After Election, Teen Reacts

By  Roann Abdeladl For the first time, I feel afraid to be Muslim in America. This might sound surprising because there were many other times when I, a hijab-wearing Muslim teenager, should have felt afraid to be Muslim in America, but, this time felt different. It wasn’t just a distant fear that faded after a few…

Pro-Life Politicians Hope to Mandate Funerals for Fetuses

By Laura Nunez Abortion opponents are armed with new ammunition in the war against a woman’s right to control her own reproductive life. Referred to as fetus funeral legislation, new laws that require miscarried or aborted fetal tissue to be buried or cremated are becoming popular in states like Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio. This…

Hillary Clinton: Our First Female President?

By Tina Lu With only days left before the 2016 Presidential Election, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is getting closer than ever. Yesterday, New Hampshire changed from “Leans Democratic” status to “Tossup.” Georgia, too, became a tossup state, contrasting ts reliably Republican background. Days before, Utah and Ohio started leaning Republican, and…

What “Easy A” Says About High School Gossip

By Anne Jorgenson Easy A is one of those movies that have seriously layered jokes—and once you get them, the movie becomes even more glorious than you initially realized. I mean, just look at the name Easy A. Easy A features Olive, a girl whose life snowballs out of control when she tells her friend…

U.N. Recruits Superhero Strength to Fight for Gender Equality

By Laura Nunez Superhero, crime fighter, army nurse, and now Honorary Ambassador for the U.N., DC comic book character Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) has just added a new day-gig to her extraordinary adventures. On October 21, 2016, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon bestowed the iconic DC super-heroine with the title of Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment…

Interested in Biochemistry? Read This Interview With Anita Lee!

By Lydia Chen Anita Lee is the Associate Principal Biochemist at Merck & Co., Inc., which is a pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. Project GirlSpire asked her a couple of questions about her career and experiences:   Q: Please describe your job A: I am currently in a group called Translational Biomarkers.  We discover,…

What’s Up With All the Catcalling?

By Raquel Geylman Catcalling (also known as street harassment) is basically the phrase, “I am going to shout profanities at this woman whom I don’t know, whistle at her, and make crude gestures towards her and hope that she finds them endearing” put it into one single word. Women, I can assure you, do not…

The University of Texas at San Antonio is Starting a New Class on Beyoncé???

By Raquel Geylman Every college girls’ dream came true when the University of Texas at San Antonio announced that they’re starting a class based on Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Professor Kinitra D. Brooks named the course “Black Women, Beyoncé, and Popular Culture”. The course will explore black feminist ideals presented in Lemonade as well as the influence…

International Day of Girl: What Is It and Why Should We Care?

By Tina Lu In 2011, the United Nations deemed October 11 to be the International Day of the Girl Child to “help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.” Today, as a result of the United Nations’ declaration, we (and…