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“Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman gives Eckerd, St. Pete a glimpse behind prison walls

“Orange is the New Black” author Piper Kerman gives Eckerd, St. Pete a glimpse behind prison walls

If you watch the opening credits of the popular Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” you will see the faces of real women who experienced prison first hand. Look…

Stop sex trafficking with awareness

Stop sex trafficking with awareness

Growing up, I was always warned about being aware of the people I associated with or where I was. This was to ensure that I wouldn’t get into trouble, of…

Feminista: Abuse is black and white

Feminista: Abuse is black and white

Rewind about six years into my life and you will see me fighting the pull of sleep to read chapters of fan fiction inspired by the “Twilight” franchise. Amongst the…

The diversity game: 87th Oscars highlights a lack of ethnic representation

The diversity game: 87th Oscars highlights a lack of ethnic representation

On the morning when the nominations for the 87th Annual Academy Awards were to be announced, gossip had already begun about who would get the coveted golden man . Ava…

Rise in female superheroes empowers women

It’s official. I want to be Ming-Na Wen when I grow up. The 51-year-old actress has been in many films and television shows throughout her career, but it is her…

#GamerGate: Getting females in the game

It’s a widely held belief that the world of gaming is considered by many to be a “boys only” club. For years, women have faced sexist remarks when they dress…

Tai Chi exercises beneficial to health

There are many forms of workout regimens that have been inspired by Eastern cultures, from board-breaking karate to back-bending yoga. However, one form of martial arts has proven to be…

Youngest Nobel winner announced

On Oct. 10 Malala Yousafzai became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize at the age of 17, sharing the 2014 prize with fellow education activist Kailash Satyarthi. Last…

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