Blog About Blogs

-by Morgan Aguilar, student staff

As a journalism major, it was only a matter of time before I jumped on the blogging bandwagon. I now officially have my own blog, in addition to contributing to this one. The reason it took me so long to launch my own was not for lack of time or know-how, but rather because I could not come up with a topic interesting enough for folks to actually read. I don’t have the time to do a scholarly one that people can look to for information because that would require outside research. I also didn’t want my blog to simply be a rant about what I was doing or thinking that week. I waited until I had a topic that I could write freely about, but that would also have the potential to help someone.

Now that I am a blogger, I have grown much more interested in reading other peoples’ blogs. I quickly realized that this is not an easy task. Finding blogs that interest you and that are really informative is difficult.

So, this entry is for those seeking blogs about social justice issues. I put my journalistic training to work and compiled a list (in no particular order of awesomeness) that some of us at the CU-Boulder Women’s Resource Center enjoy reading.

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Shalaya Kipp

-by Morgan Aguilar, student staff

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Her name is Shalaya Kipp, perhaps you’ve heard of her. She has her own Wikipedia page. If not, this is one of my attempts to make sure the entire world does. Kipp was recently named the 2012 College Women’s Athlete-of-the-Year as selected by the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Let’s take a look back at why the committee may have considered her the best choice for such an esteemed title, shall we?

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Title IX celebrates 40 years

-By Morgan Aguilar, student staff

Female athletes have several reasons to celebrate this year, especially at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The act states that “No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The title’s main purpose was to end discrimination in all extra curricular activities in education. For women, it had the most impact on athletics.

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This week in History:

-by Morgan Aguilar, student staff
September 18th, 1998
Reba McEntire receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, next to Meryl Streep’s star, at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard.

You don’t need to be a country fan to appreciate the incredibly talented, hard-working singer/actress. In the United States,  McEntire is the 7th best-selling female artist in all genres and the 7th best-selling country artist. She is the best-selling female country artist of all time, creating 34 studio albums with 35 number one singles. She has sold more than 80 million records worldwide.

And somehow, she also had her own TV show, has a clothing line, and spent some time on Broadway.

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Can 1 Person Really Change Your Life?

-By Morgan Aguilar, student staff

I hadn’t realized it until now, but 7 years ago, 1 person dramatically changed the way my life ended up. Had it not been for this person, I may have not been as concerned with getting good grades in high school. I might have never thought about working hard so that I could attend an out-of-state University. Had I never been made aware of this person’s existence, there is a huge chance I would not have ended up at the University of Colorado, become an active feminist, and be on my way to a career field I am passionate and excited about.

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