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Alisar Awwad, right, talks with junior Mirza Abdul Ahad Rauf, left, before taking his photograph. On Facebook and Instagram, Awwad documents subjects’ images and experiences of beauty as people of color.

Photo campaign redefines Eurocentric beauty standards

By Sierra Guardiola, Life and Culture Editor May 1, 2018
Awwad compiled what makes participants feel beautiful and what beauty means to them, highlighting the experiences of people of color on campus.
Sophomore Luis Torres worked with Do Something to petition for the changing of the dictionary definition of the word nude in Merriam-Webster. After seeing the support, Merriam-Webster altered the definition to be more inclusive for people of color.

Q&A: Ithaca College student changes definition of “nude”

By Natalie Shanklin, Opinion Editor August 26, 2015
An Ithaca College sophomore got Merriam-Webster to change the dictionary definition of the word “nude” to be more inclusive for people of color.
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