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Women and girls feel as though its necessary to protect themselves while unaccompanied in public spaces, even turning to using their keys or other every day objects as protection.

Opinion: Women shouldn’t have to fear for their safety

Alayna Majkrzak, Staff Writer March 17, 2021

A young woman walks through the parking lot after school, alone and afraid. Her keys are clenched tightly in her fist as she studies the area around her. As she approaches her car, she checks to be sure...

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A day for the girls

Emma Westermeier, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

In a month characterized by sentimental Instagram posts, the corniest romance movies, and the loneliest of the lonely eating too many heart shaped chocolates, comes a holiday the ladies get to look forward...

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Using the “F” word

Maggie Morris , Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

In modern day society, the “F” word is uttered daily. Feminism, when used with its negative connotation, has been denounced in public.  In reality, feminism is needed to advance the values of equality...

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