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Women of impact: Chemistry teacher Kavita Gupta featured in National Geographic documentary

Photo by Claire Yang and Jayanti Jha
How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school
November 23, 2019
How Gupta and her students feel about her accomplishments outside of school

Back from the brink: A new start for WiSTEM

The opening slide from the WiSTEM interest meeting presentation. Slide used with permission from Claire Wen
In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start
September 26, 2019
In the face of last year’s disappointments, the Women in STEM club holds its first meeting to promote a new start

Empowered Women Empower Women

Empowered Women Empower Women
We need to stop pitting women against each other
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...

Pocket-sized: A rant on women’s pockets

Pocket-sized: A rant on women’s pockets
Women’s struggles with illegitimate pockets
May 8, 2019
Women’s struggles with illegitimate pockets

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project

A recap for Girls Empowerment Project
GEP’s events this school year
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...

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

The S-word: the prevalence of slut shaming at MVHS
Women address slut-shaming in their lives
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...

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT

Empowering women in the STEM field from the perspective of MVRT
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...

Students celebrate International Women’s Day

Students celebrate International Women’s Day
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...

When did equality become so radical?

October 7, 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...

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