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With the help of a mirror, junior Zainab Shah applies makeup while sophomores Era Johnson and Ava Robertson look on. Shah argues modern-day beauty standards are unattainable and feel it’s important to look beyond surface-level beauty. “A healthier way to feel beautiful is to recognize yourself as an individual and all your unique physical characteristics,” Shah said.

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