President Obama Celebrates Two Women in Tech with Presidential Medal of Freedom

By Tina Lu President Obama awarded scientists and celebrities alike the Presidential Medal of Freedom last week. Among the recipients include famous comedian Ellen Degeneres, basketball player Michael Jordan, and two women in tech—Grace Hopper and Margaret Hamilton. Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, also known as “Amazing Grace” and “the first lady of software,” had passed…

Hillary Clinton: Our First Female President (With a Vote Recount)?

By Tina Lu Democrats across the country are calling for past presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to challenge vote counts in three battleground states—Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Though president-elect Donald Trump won the majority of the Electoral College, Clinton won the popular vote with over a 2-million-vote margin (which doesn’t matter because America still isn’t a…

10 Easy and Healthy Do-It-Yourself Snacks

By Sheereen Charles Okay so you’re a busy mom, busy student, and/or busy professional. Whatever the case may be, you’re just a woman who is always on the run, but doesn’t want to resort to convenient fast food when you get hungry. Don’t fret; I have gathered some easy, flavorful, and healthy recipes designed to…

Too Strong to Bail: How to Increase Your Involvement in Politics

By Billie Lafty Even before the Democratic and Republican nominations for the 2016 United States presidential election were officially announced, tensions were high on both sides over the potential outcome. Now that the election has passed, an overwhelming cloud of fear and uncertainty has creeped its way across the states, resulting in panicked protests for those…

After Election, Teen Reacts

By  Roann Abdeladl For the first time, I feel afraid to be Muslim in America. This might sound surprising because there were many other times when I, a hijab-wearing Muslim teenager, should have felt afraid to be Muslim in America, but, this time felt different. It wasn’t just a distant fear that faded after a few…

Pro-Life Politicians Hope to Mandate Funerals for Fetuses

By Laura Nunez Abortion opponents are armed with new ammunition in the war against a woman’s right to control her own reproductive life. Referred to as fetus funeral legislation, new laws that require miscarried or aborted fetal tissue to be buried or cremated are becoming popular in states like Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and Ohio. This…

Hillary Clinton: Our First Female President?

By Tina Lu With only days left before the 2016 Presidential Election, the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is getting closer than ever. Yesterday, New Hampshire changed from “Leans Democratic” status to “Tossup.” Georgia, too, became a tossup state, contrasting ts reliably Republican background. Days before, Utah and Ohio started leaning Republican, and…

What “Easy A” Says About High School Gossip

By Anne Jorgenson Easy A is one of those movies that have seriously layered jokes—and once you get them, the movie becomes even more glorious than you initially realized. I mean, just look at the name Easy A. Easy A features Olive, a girl whose life snowballs out of control when she tells her friend…

U.N. Recruits Superhero Strength to Fight for Gender Equality

By Laura Nunez Superhero, crime fighter, army nurse, and now Honorary Ambassador for the U.N., DC comic book character Wonder Woman (Diana Prince) has just added a new day-gig to her extraordinary adventures. On October 21, 2016, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon bestowed the iconic DC super-heroine with the title of Honorary Ambassador for the empowerment…

Interested in Biochemistry? Read This Interview With Anita Lee!

By Lydia Chen Anita Lee is the Associate Principal Biochemist at Merck & Co., Inc., which is a pharmaceutical company based in New Jersey. Project GirlSpire asked her a couple of questions about her career and experiences:   Q: Please describe your job A: I am currently in a group called Translational Biomarkers.  We discover,…