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Health & Wellness

Female Body Insecurities in Athletics: Victoria Garrick’s REALPOD

by Maria Siciliano // It’s time we get #real about the topic of body insecurities: a topic that is so prevalent among the world of female athletes, but rarely touched upon. There is a constant binary created within the athletic world for females. We’re constantly training to build up our muscles to become powerful and […]

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The Importance of Intersectionality

by Aditi Hukerikar // What does feminism say about how women interact with each other? If women are seeking to gain respect, isn’t it important to also respect other women and treat each other equally? Isn’t it our duty as feminists to support other women and ensure that we stand united amongst ourselves before we […]

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Opinion Uncategorized

Yes, We Should’ve Been Worried

I think most people can agree that the days following the 2020 election day were stressful. I usually peg myself as a moderate. However, I have grown deeply passionate about certain issues that need to be addressed (COVID-19, climate change, systemic racism, etc.), and our current president is not getting the job done. Thus, I […]

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Pop Culture

Play Recommendation: Diana Son’s Stop Kiss

by Miya Kuramoto // Last semester my playwriting professor recommended reading Diana Son’s Stop Kiss. This play has a non-chronological timeline, something I was trying to achieve in the play I was working on at the time. While I did enjoy the structure of the play, I found the discussions of sexuality, sexual harassment, and […]

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Opinion Pop Culture

“How Privileged Are You?” Quizzes: Why Quantifying Privilege is Harmful

by Nara Cowing // “Check your privilege.”  This is a common mantra that people recite without providing a tangible way of doing so. You can reflect on your experiences and those of others, you can take a moment to be thankful for what you have and acknowledge that everyone faces and overcomes different societal boundaries. […]

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Featured

Has Working From Home Pushed Women Out of the Workforce?

by Aditi Hukerikar // “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” -Ruth Bader Ginsberg A study conducted by Mckinsey & Company and Lean In has revealed how working women in the United States have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report found […]

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Featured Music Pop Culture

Riot Grrrl: The Then & Now of DIY Feminism

by Alice Kenny // Riot Grrrl is on the tongues of many young feminists today. Many of us are familiar with it but are not in touch with its origin. Academic feminism, the kind of feminism that develops on and inhabits college campuses in the Western world, is far removed from the punk scene and […]

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Creative Satire

Why Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed in Higher Education

As a woman and a current Cornell undergraduate, I feel that I am an extremely qualified source when it comes to explaining why women shouldn’t be allowed into higher education. Now, perhaps that sentence shocks you. Perhaps there are even those of you who would argue that, given the privilege I have been afforded, my […]

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Ableism, Election Politics, and the Media

by Isa Meyers // A Comprehensive Guide to Both the 2016 and 2020 Elections’ Ableist Rhetoric Donald Trump has COVID-19. Some people feel this diagnosis to be poetic justice considering Trump has downplayed the impacts and effects of the coronavirus since late-February. Others pray for his speedy recovery. But regardless of how polarized we stand […]

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Opinion

My Body, My Choice: Anti-Maskers and the Appropriation of Language

by Hanna Carney // The phrase “my body, my choice” is widely known in the U.S. as a reference to reproductive rights. This important slogan emphasizes that women and females have the right to control their bodies. Now, thinking they are witty, conservative individuals have appropriated the phrase for a new cause—refusing to wear masks. […]