Amanda graduated from Barnard College with an extremely useful degree in History with a minor in Spanish Language and Latin American Culture. She is passionate about social justice, journalism, travel, plus size fashion, and keeping the memory of Heath Ledger alive. She hopes to be Daenerys Targaryen when she grows up.
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Aug 6, 2009

The Fat Camp Chronicles: This Place Might Kill Me

I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it here another two weeks. I may kill myself. Or someone else. I say this because yesterday I was forced to do a mini-triathalon. I'm not sure if I've ever endured greater agony than what I just experienced. Alright, that's sort of an overstatement, but it really was incredibly effing hard.

Jul 30, 2009

The Fat Camp Chronicles: If You’re Not Sore, You’re Not Working Hard Enough

Having now survived a full week of fat camp, I think I can safely say that I probably have never worked as hard in my life as I have since I got here. I'm incredibly out of shape (which adds to the difficulty), and it's been a big change for me. It's been a good change, however; I needed to get out of my comfort zone.

Jul 23, 2009

The Fat Camp Chronicles

All my life, I've been heavy. When I was younger I was ridiculed and bullied constantly about my weight problem, so I was always fairly depressed. Sure, I ate a lot (...of pastries), but my eating never warranted the amount of weight I would actually gain.

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Jun 13, 2009

Being Drunk Makes Everything OK

It's no secret that alcohol changes people. After a night of drinking, we're often surprised by what we may or may not have done during a night of debauchery. Oftentimes we end up with great stories, but there are also those nights that leave us wondering how the hell we ended up on a stranger's couch with only one shoe, a purse full of ping pong balls, and 17 new phone numbers in our phone...

The 7 Best Web Time-Wasters

It's Monday morning. Are you sick of studying? Bored out of your mind? Too tired to get up and get your ass to class? (I know, FML.) If you answered yes to any of these questions, the following list of websites and things to do may help bring some joy into your life.

Mar 16, 2009

5 Great Spring Break Beach Reads

So Spring Break is coming. Hellooooo, beach! For those of you out there who won’t be spending all day getting...

Mar 6, 2009

High School Seniors Let Out A Collective Sigh in ‘09

As the majority of the readers on this site will know, college admissions are a painful and infuriating process. Nowadays...

Feb 18, 2009

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