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Ask Ali: MeToo rape kits are problematic

Photo: Charles Edward Miller via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Over the past several years, following the rise of movements such as MeToo and Time’s Up, we have seen great progress being...

Ask Ali: straight pride is no pride

Photo courtesy of Lance Anderson via Unsplash Boston, let’s talk about what happened last Saturday. I was minding my own business, cozied up at home, just trying to enjoy my three...

Ask Ali: How do I survive midterms?

Since this Monday marks the ninth week of the semester, we students find ourselves in the trenches of what is arguably the second most stressful time of the semester:  midterms...

Ask Ali: body pressure

Image: “Mantra Apr 3” by Crystal Coleman is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Oh spring, how beautiful you are. Your bountiful blossoms, your warm, whispering winds...

Ask Ali: body pressure

Image: “Mantra Apr 3” by Crystal Coleman is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Oh spring, how beautiful you are. Your bountiful blossoms, your warm, whispering winds...

Ask Ali: Valentine’s Day pressures

Image: “hearts” by emdot is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Urban Dictionary gracefully defines the idea of “being cuffed” as someone who is in a relationship with...

Ask Ali: is feminism just for girls?

On Nov. 12, 2018, an article was published on CNN in which the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, stated he is “absolutely” a feminist. He informed the reporter that his...

Ask Ali: what is It’s On Us?

Advocacy is defined by Merriam Webster as “the act of supporting a particular cause or proposal.” With so many amazing organizations and groups nationwide, it is easy to be an...

Ask Ali: How do I survive midterms?

Since this Monday marks the ninth week of the semester, we students find ourselves in the trenches of what is arguably the second most stressful time of the semester:  midterms...

Ask Ali: campus questions

West Chester University is a campus that provides an innumerable amount of things for its students. There are lots of places to eat, tons of options for residence and a seemingly...

Annie Lennox and global feminism

Photo: “Annie Lennox SING campaign, Vienna 2010” by Manfred Werner via Wikimedia Commons. In my recent life, I have found myself presented with a great deal of...

The pink tax

Ah, the female body—a wondrous vessel with a very complex set of needs. The pursuit of hygiene and care can be a rocky one. One feels as though it comes with no concrete set of...

Letter from the Editor

Dear West Chester University, After a semester’s worth of research, planning and dedication, Celine Butler’s piece on sexual misconduct at West Chester University has reached the...

The importance of voting

If you were one of the many, many people who did not vote for Donald Trump, you’ll agree that the presidential election of 2016 felt somewhat like a hurricane. It caused chaos...