The Independent

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu: a feminist anthem for young readers

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

April 18, 2019

Moxie tells the story of Vivian, a high school sophomore, who is tired of the sexist behavior from her high school’s  football team and the school officials turning a blind eye. Inspired by her mother’s punk rock days, Vivian decides to take a stand and begins distributing zines anonymously as a call to action. Eventually...

SHEroes Celebration

April 4, 2019

Location: Golden Eagles, Student Union 103

Feminist Empowerment Through Music

April 2, 2019

Sponsored by: Feminist Collective Location: Pedroso Center, B 159

Art+Feminism Wikipedia

March 28, 2019

Sponsored by: Art Department

Chicago’s Women in Music

March 26, 2019

womenSponsored by: Music Department

Film Screening: La Maestra

March 26, 2019

Sponsored by: History Department

Hijab Challenge

March 26, 2019

Sponsored by: Muslim Student Association

Jenn Lee

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

March 26, 2019

Jenn Lee writes creatively for herself and others, particularly her younger self, many of her topics focus on trauma “It’s thinking what I could have read when I was 12, 16 or 19 and wrestling with any of these traumatic events - what I could have read that would have helped me feel less alone,” she said. Lee ha...

Jennie Lasko Feature

Victoria Hong, Writer

March 26, 2019

Jennie Lasko was raised in a world of adversity and diversity. As immigrants from the Philippines, her parents worked day and night in order to raise all five of their children. Lasko remembered how her mom would work two or three jobs, usually taking the night shift, before returning home at 8 a.m. to take care of them. H...

Cyndi Moran Feature

Rebecca Denham, News Editor

March 26, 2019

Approximately 25 years ago, Cyndi Moran was assigned to edit a commercial for a Chicago hockey team in what was at that time considered the male dominated field of video production and editing. She faced adversity in that situation because “women couldn’t possibly know about sports.” Now Moran is the associate chair and full-time pr...

This Bridge Called My Story

March 25, 2019

Sponsored by: Surviving the mic

Nike and Serena Williams call for “crazy women”

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2019

  Nike is still riding the train of controversial ads, first with Colin Kaepernick and now with Serena Williams’ whose new commercial calls out the biases placed on strong women. In the “Dream Crazier” commercial, which aired during the Oscars on Feb. 24, Williams narrates a script starting out with “If ...

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