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The Future Is Female

Zoe Koniaris (third from right), CHS Action Together Club co-president and sophomore, participates in the Jan. 21 Women’s March.

Da-Hyun Hong and Riya Chinni

February 23, 2018

Bryn Walker, vice president of CHS Democrats Club and senior, said she strongly believes in equality for all; however, although she said she thinks society has made progress in addressing discrimination, she said there is still a lot more to be resolved in terms of tangible results. “I think (re...

The Case Against Karma. Why women should take action and disrupt the status quo.

The Case Against Karma. Why women should take action and disrupt the status quo.

perspectives

November 14, 2014

Trust the system. Trust the system in which men get paid more than equally capable women in virtually every profession. This is the idea that Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft conveyed to a group of women technologists at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Oct. 9. “It’s not r...

Roleplay. Don’t force gender roles upon others.

Roleplay. Don’t force gender roles upon others.

perspectives

February 27, 2014

“I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who was as much of a whore as Wendy Davis. And I’ve met some epic whores in my travels,” reads a tweet from Todd Kincannon, Tea Party activist and former head of the South Carolina Republican Party. His other tweets, which denounce Davis as a “coke who...

Whoa, man. Why gender equality trumps feminism.

Whoa, man. Why gender equality trumps feminism.

perspectives

February 27, 2014

Recently, female pop stars have been shaking the entertainment industry with promotions of feminism. On Jan. 12, Beyoncé published an essay on feminism, stating, “We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet.” Feminism has long been a powerful movement. H...

Lifesaver. Legalized abortions save lives.

Lifesaver. Legalized abortions save lives.

perspectives

December 13, 2013

In September 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in the Roe v. Wade case in which a woman under the alias Jane Roe argued that prohibiting her from having an abortion was against her constitutional rights. As a firm believer in pro-choice, I have to agree. When I was born, both my mother and I...

Let’s Talk about Rape. Students need to understand the definition of rape and stand against it, regardless of who the victim or perpetrator is.

Let’s Talk about Rape. Students need to understand the definition of rape and stand against it, regardless of who the victim or perpetrator is.

perspectives

May 23, 2013

It’s an unsavory topic, almost sensational, but it’s something we all need to hear. This March, two high school football stars in Steubenville, OH were convicted of raping an intoxicated teenage girl and sharing photos and video of the assault via texts and social media sites. In early April, a Cana...

Despite current gender gap, female students seek to achieve in top leadership positions

Speaker of the House Meredith Baranowski speaks at an all-school convocation. Baranowski , one of this school's female leaders , said she believes men and women are equally capable of leadership.

News

April 25, 2013

During her freshman year, Meredith Baranowski, current Speaker of the House, walked into her first House meeting and saw a lone female on stage, Sunny Huang ’10, then Speaker of the House. “My immediate first reaction was, ‘There’s a girl who looks like she has her stuff together’ and that...

Standing Strong. Women must defend their rights and change gender discrimination.

Standing Strong. Women must defend their rights and change gender discrimination.

perspectives

February 22, 2013

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote. June 10, 1963 marks the date Congress passed the Equal Pay Act, making it illegal for an employer to pay a woman less than what her male counterpart would earn. During the Reagan presidency, Sandra Day O’Connor was appointed as the fi...

A more balanced equation

A MORE BALANCED EQUATION: Seniors Stephanie Pitman and Matthew Ong both plan to pursue careers breaking the stereotypes for their gender. Their interests reflect a movement towards increased gender equality. CONNER GORDON / PHOTO

feature

December 13, 2010

Students choose careers in fields breaking traditional gender stereotypes, reflecting a wider movement toward gender equality By Victor Xu <[email protected]> Senior Stephanie Pitman’s interest in science began in middle school, her favorite classes tended to be based in the subjec...

Breaking the Ice

acumen

October 29, 2009

Sophomore Emily Chandler doesn’t take the rink in figure skates, but instead suits up to play hockey with the boys By Andrew Browning <[email protected]> The Carmel Blue hockey team has proven year in and year out that it has the talent to compete with many of the state’s top A...

Q&A with a male feminist

acumen

October 29, 2009

Senior Michael Young expresses his opinions on feminism Q:     Define feminism in your own words. A:     I would say that feminism historically has been about women getting the rights they didn’t have before. Modern feminism is a breakdown of stereotypical gender roles for both men and ...