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Honoring Powerful Women During Women’s History Month

Honoring Powerful Women During Women’s History Month

Priyanka Gera, Assistant Culture Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Culture, Home Scroll

This past March was Women’s History Month, highlighting the contributions women have made in our society, past and present. On Tuesday, March 26, UNICEF, in collaboration with Campus Activities, organized a film festival to celebrate powerful women. The event lasted from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and ...

Women’s History Month Presents Dr. Robyn C. Spencer

Women’s History Month Presents Dr. Robyn C. Spencer

Sara Rodia, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under News

The St. John’s History department and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies welcomed Dr. Robyn C. Spencer on Monday, March 18 for a special Women’s History Month Lecture. Spencer is an Endowed Chair in Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College. She started her college career as a pre-m...

A Retrospective Look on Women’s Place in TV

A Retrospective Look on Women’s Place in TV

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Culture

Television is a relatively new form of entertainment. The female television protagonist is even newer. Early American television shows with female leads mostly centered around family life. Representation for women of color on television was even more sparse, especially considering that the Unite...

Women’s History Month: The Man’s Role as a Feminist

Erin Sakalis, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

I recently saw a vintage Superman comic that was edited in order to get an important point across. Superman was pictured conversing with a female reporter. Superman’s speech bubble read, “So what is my role as a man in feminism?” and the reporter responded, “Simply put, your role is to listen to ...

Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Health Matters: Dispelling the Myths Surrounding Women’s Health

Helga Golemi, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under Features

In honor of March being Women’s History Month, this week’s column is going to focus specifically on women’s health. Keep reading to clarify any misconceptions you may have had regarding your overall well-being.   “Wearing bras causes breast cancer.” Fiction. This myth is by fa...

Support for Women Behind the Camera

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Culture

Tribeca Film Festival 2018’s schedule has been released and it’s more exciting than ever. Out of the 8,789 submissions, 96 feature length films have been selected to dazzle audiences beginning April 18 through April 29. Seventy-five world premieres, five international premieres, nine North American pre...

Weekly Rewind – “Frida”

Samantha DeNinno, Assistant Entertainment Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Culture

March is Women’s History Month and we’re watching women’s history take place in the world around us. But let’s also take a look back to some of the key figures whose words and imagery we sometimes use unknowingly today in the women’s rights movements. Mainly: Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo (19...

Adding to the Clothesline Narrative

Adding to the Clothesline Narrative

Jillian Ortiz, Assistant News Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

The Young Women’s Leadership School of Queens visited the St. John’s Art Gallery on Wednesday, March 14 and their narratives became part of a growing collection known as the Clothesline Project. A young girl and an old t-shirt. She doesn’t wear it, but instead, she draws on it. The marker bleeds...

A Living Conversation About the Dying

A Living Conversation About the Dying

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 21, 2018


Filed under News

Feminists Unite and the Latin American Student Organization (LASO) held a discussion about “Femicidio in Latin America” on March 15, in honor of Women’s History Month. The event was led by Marilyn Alexander, social media coordinator of Feminists Unite, and Sieta Leon, president of LASO. ...

Women’s Herstory Distinction Dinner

Women’s Herstory Distinction Dinner

Andreina Rodriguez, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Timed precisely to take place on International Women’s Day, the Office of Multicultural Affairs held their annual Women’s Herstory Month Distinction Dinner in the DAC Ballroom on March 8. Those who attended were encouraged to wear black attire in honor of women’s solidarity and to adhere to...

An Ode to the Ones Before Us, After Us, and Presently Us

Beatriz da Costa, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion

1920 was a significant year for women, The start of our fight towards equality, At first, we did not have a voice, but thanks to a young woman who had a vision, Susan B. Anthony’s role in Women’s Suffrage became an actuality and not a frivolity.     Although it divides many today...

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