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‘Vagina Monologues’ works to spread laughs and women’s anecdotes across campus

‘Vagina Monologues’ works to spread laughs and women’s anecdotes across campus

February 15, 2016

Dezhane Rouse, a junior theatre major, lamented societal pressures on women to sanitize their vaginas with items like douches and sprays.Rouse’s monologue, entitled “My Angry Vagina,” was part of ...

Body-shamers won’t disappear if women keep debating them

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 15, 2016

After posting a selfie of her post-baby body in underwear last November, Mel Rymill of Southern Australia became an Internet sensation and was heralded for her bravery by the San Francisco Globe when she shut down body-shamers and inspired other full-figured women to post photos of themselves.More women are speaking out against body-shamers and being met with praise of their bravery for doing so. I am impressed with the pr...

Safety first: Should government regulate sex toys?

Safety first: Should government regulate sex toys?

February 9, 2016

The world of sex toys can be big and scary to a novice—it’s easy to grab the cheapest vibrator available and think it will suffice. However, not knowing the origin and composition of the sex toys yo...

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

Pfleger tells tale of two cities

February 8, 2016

If Father Michael Pfleger could hijack a tourist bus to prove that Chicago is a tale of two cities—one where the North Side and Downtown look nothing like the West and the South sides—he would seize the o...

The innocence of Michael Bay: a review of ‘13 Hours’

The innocence of Michael Bay: a review of ‘13 Hours’

By Film Critic

January 25, 2016

Michael Bay strives to get back to his roots—however flimsy those may be—with “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” a grueling and supposedly true-to-life representation of the 2012 attac...

Protesters demand resignation  of Emanuel, Alvarez

Protesters demand resignation of Emanuel, Alvarez

December 14, 2015

Hours after Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized Dec. 9 at City Hall for the death of Laquan McDonald, a teenager who was fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer in 2014, protesters took to the str...

South Loop development must not displace students

By Editorial Board

November 9, 2015

The Museum Campus, Grant Park and Soldier Field have long attracted tourists. However, some developers would like to see the visitors extend their stays as temporary or permanent residents. In recent months, several large hotels and high-rise apartment buildings have been proposed for development in the city’s South Loop. Many of the projects have the potential to alter Chicago’s skyline, with proposals ranging from t...

Professor receives Chicago Public Library Award

Professor receives Chicago Public Library Award

By Campus Reporter

October 26, 2015

Eric May, an associate professor in the Creative Writing Department, received the 21st Century Award, presented by the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. May received his awar...

It’s OK to love your selfie

By Copy Editor

October 26, 2015

About 20 young women from the Alpha Chi Omega sorority at Arizona State University attended a Sept. 30 Diamondbacks baseball game in Phoenix when two MLB announcers mocked the girls for taking selfies. “That’s the best one of the 300 pictures I’ve taken of myself today,” one announcer said as some of the girls’ images were placed on the screen for a television shot. “Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog,...

Bumble dating app is all buzz

By Campus Reporter

October 19, 2015

Dating can be hard for feminists, but there’s now an app for that, according to founder and CEO of the Bumble app, Whitney Wolfe. Bumble works like popular dating apps Tinder and Grindr but with a key difference, company executives say.Unlike competing apps, Bumble’s matches only last 24 hoursand in opposite-sex matches, the woman must make the first move by initiating conversation.“We think [Bumble] is actually goin...

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

Margaret Cho talks ‘psyCHO,’ what drives her insane

September 28, 2015

Many comedians have made emotional women the butt of their jokes throughout the years, calling females “psycho” or “insane” for expressing themselves. However, Margaret Cho’s  latest concert spe...

Chicago speaks out on budget  at mayor’s town hall forums

Chicago speaks out on budget at mayor’s town hall forums

September 8, 2015

Surrounded by heavy security, Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed an unwelcoming crowd at his final town hall budget meeting on Sept. 3. Many in attendance booed Emanuel as he invited residents to voice t...

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