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Moving past melanoma

Moving past melanoma

May 4, 2015

In October, Kaitlin Johnson got a tattoo. She stood patiently as the tattoo artist inked delicate orange and blue flowers connected by a green vine around her leg. The needle hurt, of course, but she was tough. After all, it wasn’t the first time she had felt pain. Two hours later, the artist added...

Creating space through “Gakked”

Creating space through “Gakked”

By Alice Smelyansky

February 6, 2014

In the quiet moment after she has expelled a poem down onto a sheet of paper, Sophia Ege, junior in LAS, breathes a sigh of relief. As immersed as she is in her emotions at the start of the process, the end is all revealing — Ege deconstructs her prose, as well as the root causes for her emotions....

GWS professors, student to host Hip Hop and Punk Feminism symposium

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 5, 2013

Punk. Hip-hop. Feminism. Three seemingly unrelated subcultures will be brought together and analyzed during “Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Theory, genealogy, performance” on Thursday and Friday in the Asian American Cultural Center lounge at 9 a.m.  Professor Mimi Thi Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Brown, Dr. K...