She Said: Farewell

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Just a heads up: For once, this column won’t be about something risque or taboo. This issue is the last issue of The Critograph for the 2017-18 year, which also means this is the last time I will be writing for my column, since I will be graduating in a few short weeks. Read More


She Said: Just Friends

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I tend to get annoyed when people make the claim that men and women can never be “just friends.” Like, why not? Is there something radically different about men and women that doesn’t allow us to communicate casually or platonically? Are we so attracted to everyone of the opposite sex that we can’t control ourselves? I realize that there are some good examples someone could use to try to argue against my position, but in the end – when you really think about it – the whole idea is just ludicrous. Read More


She Said: Put it Away

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Social media is a huge part of our lives, and it can often be beneficial in communicating with others, however social media can also put a strain on people in relationships.

It is not uncommon to be in a relationship and become jealous when you see other couples posting about one another and how in love they are all the time. You may even start to wonder why your significant other doesn’t care enough to declare his/her love for you via Facebook or Instagram. I remember feeling this way with my boyfriend in high school, and now I’m sitting here thinking about how stupid it was. Lack of social media presence does not equal a lack of love. Some people just aren’t into doing those sort of things, and that can even be a good thing. Read More


She Said: Being Confident

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Confidence is sexy. I think, basically, everyone out there can agree with that, and it is especially ideal when searching for a partner. However, you can’t be confident in front of someone else if you aren’t confident with yourself first. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. You should be proud when you look in the mirror. Read More


She Said: Just F-R-I-E-N-D-S

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Ah, the Friend Zone. The imaginary corner where every guy is banished to stroke his poor ego when a woman he likes rejects him. Notice I said imaginary. Because it doesn’t exist. Plain and simple. This is one thing that pisses me off beyond belief, because it’s just a made-up term to help comfort guys who think they deserve a woman but can’t get her. Read More


She Said: Feminist Anthems

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

We’ve had plenty of songs throughout the years that we can dub “women’s anthems,” but here lately I have been super impressed with all of the “fire” women positive songs that female artists are putting out. They’re truly feeling themselves, and they’re letting men know what’s up. Women rise when we need to, and it’s clear with all the sexual harassment allegations coming to light, that now is the perfect time. Let’s take a look at a few of my recent favorite empowering songs. Read More


She Said: Send Nudes

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

So, let’s talk about nudes. Unfortunately, this discussion has nothing to do with my favorite types of lipstick. Some of you might send out a collective gasp, but I’m just going to throw it out there: Sending nudes is stupid.

I get it, nudes can be fun and flirtatious, and they’re a regular staple of sexting. However, it seems like the cons outweigh the pros. Maybe, they make you feel confident or maybe you’ve been conditioned into thinking you need to send that guy a picture of yourself sans clothes in order for him to like you; despite the reasoning, I find that sending nudes is an ignorant and risky act. Often, we do it impulsively, without even considering the potential ramifications, or we just ignore them and assume everything will go smoothly, because we totally trust this person. Maybe, there are certain circumstances where it’s rational to assume everything will be fine – like if you’re in a seriously committed relationship – but even then you don’t know what the future holds. Read More