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EMU Students Perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’

EMU Students Perform ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Paige Duff
February 14
Filed under A & E, CATEGORY FRONT PAGE

The house lights dimmed. Voices in the audience hushed to whispers, then fell silent. An excited air filled the theater as a woman in a blazer and a purple t-shirt took to the stage. Why all the fuss? It was 8:00 p.m. at the EMU Student Center on a Friday night, and The Vagina Monologues was about to beg...

Strength In Numbers

Strength In Numbers

Maizie Montgomery
March 4
Filed under OPINION

Jared Holyszko, Pioneer High School sophomore, remembers when he saw someone retweet something related to feminism. "I guess that just sparked something within me to look further into [it]," he said. Feminism, like any other movement disagreeing with former norms of society, has great strength in numbers. ...

#NoShaveNoShade

#NoShaveNoShade

Sara Jackson and Dario Zullo
January 26
Filed under FRONT PAGE

  #NoShaveNoShade. You’ve probably seen this hashtag trending on social media sites like Tumblr and Twitter. What you may not know is that the hashtag is an icon for an ongoing movement across the nation in an attempt to tear down the negative stigmas connected to women’s body hair. It all ...

“Bomb Girls Television Review”

“Bomb Girls Television Review”

Annie Noffke
January 25
Filed under A & E

"Bomb Girls” is a television show set in Canada during WWII. It is centered around four women working in a munitions factory in an effort to help the war cause. It contains wonderfully written female characters that are flawed and relatable. One of the reasons I really enjoyed this series is because...

Stripes Episode 2: Feminism

Stripes Episode 2: Feminism

Erez Dessel, Audio Editor
January 14
Filed under FRONT PAGE

https://soundcloud.com/chscommunicator/stripes-episode-2-feminism

The Bechdel Test – Encouraging the Conversation About Women in Fiction

The Bechdel Test – Encouraging the Conversation About Women in Fiction

Ella Mosher
December 19
Filed under OPINION

In media today, there is an incredible amount of gender inequality. In films, 31% of speaking roles are occupied by females, 23% of films feature a female protagonist, and 10% of films have a gender balanced cast, according to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Somehow, despite this humongous...

Fear and Feminism

Fear and Feminism

December 15
Filed under OPINION

Feminism. Feminism is the advocation of women’s rights in political, social and economic equality of men. Before I learned about feminism, I was frightened by this word because I didn’t understand what it meant to be a feminist. I heard so many theories about feminism, and I later found out with...

Equal Means Equal Event

Equal Means Equal Event

Ella Mosher and Ally Einhaus
November 13
Filed under CATEGORY FRONT PAGE, FEATURES

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, The Michigan Theater featured Kamala Lopez’s new documentary, Equal Means Equal. The film is about the inequality of the sexes in the United States, specifically focusing on domestic violence and sex trafficking. The Equal Means Equal event was the only time that parts of the...

Sexist or Not?

Sarah Zimmerman, Cooper DePriest,
October 26
Filed under LIFE

With this column, we (Sarah Zimmerman and Cooper DePriest) will explore everyday occurances and decide whether or not they are sexist. We’ll each present our own views on the matter.  This edition’s topic:  Is it sexist for guys to open the door for girls? Read More »...

Author Sara Marcus speaks at the University about her book “Girls to the Front”

Author Sara Marcus speaks at the University about her book “Girls to the Front”

Sarah Kerson
February 17
Filed under A & E

A young woman in a sleeveless t-shirt with a wild, 1990s-grunge pony tail bangs her head. She  jumps up and down on stage to the loud guitar and equally loud screams from the crowd. This is a video of a performance by Bikini Kill, a band that pioneered the riot grrrl movement. The video played at University...

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