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A woman’s place in a foreign country

A woman’s place in a foreign country

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Campus, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My favorite monument in Havana lives in the courtyard of the Plaza Vieja. A voluptuous woman wielding a fork rides a giant rooster that stands poised on one leg. There’s no plaque and no explanation of the meaning behind the statue, but it’s intriguing and strangely empowering. The woman is una...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Campus

Last January, six Cal State East Bay women decided to start a club that would bring a larger Latin culture presence onto the Hayward campus. Drawing inspiration from their single mothers, they also wanted to include women empowerment in the mix. On Dec. 2, The Wall Street Journal ranked...

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a 23-year-old female who rebelliously popped her first Yaz birth control pill at age 14, unbeknownst to my parents, I feel like a contraceptive connoisseur. I’ve become seasoned in the art of skipping periods by avoiding the week of little pink pills at the end of the month and gettin...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
October 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
August 11, 2016
Filed under Campus, Metro

School isn’t out for summer at Cal State East Bay. Last month, around 100 middle school girls from across the Bay Area learned about science, technology, engineering and math education through a four-week camp called Eureka! held at East Bay’s Hayward campus. Through the month of July, Monday...

A role model in Ros Gold

A role model in Ros Gold

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 11, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women across the globe are defeating the odds in sports media and are taking on highly esteemed roles in the broadcasting and analytic fields. The Golden State Warriors reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, otherwise known as Ros Gold, is one of these women. Gold-Onwude has become one of the most recognized face...

Is emoji the new feminism?

Is emoji the new feminism?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been a long time since women’s career options were limited to being either a princess or a bride, but surprisingly, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that emoji developers got the memo. On May 10, Google employees Rachael Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts and Mark Davis submitted a prop...

Gender wage gap in U.S. makes women lose $500 billion every year

Gender wage gap in U.S. makes women lose $500 billion every year

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer
April 27, 2016
Filed under Metro, Showcase

A new Equal Pay Day study released this April has found that women across the United States are paid an average of 79 percent of what their male counterparts earn annually, doing the exact same work. The analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women and Families, a nonprofit organizati...

Should men carry feminine hygiene products?

Should men carry feminine hygiene products?

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer
April 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Almost every woman can share at least one traumatic story that starred Aunt Flo. After all, she is the most inconsiderate aunt of all aunts. Some months she arrives early and unannounced, while other months she arrives late with a thirst for vengeance. Or shall I say, leak of vengeance? About a month ago, a...

Cover up your bodies ladies, show off your brain

Cover up your bodies ladies, show off your brain

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

On March 8, Kim Kardashian posted another shameless naked selfie with the hashtag “Happy #InternationalWomen’sDay.” As she posed in front of a mirror, all that could be seen was her naked body. Her nipples and a small portion of her pelvic area were censored by two little black boxes. International Women...

California cracks down on equal pay

California cracks down on equal pay

Valerie Salcido,
Contributor
October 22, 2015
Filed under Metro, Politics

It was 2004 when I first learned about gender inequality. I remember every 13-year-old sitting in that seventh grade history class in disbelief — outraged by the topic. No one could understand why in the 21st century men and women are still not treated equally. Towards the end of the discussion my...

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