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The political hyphen: Challenging naming customs through hyphenation

Sam Bermas-Dawes

April 9, 2015

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A hyphen connects two things previously separated, like a marriage or a chemical bond. When put in between surnames, hyphens create a double-barrel surname that meshes surnames together. This tiny punctuation mark became a big deal in post-Wo...

Students Against Sexual Violence demand change

Antoinette D’Addario

April 6, 2015

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Rallying cries filled the quad after Amanda Gould yelled “I’m f***ing angry” into a megaphone from the steps of Battelle. She was one of dozens gathered to protest the university’s failure to address sexual assault. They gat...

Reproductive injustice: Persecution under fetal homicide laws

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

March 31, 2015

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A woman can face up to 70 years in jail for having a miscarriage. That is not a typo. Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman, was recently sentenced to prison for 20 years in Indiana for delivering a stillborn fetus.Here’s t...

Review || Film: Fort Bliss and its honest portrayal of motherhood and the military

Megan Clark

March 19, 2015

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The film, “Fort Bliss” (2014), directed by Claudia Meyers provides an intimate look at the complex reality of the post-deployment experience in the military. What is so fascinating about this film is that it does so from a w...

Review || Film: "She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry" and the history of the feminist movement

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

February 20, 2015

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The documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” premiered at the E Street Cinema on Feb. 13 and now screening at 82 cinemas across the country. Award-winning documentary producer, Mary Dore, directed the movie. Dore has pro...

Opinion || The U.S. savior complex in Ukraine: The case for peace

Antoinette D’Addario

February 19, 2015

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600 U.S. troops will be flying out of Vicenza, Italy next month to Ukraine to help train National Guard troops, a Pentagon spokesman told Fox News this week. Over the last year, Ukraine has distanced itself from the European Union. With this distance came a rise in crime in the...

Review || Television: “Pie-Mary,” The most feminist episode of “Parks and Recreation” ever

Alexa Marie Kelly

February 18, 2015

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“Parks and Recreation” is my favorite show. From its well-developed characters to its plucky optimism to just being outright hilarious, the show has much about it to love. And to miss, since the sitcom is in its seventh an...

Review || Film: It Had Great Potential, But "Horns" Missed the Point

Jessica Wombles

February 15, 2015

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“The boy who lived” finally went to hell in Daniel Radcliffe’s 2013 role as Ig in the new-to-Netflix fantasy horror, “Horns.” Ig Perrish and Merrin Williams are everyone’s favorite star-crossed couple, until Merrin ...