Maria is a senior at Hofstra University majoring in Journalism and Women's Studies. When she is not planing her next trip or in Mexico visiting her friends and family she is probably watching a Disney movie or Parks and Recreation, and most definitely drinking coffee.
Maria ZaldivarCutting your hair feels has some real, tangible effects on your mood and your attitude towards things. Many of us go through a change of hairstyle when something impactful happens in our lives, or whe...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarThroughout the country we've encountered a louder ask for body positivity. Activists such as Jameela Jamil have publicly condemned publications that photoshop or airbrush models and actors in order to...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarBerkeley College opened a professional boutique for students who want to dress to impress when interviewing for a job. The Professional Clothing Boutique and Resource Center is a hub for all things jo...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarIn my college career, I've experienced both sides of what I like to call "The Roommate Spectrum". I've had the absolute best roommate, who is my best friend. And, the roommate of hell. So, these are a...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarOne of the best pieces of advice anyone has ever said to me is "stay in your lane". It sounds aggressive, but wouldn't everything be easier if we all just follow our own lane and stop trying to cut pe...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarNot everyone is comfortable having an open conversation about sex and pleasure. But, they are important and vital conversations to have. Talking about sex should be normalized and these tips can hopef...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarThere have been a lot of rumors about what abortion is like, who pays for it, and the dangers of it. So, let's have an open conversation on the truth about abortion. Take this as a fact-check on what ...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarMore and more businesses with websites that are not accessible to people with hearing or visual impairment are being sued.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects anyone with a disabilit...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarWith the new rendition of RENT Live the story of seven friends is opened to a whole new generation of people who do not remember the struggle and stigma surrounding HIV and AIDS in the 90s.
RENT, w...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarIf you haven't seen "YOU" - now available on Netflix- y'all really should start. The story focuses on Joe, a man who becomes obsessed with a woman named Beck to the point of stalking. Joe has some rea...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarWe all need to be reminded that we are awesome every once in a while. Especially when we're going through complicated times. So, these are a few tips on how to re-gain our confidence and know we are f...Continue reading
Maria ZaldivarWith the semester starting and everything else that is going on in our country, and the world. It is easy to be overwhelmed. Burnout is very common when we start adding our coursework, internships, jo...Continue reading
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