Sisterhood is global: American feminists need to stand with Iranian women

The death of Mahsa Amini highlights a global issue that many women endure, violence and oppression. Iran’s gasht-e ershad, otherwise known as the morality police that enforces modesty and dress code, had brutally beaten Amini until she collapsed while in their custody and later died in a hospital. Amini was considered to be improperly wearing her hijab. The violence enacted on Amini should not only be an outcry for radical change for the Iranian people but for the plight of women around the world. The …

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 …