Hot or Not

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Hot or Not is Hailey O’Connor’s Massie Block-style assessment of what’s hot and what’s not each week. 


Okay, guys. Not much is hot about mommy issues. So, instead, I’m going to talk about Common Grounds. RIP Blue State, but you have been replaced with a serious coffee contender. Common Grounds coffee is so wonderfully affordable, and their everything bagel isn’t too shabby either. The little wood tables are adorable, and I feel as though I can finally dive into my coffee shop girl aesthetic. 

Their large iced coffees are the only thing keeping me going this finals season. If you see me in the stacks tonight, please say hello. I will need to be reminded that there is good in the world. 


In honor of the Mommy Issue, I am going to talk about birth control. Men, you should be on your knees thanking the women in your life for taking it. For us all not to be a mommy, and to not have issues, we have to inject our bodies or take little pills or insert an IUD. It’s not hot. There is very little long-term information on how this affects the female body, and that’s actually scary! There needs to be more education on women’s reproductive health. Mic drop. 

Or we could all just be celibate. Which is also not hot.

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