Veronica Michaels

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  • Period pills or abortion pills?

    Women can miss or have a late period for a variety of reasons: stress, illness, diet, hormone fluctuation, or pregnancy. Period pills are a way to trigger a “period” whether the woman is pregnant or not. They are the same as abortion pills, containing either mifepristone alone or a combi...

    Forum | November 13, 2023
  • A guide to Tuesday's local and state elections

    This Tuesday, Nov. 7, there will be no classes before 5 p.m. to ensure every community member can exercise their right to vote. On the ballot, voters will find races for a number of city, county, and state positions. Here is what to know:

    News | November 6, 2023
  • Why local elections are still important

    When it seems like politics can’t get any worse, and you might have given up all hope — I know I’m almost there — there’s nothing more important than voting. There’s a common misconception that it’s only necessary to vote for president, but arguably the opposite is true. A big reason why you might feel disconnected from politics is that your views aren’t represented, and in a country with over 300...

    Forum | November 6, 2023
  • Ecofeminism and the climate crisis

    A world where women are not valued is a world where nothing considered feminine is valued. Ecofeminism is a branch of feminism that explains how both women and nature are linked in their oppression in a patriarchal society because of nature’s association with femininity.

    Forum | October 2, 2023
  • My ode to libraries

    My worst-kept secret is that I hate being on campus. At almost any time of the day, all study spaces, and even most of campus, are filled with students grinding away always seeming to do more impressive and important work than I will ever have, and it gives me the worst imposter syndrome. I’ve spent the last two years trying to figure out how to have a work-life balance, a concept that seems forbi...

    Forum | September 11, 2023