The Orion

Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

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Rachael Bayuk

October 9, 2018

Whatever your opinion is about abortion, I can't change it and I won't try to change it. But, I will discuss with you how important it is for someone to be able to make the decision for themselves. And not be shamed for making a decision that, undoubtedly, was a hard one.Abortions have been taking p...

Trump is destroying the work feminism has created

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Danielle Cortes

October 17, 2017

It is the year of 2017, humans have been living for about 200,000 years. Every year, we are evolving and bettering our lives for the future. However, we still somehow find ourselves regressing. As a nation, we really downgraded by electing Donald Trump as president. There is just simply no other way...

3 feminist blogs you have to check out

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Anisha Brady

November 16, 2016

In light of recent election results, many people have been questioning the fate of the country and what a Donald Trump presidency may mean for disadvantaged peoples. Women are especially in need of empowerment during this seemingly dark and confusing period. Throughout history, women have found successful pl...

Harriet Tubman to be first female featured on $20 bill

Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill in 2020. Concept art courtesy of

Bridget Comito

May 10, 2016

Harriet Tubman will be the first female and African-American to be featured on U.S. currency. She will replace Andrew Jackson on the front of the new $20 bill. The change will be available by the year 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote...

Fierce feminism is a must

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Elizabeth Ernster

September 13, 2015

On the first day of dorm move-in, every floor was required to attend a meeting hosted by University Police in which the men and women were separated so as to receive information specific to each sex. They told the women things we have heard since we were preteens— Be aware of your surroundings, stay in ...

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