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Feminism club discusses gender disparities

Feminism club discusses gender disparities

Sofie Geretz

February 15, 2020

Feminism club president and senior Ally Feller said the meeting Feb. 13 dealt with issues regarding the presence of men and women in different settings. "We talked about women and STEM and imposter syndrome, which mostly pertains to women and minorities in STEM fields where they feel like they don't...

Country should support Equal Rights Amendment

Country should support Equal Rights Amendment

Samantha Klepfer

January 30, 2020

The Equal Rights Amendment was introduced to Congress by Alice Paul in 1923, according to the Washington Post. Almost a hundred years later, the debate over the ratification of the amendment still rages. The fact that equal rights are still hotly debated in 2020 is disappointing, to say the least. Virginia began its legislative p...

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Intersectional Feminism Club gains multiple perspectives

Lilly Strathman and Grace Schultz

December 20, 2019

After joining the Letters of Love meeting on Dec. 19, Intersectional Feminism Club president Ally Feller said she wants to continue combining clubs because it provides diversity.  “I want to combine Feminism club with other clubs in the future,” Feller said. “It's a wonderful way to combine our ...

Intersectional Feminism Club talks vocabulary

Intersectional Feminism Club talks vocabulary

Sofia Seewald, Maddie Schutte, and Emma Leff

October 25, 2019

After discussing the sexist connotations behind profanity in the Intersectional Feminism Club meeting Oct. 24, freshman and club member Laniyah Thornton said she wants to become more conscientious about her vocabulary. “I never thought about insults being gender-based, because when I use them or w...

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Intersectional Feminism Club kicks off

Maddie Schutte and Sofia Seewald

September 16, 2019

According to co-club president and senior Maddie Lind, Intersectional Feminism Club hopes to expand its influence by devoting more time to local volunteer opportunities and activism this year.  “We’re hoping to get more involved. Last year was a lot of discussion and maybe some activities,” Lind s...

Popular holiday song fails to portray meaning of consent

Popular holiday song fails to portray meaning of consent

Maddie Schutte

December 21, 2018

The lyrics and intent behind the classic holiday song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” emphasizes the lack of understanding surrounding the meaning and significance of consent. One lyric that particularly stuck out to me was, “say what’s in this drink?” This immediately screamed date rape to me. I hav...

Song depicts decades-old feminist struggle at its finest

Song depicts decades-old feminist struggle at its finest

Emma Yarger

December 21, 2018

The song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” has become a hot-button topic during the holiday season for snowflakes, sensitive left-leaning individuals, to prove how liberal they are. But this snowflake loves the song and finds no problem with the lyrics new-aged feminists often call problematic. The lyric “say wha...

Intersectional Feminism Club changes name

Intersectional Feminism Club changes name

Isabel Kjaer

October 22, 2018

According to co-president junior Allison Feller, Intersectional Feminism Club’s name needed an update in order to encompass a larger group of people. “We wanted to attract more different types of people and not just white people. We also wanted to incorporate everything that feminism stands for, whi...

Feminism Club anticipates new focus

Feminism Club anticipates new focus

Isabel Kjaer

September 24, 2018

As co-president of Feminism Club junior Allison Feller looks to the upcoming year, she said there are many issues that are often overlooked that can be discussed with peers. “I feel like there’s a lot to talk about that lots of people don’t seem to acknowledge and there are a lot of problems ...

Theater to put on ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ this fall

Theater to put on ‘9 to 5 the Musical’ this fall

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

September 18, 2018

According to theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller, the upcoming fall performance, “9 to 5 the Musical,” is a ‘70s show based around sexism in the workplace. “The musical is based on a movie that came out in the 1980s, but is actually set in the late ‘70s, and it’s this workplace revenge...

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

‘RBG’ charms, informs audience

Ruby Stillman

May 17, 2018

On Mother’s Day, my mom rounded up our family, and we all headed to the Uptown Theatre to see “RBG,” a documentary about the life of supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I have always had an affinity for Ginsburg — I even dressed as her for Halloween this year — but after seeing the m...

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Junior attends Women’s Convention

Avia Kaner-Roth

December 7, 2017

When junior Eva Goldfarb first heard the speakers lined up for the Women’s Convention, she said she saw a chance to attend and learn from them. “Once I heard the lineup of who was going to be speaking, like Maxine Waters and the Women’s March Co-founders, all personal role models of mine, I t...

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