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Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women

Lakshanyaa Ganesh

May 22, 2019

he rise of the 21st Century has brought in a generation that is more aware, sensitive and progressive in relation to issues that have been plaguing our country for years — more specifically, in support of women’s rights and ways of empowerment. Women’s employment rates and college graduation r...

Pocket-sized: A rant on women’s pockets

Pocket-sized: A rant on women’s pockets

Emily Xia

May 8, 2019

ockets are amazing. A pouch of fabric attached to your favorite pair of jeans or joggers that can carry whatever your heart desires. Well, for half of the population, that is. If you know anything about me, you know that I detest, I scorn, I absolutely despise women’s pockets. Or should I say, ...

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

Rucha Soman and Chelsea Wong

April 12, 2019

Girls Empowerment Project (GEP) is a club that attempts to shed light on the inequality women face by giving a voice to the silenced. Since 2016, GEP has been welcoming people of all races, genders and sexualities to join in the discussion on empowering women. As the school year comes to a close, GEP refl...

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS

Shuvi Jha and Ayah Ali-Ahmad

April 12, 2019

“She was wearing a bralette; what did she expect?” “What a whore; she’s slept with four guys.” “She is such a slut; she deserves all this.” lut shaming refers to the practice of individuals criticizing females for engaging in behavior deemed to be provocative or enticing. ...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Aditya Dash

December 4, 2017

emale empowerment. Two words that have been a part of many people’s lives, plays a major role in society and is a topic of conversation for many MVHS students. It was the topic of conversation on November 18, when the MVHS Robotics Team (MVRT) held the Diversity in STEM conference in the Student Union...

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Chetana Ramaiyer

March 9, 2017

t’s lunchtime at MVHS on March 8. Like any other day, students are sprawled all over the school. It’s not obvious at first. Looking a little closer, however, it becomes clear that many students happen to be wearing the color red. This is no coincidence. Though some may have worn it by c...

San Jose Women’s March: Why I march

San Jose Women’s March: Why I march

Ruth Feng, Katerina Pappas

January 22, 2017

When did equality become so radical?

Cynthia Mao

October 8, 2012

When we were deciding the special report topic for this issue, we initially shied away from calling it feminism. Concerns were raised that the word would alienate a large part of the student body — but isn’t that the problem? If we can’t talk about feminism without fear of negative connotations,...