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Despite higher levels of success and bringing in more revenue, the USWNT received significantly less bonuses for friendlies against top-tier opponents, as well as less pay per player for each exhibition game.

U.S. soccer equal pay agreement proves long overdue

Nina Jones ’24, Web Opinions Editor September 22, 2022

The fight for equal pay has been an exhausting and long process for players on the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT). However, the historic signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

On April 4, members of the Westport community gathered at the library to hear TEAM Westport essay contest winners read their work and receive their awards.

TEAM Westport ceremony showcases student works addressing race in community 

Lea Rivel ’22, Staff Writer April 28, 2022

TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multiculturalism) Westport presented awards to three students for their essays on ideas of race in our community at the Westport Public Library on Monday, April 4....

My grandmother, Miriam Barros (left), and my mother, Jacqueline Passios (right), on a beach in Recife about 14 years into the dictatorship. Just two years after this photo was taken, Brazil held the first direct election for governor since the military regime started. According to Folha de S.Paulo, 48 million voters went to the polls.

Recognizing your American privilege: Why we are blessed to live in the US

Giselle Oldani '22, Web Managing Editor January 3, 2022

In the spring of 1964, the Brazilian Armed Forces overthrew President João Goulart, establishing a military dictatorship in Brazil that would last 20 years. My mother, a child at the time, began to hear...

With all the progress made for equality and tolerance, period stigma still remains as an outdated habit that makes people with periods uncomfortable with their body.

Period stigma unwarranted, needs to change

Amanda Rowan '22, Photostory Editor June 16, 2021

As I entered high school, almost everyone had their period and, finally, it wasn't so taboo to talk about. We exchanged period stories like friendship bracelets, making sure to whisper so that no boys...

#TheyForShe is taking on the task of calling out everyday sexism and gender inequity in our community and helping men understand what it means to be a woman in today’s society. 

#TheyForShe promotes inclusivity, supports International Women’s History Month

Lily Klau ’23, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

Social media feeds have been flooded with activism in the name of International Women’s History Month, and social studies teacher Cathy Schager and her Women in Society class have further celebrated...

The Golden Globes have been known for controversy beyond 2021. In years past, issues with hosts, controversial speeches, and celebrities’ post-drinking decision making have put the Golden Globes under scrutiny.

The Golden Globes undermine artistic appreciation

Aidan Rogers ’22, Paper Arts Editor March 16, 2021

Art is objectively subjective. Shows and movies, while presented through screens and speakers, are first and foremost pieces of art. Having the film industry revolve around award shows changes the very...

Men and women polled by the ERA Coalition were asked to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with the statement: I would support an amendment to the US Constitution that guarantees equal rights for both men and women. The majority of those surveyed in both groups said they strongly agree. All information is courtesy of the ERA Coalition.

‘Mrs. America’ reifies relevance of ERA

Sophie Casey '20, Staff Writer May 18, 2020

For me, “Mrs. America” is a gradually unfurling, forgone tragedy. I already know the ill-fated story of the fall of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). In the margins of a 10th grade notebook, I scribbled...

After complaints about inequalities in post for boys’ and girls’ teams, the Ludlowe Athletics Department’s Twitter is under a Title IX investigation.

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer January 11, 2020

Being a student-athlete comes with many challenges. At times, trying to balance school work, practice and carving out free time to relax can be nearly impossible. When athletes achieve their goals, whether...

Men and women polled by the ERACoalition were asked to indicate the degree to which they agreed or disagreed with  the statement: I would support an amendment to the US Constitution that guarantees equal rights for both men and women. The majority of those surveyed in both groups said they strongly agree. All information is courtesy of the ERA Coalition.

Equal Rights Amendment ratification fundamental to democracy

Sophie Casey '20, Web Managing Editor January 3, 2020

I first learned of the Equal Rights Amendment as a relic of history. In the room of my sophomore American history class, I committed to memory not only the sequence of presidents and a timeline of war,...

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team celebrates their win at a 2012 Olympic Qualifier game.

U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team files gender discrimination lawsuit

Alex Sprouls '19, Staff Writer April 26, 2019

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation to pursue equal pay. The 28 members of the team filed the class-action...

Students in Women in History encouraged their peers to partake in activities for International Womens Day, including wearing purple to school and answering various true or false questions.

International Women’s Day possesses necessary importance

Dana Perelberg ’20 March 19, 2019

If you look at a calendar, you’ll find that there’s a designated day for everything: National Ice Cream Day, Puzzle Day, even a day entirely dedicated to chocolate cake. But the hallways festooned...

State senator, Will Haskell, poses with part of Troop 19, that consists of girls officially joining Scouts of America. The new rule that went into effect Feb. 1, now allows girls between 11 and 17 to join what was formerly known as Boy Scouts of America.

New Boy Scouts of America rule raises questions and mixed reactions

Eliza Barr ’21, Staff Writer February 26, 2019

As of Feb. 1, girls can join the troops of formerly named-Boy Scouts of America following a gender inclusive decision made by the organization in October 2017. Previously, Girl Scouts were widely recognized...

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

Woman awarded Chemistry Nobel Prize for the fifth time in 117 years

October 5, 2018

By Nicky Brown '19 Each year, Nobel Prizes are awarded to professionals in six categories: literature, physics, peace, medicine, chemistry and economic sciences. This year, a female chemistry professor...

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