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Speaking, reading events on campus leave positive impacts

Speaking, reading events on campus leave positive impacts

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2019

USI is known for many enjoyable activities and programs, but some of the most influential and popular aspects of campus are the events involving guest speakers and readings. Inviting guest speakers and having organized events where writers or passionate creators can exhibit their works makes a p...

‘Vagina Monologues’ the legacy that lives

‘Vagina Monologues’ the legacy that lives

Sydney Stocksdale, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Morgan Dale said there is power in being open. “And apparently, this involves asking one about vaginas. At first women were reluctant to be open, in which I understand,” the junior philosophy major said. “Then they got excited because most people do not ask them about the touchy subject.” Dale sai...

‘In someone else’s shoes’

‘In someone else’s shoes’

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

February 13, 2018

Photo by The Shield Mary Lyn Stoll has been co-running “The Vagina Monologues” for 11 years, but every year, she performs the same monologue. The associate professor of philosophy performs “My Vagina Was My Village.” The piece is about a refugee woman who has been raped by a number of in...

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

March 1, 2017

In soft lighting that seemed to have a hint of pink in its glow, performers and the audience chanted in unison to reclaim the word ‘cunt.’ The university’s presentation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 23 and 24 drew a packed crowd filling up Forum 3 by the time the show began. Within each mon...

Monologues shed light on domestic violence

Monologues shed light on domestic violence

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016

After describing the various types of sexual moaning from Irish-Catholic (“Forgive me!” while crossing oneself), to African American (“Oh, shit!”), to college student, (“I should be studying!”), Casie Mathies crawled on the floor, rolled over on her back and shook her legs in the air to demonstrate sexual pleasure while the audience roared with laughter at this year’s Vagina Monologues.

Vaginas to expose sexual injustice

Vaginas to expose sexual injustice

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

Freshman Kate Grudzinski wants to raise awareness about violence and injustice toward women

Vagina monologues: ‘Learn to respect, learn how to love better’

Shannon Hall

March 6, 2013

A 17-year-old boy kissed a 17-year-old-year girl and she got wet. The boy told her that she smelled bad. Since then, the girl never again got close to a man. Later, they found the cancer. This is an abbreviated version of the monologue of a 72-year-old woman that Eve Ensler wrote for her Vagina Monologues. USI...

Monologues to encourage female empowerment

Shannon Hall

February 27, 2013

Alexandra Levine will present the monologue about reclaiming the word “cunt” for this year’s “Vagina Monologues.” “At one point, the word ‘bitch’ was offensive, and now it can be used on TV,” the senior psychology and philosophy major said. The monologue tries to redefine the word “cunt” ...

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