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Art Therapy and Open Mic Night Spreads Awareness of Sexual Harm

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By JULIA HABLAK, Staff Writer Thursday nights in Arnecliffe studio are havens for students seeking a creative outlet. Sponsored by the Bryn Mawr Art Club, these evenings typically feature a specific project, like making pet rocks or marbling paper with shaving cream. On Nov. 10, however, Art Club partnered with Students Against Sexual Harm (SASH)…

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The Warriors of Xi’an Visit Philadelphia

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by KATE HAWTHORNE, Staff Writer You don’t need a transcontinental plane ticket to see some of China’s greatest archaeological treasures — they’re only a SEPTA ride away. The Franklin Institute has opened an exhibit featuring terracotta warriors, a colossal collection of life-size clay soldiers created over 2,000 years ago in Xi’an, China. The exhibit, which…

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Her Origins, Rewritten: A Review of “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman”

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By ABBY WEBSTER, Staff Writer “Wonder Woman” reintroduced us to Diana Prince and revitalized the DC franchise with fresh characters and vibrant colors absent in the recent Batman and Superman flicks. With superhuman absurdity and humanistic sincerity, “Wonder Woman” had adults and children alike admiring the powerful Amazon. “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women” is…

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Beyond Boundaries: Female Artists Reconfigure Traditional Gender Norms

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By JULIA HABLAK, Staff Writer Feminist philosopher Judith Butler writes, “Gender is what is put on, invariably under constraint, daily and incessantly, with anxiety and pleasure.” Her words find new resonance in Canaday Library’s latest exhibit, “Beyond Boundaries: Feminine Forms”, which imagines femininity as a performance that resists traditional gender stereotypes. Beyond Boundaries is a…

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Public and Private Battles that Transcend Decades in “Battle of the Sexes”

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By JOANNE MIKULA, Staff Writer “You’ve come a long way, baby.” That was the slogan for Virginia Slims, the cigarette company that sponsored Billy Jean King and eight other female tennis players when King decided to break from the United States Lawn Tennis Association (USLTA) and form her own league in 1970. The slogan was…

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Protestors at Haverford’s Plenary Bring to Light Flaws in the Honor Code while Plenary Resolutions Search for Solutions

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By JOANNE MIKULA, staff writer   Haverford’s social honor code is often portrayed as a document that codifies a culture of trust, concern, and mutual respect for all members of the school community.  A group of students challenged this notion at Haverford’s 2017 Fall Plenary when they protested the event, blocking quorum in order to…

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Meet Jill Lepore, the Woman Rewriting History

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By JULIA HABLAK, staff writer   This year’s Emily Balch speaker Jill Lepore came to campus on Thursday, Oct. 26 for a highly anticipated Lecture and Q&A session, hosted by English and Emily Balch Seminar professor Matthew Ruben. The Emily Balch Speaker Series takes place each year in conjunction with the Emily Balch Seminars for…

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The Renaissance of a Series: A Blade Runner 2049 Review

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By ABBY WEBSTER, staff writer   “To be born is to have a soul.” – “Blade Runner 2049”   A baby’s sock. A wooden toy horse. An artificial memory of children huddled around a birthday cake. Motifs of birth pervade “Blade Runner 2049,” standing in stark contrast to the ubiquitous theme of death in “Blade…

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Revising History: College Hall Post-Charlottesville

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By Theresa Diffendal, Editor in Chief Photo blabeled for reuse White nationalists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12 in a “Unite the Right” protest of the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. Carrying torches, armed with guns, and chanting racist and anti-Semitic slogans, by Saturday night one counter-protester was…

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“Bringing it Home”: Students Affected by Natural Disasters Organize Campaign for Disaster Relief

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By EMILIA OTTE and SOPHIE WEBB, Editors Photo by WANYI YANG The morning that Hurricane Irma made landfall on the US Virgin Islands, on September 6, Jenisha Stapleton, BMC ‘19, was in the dining hall. “I remember, I had just gotten up. I was pacing. I got an instant headache, went to my room, and…

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