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Opinion: The Women’s and Gender Studies major encompasses more than you think

Opinion: The Women’s and Gender Studies major encompasses more than you think

Emily Rose Thorne, Digital Editor

February 11, 2020

While it’s easy to write off WGS courses as “fluff,” that hasn’t been my experience. WGS is an interdisciplinary field of study that helps students understand how gender underlies all that we see and do. WGS students are diverse in terms of gender, sexual orientation and career goals, and the major offers flexibility to choose the classes that matter to us most. It’s also just as academic as any other social science. By the end of my sophomore year, I engaged in service learning with a community crisis center for survivors of domestic violence and completed a formal research project that was accepted for presentation at two undergraduate conferences.

Women’s and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Women’s and Gender Studies students continue long-held traditions in Fiber Arts and Culture class

Jules Tollett, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

November 25, 2019

The fiber arts and culture course sought to teach students about the history behind fiber arts while also helping them see the significance of what they were learning.

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Mercer class helps organize Take Back the Night march to support domestic violence survivors

Ian Henshaw, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

Mercer students combined efforts with the Crisis Line and Safe House of Central Georgia to host a march in support of domestic violence survivors in Macon.

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