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Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Alexis Kayser, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

 On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an intense, passionate speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Thunberg directly called out the apathy of her elders on the topic of climate change, repetitively stating, “How dare you?”, and claiming that...

Zeta Breast Cancer Event Provides Prevention Tips

Zeta Breast Cancer Event Provides Prevention Tips

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2019

Many women partake in breast cancer screenings as a form of early detection. The American Cancer Society recommends women between ages 40 and 54 receive mammograms annually and women above this age range be screened every other year. However, the ACS also justifies the benefits of performing self-exa...

Women’s Commission Honors Six “Remarkable” SLU Women

Women’s Commission Honors Six “Remarkable” SLU Women

Riley Mack, News Editor

May 1, 2019

“Women are so inspiring and we don’t talk about it,” said Heather Brock, Award Committee Chair for the Women’s Commission and Assistant Director for Communication in Office of Admissions. “We don’t talk about what we do right, we talk about the things that went wrong.”   Alt...

Using Your Power to Empower

Riley Mack, News Editor

March 20, 2019

Katlyn Martin – SGA President Senior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Urban Poverty, also Pre-Law What has been a key source of motivation for you? “In terms of SGA, the people I serve and get to serve with (so students and the rest of the executive board) are my main motivation. I love what I do on campus and really enjoy...

Period Pains

Period Pains

Caroline Lipski, Contributor

February 13, 2019

Just this past week I was trying to help a friend out when I made a discovery in one of the bathrooms on campus. This discovery—or lack thereof—was the absence of period products, which left me questioning my own value as a woman and student on this campus. My doubts were confirmed by the fact that...

New SLU Study Gains National Attention

New SLU Study Gains National Attention

Riley Mack, News Editor

January 30, 2019

In Ethiopia, the school dropout rate for girls remains at a staggering 51 percent, according to the Dignity Period project, a main cause for dropouts being the lack of access to menstruation products. Despite taking place halfway across the world, this problem is not foreign to St. Louis. Women ...

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Women Going into Male-Dominated Fields

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Women Going into Male-Dominated Fields

Riley Mack, News Editor

January 30, 2019

For women during World War II, it was Rosie the Riveter telling them “We Can Do It” that motivated them to step into the male-dominated workforce; for college-aged females today, it is breaking the glass ceiling. Currently, women in majority-male workplaces can expect higher rates of gender discrimin...

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