All posts by Oona Mozelle

Looks Shouldn’t Matter

See, now I titled this article, looks shouldn’t matter instead of looks don’t matter, because unfortunately in the society we live in, they do. According to numerous studies (which you can find easily on your own) attractive people are more likely to get hired, they are usually happier, they are perceived as more healthy, likeable and even more trustworthy. Many people feel like life is just simply easier for attractive people. But I mean what does it even mean to be attractive anyway? Science usually says its symmetry and people tend to be in the upper status due to what’s trendy in that time period. Although it’s hard to disagree with what science and studies say, I think we should focus less on this, here’s why. Continue reading Looks Shouldn’t Matter

This Old Dog Review

My favorite current musical artist is the talented, Mac Demarco. I was shown his music about 2 and half years ago and I’ve been in love with him ever since. His last album, Another One, came out August 7th back in 2015. It was a relatively short album with only 8 short songs. Although it was loved among his fans, we’ve all been pretty antsy to get a full length album from Mac. So when his album, This Old Dog, dropped on May 5th, I couldn’t hold my excitement. He has helped me through so much, his talent and originality never fails to amaze me. Although his music may not be for everyone, it’s at least worth a listen. Continue reading This Old Dog Review

Volunteering For NFTTY

This past weekend I spent some of my time volunteering for NFFTY: The National Film Festival for Talented Youth. It is actually the biggest film festival in the world for young upcoming filmmakers under 24. When you volunteer for NFFTY, you get full access to watch all the films and you can get free merch as well. I decided to volunteer this year for many reasons, but mainly because of my big interest in film and for the service hours. I volunteered for two days and this was my experience. Continue reading Volunteering For NFTTY

THE ARGUMENT AGAINST DOG BREEDERS

Adopt a Dog who Needs a Home

Over spring break my family and I adopted the cutest Miniature Australian Shepherd puppy. We had had a dog for eight years, who died of a lot of health problems last spring. It took us a long time to be able to be open to the idea of having another dog, because of the bond we had had with our past one. My mom was the first one to start looking online at dogs in need of a home on Craigslist and PetFinder. And on my own time I spent some days going to animal shelters. We knew we didn’t want to do what we did last time, which was buying a dog from a breeder. A lot of the time, people who breed dogs are really just in it for the money. There are so many dogs who need a home, who are at shelters, that if they aren’t adopted after a certain amount of time, are euthanized. And buying from pet stores can be just as bad. Even though there aren’t as many around anymore there are still some. Most pet stores get their dogs from puppy mills, so when buying from pet stores you are giving money to those puppy mills just to have the dog you bought be replaced with another; it’s an endless cycle. Of course most people don’t want to contribute to that but aren’t sure how to help. So when my family and I were faced with that we did some research into the right places to buy from. Continue reading THE ARGUMENT AGAINST DOG BREEDERS

Good Songs for Bad Days

A PLAYLIST

With so much negativity in the world and so much hurt, we have to find joy in the little things. Music can be a portal of every emotion–It has the power to make you feel things and give you an outlet to express who you are. There are so many heartbreak songs out there, for good reason, because I do believe that some of the best art comes from pain. But I think there should be more appreciation for those songs that can’t help but make you smile. Here’s a playlist I put together of songs, old and new,  to listen to when you’re feeling blue or you are already having a great day and just want it to get better. Continue reading Good Songs for Bad Days

Black Mirror

Netflix original series Black Mirror is one of the best current TV shows on right now in my opinion. This is a must see show that really makes you question everything. It’s quite unique in many ways though. Each episode has a different cast, storyline and air times can run from 40 minutes to over an hour. They are kind of all like mini movies but within the same universe that all hold one theme: the future of technology. Every episode explores different possibilities of technology but ultimately how dysfunctional it makes our society become. This show really made me think and challenged my thoughts on the future. This is a ranking of my opinion of what I believe the most powerful episodes, I do strongly recommend watching each season but it does not need to be watched in order. WARNING: Spoilers of these episodes ahead!

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Misconceptions of Makeup

I have had a fascination with makeup ever since I was little. As soon as my mom let me get my hands on a few makeup products, I was hooked. I started to experiment with different looks, even though I wasn’t that good I would come to school everyday in middle school with a new look. I spent hours watching online tutorials which began to increase my skill and knowledge. Now as a sophomore in highschool, makeup is a huge part of my life. Everyday I wake up and spend an hour creating a different look; I don’t really go out of the house without makeup. Because of all of that, I have been subject to lots of insults and misconceptions about makeup. Even in 2017 there is still a lot of misinformation about makeup, maybe because there is still this stigma behind it. Well I am here to debunk some of the most common misconceptions that I have heard over the years.

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Diversity in TV Shows

It’s 2017 and it feels like it’s only been these last couple of years that we have really began to see some changes in the diversity when it comes to what you see on TV. In the past couple of decades what you saw often is one token character in a show. Their race, sexual orientation, gender, or whatever makes them different, is the focal point of their character. You hardly ever see those diverse characters unless they are playing out a stereotype. In this past decade there have been some changes in TV, there are so many incredible shows on television with a diverse cast that if you haven’t watched you should. As a white woman, growing up I didn’t realize just how white most of the TV shows and movies I was watching were. If you’re privileged it’s easy for some of these things to just brush past your head when they don’t affect you as much. But as I got older I started to realize the lack of representation of POC, and also myself, as a jewish, bisexual woman. I began to be bothered by the things I wasn’t seeing. There are a lot of shows I like, but lack diversity, so here are some of my personal recommendations of good shows that are on TV with a diverse cast. Continue reading Diversity in TV Shows

LA LA Land Review

Over winter break I went to the movie theaters to see La La Land. Which is a modern musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Now this was a movie that I was dying to see. They did a great job with the trailer, because they took some of the most beautiful parts of the movie and compiled them all together, which of course grabbed my attention. But they also didn’t give much away about the plot. So I came into the movie excited and open minded. Continue reading LA LA Land Review