Beauty, Brains, and Bravery

Emma Watson

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

April 25, 2017

You know her as the belovedly bossy Hermoine and, recently, the caring heroine, Belle, in “Beauty and the Beast”. However, Emma Watson is more than just an actress. She is an activist, feminist, and a role model.   She has starred in many movies since the end of Harry Potter, graduated from...


Shoulder pads really aren't limited by gender.

Scarlet Edwards, Copy/Style Editor

November 30, 2016

  Contrary to popular belief, a woman does not have to wear a dress and heels to be feminine. Nor does she need long hair, extensive layers of makeup, a slim figure, or any of those other ideals society has deemed quintessential to be beautiful.   Femininity is different for everyone. For some, it’s tig...

We’re Not There Yet

Megan Cox, Front Editor

April 30, 2015

Gender inequality is still a huge problem today; women only make 77 cents to every man's dollar, for equal work, according to The White House. All around the world women are treated as lesser, second class citizens. Right here at home, in Alabama, it is predicted that it will take until the year 2088...

The Queen of All Media

The Queen of All Media

Maria Minnella, Staff Writer

January 23, 2015

   Best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah Winfrey, after years of hard working, worked her way out of poverty in rural Mississippi, to being a self-made billionaire. She is the only black billionaire in North America. After experiencing a rough childhood, Winfrey fought to get to where s...

Bamboo Sticks and Social Justice

Bamboo Sticks and Social Justice

Lily Sanz, Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2015

Patriarchal oppression remains, to this day, a very serious and relevant issue. One of the heaviest areas of this oppression lies in Northern India, where women face a plethora of vicious issues, including spouse abuse, female illiteracy, severe caste segregation, child marriages, and much more. Despite...

Feminist Swift

Feminist Swift

Tori Nguyen, Photographer

January 11, 2015

Taylor Swift reveals that for years she has been an avid feminist. There has been some controversy over where she stands when it comes to women's rights. Swift says, "As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal right...

2015: The Year of Feminism

The female gender symbol: symbol of feminism

Megan Cox, Front Editor

January 10, 2015

Even in the year 2015, being a feminist is still considered taboo. The frightening term is clouded with disambiguation and misunderstanding. Images of hairy misandrists invade the mind, and consequently, there is an underlying feeling of unease. However, I would like to eradicate that initial repellency b...

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman triumphantly serves as a symbol of justice and equality

Christina Davenport, Staff Writer

December 24, 2014

"The Secret History of Wonder Woman" by Jill Lepore explores the feminist roots and unique creation story of one of DC's most beloved superheroes. Hopelessly outnumbered by her male counterparts as the first widely recognizable female superhero, Wonder Woman has always served as a symbol of empowerment...

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