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Acting Up: These young women have used their careers to impact the media community

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In honor of women’s history month, here are some young women who use the platform of social media to advocate for inclusivity, feminism, equality, and diversity. Through their work of incorporating activism into their acting, the following girls have continued to stand out above other celebrities in their field. Yara Shahidi: Best known for her…

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In the Driver’s Seat: Women of Saudi Arabia granted right to drive

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On September 26th, 2017, King Salman of Saudi Arabia lifted the country’s restrictions on women driving. The ban was lifted after years of women’s rights advocates pushing for a change in legislation, including,18 years ago in 1990, women protested by driving their cars around until the police stopped them. Women’s rights have always been up…

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Good-bye Goka: Jeanne Goka’s Last Day as Ann Richards School Principal

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You’ve been served: O’Reilly fired from Fox following sexual harassment lawsuits

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Photo of Bill O’Reilly during an interview by MyNewsLA Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly was fired after being accused of sexual harassment in the workplace less than a year after Roger Ailes left Fox with over 20 allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct at Fox News. Bill O’Reilly officially left Fox News on Wednesday April…

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One less lonely girl: Are Pence’s comments about women sexist?

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Vice President Mike Pence speaking in Mesa,  Arizona. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States, is notorious for his views and comments on social issues like LGBTQ+ rights, abortion, education, and more. Having said this, it’s not surprising that yet another remark has been widely publicized within the past week. Recently,…

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Wonder Women: Five women in entertainment that will go down in history

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Women’s History Month has just ended, but it’s never a bad time to celebrate powerful and inspiring women. Here is a short list of some of today’s: Gina Rodriguez Gina Rodriguez is the second Latina actress to have won a Golden Globe for Best Comedy Actress. Her lead role on the CW comedy-drama Jane the…

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The future is female: What Women’s History Month means to me

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When I first came to Ann Richards, it wasn’t because it was an all girls school, and that I knew the significance about the school being an all girls school. It was because I wanted a good education. I am, in fact, getting a good education, but I also got something more: knowledge about history…

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FemiNO: Non-intersectional feminism and its harmful effects on diverse women

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Katie Guttenberg holds a sign showing support of trans women that reads “Support your sisters not just your cis-ters” at the New York City Millions Women march. Photo by Jon Guttenberg. Feminism is defined as “the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes”. This definition shows how feminism is…

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The Deplorables: A look at the 2016 elections as canidates race for the White House

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Donald Trump unveils child-care policy influenced by Ivanka Trump. Photo by Michael Vadon. The 2016 presidential race, that started a record of 21 months before election day, has seen unbelievable candidates and campaign strategies that have thoroughly riled up Americans. With Clinton’s chances of winning currently at 93%, the next commander-in-chief will have to face…

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Miss America: One student point of view on one candidate’s treatment of women

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Photo of Donald J. Trump taken in 2011. Photo by Gage Skidmore. From the start, republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign has been at the center of controversial media catastrophes. In June of 2015, he accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists. In November of the same year, he made headlines after mocking a disabled reporter…

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The Final Crash-down: Trump’s sudden struggle for women voters

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Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. Photo by Gage Skidmore. Merely two weeks after the tape of Donald Trump talking to Billy Bush about sexually harassing woman, Trump is thrown into yet another scandal. Eight woman have stepped up and claimed that Trump sexually assaulted them,…

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