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Love letters from Ana: Three things to remember

Love letters from Ana: Three things to remember

Anastasia Gayol Cintron December 11, 2015

Some call it the “City of Love” and I suppose that’s fittest place for me to go. After four semesters of writing Love Letters, I’m off to Paris to study abroad, which will, of course, result in...

Love letters from Ana

Love letters from Ana

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 30, 2015

Gender and Halloween I miss being little and celebrating Halloween. Getting in groups with friends with empty baskets or pumpkin buckets waiting for a year’s supply of candy to flood them. The parties...

Love letters from Ana

Love letters from Ana

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 23, 2015

 The cult of thinness Feminist theorist Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber, shares a theory in her book, “The Cult of Thinness,” on disordered eating among women. Most people who’ve taken a Women and Gender...

Love letters from Ana: An ode to Fall Break

Love letters from Ana: An ode to Fall Break

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 9, 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I’m not talking about winter break. I’m speaking of fall break. It is the most understated little break from the academic year that we get as Lafayette students,...

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Anastasia Gayol Cintron October 2, 2015

Neil Sedaka sang “breaking up is hard to do” 40 years ago, and 40 years later the sentiment still stands. Whether you’re the bearer of bad news or on the receiving end of the blow, breaking up is...

Love letters from Ana

Love letters from Ana

Anastasia Gayol Cintron September 25, 2015

Is Single the New Norm?   My hope is that the days of women attending college as finishing school are over. I hope that the students of the Mona Lisa Smile are gone and women are less and less likely...

Love letters from Ana

Love letters from Ana

Anastasia Gayol Cintron September 18, 2015

A woman’s gym etiquette When going to the gym, a woman must follow a certain etiquette -- after all, she’s treading on foreign territory. She must look adorable in her designer fitness wear coordinated...

Love letters from Ana: The Hack Heard Around the World

Love letters from Ana: The Hack Heard Around the World

Anastasia Gayol Cintron September 4, 2015

I like to explain the Ashley Madison hack as having all of your most shameful truths on display for the world to see and, perhaps even worse, those closest to you. Ashley Madison is a website that aids...

Love letters from Ana: First loves

Love letters from Ana: First loves

Anastasia Gayol Cintron May 8, 2015

  For a graduating senior and mentor. Standing at a baseball ground slump with a smile—you swore was made of glass Jacket like a spread-winged eagle, he saw you and looked down to check his...

Love letters from Ana: Modern Marriage

Love letters from Ana: Modern Marriage

Anastasia Gayol Cintron April 24, 2015

It’s a frustration often tossed aside or underestimated. You just sat down to dinner and as you open your menu, your date goes into her purse and puts her phone on the table facing up. As you’re telling...

Love Letters from Ana: You can’t always get what you want

Love Letters from Ana: You can’t always get what you want

Anastasia Gayol Cintron April 17, 2015

Doesn’t it always seem that at times you can never get your first choice? Whether it be Wawa running out of your favorite late-night mashed potatoes after a boozy night or that corporate internship that...

Love Letters from Ana: #Flawless

Love Letters from Ana: #Flawless

Anastasia Gayol Cintron April 10, 2015

Disclaimer: For those of you shocked by there being another edition of Love Letters this week, let me assure you that last week’s edition “Letter of Resignation” was a just spoof part of our April...

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