Naked, Famous, And On The Cover

Naked, Famous, And On The Cover

Nude art is art.

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Melania Trump, the current wife to United States Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, is known to be a former fashion model and possible future first lady of the United States. Currently, her naked body is printed on the cover of the New York Post. Melania Trump like you've never seen her before was published by the New York Post displaying multiple photos of Melania back in 1995 during her younger modeling years. According to the photographer, Alé de Basse­ville, Melania “was super-great and a fantastic personality and she was very kind with me.” The French photographer also stated that Melania was very professional and treated this photoshoot just like any other job. Now, these photos were taken three years before meeting her future husband Donald Trump in 1998. With the United States presidential elections just around the corner, these photos and other “dirt” are now being surfaced. Definitely a dirty move the New York Post did by plastering her nude art as an attack against her and her family.

Melania Trump took these photos 21 years ago during her modeling career. Her and many other women have done nude art for years. Not only women, but male nude art is very common as well. For centuries, nude art has been around to show the beauty of the male and female human body. Art like this was made to awe and astonish people; not use to attack and shame the model. To attack the possible future first lady of the United States in this manner is embarrassing on the New York Post behalf.

Should Melania be embarrassed for the photos she took decades ago? No, she should not be embarrassed for the art she took apart of. I personally wouldn’t be embarrassed. What is the issue that people have with nudity? Perhaps every body doesn't look exactly alike but that doesn’t mean we should be embarrassed about showing some skin. Free the Nipple campaign and other public nudity activist are becoming more popular to embrace the beauty of the human body. Nudity is natural to all animal kind. No other living creature dressed up in clothing like humans do. I am not saying everyone should just be naked all of the time but perhaps being more accepting of nudity.

Nudity does not always have to be sexual. Nudity does not equal or mean sex. Posing nude should reinforce confidence in one's self and positive body image. Humans naturally have all different kinds of body shapes. Skinny, fat, tall short, all are natural things for male and female humans can be. Nudity is natural and should be more accepted in our society.

Cover Image Credit: New York Post

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To The Friends I Won't Talk To After High School

I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.


So, for the last four years I’ve seen you almost everyday. I’ve learned about your annoying little brother, your dogs and your crazy weekend stories. I’ve seen you rock the awful freshman year fashion, date, attend homecoming, study for AP tests, and get accepted into college.

Thank you for asking me about my day, filling me in on your boy drama and giving me the World History homework. Thank you for complimenting my outfits, laughing at me presenting in class and listening to me complain about my parents. Thank you for sending me your Quizlets and being excited for my accomplishments- every single one of them. I appreciate it all because I know that soon I won’t really see you again. And that makes me sad. I’ll no longer see your face every Monday morning, wave hello to you in the hallways or eat lunch with you ever again. We won't live in the same city and sooner or later you might even forget my name.

We didn’t hang out after school but none the less you impacted me in a huge way. You supported my passions, stood up for me and made me laugh. You gave me advice on life the way you saw it and you didn’t have to but you did. I think maybe in just the smallest way, you influenced me. You made me believe that there’s lots of good people in this world that are nice just because they can be. You were real with me and that's all I can really ask for. We were never in the same friend group or got together on the weekends but you were still a good friend to me. You saw me grow up before your eyes and watched me walk into class late with Starbucks every day. I think people like you don’t get enough credit because I might not talk to you after high school but you are still so important to me. So thanks.

With that said, I truly hope that our paths cross one day in the future. You can tell me about how your brothers doing or how you regret the college you picked. Or maybe one day I’ll see you in the grocery store with a ring on your finger and I’ll be so happy you finally got what you deserved so many guys ago.

And if we ever do cross paths, I sincerely hope you became everything you wanted to be. I hope you traveled to Italy, got your dream job and found the love of your life. I hope you have beautiful children and a fluffy dog named Charlie. I hope you found success in love before wealth and I hope you depended on yourself for happiness before anything else. I hope you visited your mom in college and I hope you hugged your little sister every chance you got. She’s in high school now and you always tell her how that was the time of your life. I sincerely hope, every great quality I saw in you, was imprinted on the world.

And hey, maybe I’ll see you at the reunion and maybe just maybe you’ll remember my face. If so, I’d like to catch up, coffee?



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A Little Skepticism Goes A Long Way

Be informed citizens and verify what you see and hear.


These days more than ever before we are being bombarded constantly by a lot of news and information, a considerable amount of which is inaccurate. Sometimes there's an agenda behind it to mislead people and other times its just rumors or distortion of the facts. So, how do you sift through all this and get accurate information? How can you avoid being misled or brainwashed?

This is an important topic because the decisions each of us make can affect others. And if you are a responsible citizen your decisions can affect large numbers of people, hopefully positively, but negatively as well.

It's been said that common sense is not something that can be taught, but I am going to disagree. I think with the right training, teaching the fundamentals behind common sense can get people to have a better sense of what it is and start practicing it. All you will need is to improve your general knowledge and gain some experience, college is a good place for that, then add a little skepticism and you are on your way to start making sensible decisions.

One of the fundamental things to remember is not to believe a statement at face value, you must first verify. Even if you believe it's from a trusted source, they may have gotten their info from a questionable one. There's a saying that journalists like to use: "if your mother said, 'I love you' you should verify it.'" While this is taking it a bit too far, you get the idea.

If you feel that something is not adding up, or doesn't make sense then you are probably right. This is all the more reason to check something out further. In the past, if someone showed a picture or video of something that was sufficient proof. But nowadays with so many videos and picture editing software, it would have to go through more verification to prove its authenticity. That's not the case with everything but that's something that often needs to be done.

One way of checking if something sounds fishy is to look at all the parties involved and what do they have to gain and lose. This sometimes is easier to use when you're dealing with a politics-related issue, but it can work for other things where more than one person/group is involved. For example, most people and countries as well will not do something that is self-destructive, so if one party is accusing the other of doing something self-destructive or disadvantageous then it's likely that there is something inaccurate about the account. Perhaps the accusing party is setting the other one up or trying to gain some praise they don't deserve.

A lot of times all it takes is a little skepticism and some digging to get to the truth. So please don't be that one which retweets rumors or helps spread misinformation. Verify before you report it.


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