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Jenna Wirth

I am a multimedia content creator with a passion for storytelling, television, entertainment, pop culture, and production. As an energetic, collaborative, and hard-working individual, I strive to build relationships and connect brands with consumers.

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Ashley Tisdale's Best Mom Hack Is Playing a Pink Song: 'It's Like a Secret Weapon'

The actress and singer talks about her transition to parenthood, her best advice to new parents, and why Pink has a special place in her home. Do you have any parenting hacks or advice for moms-to-be? For new moms, I would say try to do something for yourself. You have this new addition, and obviously, all of your attention goes to the baby, but I think it's important to do little self-care things that make you happy. What's something you didn't expect when becoming a mom? To be honest I did

I Took an Online Wicca 101 Class During the Pandemic. Here’s How It Went.

I Took an Online Wicca 101 Class During the Pandemic. Here’s How It Went. Maybe I should have left my rule-abiding, 4.0 attitude behind when I signed up for this class. But I wanted to learn how to be a proper Pagan. I felt drawn to its respect for nature, its empowerment of the individual (especially women), and all the interesting stuff (charms, potions, and divination). The pandemic provided me the perfect opportunity. But it all felt a bit D.I.Y.ish. My last Wicca 101 class started like all

People turn to fandom to cope with COVID-19

This sense of identity is why we’re drawn to certain characters and celebrities. “We have a tendency to be attracted to people that we perceive to be like us in some way,” said Gayle Stever, a professor of psychology at SUNY Empire State College. One reason Williams loves Stella Gibson is that the character has a past with self-harm. And as someone who has also struggled with self-harm, that means a lot to Williams. “She’s a successful, powerful woman and she’s really made a life for herself, a

Boundary Busters: 3 Syracuse women blaze trails in male-dominated fields

Editor’s note: This story is part of the Deconstructing the Divide, an extensive reporting project by student journalists at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications that explored Syracuse’s inequality issues since last fall. See all of the stories – and video, audio and interactive graphics – here. When Alivia Allen was little, she played with Barbie dolls but also rode dirt bikes and four-wheelers. She remembers hitting a rock and being thrown from the four-wheeler

How drugged driving, stoned workers in legal weed states impacts NY marijuana legalization

This is part of a Syracuse University student-driven reporting project through the NewsHouse website that is being published in USA TODAY Network. It takes a deep look at marijuana issues in New York as the state's drug laws remain in flux. If you spend time in Colorado, you might encounter ads that raise difficult questions about marijuana. “Would you let a bus driver high on marijuana drive your kids to school?” asks one. “Would you let your doctor perform surgery on you if he was under the

16 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About Schitt's Creek and Its Beloved Cast

With Schitt's Creek coming to an end in mere weeks, we've been diving into interviews with the cast to feed our obsession with the fish-out-of-water sitcom. Focusing on love and family, the show has captured fans with its ability to appeal to anyone and everyone. Over time, the series has only become bigger, scoring four Primetime Emmy nominations in 2019. While we mourn its pending conclusion, we've gathered 16 behind-the-scenes facts you probably didn't know. What is Eugene Levy's biggest pet

Having alopecia, Maggie D'Amaro gains new perspective on life

Maggie D’Amaro sits in the chair, her patience evaporating as the salon workers scurry back and forth ignoring her. Eleven-year-old Maggie wishes to be anywhere else. Seven hours and $2,000 later, the salon workers place the thick, dark-brown wig on top of young Maggie’s head. The custom human hair wig falls right above her shoulders. It’s itchy. It’s uncomfortable. She hates it. “When they put it on her, she ripped it off her head, threw it across the room and said, ‘I’ll never wear it,’” sai

How Much Sleep You Need, According to Experts

Sleep is essential for optimal safety, mood, performance, and health. As one of the three pillars of a healthy lifestyle (the other two being diet and exercise), the amount of sleep you get can dramatically improve or hinder your quality of life in various ways. How many hours of sleep do you need? The amount of sleep a person needs each day varies with age, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Pregnancy, sleep deprivation, and poor sleep quality can also affect how much sleep you need

COVID-19 brings risk of toxic positivity

The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission. Toxic positivity is real, and it’s especially dangerous during the coronavirus pandemic. People think of being overly pessimistic or cynical as being toxic. But thinking that you must always be positive and that you can’t feel any negative emotions is just as toxic. It’s like when you have too much ice cream: although it initially makes you feel good, it c

Social media harms students’ mental health

People should be aware of the ways social media can harm their mental health, especially as the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns have further increased social media usage. Mental health issues have risen significantly over the last decade, and nearly one in five adults in the United States have a mental illness. That finding parallels exponential growth in social media use, and recent studies suggest that the rise of social media might be driving increased mental health issues. That’s not to

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