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Ways to make a long distance relationship work

Ways to make a long distance relationship work

Ashley Hawn

May 7, 2019

I’ve talked to many people who find their relationships being tested. Someone gets a job out of town, gets accepted to an out of state school or family moves away and the question arises: Should we stay together?The decision of whether or not to be in a long distance relationship is a big one. ...

How the lack of social media usage changed my life

How the lack of social media usage changed my life

Ashley Hawn

April 29, 2019

Recently I was surprised when I got an alert on my phone showing the amount of screen time I had used over the past week. Well, surprised would be an understatement. I was astonished.The new screen time feature in IOS 12 gives a breakdown of iPhone usage over the past week period with the amount of time s...

Enough is enough with Ilhan Omar’s comments

Ashley Hawn

April 26, 2019

When you think you’ve heard and seen it all from Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar think again. Omar has been receiving much criticism over the past months for her anti-Semitic comments such as claiming Israel had “hypnotized the world” into ignoring its treatment of Palestinians.Omar did not u...

The results of the Mueller investigation

The results of the Mueller investigation

Ashley Hawn

April 17, 2019

Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation into President Donald Trump allegedly colluding with the Russian government in the 2016 presidential election has finally come to a close.Mueller’s investigation “did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordi...

The reality of the lack of body diversity in the modeling industry

The reality of the lack of body diversity in the modeling industry

Ashley Hawn

March 13, 2019

When you sit down and open up a fashion magazine, what do you see? Tall, skinny, white women. It’s the same in almost every magazine except a few.The diversity in the modeling industry is improving, but slowly. This hyper-skinny look has been defined as the ideal beauty standard in the American ...

The damage done by the Smollett case

The damage done by the Smollett case

Ashley Hawn

February 28, 2019

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has surrendered to a felony charge of filing a false police report.A week after writing himself a threatening letter, he staged a fake assault to gain publicity for himself. The letter that arrived at the filming studio contained a homophobic death threat. A...

Be a victor not a victim

Be a victor not a victim

Ashley Hawn

February 13, 2019

In recent years many people around the world have become proficient in the art of "being oppressed." There is conflict between choosing the victim or victor mindset in how one chooses to live.“Your attitude determines your altitude,” says American author Zig Ziglar. The victimhood narrative...

How to be sure your New Year’s Resolutions stick

How to be sure your New Year’s Resolutions stick

Ashley Hawn

January 29, 2019

Your New Year’s resolution may be just as daunting as your holiday list. Maybe the start of the new year is when you look to eat less, exercise more, make new friends, travel more, eat better or pay your debt. January is a time to think about what you want to accomplish within the upcoming 12 months....

The new democrats and the division in Congress

The new democrats and the division in Congress

Ashley Hawn

January 17, 2019

The new era of divided government is underway and many Americans are eager to see their elected officials get to work. Americans of all demographics made their voices heard in this past midterm on major issues. Much of the elected democrats in the new Congress sway strongly left and are yearning to ha...

What we can learn from 2018 elections looking ahead to 2020

What we can learn from 2018 elections looking ahead to 2020

Ashley Hawn

November 27, 2018

The 2018 elections have been officially recorded and the results leave us with much to ponder on. Results have shown that there was an impressive turnout in midterm voting with record voting at its highest in 50 years. This election broke the chain of low turnouts in midterms as 2018 brought out pas...

Michael Avenatti facing domestic violence charges, still considering 2020 presidential run

Michael Avenatti facing domestic violence charges, still considering 2020 presidential run

Ashley Hawn

November 20, 2018

Early Wednesday morning attorney to Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti, was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence. Avenatti has emerged this year as a strong critic of Donald Trump, starting with his representation of Daniels and frequent media appearances. For months, Avenatti has been play...

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