If you're going through a breakup and are need of a little music therapy, here are 55 songs that sit on my breakup Spotify playlist that are bound to make me cry, feel angry, or feel like a boss ass b*tch.
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The Real Problem With Palestine
I don’t consider myself to be a religious individual. I was raised Catholic but I’ve never gotten much out of attending church. However, I remember reading about the history of the Jewish people in high school. It was astounding to me that a single religious minority could be singled out for so much persecution and hatred. I suppose that is why I consider myself a supporter of Israel. If any group of people deserves their own state and community, it is certainly the Jewish people. But with the advent of social media, more people are witnessing the deadly conflicts that occur between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic organization known as Hamas.
Even though I personally support a two-state solution, I will never march in a Pro-Palestinian rally or support its toxic BDS relative because, by extension, I would be marching in favor of Hamas, and that is something I cannot do. By standing with those students who shout for an end to the “occupation” of Gaza I will be supporting a group who, in their official charter, detail a vast Zionist conspiracy and makes reference to the virulently anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion. The charter states, in part, “The Zionist plan is limitless. After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates…Their plan is embodied in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying.” I would be marching in support of a group that advocates the killing of not just Israeli’s but of all Jews. I would be marching in support of a group that called the holocaust a “lie made up by the Zionists”
I’m not sure if the students who support Palestine realize this. Maybe they fail to comprehend the wave of antisemitism that is currently sweeping through. Furthermore, there was a noticeable spike in anti-Semitic violence following Israel’s offensive into Gaza. These statistics worry me. It concerns me that an Islamic terrorist organization can be repackaged as a valiant group fighting their Israeli “oppressors.”
Again, I believe that the Palestinians have a right to be a self-sufficient people in charge of their own destiny but in order for that to happen Hamas must vow to 1. Acknowledge the existence of Israel and 2. Immediately cease all rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. No one wants to see a newly formed Palestinian state merely become a proxy funded by Iran to further target Israel. Yes, we need a comprehensive peace agreement and no further civilians, be they Israeli or Palestinian, deserve to be killed. However, with Hamas in power, that reality is far less likely.
As a deer, I thought I would have been more likely to be hit by a car than by a tall, angry woman with dyed-gray hair.
After an encounter I had this weekend, I got to thinking about how everyone polices women’s bodies and choices in the most subconscious way. I was standing with my friend who was in line at Cheesie’s at 2:30 a.m. (obviously living our best life) when the woman standing behind us elbowed me out of line. She really aggressively shoved me and interrupted my friend's order so she could say to my friend that my deer costume contributed to men infantilizing women. She also said something about how I should go back to Kansas, but, again, it was 2:30 a.m. at Cheesie’s and I was pretty much a deer in the headlights at this point (lol): shocked and frozen in place.
There were obviously several things wrong with what she did, but the worst in my opinion was that under the guise of feminism, she thought she was doing the right thing by insulting my (admittedly lazy and basic) costume choice. In her mind, it was my responsibility as a woman to prevent sexism by making sure I don’t wear clothing that makes men think sexist things about me. She forced this view on me instead of putting blame where blame is due: on sexist men. Basically, I have to carefully consider every outfit and look at it through a man’s eyes, because something that I wear could make women everywhere look bad. When she was trying to be a ‘good feminist’ by putting me in my place, what she was actually doing was taking away any agency I have as a woman.
Being a good feminist means that you support other women's choices. You don't judge them for the choices they make, and you certainly don't force the male gaze onto those choices.
If you think you're a feminist, but you judge a woman for what she's wearing, judge a stay-at-home mom for not working, judge any woman and discount any of her choices by saying she made them just to get male attention, you are not a feminist.
Also girl, your boyfriend was dressed up as Jesus for Halloween. Live and let live. I wore the deer costume the rest of the weekend.
Take a look and remember all those catchy tunes from the shows you loved!
I know your childhood seems like it was just yesterday, but believe it or not, many years have gone by and fast! To reminisce on those times when you were a little tyke sitting in your living room watching cartoons, I've put together a list of the top 50 most iconic theme songs of our childhood! The list is based off of theme songs that were either extremely popular or were absolutely annoying to the point that you still remember them today. Enjoy!
P.S. The theme songs in this list most likely drove your parents crazy, so make sure you share this with them!
I mean who didn't want to go outside and play with these kids everyday?!
49. Out of the Box (1998-2004)
This theme song was simple, but definitely stuck with you!
We all know that we wanted to be one of these kids...
Just Me and You and Zoboomafoo...
Half Cat, Half Dog. It doesn't get much weirder than this.
45. What's New, Scooby Doo? (2002-)
Scooby Doo Theme Songyoutu.be
Generation after generation, Scooby Doo will always be popular!
This kid is definitely annoying, but you can't deny knowing his theme song.
Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice!
42. Bob the Builder (1999-)
Bob the Builder Theme Song | CBeebiesyoutu.be
Can We fix it? YES WE CAN!
41. Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy (1999-2009)
All we really remember about this show is "Plank."
The old jazz sound is nice for a change, right?
Well, after this theme song, we surely won't forget her name!
38. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993-1996)
Mighty Morphin Season 1 - Official Opening Theme and Theme Song | Power Rangers Officialyoutu.be
Whether you watched this show or not, you kind of always wanted to dress like one!
He's a 22nd Century Man!
Whether you knew the main theme, or one their many songs, the Wiggles will always have a spot in your childhood!
Everybody wishes this would happen in real life!
You're probably more familiar with his meme on Vine, but nonetheless, you'd recognize the song!
Need I say anything?
Oh, Shia. What happened...?
31. Arthur (1996-)
DW was just always getting in the way!
Ned Bigby, you got us through middle school.
If only High school were actually like this...
Oh you big purple dinosaur...your theme used to be stuck in my head for days!
Life is unfair...
26. Reading Rainbow (1983-)
Take a look, it's in a book!
You've probably found yourself whistling this tune on occasion.
Let's all take a moment and realize that this kid built his own dog. Gotta Blast!
23. Hey Arnold (1994-2004
"Hey Arnold!" Theme Song (HQ) | Episode Opening Credits | Nick Animationyoutu.be
I bet at one point in your life, you could sing this all the way through and your parents would get very annoyed with you.
Selena got to sing this one! And I bet you did too...
Mom! Phineas and Ferb made a time machine!
19. Boy Meets World (1993-2000)
Although this theme changed multiple times, it's still one of the most recognizable of our childhood.
This one doesn't even have words, but I bet you'll still know it.
Call me, beep me, if you want to reach me!
16. Dora the Explorer (2000-)
"Dora the Explorer" Theme Song | Nick Animationyoutu.be
As repetitive as this song is, you still sang it every time!
Miranda got to sing this theme and it even turned out to be one of your favorite songs!
14. Family Matters (1989-1998)
Steve Urkel made this show what it was.
I have no doubt in my mind that you knew every word to this theme song!
You can still sing this whole song today, don't lie.
11. Hannah Montana (2006-2011
Theme Song 🎶 | Hannah Montana | Disney Channelyoutu.be
What's better than "The Best of Both World's"?
Honestly, who didn't want to live in a hotel after this show?
There are no words to describe the impact this song/show had on your childhood.
8. Drake & Josh (2004-2007)
This theme song was so cool that I bet you still listen to it every now and again.
What's a childhood list without Sesame Street? Nothing...it's nothing.
At one point, this was so popular you most likely learned how to play it on piano!
5. Saved by the Bell (1989-1992
Saved by the Bell Theme Song (Original Version)youtu.be
Most likely the "coolest" theme song out there. When those re-runs come on, we know you're singing!
4. Spongebob Squarepants (1999-)
Hands down, this is the most popular cartoon theme song. Aye Aye Captain!
This is first rap that you learned how to do. And you still can.
Just by looking at this picture, the song will start in your head...
When your teacher put this on, the whole class used to sing along. It's definitely the greatest theme song we have ever heard!
I hope you enjoyed taking a trip back through your childhood and maybe even looked up some of these theme songs along the way! Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know and as always, thanks for sharing!
You change the very course of her life.
When you give a girl a horse, you give her the responsibility of caring for something other than herself. You make her life bigger and more vibrant. You give her confidence in herself, and teach her the importance of hard work. You'll teach her to think for herself and make her own decisions. You'll give her independence.
When you give a girl a horse, you'll give her sleepless nights too. You'll show her the sides of life that are sometimes sad and sorrowful. You'll expose her to the ugly side of things- the fear sickness brings and the bittersweetness of old age. She'll cry and sing and shout over horses and she'll be a better person because of it. She'll grow stronger through it all.
Because you gave a girl a horse, she has the tools to face the difficulties of life. She has the grit to withstand the bad days, and the joy in her soul to brighten the lives of those around her. She knows the value of a kind word, a simple smile and the satisfaction of a hard day's work. She's no stranger to disappointment and stands brazen in the face of fear.
Life throws you curve balls, it gets messy and completely unbalanced, but nothing brings you back to earth like Coldplay.
For when you cant figure out just what to say, or exactly how to get back to normal these lyrics will give you words.
"Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and everything you do." — "Yellow" by Coldplay
Viva La Vida
"Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm lost, doesn't mean I'll stop." — "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay
A Sky Full Of Stars
"I don't care if you tear me apart, I don't care if you do, 'cause in a sky full of stars I think I saw you." — "A Sky Full Of Stars" by Coldplay
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall
"I'd rather be a comma, than a full stop." — "Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall" by Coldplay
Adventure of a Lifetime
"Under this pressure, under this weight, we are diamonds taking shape." — "Adventure Of A Lifetime" by Coldplay
"Lights will guide you home." — "Fix You" by Coldplay
"I had to find you, tell you I need you, tell you I set you apart." — "The Scientist" by Coldplay
"When I look in your eyes, I forget all about what hurts." — "Miracles" by Coldplay
Army Of One
"And there isn't a fire that I wouldn't walk through, my army of one is gonna fight for you" — "Army Of One" by Coldplay
Us Against The World
"Through chaos as it swirls it's us against the world." — "Us Against The World" by Coldplay
"You're the one I wanted to find." — "Green Eyes" by Coldplay
"So if you love someone you should let them know." — " Everglow" by Coldplay
Hurts Like Heaven
"I struggle with the feeling that my life isn't mine." — "Hurts Like Heaven" by Coldplay
Something Just Like This
"I'm not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts, some superhero, some fairytale bliss. Just something I can turn to, somebody I can kiss, I want something just like this." — "Something Just Like This" by Chainsmokers featuring Coldplay
"I started looking for a warning sign. When the truth is, I miss you. So I crawl back into your open arms." — "Warning Sign" by Coldplay
"My heart is yours. It's you that I hold on to, that's what I do." — "Sparks" by Coldplay
"And if you were to ask me, after all, that we've been through; still believe in magic. Yes, I do. Of course, I do." — "Magic" by Coldplay
'Till Kingdom Come
"For you, id wait till kingdom come." — "'Till Kingdom Come" by Coldplay
"You were an island and I passed you by." — "Warning Sign" by Coldplay
1. Brittany Morgan, National Writer's Society
2. Radhi, SUNY Stony Brook
3. Kristen Haddox, Penn State University
4. Jennifer Kustanovich, SUNY Stony Brook
5. Clare Regelbrugge, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign