You’ve come a long way, baby

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In the 1880s people were asking for equal rights for men and women. The first women’s rights convention in the United States was July 19-20, 1848, in Seneca Falls, New York. The movement cooled down during the Civil War. By 1913, only nine states — all in the West — gave women the vote.

It wasn’t until 1917 that New York became the 10th state to grant women the right, and a year later President Wilson announced his support of women’s enfranchisement. Legislative support produced the Nineteenth Amendment, which passed in both the House and Senate during the summer of 1919. On Aug. 26, 1920, after ratification by the necessary 36 states, the Nineteenth Amendment was adopted.

March is Women’s History Month and BearingNews is asking students who they see as female role models. Listen each day to people speak about the impact women have had.

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Senior Daniel Guthrie Photo by George Sarafianos
Senior Daniel Guthrie said his grandmother had the greatest impact on his life. Photo by George Sarafianos

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Junior Ellie Stitzer Photo by Trisha Chaudhary
Junior Ellie Stitzer admires Lights Bokan, a Canadian musician, because of her style and her positive music. Photo by Trisha Chaudhary

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Senior Adam Zaghouani Photo by Derek Wang
Senior Adam Zaghouani believes tennis player Billie Jean King had a positive influence on the sport for women. Photo by Derek Wang

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Sophomore Melisa Hasanovic admires Madonna's individuality and the model she sets for girls across the world. Photo by Anna Wright
Sophomore Melisa Hasanovic admires Madonna’s individuality and the model she sets for girls across the world. Photo by Anna Wright

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Senior Adam Burnam admires Ayn Rand for her perspective on the reality of equality and individuality in society. Photo by Penn Terry
Senior Adam Burnam admires Ayn Rand for her perspective on the reality of equality and individuality in society. Photo by Penn Terry

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Senior Alicia Hoagenson believes Michelle Obama's positive influence is a great model for women. Photo by Anna Wright
Senior Alicia Hoagenson believes Michelle Obama’s positive influence is a great model for women. Photo by Anna Wright

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Sophomore Jazz White is thankful for her mom's positive influence on her life. Photo courtesy of Jazz White
Sophomore Jazz White is thankful for her mom’s positive influence on her life. Photo courtesy of Jazz White

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Biology teacher April Sulze most admires her grandmother for moving over from Germany and starting up a new life for her family. Photo by
Biology teacher April Sulze most admires her grandmother for moving over from Germany and starting up a new life for her family. Photo by Derek Wang

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Freshman Queerthi Premkumar finds athletic inspiration in Eugenie Bouchard. Photo by Harsh Singh
Freshman Queerthi Premkumar finds athletic inspiration in Eugenie Bouchard. Photo by Harsh Singh

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Junior Nic London admire's Beyonce's ability to use her
Junior Nic London admire’s how Beyonce finds it within herself to be her best. Photo by Harsh Singh

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Junior Charles McGowan respects Hillary Clinton's ability to carry a heavy workload as she runs for political offices. Photo by Derek Wang
Junior Charles McGowan respects Hillary Clinton’s ability to carry a heavy workload as she runs for political offices. Photo by Derek Wang

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Senior exchange student Akari Kudo respects the girls at her home school for their hard work. Photo by Madi Mertz

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Studies teacher Bryn Orton looks up to his sister’s ambition and perseverance to complete school while under other pressures. Photo by Abdul Rahman Abdul-Kafi

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Guidance Counselor Samuel Martin admires his mother’s motivation to pursue her dreams and continues to follow her example in his education. Photo by Harsh Singh

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Sophomore Cailyn Buck looks up to her mom and a Korean pop idol for traits she wishes to see in herself as an adult. Photo by Madi Mertz
Sophomore Cailyn Buck looks up to her mom and a Korean pop idol for traits she wishes to see in herself as an adult. Photo by Madi Mertz

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Senior Jimmy Song respects EEE teacher Kathryn Fishman-Weaver’s tranquility and her calm approach to everyday life. Photo by Pen Terry

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Junior Madeline Inslee believes Julie Andrews sets a positive example in all of her films. Photo by Madi Mertz
Junior Madeline Inslee believes Julie Andrews sets a positive example in all of her films. Photo by Madi Mertz

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Junior Kristen Tarr respects her former youth leader's lifestyle and looks up to her religious life as well as her personal life. Photo by Emily Franke
Junior Kristen Tarr respects her former youth leader’s lifestyle and looks up to her religious life as well as her personal life. Photo by Emily Franke

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Senior Hannah Cajandig admires her lacrosse coaches for their passion for her team and their devotion to making her team better. Photo by Emily Franke
Senior Hannah Cajandiig admires her lacrosse coaches for their passion for her team and their devotion to making her team better. Photo by Emily Franke

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Sophomore Melina Griner likes Miley Cyrus’ new attitude because, even in the eye of the media, she stays true to her own personality. Photo by Anna Wright

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Senior Raven Birk looks up to Jennifer Lawrence, not only for her success, but also for her loudly portrayed individualism. Photo by Brittany Cornelison
Senior Raven Birk looks up to Jennifer Lawrence, not only for her success, but also for her loudly portrayed individualism. Photo by Brittany Cornelison

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Junior Sara Barfknecht said Emma Watson’s individuality and her ability to avoid type casting are qualities important in modern society. Photo by Emily Franke

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Senior Alyssa Piecko finds inspiration in her grandmother’s positive, outgoing attitude. Photo by Brittany Cornelison

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Freshman Kat Sarafianos believes Anne Boleyn deserves respect for her cunning and wit, which allowed Boleyn to climb the social ladder and eventually become the queen of England. Photo courtesy of Kat Sarafianos
Freshman Katherine Sarafianos believes Anne Boleyn deserves respect for her cunning and wit, which allowed Boleyn to climb the social ladder and eventually become the queen of England. Photo courtesy of Katherine Sarafianos

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Senior Mubinah Khaleel admires her older sister’s example and the advice she provides. Photo by Manal Salim

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Sophomore Hannah Chen  respects Taylor Swift's determination to succeed and her perseverance to to achieve her dreams.
Sophomore Hannah Chen respects Taylor Swift’s determination to succeed and her perseverance to to achieve her dreams. Photo by Alice Yu

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Student teacher Kayla Essner, who works with math teacher Angel Renick, looks to her older sister for guidance through her college years. Photo by Emily Franke
Student teacher Kayla Essner, who works with math teacher Angel Renick, looks to her older sister for guidance through her college years. Photo by Emily Franke

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3 Comments on this Post

  1. Lauren Hofmann

    There were a lot of dates in the beginning (that were kind of hard to keep up with), but the recordings were really cool, and there was a lot so got a lot of different views/examples.

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  2. Caylea Erickson

    Loved this! Women don’t get enough recognition now a days and it was cool to see students, talking about inspirational people in their lives that are women

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  3. Maria Kalaitzandonakes

    Woo Hoo! What a cool package guys :) Also, thumbs up for Katherine!!

    Reply

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