I spent this past weekend playing very challenging, high-level rugby games in the Women’s D1 Round of Sixteen for Nationals. Truthfully, we got our butts kicked, having lost the fire, and numbers, from an undefeated fall season which earned us number one seed in the league. I spent the rest of Sunday, and today, reflecting on my […]Read More Opening Up The Old Boys’ Club
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
For centuries, collections of people have called up to Mother Nature, through dance, ceremony, or a desperate plea. Though, these days, it is far easier for most to bask in a beautifully sunny day outdoors than take steps to reduce the way they impact the natural world. Still, the cultural myth of nature as a female entity […]Read More Don’t disrespect your Mother, Nature
If we take an aerial view of Harrisonburg, Virginia, for example, a majority of what we see is parking lots. 84% to be exact. Naturally, the blacktop exists primarily in the populated areas most requiring transit. As Harrisonburg is a city growing bigger than its’ government can plan for, it falls victim to urban design […]Read More Leading The Way With Two Wheels
I grew up in a less typical American household, where my mother was the primary breadwinner. Working days and nights on end as a midwife, my mother pushed through sleepless days just to make it to school events, drive our family around, or sort through endless loads of laundry. Though, there were also many times when […]Read More Super Moms: Having it all
It has been quite some time since the writers of ShoutOut! were brought up to date on current events, so we managed to cover a lot during class. Among the most popular? A discussion concerning the effects of regulation on the environment, a response to identity equality, and a review of Twitter for responses from the march, […]Read More ShoutOut! Newsroom Update March 20th 2017
Since a young age, Emma Watson has enchanted me, and much of the public, with her wit, charm, and genuine nature. I know I am not alone in my admiration of the British actor, as the public has watched Emma grow from a curly-haired adolescent to an eloquent and striking woman. It seems that in a mutually […]Read More Feminism, my dear Watson