The Struggle of Women

The story of yesterday that stands today 

by: Alia Muhammad Radzi

The Ticket to the the Opera!

This was my second time watching an opera. The first time around was actually for Don Giovanni, which was also held at the Krannert Center of the Performing Arts. It is odd to put the two side by side, as they are so different in story and origin. However, the effect of weaving in opera into the story telling dramatizes the performance, and compels the audience to grieve and experience with the characters. For me, repetition is a powerful tool that conveys strength in delivery, which might not come out as organically if not sung. Nonetheless, there were some parts (like the piece on flowers, which I know was necessary to contrast the situation between what had happened and what is) which I thought were rather slow, and hoped to pass faster, though it would be impossible in a sense given the nature of opera.

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International Women’s Day 2017

Recognizing the Importance of Women Everywhere

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Women’s History Month is celebrated nation-wide throughout the month of March. The University of Illinois’ Women’s Resources Center organized a number of events this month to recognize local women and girls who have strengthened UIUC’s campus and community.   Wednesday night, the WRC hosted a Women’s History Month Kick Off Event at the School of Information Sciences to celebrate women and International Women’s Day.  This year’s theme is Be Bold For Change.  The Champaign based musical group, Love  Handles, came out to perform feminist-powered songs.   Continue reading “International Women’s Day 2017”

Social Injustice Crittenden Assn4

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With the Fall sports seasons in full swing here at the University of Illinois, you may think most athletes aren’t focused on what is happening outside of school and competition.

But for one soccer freshman, that is not the case. Lauren Smitherman is very invested in issues going on outside of herself, specifically dealing with social injustices that are running rampant in our country right now. She is a woman of color and she worries sometimes for not only her own safety, but her family’s too.

Lauren wants her voice to be heard. To learn more about her experiences and thoughts, check out my audio package here.

Women’s Self-Esteem Lowers in College

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College is a time of new beginnings. New classes, new friends, you’re even sleeping in a new place every night. This creates stress among college students and has a particular effect on college age women. Continue reading “Women’s Self-Esteem Lowers in College”