Ariana Grande: Icon of the century

Billboard’s Women in Music is an annual event during which the publication recognizes women who have made substantial contributions in an otherwise male-dominated industry and ultimately bestows someone the title of “Woman of the Year.” This year, Billboard chose to give the award to popstar Ariana Grande, whose contributions to music and female empowerment, as well as her ability to remain poised throughout this past year, have without a doubt made her the most iconic face of 2018.

Teen Vogue Summit: How to be a fashionable leader and powerful activist

On a chilly Friday morning, I walked towards a bright red building, kind of like Paul Smith’s “Pink Wall” in Melrose except this space belonged to Depop, a social market app where photographers, fashion designers and artists alike can sell their clothes or art while also building a community of artists. It’s sort of like the millennial version of Ebay. Inside, the space looked like a make your own thrift store with a hint of an Urban Outfitters aesthetic: unintentionally effortless. Shades of light blue …

Courier Chat: Feminism with ‘Femme Up’

On this podcast, Sam and Grace talk to PCC students and podcasters Seanna and Sheyla about their new podcast, ‘Femme Up’ and about all things feminism. Listen to ‘Femme Up’: femmeup.podbean.com Follow ‘Femme Up’ on facebook, twitter and instagram: @femmeuppodcast Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: podcast.courier@gmail.com

Do we really need pageants anymore?

On Monday May 21, a new Miss USA was crowned: Sarah Rose Summers. It’s easy to see why she won; she’s a country girl who grew up in Nebraska, earned two degrees from Texas Christian University in strategic communication and child development, and is certified to be a child life specialist. She’s the exact kind of person that pageants look for. But this poses the question, should pageants still exist in 2018? My answer is, well, kind of.

Behind the words of Ana Castillo

Esteemed writer Ana Castillo began to write as a young activist in the 1970s. She used her poetry as a form of social protest by exploring the political and ethical implications of her personal experience. Her work seeks to challenge notions of not just Latinos and Latin culture, but ideas about gender roles, sexuality, spirituality, family and culture. She was recently hosted by the PCC English department for an evening of reading and discussion in the Creveling Lounge where students, faculty and staff gathered to …

Women’s History Month highlights female empowerment at PCC

Women’s History Month in March recognizes the many and often overlooked steps women have taken to change the world around them. At PCC, programs and clubs on campus tailored to uplifting and motivating women are visible all year long. PCC’s Student Health Services not only provide bandages and pamphlets, but the school’s female population can also benefit from a variety of services. “There’s just general things that we offer, such as oral contraceptives, blood work and, as part of the health fee, it includes personal …