The Phoenix

  • The expense of being female

    The expense of being female

    Emma Taylor, Staff Writer

    October 18, 2018

    Being female normally costs more than being male. From shoe prices to shaving cream, women usually pay more. This is known as the pink tax. According to listenmoneymatters.com, “The pink tax refers to the extra amount women are charged for certain products or services. Things like dry cleaning...

    There's no way around it: being female is costly.

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  • Practically invisible

    Practically invisible

    Breanna Negron, Staff Writer

    October 18, 2018

    In the world we live in today, we become more and more dependent on technology, along with social media to contact friends and family and check on them. Many cultures are visible in social media: Spanish culture, Arabian culture and Chinese culture, to name a few. But one of the cultures that is rar...

    Seniors Brianna Gonzalez, Jersie Silverheels, Tristan Jensen and Nick Weston are all students in the Native American Film and Literature class. They recently discussed the lack of a Native presence in the mainstream media.

    Mrs. Giancola

  • Survey shows Gowanda students’ feelings about the media portrayal of gender

    Survey shows Gowanda students’ feelings about the media portrayal of gender

    Michele Jackson and Hanna Green, Staff Writers

    October 18, 2018

    The media. We use it every day. The news, Facebook, Instagram – all things we use daily. So how does it impact our everyday lives? It’s the age-old question on how the media can change our opinions, our views on everyday problems and even how we see ourselves. The question we explored is how is gender po...

    Approximately half of the student body expressed their opinions about the media and gender.

  • A conversation with Channel 2’s Heather Prusak sheds light on media’s portrayal of women

    A conversation with Channel 2’s Heather Prusak sheds light on media’s portrayal of women

    Samantha Kinnaird, Staff Writer

    October 18, 2018

    The last two years has seen a reinvigorated mass campaign for women’s rights and representation of women across the career field. In March of 2017, we saw the largest coordinated protest in United States history with the Women’s March. Since then, the rise of the #Metoo movement has rocked the stage, ...

    Channel 2 sportscaster, Heather Prusak speaks with Rasmus Dahlin, shortly after he was drafted by the Sabres. Prusak recently spoke with The Phoenix about what it's like to be a female sportscaster.

    Courtesy of WGRZ-TV, Channel 2

  • A field of my own

    A field of my own

    Kasie Salzman, Guest contributor

    September 28, 2018

    Being a child is all about growing. You always hear the saying “You’re growing like a weed.” Well, when I was younger, the weeds were how I would measure my height. Running through the giant field behind my childhood home, I started out just glimpsing at the sky and the grass. All of the kids ...

    Senior Kasie Salzman thinks back to a simpler time in her life, as she prepares to graduate early.

    Mrs. Giancola

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