The Wichitan

Empowerment spring tea April 27

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

April 24, 2019

Pinkies Up. As flowers begin to bloom and warm weather rises within the air, the smell of spring again appears creating opportunities for unity and growth. The office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs will be hosting the first annual traditional spring tea on April 27 from 11 a.m. to ...

Daraja Children’s Choir joins together with athletes

Daraja Children’s Choir joins together with athletes

Randi Heaton, Reporter

April 11, 2019

Between the games and singing, everyone around was grinning ear to ear in the presences of 17 children from Uganda in the Daraja Children’s Choir. The women’s soccer team was able to play soccer with the singers as well as watch them perform. Daraja is a group of children from ages 9-13 that come to ...

Women can be successful and have a family

Andrea Pedon, Reporter

March 20, 2018

The world that we live in today is subjected to societal gender roles that both men and women tend to follow. In a number of different ways, society has shaped women to believe that to be successful, they have to be single.  In the stereotypical "Leave It to Beaver" family, men bring home the mone...

‘Reshape how we see beauty’

Alex Rios

January 24, 2018

Picture this: You are watching TV with your friends or significant other and a Victoria's Secret commercial pops up on the screen. You can't help but notice how beautiful the girls modeling underwear and lingerie are, but you also feel insecure and fold your arms on your belly. This is how many of u...

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

Bridget Reilly

January 17, 2018

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual harassme...

Girl squads offer support, guidance

Girl squads offer support, guidance

The Wichitan

November 27, 2017

I've never really cared much about having girl friends. I was always around my older brothers and their friends, or my three boy cousins. I never really got along with girls, and I was never interested in all the drama that came with it — which is still true. Sure, I had a couple of close girl frie...

I don’t want to be a real housewife

I don’t want to be a real housewife

Devin Field, Reporter

October 17, 2017

I was told by teachers, parents and role models to dream big, taught to set goals and that I can be whatever I want to be. At least that is the mindset for most young women going through high school. We declare our major and, for a majority, we have what we want to do in mind. Then we set off fo...

Title IX continues women’s fight for gender equality

Title IX continues women’s fight for gender equality

Dominick Haskins

October 5, 2016

When Hilary Clinton was nominated as the presidential candidate for the Democratic party, she tore down yet another wall in women’s long held fight for gender equality being the first female to ever be elected the presidential candidate for any major party.“We have come so far in gender equality....

Women’s and gender studies minor to be official in the fall

Kristina Abeyta

May 6, 2015

History is in the making at MSU with its first female president, Suzanne Shipley, waiting to take the helm Aug. 8, and starting in the fall, students will be able declare a minor in women’s and gender studies. Of the 29 member institutions on the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, 24 have...

The other f-word

Jasmine Jones

April 11, 2014

College is typically a time for 20-somethings to explore their identity and venture out of their comfort zone and try new things. I took this time as a chance to explore some new ideologies. Prior to coming to Midwestern I hadn’t really thought much of feminism, only what society wanted me ...

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