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Women in science: Vicky Yamamoto

Women in science: Vicky Yamamoto

Dr. Vicky Yamamoto is a cancer research scientist at the University of Southern California. Yamamoto works in the field of translational science, which takes findings from basic science and studies how these can be applied in the clinical setting. She specializes in...

Society’s judgments leads to corsets

Society’s judgments leads to corsets

Since the sixteenth century, women have been attempting to live up to society’s standards on having the “ideal body shape,” or the hourglass figure. Corsets, an option that has been known to give those dramatic results in as soon as two weeks, has been deemed to hurt...

Don’t be ashamed, it’s just nature

Don’t be ashamed, it’s just nature

As I rush to the bathroom, bloated and unhappy, I carry my pads with me, unashamed of my body and the natural cycle it endures. I bust open the bathroom stall, ready to change menstrual supplies, when I notice other students in the bathroom. Without even realizing, I...

Commentary: Disney shines spotlight on two female directors

Commentary: Disney shines spotlight on two female directors

Many are unaware of the faces behind filmmaking, but films with a production cost of over $100 million are rarely directed or produced by a female. Currently, Disney has two independent female directors in its lineup, Niki Caro of “Mulan” and Ava Duvernay of “A...