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Shocked but not Surprised: ICE Forced Sterilization and the US’s Long History of Reproductive Violence

Shocked but not Surprised: ICE Forced Sterilization and the US's Long History of Reproductive Violence
Opinion
December 8, 2020

Recently, it has come out that ICE has been forcibly sterilizing migrant women in detention centers. While this news has shocked many, myself included, I can’t say I’m surprised. One of the main reasons...

MC Student Veterans Take a Deep Breath and Chill

MC Student Veterans Take a Deep Breath and Chill
April 2, 2020
Hof claims his numerous physical accomplishments are due to his unique method of deep meditation which combines breathing and gradual cold exposure.

Retrospective Review: Breath of the Wild

Retrospective Review: Breath of the Wild
Here’s Why Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was Game of the Year 2017
March 11, 2020
This game did not just break the pattern, it revolutionized the series.

WCW Steminist Spotlight: Dr. Lan Xiang

Dr. Lan Xiang teaches Electrical Engineering at Montgomery College
Dr. Lan Xiang uses her skills and experience to teach electrical engineering at MC and serve the community.
March 4, 2020
At Montgomery College, Dr. Lan Xiang is a professor who has taught numerous young women and men how to become electrical engineers for 17 years.

The Science of Snacking: Pringles

Mathematics is responsible for Pringles distinct crunchiness
February 21, 2020
Although these stackable snack chips have been around since 1968, many people have eaten them not knowing that the shape of each chip is a small engineering masterpiece. 

Taal Volcanic Eruption Displaces Philippine Life

Satellite image of Taal Volcano
Taal's eruption affected many, but received little western media coverage.
February 12, 2020
Imagine having to leave behind your home and pets in a rush to escape plumes of poisonous gas, then coming home to see sick pets and your house leveled by the earthquakes. 

Please Don’t Grab My Arm.

A fleur de lis on Maia Cafri's forearm.
December 23, 2019
If you want to know more about my tattoo, talk to me, but please respect my space.

Frozen II: Not so Unknown Anymore

Frozen 2 Review
December 10, 2019
They set out to find the origin of Elsa’s powers, in order to save their kingdom and lift a spell that trapped people in a forest. 

Ashley Farmer Mentors Creative Writing Students.

Ashley Farmer, an accomplished poet and author of many works, such as, The Women, The Farmacist, Beside Myself and editor of the literary journal Salt Hill.
November 8, 2019
In her own words, “Writing is a lot like going to the gym. I set aside the time, I don’t always want to do it, then when I do it, I feel really good afterwards. That’s how I know I’m going to do it the next day.” 

Five vintage makeup products that are still used today!

Five vintage makeup products that are still used today!
April 25, 2019

From Cleopatra to James Charles, men and women all over the world have used and still use cosmetics to enhance their natural beauty or to create works of art. And with social media obsessing over vintage...

We are here for “Us”

We are here for
April 18, 2019

Director Jordan Peele has created one of the most confusing yet symbolic movies of the year. Us is a creepy thriller about a family who is on vacation in California, but is greeted with insane murderous...

Shazam! Movie Review

Shazam! Movie Review
April 17, 2019

"Shazam!" is about a 14-year-old foster kid named Barry Batson (Asher Angel) who has run away from several foster homes in an attempt to find his mother. After a failed attempt to find his real mom, he...

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