Dear Second Wave Feminists

[lydia]I am a feminist. I am engaged in the battle for equality of the sexes. I am in the fight for equal pay for equal work, the fight for women to have power over their bodies, the fight to eradicate the prevalence of patriarchal roles in this society and the fight for equality in all […]

A Generation Programmed

This Christmas you probably got a new iPod Nano, a laptop with high-speed wireless Internet access or maybe some other piece of technology to add to your shiny collection. But the only thing those high-priced trinkets will increase is your im-personality. Today we live in a society that is disgustingly dependent on technology, which causes […]

Waste, Pollution and the Pursuit of Happiness

[home]The United States of America – land of the free and the home of the brave. Let’s rephrase that. The United States of America – land of solid waste and the home of outsourcing. The U.S. is looked to as a leader in its economy, effective entrepreneurship and military. But the United States isn’t as […]

Acquired Taste

“The coffee isn’t even really that good,” Patricio Brevis said as he sipped on a steaming cup of free java at the International Center. Lackluster coffee doesn’t deter Brevis from attending the Office of International Students and Scholars International Coffee Hour. The free coffee is merely a perk of the social gathering of culturally diverse […]

Culture Jumpers

Most of us raised in America can reminisce about watching The Wonder Years or of singing “God Bless the U.S.A.” in grade school, but Americans that grew up abroad have other memories. Their cultural jumps may have shaped a different life for them, but these two students wouldn’t change their experiences for the world. [world]Julianna […]

Another South African Sunrise

Get the little ones ready for school, clean the house, go to work and make sure there’s food on the table – a typical day for a soccer mom, right? Not in Sub-Saharan Africa, where “soccer mom” isn’t even a term in their cultural rhetoric. Instead this is the life of a 13- or 14-year-old […]

Riding the Third Wave

Lesbian, bitchy, man-hating, angry, ugly women. So the stereotypes are out there. Now let’s talk about feminism. Feminism takes on many forms and can mean different things to different people. Leah Swartz, social work senior and director of MSU’s production of The Vagina Monologues, considers feminism “just believing in the power of women. Period.” Kim […]