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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died from pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020. In the last decade, Justice Ginsburg had an almost cult-like following as the Notorious RBG.
September 19, 2020

WEB EXCLUSIVE While working on a piece about the disparity of the standardized testing system, I checked my phone thinking I received a text update from one of our staff cartoonists when I saw the notification.  “Ruth...

Gray Area: All mighty means all

February 14, 2020

Next month I turn 18, making me a legal adult who can vote, get married, sue, enter contracts and buy property, but — unlike my classmates at Stuart Hall — I am not required to register for the Selective...

Change isn’t always good

Change isn't always good
Writing contest should remain named after feminist writer.
February 8, 2018

The previously-named annual Kate Chopin Essay Contest gives Convent students an opportunity to explore the world of creative writing, yet, changing the contest’s name sends young males the message that...

Community celebrates International Women’s Day

Community celebrates International Women's Day
March 8, 2017

The community celebrated International Women’s Day with red buttons declaring “Be bold for change” and an opportunity for students and faculty to commit themselves to a specific issue of gender equality. “I...

Women take the political stage

Women take the political stage
Women assume powerful civic leadership roles in local, federal government.
October 31, 2016

“I’d love to meet the person who makes your pantsuits because for Halloween I wanted to go as a librarian from outer space,” host Zach Galifianakis said to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton...

CSH, SHHS have program day to encourage gender equality

Students listen as Ashanti Branch introduces the film “The Mask You Live In.
Viewings of documentaries 'Miss Representation' and 'The Mask You Live In' aimed to bring awareness to the images the media portrays as ideal for both males and females.
October 2, 2015

Students gathered for an all-day assembly, learning about the lines between genders in society, and how the influence of the media encourages the definition of those lines. “I don’t like that the...

Comediennes get serious about gender equality

Comedienne Kelly Anneken co-founded organization
Large and small-scale comedians are promoting feminism with a humorous twist.
October 1, 2015

From producer Amy Schumer mocking the idea of being “not hot enough for television” to writer Sarah Silverman satirizing the existence of the wage gap, female comedians are increasingly using comedy...

Ability over image

Ability over image
Women in sports should be praised for their work rather than criticized for their appearance.
October 1, 2015

On the cusp of tennis history earlier this month, Serena Williams competed for the first calendar Grand Slam in 27 years. Her defeat in the U.S. Open semifinal at the hands of Roberta Vinci left...

Feminism is not just about equality for men and women

Feminism is not just about equality for men and women
October 1, 2015

When browsing the New York Time’s “feminist” news section — which redirects to its “Women’s Rights” page — it is very clear that the movement’s focus has been on leveling the playing...

Equality ≠ Fairness

May 25, 2012

Rebecca Lee Editor-in-Chief A friend recently told me a simple joke, “If you have women’s studies, what do you call men’s studies?” His answer: “History.” I laughed at first...

Women’s Studies gives presentation on challenges of women today

Women's Studies gives presentation on challenges of women today
March 30, 2010

Aggie Kruse & Colleen Scullion Reporters The influences of women on society and the challenges they face today were summarized in a full-school presentation by the Women’s Studies class yesterday...

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