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December 2014


December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

At Michigan Tech, feminism is still a scary word. Or rather, it is thought to be an outdated word. With the majority of the student body taking a stance that seems to say “feminism is over,” we have contentiously struggled at UNDER_WIRE to keep the conversation going. Because it’s not over. In fact, right now a whole new wave of ...

You should visit Canada in summer 2015

December 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

I hope that you are as excited for the FIFA Women’s World Cup as I am. The FIFA World Cup is a soccer tournament where countries all over the world select players for a National Team.  Then the teams have to qualify for the World Cup tournament; it is truly an exciting event. We are so lucky because Canada will be hosting. You may not know ...

A mother knows best

December 8, 2014 // 1 Comment

The following is an original fiction story written by Ann Dahlquist. * * * I left the classroom as I overheard people describing a woman that they called their “friend,” and debating her worth since she had gained weight. I couldn’t bear the conversation anymore, so I walked to my apartment. I was a sophomore in college carrying memories of ...

Jameis Winston and rape culture in college football

December 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

If you follow college football, the name Jameis Winston should ring a bell. Winston, a redshirt Sophomore who plays for the Florida State Seminoles, has been the called best college football player in the nation since he first suited up in the 2013-14 season. However, becoming the youngest player to win Heisman Trophy and leading Florida State to ...

Women on the front line and how to #ShutItDown from miles away

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The day after Thanksgiving, I was surrounded by hundreds of other Black Friday protesters in the middle of Water Tower Place in Chicago. We were calling Black Friday “Brown Friday” and demanding that shoppers don’t give one more cent to a capitalist society who cares more about protecting storefronts than protecting lives. We circled ...

Nicole’s Button Poetry black hole

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deep within the compound of the YouTube world lies the magical land of Button Poetry. This channel is one that you can immerse yourself in for hours and hours, sometimes when you don’t even intend to. It’s feminist, it’s progressive and it’s always full of poets who care. Here are five of my favorite slam poems by five ...