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The SheHawk: Did we really need The Oscars to tell us that ‘Parasite’ is a good movie?

The SheHawk: Did we really need The Oscars to tell us that 'Parasite' is a good movie?

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

February 24, 2020

Full disclosure: this is not a review about “Parasite,” the film created by South Korean director Bong Joon-ho that surprised the world (okay, the white world) by winning Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. If you would like to see excellent worthy articles on this subject, please consult this link on why the win is significant for the global film industry and this link on the singular beauty of t...

The SheHawk: on vulnerability, boundaries and connection

The SheHawk: on vulnerability, boundaries and connection

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

January 27, 2020

After the chaff of high school is rinsed away and we begin to step into the responsibilities (and terrors) of life as an adult, our relationships begin to become more important to us. The connections and friendships we formed earlier either begin to deepen and mature, or they are cut off in favor of...

The SheHawk: Why conventional masculinity is unhealthy for men

The SheHawk: Why conventional masculinity is unhealthy for men

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

I am one of seven sisters. My family is a democracy (or a clamoring, rather) of female voices, ideas and complaints. It is no wonder I turned to gender studies in college to read the stories of women across the globe, because as a woman, these stories resonate with me. But often, when we are focused...

The SheHawk: How diversity can break the glass ceiling

The SheHawk: How diversity can break the glass ceiling

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

The glass ceiling often resurfaces in discussions of female empowerment. But what is it really? The glass ceiling is a term used to describe the invisible boundaries in careers and personal lives that keep women and minorities from bursting through cultural restrictions to embrace their full worth...

The SheHawk: The time period for menstrual leave policy is now

The SheHawk: The time period for menstrual leave policy is now

John Yildiz, Assistant Opinion Editor

October 21, 2019

"There will be blood" was echoed in rallies all over the United States on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the first ever National Period Day in efforts to mobilize action towards menstrual equality and increase the overall accessibility of feminine care products across all echelons of society. One of many issues ...

The SheHawk: A list of things that women do not have to apologize for

The SheHawk: A list of things that women do not have to apologize for

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

For most of history, women were encapsulated in a variety of boxes, and a lot of these boxes were decorative and placed on shelves for admiration. Women themselves have been decorated, infantilized, marginalized and sexualized, usually for the appreciation of men. Although serious gains continue to...

The SheHawk: How to actually cope with anxiety and the stress of college

The SheHawk: How to actually cope with anxiety and the stress of college

Cierra Noffke, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

Students are, according to statistics and according to ourselves, extremely stressed and always have been. And why shouldn't we be? College is a pivotal, pressing event. We must give up everything we have known: our homes, our families, our friends, essentially everything we have grown deeply familiar...

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

The SheHawk: Record numbers of college students are depressed and anxious, and no one is talking about it

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on the topic of depression and anxiety in college students, but instead of filling it with statistics and their own hypotheses on why these numbers are so record breaking, they asked the college students themselves their thoughts on the issue. T...

The SheHawk: The Wage Gap – Lessons about Life

The SheHawk: The Wage Gap – Lessons about Life

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

April 22, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, the Women’s Studies department hosted a salary negotiation workshop designed to instruct young men and women the importance of negotiation in bridging the gaps in salary across America. Besides learning about the state of the wage gap itself, we were given a workbook, a lot of free...

The SheHawk: Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Green New Deal’ is the aggression Washington needs

The SheHawk: Ocasio-Cortez’s 'Green New Deal' is the aggression Washington needs

Jimmy O'Halloran, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2019

Politicians are almost always criticized for being slow and ineffective in implementing change. In America, this stereotype is basically a running joke and has ended up ingrained in our perception of the political system. However, since taking office on January 3rd of this year, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,...

The SheHawk: Why Campus Involvement Really Matters

The SheHawk: Why Campus Involvement Really Matters

Cierra Noffke, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

We humans tend to wear words down, use them too much, fall into periodic routines. It is imperative we return to words that have lost their meaning in the chaos of our fast-paced lives and learn them all over again. "Campus involvement," for example, are two words we know and understand because of...

The SheHawk: A Brief Guide to Sanity for the Young and Competitive

The SheHawk: A Brief Guide to Sanity for the Young and Competitive

Jimmy O’Halloran, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2019

It’s safe to say that most people want to do their best. Actually, most people probably want to do better than just their best: they want to do better than everyone else’s best. This rings especially true on a college campus, where in pretty much every capacity the point is to compete – and win....

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