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Women in Black history

Whenever I think of Black History Month or see articles and various other media about the month, it tends to focus on MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and other various males and females. Since I go to an all-girls school, I wanted to focus solely on black women’s accomplishments and prominent black female figures. This…
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Elizabeth Contreras

February 28, 2018

Whenever I think of Black History Month or see articles and various other media about the month, it tends to focus on MLK, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks and other various males and females.

Since I go to an all-girls school, I wanted to focus solely on black women’s accomplishments and prominent black female figures. This displays black womens’ ‘firsts’.

Michelle Obama, Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, Hattie McDaniel, and Josephine Baker. These women paved the way for black women and I wanted to celebrate their achievements in my art.

Opinion: Inclusive sex ed saves lives

Opinion: Inclusive sex ed saves lives

Sex ed. To most teenagers in the U.S., these words conjure memories of awkward lectures and classmates giggling to hide embarrassment. Maybe sex ed took form in a school-wide assembly, maybe in an online course, or maybe in the span of three classes in 7th-grade...