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Women’s History Month inspires morning announcements

Women’s History Month inspires morning announcements

By Kim Phan

April 24, 2015


Filed under Features

March was Women's History Month, and one student at Abington High School, Jilliane Mortimer, used the morning announcements to celebrate the occasion. Each day of the month, she gave a daily quote from a famous woman in history. Many students thought these quotes were inspirational, while some ...

Misconceptions of feminism

Misconceptions of feminism

By Adhiti Chundur

April 16, 2015


Filed under Opinions

In our society today, the word feminism has gained a negative connotation. Some people seem to believe that feminists think they are “better than men” or that they “hate men.” Just mentioning the word online can generate a slew of angry responses. Unfortunately, the words "feminism" and "misandry"...

Barbie: ultimate feminist or unhealthy role model?

Barbie: ultimate feminist or unhealthy role model?

By Claire Radler and Maggie Palmer

April 15, 2015


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

She's a doctor, an astronaut, a teacher, and one of the most divisive children's toys on the market. Most adults, especially women, have some kind of opinion on Barbie. Here are two opposing viewpoints from the staff at Crown, Regina Dominican High School's newspaper. Maggie Palmer believes Barbie promotes an...

New club inspires controversy, discussion

New club inspires controversy, discussion

By Ridah Syed

April 15, 2015


Filed under School

Tweet sent. Sophomore Spencer Kahn takes a deep breath. He waits for the inevitable backlash that is bound to come from what he’s done. His phone buzzes with notifications of favorites, retweets and a slew of replies. Kahn scrolls through his Twitter timeline to see the hashtag #SHEBRON appearing...

Fashion-forward feminism

Fashion-forward feminism

By Spencer Goff

April 9, 2015


Filed under Profiles

Senior Jourdan Gilbert wore a skirt that hovered a couple inches above her knees and a sweater that stopped just where the skirt began high on her hips. The buttoned shirt under the sweater cinched snugly around her neck. Against the masses of students wearing jeans and t-shirts, Gilbert stood out. On...

Looking at the literature canon through a feminist lens

Looking at the literature canon through a feminist lens

By Abbey Branco and Reid Santos, Dartmouth High School

January 12, 2015


Filed under Books, Opinions, Showcase

Novels like The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Of Mice and Men, despite differing genres and story plots, all bear one similarity: the gender of their authors. Dartmouth High's English curriculum does a good job of covering most periods of British and American history. However, the majority of l...

Feminism promotes equality for all

Feminism promotes equality for all

By Anna Kreynin, Homestead High School

December 29, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

They claim to advocate for equality. They claim to want the opportunity to hold any career position. They argue against modern feminism while simultaneously expressing the desire for egalitarianism. They are the Tumblr group Women Against Feminism (WAF). Google defines the feminist movement ...

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

#GamerGate: Scandal shows decline in media ethics

By Jack Densmore, Leander HS, Leander, Texas

December 5, 2014


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Twitter has been buzzing in the gaming world these past few weeks. The #GamerGate hashtag is a tag in regards to corruption in gaming journalism. This movement mainly started after an indie gamer named Zoe Quinn allegedly had affairs with gaming journalists to boost ratings for her video game. The ...

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines and challenges

Indie comedy ‘In A World…’ shines and challenges

By Meghan Bennett, Normal Community HS, Normal, Ill.

November 17, 2014


Filed under Movies

"In A World…" stars Lake Bell, who wrote and directed the film, as Carol Solomon, a vocal coach hoping to break into the male-dominated Hollywood niche industry of voice-overs. She competes with her egotistical father, played brilliantly by Fred Melamed, and his protege (Ken Marino), for a sought-...

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising

Fem-vertising: The new effective advertising

By Maddie Flom, Holy Family Catholic HS, Victoria, Minn.

November 4, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Recently, “Fem-vertising” has become increasingly popular for many brands. You may have seen ads that promote women and break down gender stereotypes. Some of these brands include Verizon, Pantene, Under Armour, Always’ “#Like A Girl,” and Dove’s real beauty sketches. Fem-vertising is ...

Sexy turns scary

Sexy turns scary

By Kendall Tipton, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas

October 27, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Ten years ago, children donned costumes galore and filled the neighborhood streets. Outfits ranged from ghosts and wizards, to more gender-specific getups, such as princesses and knights in shining armor. What was not seen? Sexy hamburgers. As young adults, men find it far easier to pick a costume...

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

Just ‘Let It Go,’ you guys: Why new Disney princesses are better

By Manola Secaira, Bellarmine Preparatory School, Tacoma, Wash.

April 4, 2014


Filed under Movies

Nostalgia can be blinding. Having grown up with all the older Disney princess movies—for the purposes of this article, defined as any princess movie made before 2000 — it’s really tempting for me to think of them as the best ones. And don’t get me wrong, they are pretty awesome. The songs, the...

Women in media: You can’t be what you can’t see

Women in media: You can’t be what you can’t see

By Maddie Flom, Holy Family Catholic High School, Victoria, Minn.

March 21, 2014


Filed under Opinions

The media contributes highly to the major problem of the under-representation of women in positions of power and leadership roles. The documentary, Miss Representation, gives the audience a shocking view of women in the media. The film, directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, shows interviews of many powerful ...