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The goal for our campaign is not only to inform people about leading a healthy lifestyle, which they know they alread need to do. We want to provide people with quick, easy, achievable methods to attain these lifestyles. In our campaign we will set up a stand in the Hunter College lobby during peak hours (probably from 12 to 4 or something of the like). For the informative aspect of our project we will provide students with basic facts about weight, exercise and eating healthy. (BMI, Aerobic vs Anerobic exercise, Saturated Fat etc.) For the not-informative part we will be handing out freebies and giving people handy quick tips to lead healthier lives. We will provide healthy snack options such as cut up veggies, 100 calorie snacks, and fruit. As a method of outreach and distribution we would like to get a zumba class together to show people that exercising can be fun.

Sari Ades, Linda Khezrie, Della Mizrahi


There is an issue that people of all age, gender, race, ethnicity face. It’s the body image outlook and it’s drawing more attention as each generation grows older. The more this generation leans on media and celebrity images, the more people generate fear and hatred towards their own bodies. It’s a huge issue that now pertains to even the youngest of teens. Most people assume that this problem only affects woman but by the inclining statistics, men are also deeply enrooted in this dilemma.

-Sari Ades

Society has a very big impact on peoples lifestyles. Frankie Mae, Frederick Douglass and Jose Yglesius        all had very harsh lifestyles because of society. Franke Mae was the daughter of an African American slave and was broken hearted by not being able to follow her dream of getting educated. She acted older than she was and took good care of her siblings while her parents were working on the plantation. Frankie had given up on her life when she realized that an educated black had no power, and ended up dying at an early age before completing fourth grade. Frankie had no inspiration to live but if she had lived in a different time period she probably would have been able to succeed and fulfill her dream.

Frederick Douglass had a troublesome life because of being a slave as well. In the beginning, his masters treated him more like a son than a slave and even taught him to read. Later on his masters treated him poorly because they knew only whites had the right to be educated. Unlike Frankie, Frederick still never gave up on reading and continued to read by himself in secret. Even though he was cheated out of his liberties he didn’t let the ignorance of others change the way he felt about reading.

Jose Yglesius like Frederick Douglass stood up for what he believed in. He was in a group of underprivileged people who rolled hand made cigars for very low wages because of his economic status. Even though these people were of low status, they had an appreciation for literature. It was interesting to read about how the reciting of literature made the their work less tedious and how they refused to let an oppressor get in their way.

-Sari Ades (080)


Lives change daily, good or bad

Sometimes happy, sometimes sad

Music makes us dance

While watching TV puts us in a trance

Pictures spread smiles

While newspaper ads spread for miles

Run away from your life to a movie theatre

While books turn our minds into the ultimate creator

Media surrounds us its hard to escape

It’s as if were experiencing virtual rape

Sari Ades (008)