Activism & Advice

Naming myself Witch

By Anna Hill As a kid I desperately wanted to be a witch. Now I’m grown up (kinda…) and I am one! I was always fascinated by the idea of witchcraft, but it was only in January 2017 that I really decided to dedicate time to witchcraft and develop my own practice. I think my first…

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If Emma Lazarus could have words with Donald Trump

By Sofia Heller Emma Lazarus was a 19th century Jewish American writer whose poem “The New Colossus,” engraved on Lady Liberty’s platform, embraces immigrants as they enter the United States. Though she was from an upper class family, Lazarus defied societal restrictions and norms and dared others to do the same. She confronted sexism, anti-Semitism, and class struggles…

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Being a feminist in the workplace

By Lauren Ewing This summer I am at my first real adult internship. Although I am in college and have done seminars and attended lectures at other universities for fun, I’ve never had a learning experience like this before in my life. To me being a feminist means being confident in yourself and especially as…

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Girls can’t what?!: sexism in STEM classrooms

By Stephanie Wang Sure, I see statistics on the clear disparity in the number of women going into STEM fields, hear horror stories of sexism in the workplaces of tech giants, and notice a difference in the amount of girls in math and science classes, but it’s another thing altogether to experience an overt form…

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Young voters proved everyone wrong this election, and we’re not about to stop campaigning

By Amy Callaghan In the UK’s general election on the 8th of June, the exit polls predicted a shock result which was irreconcilable with the state of British politics when Theresa May called the election on the 18th of April. At that time, the Tories were expected to at the very least hold on to,…

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Remember, your college decision doesn’t define you

By Stephanie Wang Decisions are hard, I know. Soup or salad? Cake or ice cream? Cookie or brownie? Really, even making decisions on something as easy as what to eat can be difficult, much less where you’re going to spend the next four years. For the other high school seniors, uncommitted, terrified about the choice…

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Get involved with The Coding Girls

Guest post by Aishwarya Singh Growing up, I loved to play in the dirt and in sand boxes, but was told that was super dirty. People still ask me; “Why are you so obsessed with The Flash? That’s so boyish. You’re never gonna get a boyfriend that way.” First of all, screw you for saying…

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One week after the Women’s March – what now?

It’s been 1 week since the Women’s March where millions of people stood against Trump, and perhaps more importantly stood in solidarity with each other against what Trump stands for. One week on, we reflect on some of our experiences of the march, and some of our hopes for the future… Awakening to the news that…

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