• The 4 Women in Tech to Watch

    The tech industry is often written off as a boys’ club. Women make up only 23% of programmers, and 7% of tech company founders. But the tides are starting to turn, with powerful women taking leadership roles in tech companies of all kinds. As a woman relatively new to the industry, I have been extremely(…)

  • Sound Off: Colbie Caillat “Try” Bares All

    Well, her face does.  Colbie Caillat’s “Try” takes on the beauty industrial complex. It encourages women to try accepting themselves as they are. At first, I was as swept up in the hype as every other viewer. “Good for you!” I exclaimed to my laptop. “You take off your makeup and show them what beauty(…)

  • The Badass Ninja Warrior Woman

    They’re calling her the Ninja Warrior Woman, and she’s probably not complaining. A former gymnast named Kacy Catanzaro completed the ‘American Ninja Warrior‘ obstacle course.  Catanzaro is the first woman to ever complete the legendarily difficult challenge in Dallas. This qualifies her  for the final competition in Las Vegas. Based on a Japanese game show, ‘American Ninja(…)

  • Simon Says Be Happy: A Young Girl’s Struggle to Deal with a Death of a Friend

    Five years ago, I travelled down a path that I refuse to ever return to. While it was a common journey, it was scarring enough that I built interior walls I don’t ever know if it can be taken down. I was only 12-years-old — an even younger and more naïve person than I am(…)

  • 17-Year-Old About to Graduate High School Elected to Serve as State Lawmaker

    Saira Blair has two major events to celebrate right now: her upcoming graduation from high school and her victory in the West Virginia primary election. If elected in November, Blair will be the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginian history. On Tuesday, May 13, Blair, 17, beat incumbent Republican Larry Kump, 67, who is finishing(…)

The Badass Ninja Warrior Woman

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They’re calling her the Ninja Warrior Woman, and she’s probably not complaining. A former gymnast named Kacy Catanzaro completed the ‘American Ninja Warrior‘ obstacle course.  Catanzaro is the first woman to ever complete the legendarily difficult challenge in Dallas. This qualifies her  for the final competition in Las Vegas. Based on a Japanese game show, ‘American Ninja(…)

17-Year-Old About to Graduate High School Elected to Serve as State Lawmaker

17-Year-Old About to Graduate High School Elected to Serve as State Lawmaker 0

Saira Blair has two major events to celebrate right now: her upcoming graduation from high school and her victory in the West Virginia primary election. If elected in November, Blair will be the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginian history. On Tuesday, May 13, Blair, 17, beat incumbent Republican Larry Kump, 67, who is finishing(…)

@Massgov gets in trouble for Sexual Assault (lack of) Awareness Month Tweet

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The official Twitter account for Massachusetts government recently deleted a tweet that offended sexual assault victims. Wednesday night @Mass.Gov tweeted: “sexual assault is always avoidable.” The tweet was deleted Thursday morning after many said it was victim blaming. Geoffrey Kula, the state’s digital marketing director, tweeted an apology: “I deeply regret the message sent last(…)

College Sex Abuse Scandals: 55 Colleges Under Investigation

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Today the Federal Education Department released a list of 55 colleges under investigation over handling sexual abuse complaints. Six of the colleges are from Massachusetts. The list includes Amherst College, Boston University, Emerson College, Harvard College, Harvard University Law School, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Officals said they released the list to the public in(…)

Teen Has Run-In with Cops for Giving Away Free Book at a Book Giveaway

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Imagine getting the cops called on you for giving away free books at a book giveaway event. Sound ridiculous? Just ask Mountain View High School student Brady Kissel. The controversy surrounds the book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie, which was banned in the Meridian School District in Idaho a(…)