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The Maroon Tiger, the student newspaper of Morehouse College, today released â€œThe Body Issue,â€ which features 30 students from Morehouse and Spelman who agreed to pose nude and tell their own stories of overcoming abuse, addiction, depression, and a variety of other issues. â€œI remember following the release of ESPNâ€™s Body Issue and thinking to myself how distorted a presentation it was to showcase these ideal images,â€ said MT managing editor Jared Loggins. â€œFrankly, I think the edition missed the mark. Here we are, living in a diverse country. The vast majority of Americans donâ€™t look like that (not that having the perfect physique is a bad thing).
The Maroon Tiger Staff wanted to created something of a socially conscious and radically different response to ESPN. And thatâ€™s what got the ball rolling.â€ â€œThe Body Issueâ€ was intended to serve as a self-affirmation tool for the students of all body types in the midst of a society that idolizes a certain physique, and was produced as part of The Maroon Tigerâ€˜s ARTober campaign to re-define and showcase that which we consider art on campus.