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Gwendolyn Plummer

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Latest Articles

Trump Rolls Back on Birth Control

On October 6, 2017, Trump rolled back the birth control mandate made under the Affordable Care Act, meaning that employers can deny any and all insurance coverage for birth control under the company’s right to religious freedom, effective immediately. This roll back comes after Trump signed an Executive order in May to “to protect and vigorously promote religious liberty” According to the LA Times “The new policy applies to any employer claiming a religious or moral objection to offering contr
By Ashley Napier
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Puerto Rico In Crisis

Just a few weeks after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, ravaging the U.S territory and killing 16 people, the small country is still suffering from the harrowing effects of the storm. Millions of people are still without clean water and power after the Island nation’s power grid was ravaged during the storm. Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosello is asking for an aid package from Congress for the 3.4-million American citizens still in dire need. Trump landed on the island on Tuesday, October
By Ashley Napier
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Mni Wiconi

After almost a year of protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Sioux tribe celebrated a short victory in December of 2016 after the US Army Corps of Engineers reversed their previous decision to build DAPL. They then promised to find an alternative route to the $3.7 million dollar pipeline after thousands of Native Americans flooded Cannon Ball, ND in protest on the stance that the building of the pipeline over sacred land was illegal and would corrupt the tribe’s drinking water. But after Do
By Ashley Napier
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Stand With Standing Rock

In the past few months, Standing Rock North Dakota has become the center for international news after the Dakota Access Pipeline threatened to run a 1,172 mile long crude oil pipeline in 2014. If installed, the Dakota Access Pipeline would run under the Missouri River, carrying 470,000 barrels of crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois, threatening the Sioux Tribes water supply and damaging sacred burial land. But carrying the crude oil under the Missouri River was not the original plan.  The Pi
By Ashley Napier
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SB 320

A new bill introduced to the California state senate “would require on-campus student health insurance plans offered by California State University, the California Community Colleges and the University of California to include coverage of the abortion pill, which can be taken up to 10 weeks after a woman’s last period. The bill would not cover surgical abortions” according to the Daily Californian*. This bill was jumpstarted by UC Berkeley Junior Adiba Khan and alumna Meghan Warner in 2015 thro
By Ashley Napier
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Beyond Portugal: 3 Countries To Visit If You Wanna Speak Portuguese

Traveling means much more than just meeting a new place. It has this philosophical feeling of discovering yourself in the world, and it can also be a source of learning other cultures and languages. However, we also have this need to necessarily travel somewhere you need to learn another language to feel not like a waste of time and enjoy that trip. In consequence, if you travel somewhere without any reminiscing of home, you can miss a few things: family, friends and understanding fully what pe
By Mariana Mendes
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Zoom Into Zumba

Health, besides school and social networking, is one of the major concerns of collegiettes. Many college women have reasons for not exercising that range from not having enough time, to not having access to a gym, to not liking the art of exercise and many more! There is one sure fire way,however, to make sure that you have fun, exercise and move that body, and the answer is Zumba. A Latin-inspired dance class, Zumba involves dance and aerobic elements. Music of varying speeds is played in or
By Kalia Williams
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Inside the Red Carpet: How to Style Luxury Trends in Daily Looks

The 74th annual Golden Globes opened the awards season on January 8th, followed by People’s Choice, Screen Actors Guild, Bafta, Grammy, the Oscars and after parties. We had the opportunity to see what stylists and fashion designers prepared to be worn by the biggest celebrities in the world this year and adapted it to our daily lives. These next 6 trends reigned at the red carpets in 2017. Scroll down the page to understand why. Floral print appears every year with new colour compositions or ev
By Lilian Kaori Hamatsu
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11 Study Strategies To Help You Study For Finals

Finals usually are a stressful period and means a lot of nights awake, loads of coffee, notes everywhere and fear of the tests. The good news is that it is possible to make these times better and easier to get through. Check out 11 study strategies that may help you with your exams: It is the first step for organize your studies. With a calendar you can plan the days you are going to dedicate for each subject and it helps you not getting lost with the dates. It seems stupid, but if you have th
By Mel Trindade
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What is Going On at CIP? Get To Know The Projects

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about communication? There is a word that can sum up these thoughts: exchange. At CIP, short for Interdisciplinary Center of Research, exchanging is the main point as well. Since 2000, Cásper’s students apply for the Center, considering the theme they want to study through the year and the research line of each CIP’s graduation professor. After the selection period – which includes writing a letter of interest, sending your college
By Mel Trindade
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The Different Currents Of Feminism: A Brief Resume

We, women, are still fighting for social rights, but also reflecting about other aspects and realizing they also make a difference. Since the 80’s, we are on the so called third wave of feminism. This new era contemplates things like the media representation of women, the way society talks about us, the actions that reaffirms the sexism and how to change this reality. Therefore all the movement’s subdivisions give an importance to all these issues, many times the focus given to each point or t
By Mel Trindade
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4 New Bars For You To Visit in São Paulo

Welcome to São Paulo. The city that never sleeps, is full of attitude and attractions on all sides. People who have unique styles circulate around the capital. Maybe you're visiting the city or just want to innovate at happy hour, well that does not matter. Here you will find new bars and pubs of all styles. Choose one and have a good hangover. Oh Freguês opened the doors in February in the North Zone. Located in the Largo da Matriz, the house decoration was inspired on hostels and has ground f
By Mariana Neto
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The Best Thrifts Stores in São Paulo For You To Visit

Nowadays, thrift stores are considered vintage, have several cool clothing options and the price is great. Here in São Paulo, we have an extensive amount of thrift stores, from the most expensive to the cheapest, for all types and tastes. Here are some of the coolest ones we've come across. Owner of a peculiar name, Bazar Samburá has a very nice project, whose profits are reverted to help an elderly foundation. They sell everything you can imagine and have a huge amount of clothing: often desig
By Mariana Neto
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#GirlPower: Get To Know The Women Who Are Changing The Fashion World

The International Women's Day, March 8th, is coming, and obviously, as women, we have gained a much more active voice in the world of fashion, which for a long time had to follow what society said was a trend. The curious thing is that a lot of these influencers were men, but with the invention of the savior of our generation, the internet and the social media, they have given voice and opportunity of expression to many women, who are strong, independent and full of style. So, we have separated
By Mariana Neto
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6 Places to Experience São Paulo’s Winter on a Different Way

Cold weather is only good to stay at home, right? Wrong! On winter you can enjoy São Paulo as much as in summer. But everyone should know some good places to experience this season to not fall in a trap, so check this six establishment to visit and experience São Paulo’s winter the best way you can.
By Beatriz Olivetti
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Don’t Wait Until You Hit a Wall To Wake Up

It’s that time of year, which is what brought this topic to my mind.  It is the end of Spring Semester, and that means it is finals times. By this time, we know where we are in our classes grades-wise, and it makes us question what we’ve been doing the whole semester.  Unfortunately, if we’re failing a class horribly, and have waited until the last two weeks to ask the Professor what we can do to improve our grad, we already hit that wall without even knowing it. But this saying doesn't only rel
By Ketorah Frazier
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If You Hate It, Quit It

We always hear that you shouldn't quit things, and to stick it out if you can. But, some things you just need to give up! I am here to tell you it's ok to quit something that doesn't necessarily bring joy to your life because the most important thing is you and your well-being. Romantic Relationships: It doesn't matter if you two have been together for two years or two months, if the relationship isn't working, let it go! There is no reason to stay in a relationship if it's not making you happy
By Ketorah Frazier
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Take Your Taxes Off Our Tampons

Hey, Ladies I know a lot of you have already seen it, but just in case you haven't, Amber Rose has a PSA Commercial. This time she is not talking about owning the phrase "slut" or about different sexualities on the LGBTQ Spectrum. This time she is taking on the topic every woman battles with every month, the good ole Crimson Wave. This new PSA was news to me, and I feel like I need to share this with any other woman that doesn't know about it. When first watching the commercial, you think it wa
By Ketorah Frazier
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