Organization Spotlight: GIFT

Established in 2020, the Gender Inclusivity and Feminism Team (GIFT) at William Jewell College is a student-led organization that aims to promote a safe and positive culture pertaining to gender identity and related issues. The organization focuses its efforts and funds into providing physical resources as well as a space…

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oSTEM at Jewell restored to support the LGBTQIA+ STEM community

oSTEM at William Jewell College is a student-led organization intent on supporting and providing resources for STEM-orientated LGBTQIA+ students. oSTEM, an abbreviated term for Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an internationally recognized nonprofit association with over 100 affiliated college and university chapters. The association –founded in 2009…

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Self-Exploration: Coming out

In honor of National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, I want to discuss the complexities surrounding the concept of coming out. Honestly, it’s an action predicated on society’s assumption that we are all straight, cisgender people. It is a series of moments in which a nonconforming person does two…

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