By Erendy Torres |Staff Writer| March is Women's History Month. It is the month in which we honor all the humanitarian and memorable women who have made a difference and fought for equal rights. Notable women who are often mentioned are Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Susan B. Anthony, but all women are celebrated during this month. More specifically, March 8 is the globally recognized "International Women's Day." "International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for celebrating accelerating gender parity," as stated on the website InternationalWomensDay.com. The … [Read more...] about Womens History Month
Unicorn Hair, Fashion Trend or Just Crazy?
Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer| Things like highlights, ombre, and plain hair are becoming things of the past with the new fashion trend known as "unicorn hair." Unicorn hair has gained attention, because it is overly saturated with different fusions of hair color that come together to form a rainbow horn. “Unicorn hair is best describe as fashion colors that include colors like violet, pink, red, blue, pastel, and neon. The objective to unicorn hair is to go from light to dark with a wide range of colors. It is usually a coloring process that is just created for that one client and tends not to be duplicated exactly the same," said hairdresser and student Patricia … [Read more...] about Unicorn Hair, Fashion Trend or Just Crazy?
By Maria de Lourdes Campos |Staff Writer| Periods have been stigmatized since the turn of the century. As a result, there are negative ideologies associated with menstruation and womanhood. With the rise of the "tampon tax," all these negative connotations have resurfaced and have brought to the forefront issues like taxes, inequality, and sexism. The tampon tax is a tax that imposes a 5 percent increase on feminine hygienic products like tampons, pads, and douches, according to the E.U. legislator. “The tampon tax is when tampons and sanitary pads are taxed as luxury items, which often times are higher priced, than non-luxury items like sunscreen or condoms. This new … [Read more...] about Menstrual Luxury
By Jorge Campos |Staff Writer| Woman finds bag of cocaine inside of granola bar. Woman finds bag of cocaine inside granola bar Cynthia Rodriguez reported that a bag of cocaine fell from the wrapper of a Nature Valley granola bar she purchased. Rodriguez stated that she originally thought she won a prize. She called Nature Valley and a company representative told her to report the incident to her local police department, according to WBIR.com. Police officer sues Starbucks after his free coffee spilled on him Matthew Kohr, a North Carolina police officer who received a free cup of coffee while in uniform, is now suing Starbucks, claiming … [Read more...] about Briefs
Common misconceptions debunked
By Daleth Quintanilla |Staff Writer| Terrorism and oppression are just a few misconceptions of Muslims who adorn the hijab; 101 students this week may have experienced these misconceptions firsthand. CSUSB’s Muslim Association challenged students, Muslim or not, to step into the shoes of Muslim women. Anyone who participated in the challenge was welcome to speak at the panel, led by Dr. Dany Doueiri and CSUSB students Ranea Al-Tikriti and Alia Abuelhassan, held on October 29. Panelists voiced their thoughts of the challenge and afterwards, I spoke with Al-Tikriti about misconceptions that others have of those who wear the hijab. Misconception 1: Muslim women are … [Read more...] about Common misconceptions debunked
Women are paid unfairly
By Aunjolay Lambert |Staff Writer| When it comes to gender equality, studies have shown that women have taken the backseat to their male counterparts when it comes to wages,and I think it’s unfair to see women getting paid less than men. “Nationally, the median weekly wages for women are $692 and for men $840,” according to the Pittsburg Post-Gazette. Studies show that “overall they earn 77 cents for each dollar made annually by men and in some professions such as financial managers the number drops to 66 cents,” according to msnbc.com. Many women have another responsibility, which is to take care of their children, compared to men. Women usually have to take care of their … [Read more...] about Women are paid unfairly