Cassie Scanlon

Class of 2020


  • Gender bias still hinders women’s progress in STEM fields

    A hundred years ago, women did not have the right vote. Today, women not only have the right to vote, but can also hold public office. College education is no longer something reserved for men. In 2014, the world saw the first woman win a Nobel Prize in mathematics. In 2016, the United States saw the first female candidate nominated for president by a majority political party, and the first female...

    Forum | February 13, 2017
  • ‘Gag rule’ risks women’s healthcare, free speech

    The day after President Trump took office, women in Washington, D.C. and across the globe marched for women’s rights. President Trump walked in on his first official weekday as President, took in the Oval Office, s...

    Forum | January 30, 2017
  • Teachers play vital role in polarization

    Somewhere at a high school in America, there is a student sitting at a desk, eagerly awaiting today’s lecture. The teacher walks to the front of the room, takes a deep breath, and then says “before I begin today, there is an issue I need to address.”

    Forum | November 14, 2016
  • Montreal pit bull ban demonizes dogs, violates animal rights

    This past Wednesday, a judge in Montreal struck down a ban on pit bulls. The ban would have halted the adoption of pit bulls, and required current pit bull owners to obtain a $150 permit and muzzle their dogs outdoors, even in their own back yards, and require them to keep their dogs on a four foot l...

    Forum | October 10, 2016
  • For-profit prisons lead to injustice

    You’re exhausted. You just got done working for the day. You aren’t blessed with a desk job, your work is manual labor. The only thing that got you through today was this moment right now — waiting in line for the money you earned after a hard day. You smile as you walk up to the man, tell him your hours for the day, and watch as he drops a whopping 17 cents into the palm of your hand.

    Forum | October 3, 2016