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January 08, 1999
  I'm not a material girlPDF files may take a moment to load

After being forcefully told by my mother that I at least had to purchase stocking stuffers for everyone this year (that's 10 people for brunch at my sister's), I realized I hated Christmas. When I dug a little deeper, I discovered that it wasn't Christmas I hated, but the self-gratifying materialism that accompanies this holiday and our lives in general. At the core of my discontent sat the intended purpose of my university education-a purpose that has been inflicted upon me by the media, politicians and industry.

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