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“Wonder Woman”: Female Strength and The Power of Love

By JOANNE MIKULA, Staff Writer Since her creation by American psychologist and author William Moulton Marston in 1941, Wonder Woman has remained a divisive figure. Patty Jenkins’ 2017 film “Wonder Woman” by no means escapes this controversy.  Many people have lauded the new film as groundbreaking in the way that it subverts the male gaze… Keep Reading

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“Is it art?”: Claire Van Watkins Speaks About the Writing Process

By JULIA HABLAK, Staff Writer Novelist and essayist Claire Vaye Watkins joined Tri-Co students and faculty on Wednesday, Nov. 15 for the third installment of the Bryn Mawr 2017-2018 Reading Series. The author brought her books, “Battleborn,” a short story collection, and “Gold Fame Citrus,” her debut novel. Unlike this year’s previous Reading Series authors,… Keep Reading


The Warriors of Xi’an Visit Philadelphia

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… Keep Reading


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

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… Keep Reading

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Beyond Boundaries: Female Artists Reconfigure Traditional Gender Norms

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… Keep Reading

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Meet Jill Lepore, the Woman Rewriting History

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… Keep Reading


“Tales of Troy” at Magill Library

By RACHEL KLINE, Staff Writer Photos by CLAIRE BLOOD-CHENEY Arma virumque cano, Virgil’s immortal words that begin The Aeneid, conjure images of Troy engulfed by flames for classics majors and mythology enthusiasts alike. From Sept. 25th to Oct. 30th, Haverford College’s classics department will exhibit “Tales of Troy” at the Magill Library Alcove. “Tales of… Keep Reading


Dear 1968,… by artist Sadie Barnette

By THERESA DIFFENDAL, Editor-in-Chief Photos by ABIGAIL WEBSTER In Dear 1968,… artist Sadie Barnette transforms Haverford College’s Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery into a bold and inspiring reclamation of the 500-page file the FBI compiled on her father during his time in the Black Pant her Party. In 1968, Rodney Barnette was only 24 years old and already… Keep Reading

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