Story by: Kendall Siewert
I get it – women don’t like to talk about their vaginas. I’m hardly the first person to realize this silence. Eve Ensler lamented it when she compiled The Vagina Monologues almost 20 years ago, and I’m lamenting it today. So let’s talk about it now. Here are five reasons why all college women should absolutely see a gynecologist based on U.Va.’s Student Health website, and I promise I will not use the term “sexually active” once in this article.
Women's Center 2010-2011 Intern and Staff Team
(Taken May 2011 - Betsy is second from right, first row)
Story by: Sammy Scheman
During the month of February, African American History Month, we, as a nation, celebrate the accomplishments of black men and women and reflect upon the continuing struggle for equal opportunity in our country.
At Iris, we decided to take a look at the history of these struggles in our local community by interviewing a journalist for The Hook, Barbara Nordin.
Story by: Michelle Cho
Photos courtesy of: Women, Gender and Sexuality program
Katharine Hepburn, Hollywood icon, defined success on her own terms.
Stories by: Alaina Segura and Sophia Socarras
During the last two weeks of January, the University of Virginia and Charlottesville communities hosted a series of events to commemorate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spectrum Theatre, an organization at U.Va. dedicated to engaging and challenging the community through provocative, socially relevant, universal, inspiring and innovative performances, recently presented the first installment of this semester’s “Breaking Grounds Reading Series.”
As the co-publicity chair for U.Va.’s Spectrum Theatre as well as my involvement in several other theater organizations over the years, I have been able to see the powerful impact theatrical performances can have on everyone involved.
Good theater creates a bond between the actors and the audience that lasts until the final moments of the performance. Great theater uses this bond to bring to light aspects of society, culture and human nature compelling both actors and audience members think about these issues.
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