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Carrying On: The Pressure to be Polished

Carrying On: The Pressure to be Polished

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01/04/2018

The pungent smell of nail polish remover, hairspray, and acrylic assaults my nose as soon as I walk through the door. A young girl sits at the barber’s chair having the life straightened out of her hair in pursuit of perfect smoothness. An elderly woman faces the nail technician with her arms extended, moving her…

U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library

U.S. Poet Laureate Gives Poetry Reading in Riggs Library

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11/02/2017

Tracy K. Smith, newly-appointed United States Poet Laureate, discussed religion with Paul Elie, senior fellow at Georgetown’s Berkley Center, as part of the Faith and Culture Lecture Series. The conversation took place in Riggs Library on Oct. 26. The role of Poet Laureate involves working with the Library of Congress to encourage national appreciation for…

Carrying On: Angry Liberal Feminist Killjoy

Carrying On: Angry Liberal Feminist Killjoy

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10/12/2017

I wear my opinions on my sleeve, literally. Fashion can be a useful way of expressing one’s personality, but my clothes spell things out. I am a frequent wearer of T-shirts with clever sayings on them, some innocuous and some overtly political. “Angry liberal feminist killjoy.” “Cats against catcalls.” “Keep Earth clean, it’s not Uranus.”…

Carrying On: Sexism in the City

Carrying On: Sexism in the City

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08/30/2017

You are most likely to encounter the New York City bitch during rush hour. Lifted chin, overall polished and professional appearance, determined gaze, assertive posture, eyes staring straight forward. This bitch will shove you out of the way for a place in a packed subway car. This bitch is used to having to assert herself…

“Adjusting” Perceptions of Chiropractic

“Adjusting” Perceptions of Chiropractic

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05/29/2017

I am constantly amazed by the body’s natural, inborn healing ability. It’s incredible to think about all the functions our bodies perform without us even realizing it. I grew up with a deep respect for the human body. My dad is a chiropractor, and from him I received regular chiropractic treatment (adjustments) and learned about…

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

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03/17/2017

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor, echoes reverberated to the ears of millions of women and girls across America who are already all too used to hearing the same thing from colleagues, coworkers, fellow students, and…

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