Opinion

Column: ‘Mansplaining’ and gender in the classroom

Column: ‘Mansplaining’ and gender in the classroom

I was my first grade teacher’s favorite student. Every week, Ms. Holland gave a Milky Way candy bar to the most well-behaved student in class, and I won more than anyone. She told other students to behave like me — to raise their hands before speaking and to always...

Opinion: My experience as a female STEM student

Opinion: My experience as a female STEM student

Ever since I was little, my family has always called me the “tech girl.” Whenever someone’s laptop was malfunctioning or when grandma needed help navigating on her smartphone, they would always ask me for help. In my high school career, I have taken AP Computer...

Rita Ora’s ‘Girls’ — Queer pop gone wrong

Rita Ora’s ‘Girls’ — Queer pop gone wrong

Sam Smith, Janelle Monáe, Troye Sivan, Hayley Kiyoko — these artists are the landmarks of modern queer pop who have given the LBGTQ community a spotlight on the radio and on TV screens. But what happens when songs distort the true image of the minority or when...

FEMME

FEMME

No matter how hard I try not to cave into the pressure that surrounds me, sometimes I give in; blame it on peer pressure. Do not ask me to conform to society. I just want to fit in. With the pressure that surrounds us, we tend to forget about the responsibilities that...

Women Are STEAMing Up

Women Are STEAMing Up

When I could not fall asleep one night, I did not scroll through my phone, I did not read a book and I did not draw. I did physics. I wondered how to calculate the velocity of a rocket after an infinite amount of mass particles were shot out from the engine. Proud of...

Saving futures: a message from Nepal

Saving futures: a message from Nepal

When she was 15, Rachana Sunar almost became another statistic in the staggering numbers that reflect child marriage. While she successfully convinced her parents to call off the marriage and let her stay in school, many girls in regions all around the world-- from...

When do girls become women?

When do girls become women?

"Mija limpia, mija cocina, mija ayudame, Honey clean up, Honey cook, Honey help me." Sound familiar? Pretty sure 99% of us girls know what I’m talking about, if not then sorry some of you girls are still little girls and not young ladies. The girls who understand this...