'The Bold Type' Inspires Me--Sincerely, A Journalism Major

'The Bold Type' Inspires Me--Sincerely, A Journalism Major

I want the cute clothes, the office desk job, the friends, the coffee, the early mornings and late nights, the meetings and all of the writing that comes with it.

As a Journalism Major, I dream big. I dream about working for a top magazine company one day or even being a part of a big radio station. There are so many possibilities when it comes to being a Journalism Major. I want the cute clothes, the office desk job, the friends, the coffee, the early mornings and late nights, the meetings and all of the writing that comes with it. I want it all, and there is no one stopping me.

I can think of many things that inspire me, but this TV show really stands out and holds the dreams that I desire. "The Bold Type" is the newest addition to Free Form, and it is one of the most honest and best shows from Free Form. "The Bold Type" is about three girls, Sutton, Jane and Kat.

These three girls are straight out of college following their dreams by working for "Scarlet Magazine" where they cover current issues, sex and relationships. These three girls are the best of friends, they stick together through thick and thin and help each other achieve their dreams. Even though each one of them works there and there is competition with in the company they all are after different areas and stand for greater meanings.

Sutton, the girl who was an assistant. She was always going on green drink runs for her boss, and even though she loved the opportunity of this job there was something more she wanted. While Sutton was going to take a job in the marketing part of Scarlet, she knew she was only doing it for the money. She knows the weight of loans she carries with her on a daily basis, so the marketing job was a huge pay raise. Deep down she was not happy with this decision and knew she should follow her dreams. When the Fashion Department of Scarlet needed an assistant Sutton jumped to it. She might not have much experience, but it is her dream. The pay was less than her original assistant position but it was not going to stop her from being happy and living her dream. We, as Journalism Majors, take risks. There might be times where we are not paid great, but we take the risk because we knew this was part of it. In the end, it's not about money but about how you want to live your life and what will make you happy.

Jane, the writer of the girls. She is living her dream by sharing her work with the world. Although, sharing comes with difficulty. Jane has trouble getting deep and personal in her writing, and her boss helps push that out of her. Being a part of Scarlet is personal, and many of the articles Jane has had to write have been personal. She writes for a magazine that expresses a lot of relationship issues and well, Jane has not been in love before. So, she struggles with that aspect, but she uses it to her advantage by writing about how it is OK to be the way she is. Not everyone is the same, and it is OK to be different. Jane was sued because of an article she wrote, and in the real world, that is how it works. There are ups, and there are definitely downs to the world of journalists. They get sued on some levels, and it is difficult to keep up with the writing.

Kat, the social media director of Scarlet. Kat is not afraid to voice her opinion, and sometimes, it gets her in trouble with the board of directors because something is not allowed to be posted on social media. Kat in confident in her opinions and beliefs, but she does struggle with her sexuality that soon gets in the way of her job. She learns to fire someone and how to correctly address problems. She supports and cares about current issues and is not shy to show it. Kat is all of us, always trying to do the right thing. We so badly want to side with a group and share our opinions, but when you are in control of the company's social media that you work for it becomes difficult. You always have to watch what you say.

"The Bold Type" is everything I want in my dream job. So I really want to thank Free Form and everyone who put this show together. It inspires me and gives me hope. I cannot wait to accomplish my dreams after college. I want all the highs and lows. So thank you "The Bold Type" for keeping it true.

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A Girl Gets Raped At School Then Gets Suspended

Boys are always going to be boys, right?

How many cases have there been about young girls get raped? As of late rape is becoming a huge topic that some are still afraid to talk about. I am here to share a story of a ninth grader who is, of course, getting the blame rather than the boys that did the crime.

A female student who goes to Miami Carol Senior High School has brought claims to people about three boys who had raped her. Where did it happen? It happened in the bathroom at the school, yep you read that correctly. These students had taken advantage of another during the time they should be learning.

The fourteen-year-old who I'm going to refer to as Sarah claims she was sexually assaulted by three boys and gets suspended from the aftermath.

"He was holding onto my sweater really tight and I was trying to leave to get back to class, and he kind of just pulled me into the restroom," Sarah tells. She went to a teacher had told her about the incident that occurred. Eventually, the school suspended the boys but did not expel them.

I get that Sarah may be horrified or even scared to go to go due to what happened. Why does she need to be suspended? What did she do in the situation that she should get a strike for it? Maybe it's for Sarah's safety, maybe they are treating her unfairly.

Moving on, the first boy she says forced her to have anal sex while the others forced her to perform oral on them. However, the girl supposedly told the Mother that she didn't scream or run away leaving that as consensual.

Sigh, why does it always come down to that? If a girl or woman doesn't strike back it is considered consensual. I've read that in other cases before and I just don't understand how that can validate any situation. I'm sorry I didn't have enough time to fight back when I was being held down or forced.

As if this story could get any worse it did and fast. Two of the boys' families stepped forward and told the investigator something that no one wants to hear. One of the boys has gonorrhea and the other is HIV positive.

This girl is only fourteen years old and is going to have life ripped away. They had given Sarah medication just in case and she won't know if she is positive until a year later. Why? What did he do to deserve that?

The same with the boy though, it is a shame that he is HIV positive but why would you want to infect someone else? Why would you want to let someone else suffer from the same disease?

The school had released a statement which said “School district administrators in conjunction with Miami-Dade Schools Police are thoroughly investigating this case thoroughly, and it continues to be an active investigation. Information regarding the case has been provided to the State Attorney’s Office as well as the Department of Children and Families (DCF).”

Sarah is getting therapy and is staying away from the school which I said I would completely understand. Her Mother is stating that the district is being difficult with allowing her to transfer someplace else.

Rape isn't going to go away even if we want it to. People are still going to do the same thing no matter how hard we fight. It becoming the same fight over and over and there isn't much we can do.

I just hope that this won't be so popular in the news. With each and every story that comes up reads the same thing. Female gets raped by a male and they usual result in the winning of the man.

At some point we need to figure out a way to calm this but unfortnauly for us we can't make it stop.

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Full of Emotions: A poem

Not positive emotions, but they needed written

This is a poem that has been stewing in the back of my head for the past week, things that I've felt like I needed to voice and should've spoken up about ages ago.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy it.

I can't bring myself to love you.

I can't stand you

I almost hate you

and yet,

because of who you are,

I know it shouldn't be like this.

Does it make me a bad person

if I wish for your existence to end?

Does it make me evil

to wish no good to come to you?

If this is a sin,

I think it probably is,

I am not ready to repent for it yet.

All these feelings

I used to have for you

have been numbed

by the anesthesia of time.

Every time the anesthesia wears off

I learn a new thing to like

and almost just as quickly

another thing to hate.

You hurt me and you hurt

people I love

with equal abandon

and I can't forgive that.

Maybe it makes me a bad person

maybe I'm justified

in my feelings of dislike

and even if I am

I don't care.

My emotions have been

stunted for so long

because of you.

Being away from you,

I'm allowed to lower my defenses

and actually let my emotions grow

and attach myself to others.

Being away from you,

I realized how strange your love is,

how different your views are

and I've seen how far apart

you and I are now.

And I'm okay with it.

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