continues. Fox’s bias not only takes the form of its employers, but also in its attacks on liberals and their ideals. As a mainstream news source for Americans, audiences automatically view Fox News as a credible source of information. However, with a distinct bias against liberals, the audience is susceptible to submerged propaganda. Media, as an important element to our culture, has the power to manipulate perception and importance. According to anthropologists, having advanced media is synonymous with having high cultural tradition and, thus, an advanced culture (McLeod 70). However, Ted Carpenter refutes that advanced media of the first world affects not only tastes and trends, but it also molds perception: “I think that media are so powerful they swallow cultures. I think of them as invisible environments which surround and destroy old environments,” (McLeod 70). This is demonstrated by the effects of television on the culture of the Alaskan Inuit. These people had no experience with automobiles, yet viewed them on the TV show Dukes of Hazard. When a

group of Inuit actually encountered a car, they jumped in through the windows dirtying the seats with the mud of their boots (McLeod 71). They justified this behavior by claiming they learned it from Bo and Duke. They accepted what was on TV as cultural norms. “Televised media, however free, provides us with a selective view of the world about what is important and unimportant, and this selectively in itself is a critical dimension of pow-

and Sonny with a Chance was recently checked into a treatment center for an alleged eating disorder and a cutting problem. Lindsey Lohan is notorious among tabloids for her partying habits, alcohol abuse, rehab stints and arrest records. Since children and teens put these stars on a pedestal, they aspire to replicate their behavior and align their tastes. They want to dress how their role models dress, talk like they talk, and behave how they

educated and constructed by media culture; thus its pedagogy if often invisible and subliminal, requiring critical approaches that make us aware of how media constructs meanings, influence and educate audiences, and impose its messages and values” (Kellner 67). Luke Rodeslier claims that students must be empowered to competently read media by learning to question the intentions and contexts of the media. Students can do this by reflecting on

when messages are distorted, it is essential that the audience views media through a critical lens. er” (McLeod 74). The media determines our worldviews for whatever our age, sex, culture, language, education, or wealth. Alarmingly, media is poisoned by negative role models for adolescents. In the US, young people spend approximately six to seven hours each day with some form of media (Derenne 3). This void of positive role models is consequently detrimental to the adolescent audiences. Adolescence is a stage of testing various roles to establish an identity. Oftentimes, children and teens look up to people in the media. However, in today’s society, the media seems to harshly highlight celebrity gossip and downfalls. The Disney Chanel stars such as Miley Cyrus of Hannah Montana and Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical have both had incidents of inappropriate photos leaked to the internet. Demi Lovato, star of Camp Rock

behave. Based on these negative role models, adolescents’ ideals are molded harmfully. Conclusively, when messages are distorted, it is essential that the audience views media through a critical lens. If you have recently enjoyed a trip to the movie theater, you might recall seeing an advertisement in the form of a rock music video intent on recruiting members in the US Army National Guard. Obviously, the US Army was trying to target younger audience members and appeal to the service. Firstly, there is no relation between rock bands and the US National Guard. Secondly, there is nothing glamorous about pointing guns at other human beings in combat. By learning to examine the rhetoric of media messages, viewers can critically decipher the value of information to understand the central message. “One is often not aware that one is being

the medium used to convey the message, identifying the target audience, questioning the purpose of the approach, and the social climate surrounding the message (Rodeslier). Critical media literacy will ultimately provide the audience with the vital ability to distinguish hidden intentions so that they do not succumb to the stalwart influence of mass media. This will ultimately allow audiences to think their own thoughts and to be self-produced individuals.

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MIND BODY & SOUL: best brainfood

best for skin


for pleasure

studies indicate that memory and learning increases along with blueberry consumption.

the monosaturated fat in almonds prevent sun damage and wrinkles.

the flavanoids in dark chocolate improve blood flow and trigger the release of feel-good endorphins.



best for joints

for all-day energy

flu defense

quinoa has higher concentrations of energy-producing B vitamins than any other whole wheat grain.

vitamin c in red bell peppers eliminates toxins. vitamin a increases efficacy of white blood cells and antibodies.

it has been shown that vitamin e in spinach reduces pain in arthritic subjects.




post workout snack

greek yogurt has two to three times the amount of protein of normal yogurt and all the amino acids that help rebuild muscles.

mood booster

studies have linked EPA and DHA, the dominant form of omega-3s in salmon, to a decreased risk of depression

for stress relief

strawberries pack a ton of serotonin-inducing natural sugars. plus,one cup boasts 160% of your days vitamin c , which helps clear out cortisol, the hormone responsible for stress-related symptoms like high blood pressure and hazy thinking.

eating healthy will not only make you look good, but it will make you feel good as well. the authors of cook this not that enlighten us on what foods will do the body good.

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lemon juice is acidic and contains vitamin c beneficial for skin health. apply juice regularly if skin is sensitive, dilute with fresh mint leaf to reduce inflammation.

the common cold headaches lemon is rich in vitamin c which increases resistance, reduces toxicity the duration of the illness.

lemons have aromatheropy properties. rub the peels onto your temples for relief. drinking tea squeeze one lemon with lemon into a glass of warm slices will water, add honey for help as well. flavor. drink once or twice a day.


the common cold

mix garlic juice with one spoon of yogurt and apply to face.

garlic soup (3-4 cloves of chopped garlic in 1 cup of boiling water) helps flush out toxins and brings down a fever.

garlic contains allicin, a natural antibiotic agent that helps cleanse blood and prevent the spread of acne.

sore throat

cinnamon helps provide quick pain relief. add one tsp. of honey to a pot of boiling water. add two tbsp. honey to help coat the throat.

garlic has antiseptic and antispasmodic properties that help reduce severity.


cinnamon has aromatherapy properties. mix cinnamon with water and rub onto temples.

naturopathic medicine blends modern scientific knowledge with traditional and natural forms of medicine. it is based on the belief that the body has an innate ability to heal. if you want more tricks to heal thyself, i suggest natural healing wisdom & know how. it will be your naturopathic bible.

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Think about your last meal.

Do you know what kinds of chemicals were injected into that meal? How about how far each ingredient had to travel to reach your plate? What mega-corporations are on the rise with the assistance of your patronage?

These aren’t exactly questions that flood one’s mind when eating lunch. Since the Green Revolution in the 1920’s,

the world’s agricultural system shifted from sustenance crops to systemized agriculture. The goal of farming surpassed survival and focused on profit. Food was not only industrialized but globalized. Mega-corporations arose and are continually rising in power. One variety crops formed monocultures and uniformity. Science gave way to genetically modified foods to maximize production and profit. The future of our food is now at stake. As food industrialization and globalization progress, dangers will be imminent for global farmers, developing nations, the earth, and even you—the consumer.

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The food system in America is skewed, allowing mega-corporations to grow in power and wealth on a global scale. Today only 3 or 4 companies control the meat and agriculture industries in America. This power is spreading over North and South America. Smithfeild hog processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina, home to the world’s largest slaughterhouse, actively exploits their workers with ignorance to their citizenship and health. Employees face a modern day “jungle” once revealed by Upton Sinclair. Smithfeild recruits illegal immigrants from Mexico, where US subsidies on cheap corn put 1.5 million workers out of work. Montford, a US beef company, similarly advertises job openings in Mexico, sending buses into Mexico to transport workers to America every day. Anti-immigrant police do not crack down on the companies that hire illegal immigrants, but only the illegal immigrants themselves. Immigrant agents arrest

15 workers per day at Smithfeild. Exploited workers get picked up as criminals as companies make millions of dollars. Crops in the US remain cheap because of underpaid immigrant workers and government subsidized crops. Not everywhere in the world has this assistance from the government; in Europe farmers are subsidized but in Mexico and Canada neither crops nor farmers are.

Mega-corporations are not shy about using their power and wealth in the food industry to control other farmers. 10,000 years ago, farmers began saving seeds to plant the same crops the next year. However, in this modern world corporations now own food crops. Monsanto, a chemical industry, is threatening the traditional seed saving technique as well as the existence of the traditional farmer.

In 1996 Monsanto created and patented a genetically modified a seed that would produce crops designed to survive when sprayed by Monsanto’s herbicide Round Up. There are currently over 11,000 patents owned by Monsanto. Monsanto has 75 Private Investigators roaming the country looking for farmers who save their seeds. Wheat farmer/seed developer and saver, Percy Schmesier of Canada was sued by Monsanto in 1998 when the wind took Monsanto seeds into his crops. Schmesier was found guilty by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004 for “patent infringement” and he was consequently unable to use his own seeds that his family developed over decades. Similar cases have happened to the 9,000 farmers across North America that Monsanto has sued for seed saving. 75% of the World’s 1.4 billion farmers depend on saved seeds as their primary seed source. Monsanto’s goal is to own the marketplace by replacing it with seeds of their own. If Monsanto

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continues to rise globally, they will be vested with more power to enforce their goal among other nations. In addition to the legal issues imposed on farmers by the corporate sharks of agriculture, there exists the world of contract farming. Contract farming is often used in developing nations, where smallholders produce for private corporations. These private corporations loan necessary funds to the growers, which is subtracted from the payment they receive when they sell the end product back to the corporations. In the Dominican Republic, the prices for tomatoes are controlled by the government and the corporations which means that a farmer may not receive any profit for the tomatoes he grows and is even susceptible to debt. Similarly, In Malawi the tobacco industry takes advantage of the economic dependency on tobacco, bringing wealth to themselves and not the people of Malawi. In America, farmers lose a

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dollar for every bushel of corn they produce— they only survive by government subsidies. It is unavoidably evident that modern agriculture systems harm the environment. In much of the world, industrialization and globalization forces efficiency above tradition, culture, and quality. The conversion of wild lands to farmlands and pasture for

industrial agriculture results in the loss of flora and fauna. El Salvador’s forests have been completely cleared for industrial coffee farming. Native crops are threatened because of the introduction of foreign crops and the chemicals used to increase proficiency. The coffee processing plants in El Salvador release toxins such as arsenic, boron, and chloride. These toxins build up in soil,

livestock, human and ecological food chains, and urban waste disposals. In the Dominican Republic, farmers must follow a calendarbased pesticide plan rather than need-based. The Azua Valley suffered cycles of infestation of white flies because of the overuse of chemicals. Thousands of Costa Rican banana workers are directly harmed by nematicides, causing infertility. Simultaneously, cultures are being manipulated. The rise of contract farming strays from traditional farming methods and helps instigates the sky rocket in poverty of the third world, as well as immigration from native lands. Corporations and industries deliberately hide consumers from information on genetically modified foods. By genetically modifying foods, scientists invade the cells of plants and use technology to alter their DNA. Monsanto directly injects their corn with e coli bacteria and Round Up ready bacteria which causes tumors and foreign objects to accumulate in the corn. Because GM plants re-

foreign objects to accumulate in the corn. Because GM plants reproduce, the effects and future of GM plants remain an enigma. Deborah Koons Garcia, filmmaker of “The Future of Food” claims it is “the largest biological experiment humanity has ever entered.” One experiment revealed that after eating genetically altered “flavor savor” tomatoes, test rats developed lesions in their stomachs, but the tomatoes were still marketed to the public. Much of the criticisms and negative findings of GM foods has been hushed by the biotech industry. Large corpora-

tions pay millions of dollars for university research, and therefore have unofficial power over what is public domain. Large corporations that use GM foods oppose labeling laws because they want to limit liability; they want to eliminate ways to trace back health problems to their product. Mexico has already banned the planting of GM seeds to protect the genetic heritage of their corn. 200 companies in Canada signed against using GM wheat. The veil between the truth about GM foods and the public is causing strains in international relations for the US.

Biotechnology falsely claims that GM foods can help “produce food for a starving world.” While this may sound humanitarian, it’s impossible. Biotechnology does the exact opposite. Food production is not the problem; the 8 million people that starved today did so because of their lack of access to food. US farmers are paid to overproduce. These production crops are then used to undercut the markets of other countries. The capacity for the rest of the world to grow food for themselves is minimized by America’s overproduction.

large food corporations deliberately hide informtion about their products for the sake of profit.there are lots of secrets swimming around in your food. the traditional farmer is becoming a highly endangered species because of greedy, scheming mega-corporations. to avoid being lab mice, we should eat locally grown, organic foods as much as possible. unless you want a stomach full of lies and other probable foreign objects.

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how to sweat, with joshua crimmins bridge roll up [butt and abs]



vertical crunch [abs]



reverse push up [back and biceps]



superman [back and butt]



A) lie on the ground, knees bent, feet on floor. arms by sides, palms down. lift hips off floor as high as you can. lower. do 30 times. B)reach forward, grabbing thighs, use abs to roll up one vertebra at a time. slowly roll back down one. do 15 times.

A) lie on back, knees slightly bent, legs lifted, thighs perpendicular to the floor. arms by sides, palms on the ground. B)slowly lift hips straight up off the floor. pause, then lower back to the starting position. do 12 reps.

A) lie on back, knees bent. feet flat on the floor. push your body off of the floor as high as you can. B) adjust your hands so your fingers are facing your feet. slowly lower your body like a push up. do 3050 reps.

A) lie on stomach, arms straight in front of you. lift arms and legs for 10 seconds. lower. repeat 5 times without resting.

child’s pose [relax]

B) sit with knees folded underneath you, thighs spread out. bring chest to thighs and stretch arms forward. keep head dropped. hold until you’re relaxed enough.

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where to sweat around this town

moments unforgettable is

a dance studio on the kalihi side which students from all over the island flock to. they offer classes ranging from ballet, breaking, acting, music, painting, belly dancing and everything in between. this studio is literally an artist’s dream. your class becomes your family. you go in for a lesson and you come out feeling physically and spiritually enlightened.

bikram yoga is not

for the frail minded. yes, yoga is relaxing, but that only comes after the rigorous sequence of poses practiced in a 104 degree room. be prepared to drop buckets of sweat and weight, because each class can burn 700 to 1,000 calories.

samadhi is an aerial performing troupe offering classes comparable to the antics in cirque du soleil. we’re talking trapezes, hoops, silks. if you want to add some variety to your workout, this would be the solution of all solutions.if you’re not into it, just youtube their videos.

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yummies for your tummies


chai cupcakes

For the cupcakes: 1 1/3 cup milk 6 chai tea bags 4 whole eggs 2 egg yolk 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 3/4 cup cake flour 2 cup sugar 4 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cardamom 1/2 tsp. salt 8 oz. (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature For the frosting: 2 egg whites 1/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 sticks of butter (12 tbsn.), room temperature 6 tbsn. honey 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

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1. Preheat to 350 F. Line with cupcake liners. 2. In saucepan, bring the milk to a simmer over medium heat. Add the tea bags. Remove from the heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes. Remove the bags and squeeze out the remaining milk. Let the milk cool completely. 3. Combine the eggs, yolks, vanilla and 1/3 cup of the chai milk. 4. In the bowl of a mixer sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt. Beat on low for about 30 seconds, then add the butter and remaining chai milk. 5. Mix on medium low speed until light and fluffy. 6. Next, add the egg mixture. 7. Fill cupcake tins with batter. Bake for 15-20 min. 8. For the frosting, add the egg whites and sugar into the bowl of a stand mixer. Place over a pot of simmering water and whisk until egg whites are warm and sugar is melted. 9. Place the bowl back into the machine and beat until soft peaks form. 10. Add the butter, one tablespoon at a time until well incorporated. Let mix on medium-high for another 6 - 8 minutes until smooth and creamy. 11. Add the honey and cinnamon. Frost and enjoy!


cake balls

1 box cake mix 1 15 oz can pumpkin 1 container icing 1 cup chocolate chips 1 tablespoon margarine or oil (decorative sprinkles are optional) Heat your oven to 350. Spray a 9 X 13 cake pan with cooking spray. 1. In a medium size bowl mix together the cake mix and the can of pumpkin. Spread the cake mixture into the prepared cake pan. Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes. 2. Once the cake is done and cooled, cut sections of it and to create crumbs with your hands or food processor. 3. Combine the cake crumbles and the icing in a large bowl and stir. 4. Create 1 inch balls with the cake crumble mixture. Once you’ve gone through all the batter, refrigerate the balls for about 1 hour. 5. In the meantime, use your microwave (or stove) to heat the chocolate and margarine/ oil together. Dip the cake balls in the melted chocolate mixture and place on waxed paper to dry. If you want to use decorative sprinkles, be sure to place those on the chocolate before it hardens.



mint chocolate chip ice cream

1 cup fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup turbinado sugar 1/2 cup water 1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk 1/4 cup raw baby spinach leaves (12-15 leaves) 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt 1/4 to 1/2 cup sweetened chocolate chips

1. In a medium saucepan combine the mint leaves, sugar and water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Let it steep for 15 minutes. 2. Pour the contents of the saucepan into a blender jar, add the coconut milk, baby spinach, vanilla and salt. Liquefy for about a minute or until smooth. It should look nice and green now! 3. Strain the mixture into a medium size mixing bowl. Let it cool in the fridge for an hour or until the bottom of the bowl feels cold. 4. Once chilled, strain it again into your ice cream maker’s bowl, and freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Place a food storage container (where you want to keep your ice cream) in the freezer. 5. A few minutes before the ice cream maker is done churning, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. 6. When the ice cream maker is done churning, remove your food storage container from the freezer and spread about half of the ice cream on the bottom. Drizzle about half of the melted chocolate all over the ice cream and stir to break up the chocolate into tiny chips. Beat it into submission if you have to! Repeat with the other half of the ice cream and the rest of the melted chocolate. 7. When you’re done having fun breaking up the chocolate, cover the bowl and freeze the ice cream until firm.


granola bars

1/2 cup almond butter 2 bananas, mashed 1/2 cup whole almonds 1/4 cup dried apricots 1/4 cup dried cherries 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup mixed seeds (eg. pumpkin, sunflower... whatever you have at hand) 1 cup rolled oats (Yields 12 bars) 1. Preheat oven to 160C/350F. Line wide loaf tin with parchment paper. 2. In a small pot heat almond butter and mashed bananas. Stir gently until well combined. Set aside. 3. In a food processor, coarse chop the almonds, apricots, raisins and cherries. Transfer to a bowl. Mix in seeds and oats. Fold in the almond butter mixture. Press the batter into prepared loaf tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into bars/squares.

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DECLARE: [the art of the people]

ORIGINALITY anthony vealey

A trait long lost, sadly forgotten in the lapse of time , that affects all who walk the earth. Originality was once favored, a recognized talent which is now almost nonexistant. Where it used to be that becoming an individual of your own eccentricities was enjoyed, it is now apparent that belonging takes precedence. The

era has creeped up into our laps in a most unpleasant way. Nature seeks to mirror the much sought after title and attitude of adulthood stresses excess in way of conformity rather than substance. The trends and approval of fellow peers far outweighs ambitions and personal enjoyment. What happened to being yourself? While no one is perfect, a sense of individuality used to radiate confidence,

or at least a level of respect for oneself. These things are gone like the receding tide. Although sparce, originality can still be found among the waves of youth. Poetry, music, dance, and art are just a few ways many stand out and contribute to society. For this they are applauded and, hopefully, not copied.

REALIZATION samantha angelina mulhern The waves are always crashing here. Our hearts are always beating dear. There’s always walls around mine. Because of you it’s extra this time. My mind is always running around, It’s trying to think on count. But somehow you’re always a step ahead. You’re always watching when my heart stops dead. Your words are full of lies and fear. It’s like you can’t think clear. You have an intelligent mind, but it doesn’t matter when it comes to this kind. So I’m finally pulling out. You lost a friend and a girl to think about. The waves might always crash here, But in the end our hearts won’t beat together dear.

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cecelia crimmins

UNTITLED angel crimmins There were so many demons living with my blood, They knicked me at my ankles, They dragged me through the mud. I was their little experiment, They injected alchemy in my vein, That ate away my body and rewired my brain. They picked apart my being, Flesh and blood and bone, The stars lost their sparkle, I forgot they even shone. They howled outside my window, Begging for my hand, They promised me bliss and freedom In their wonderland.

cecelia crimmins

BLISS monica anna marie franco She looked at him knowing that all the odds were against her. So she sat there with a monotone voice and her head down. Slowly reality sunk into her and all she could do was lie there and watch him in his world full of bliss. Don’t give up. But if he’s not doing anything, he’s not ready for you yet. When he is, it will be too late.

That world had been so beautiful, Not only in the sense of sight, It soothed me with cold comfort But I was losing the will to fight. I was given porcelain-pure organs, and knuckles that were strawberried, I was their favorite doll to play with, In this world that I had been carried. As time came for them to put their fun to an end, They stitched me up and left me At the beginning again. Though I was back at home, Little did I know, The demons had left me with something, A yearning in my soul.

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GRADUATION sam mulhern

We’ve seen our friends do it, we’ve seen it on TV shows and movies. Now it’s our turn. It’s finally the year 2011. Some of us haven’t even realized it and some of us are more aware of it than we want to, or should be. But it doesn’t matter if we realize it or not, because either way, it is coming. In a few months we’ll be the ones throwing up our caps. We’ll be the ones saying goodbye to all our friends that we in someway or another grown up with. For the first time in our lives we will literally start a new chapter. Graduation is almost here. Did you read

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that? Because I can’t even believe I just wrote that. A lot of us have been counting down the days for this exact moment. We’ve been dwelling on. On the other hand, a lot of us don’t even want to think about it. And not because we don’t realize it, but because we’re scared. It does not matter which one of those you are. Either way you’re probably asking yourself why in the world I’m even mentioning this. Let me explain. You’re wither counting down the days until you’re out of “this crappy place” or you’re avoiding it altogether. Whether you want to believe it or not, time is flying by.

So why not stop for a minute and think, actually think, about this. You might hate the place you live in, you might hate your high school, but you don’t hate your friends. This is the time when you need to slow your life down. Calm down. Take a rest. Focus on the people around you. You do not have that much time left. This is the perfect moment to take a chance. To finally do the things you’ve always wanted to do. Or to try something new. Make the rest of your senior year count. Don’t move that tassle without finishing what you want to do. Graduation is coming soon. What are you going to do?

WELCOME TO MY WORLD mahealani schuman

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ADVENTURES: [just for funsies]

make home-made ice cream sandwhiches make pinwheels and attatch them to your bicycle make a rainy day slip and slide at a park with big hills write nice things on dollar bills camp in your backyard play dizzy tag go crab hunting bury a time capsule cook a meal for a homeless person dress in crazy outfits and go cosmic bowling play laser tag cut up old t shirts

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“life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.” sir thomas brown

“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.” c.s. lewis

“And your very flesh shall be a great poem.” walt whitman

“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ee cummings

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Brainstorm Magazine  

An independent magazine that encourages women to rise from the conformity of society and to embrace their individuality.