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CHS making strides for diversity in club councils

The 2019-2020 SGA council, which is predominantly male.

Katherine Lombardi

May 8, 2020

*This article is satirical* For a school that’s held a C+ in diversity on for thirty straight years, despite only existing for twenty, hope and improvement is on the way. A new study on CHS club activity during the 2019-2020 revealed that despite males only making up 48% of the student po...

Coming out comes with challenges

Coming out comes with challenges

Brigid McCarthy

March 9, 2020

When freshman Lee Gaines of Shrewsbury came out to their family as pansexual and nonbinary, they were swiftly and promptly written out of their great grandmother’s will. “She was very, very Catholic. She went to a Catholic school, she almost was a nun,” Gaines explained. “It’s fine. I l...

Gender associations with reading impact ‘shelf’ esteem in children

Society considers reading a feminine activity. Therefore, older boys are less likely to value reading than girls.

Caroline Monaghan

March 15, 2019

We are too young to remember the days our parents spent reading to us as children, when we got lost in the maze of the Barnes & Noble kids section. But, we were not too young to internalize the gender associations with reading that extend beyond our bedrooms and bookstores. Gender associations with re...

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Girls face double standard in relationship age gap

Lauren Spiezia

May 4, 2018

Half your age plus seven. For years, this has been the benchmark to answer the question “how big is too big of an age gap in a relationship?” According to The Independent, the saying dates back to 1901, written in a book by French author Max O’Rell, and was featured in the 1951 play “The Moon is...

Female athletes still feel subtle sting of discrimination at all levels

Photo obtained through Creative Commons.

Meredith Prud’homme and Emmanuella Macri

December 22, 2016

It took women over 2,000 years to be allowed into the Olympic games according to Since then, female athletes are slowly becoming more accepted, but not everything is equal between the two sexes, even now. One of the biggest differences between women and men is the lack of recognition women...

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