US Women’s Equality Day – August 26, 2012

By Marina Mecl Did you know that the long and difficult struggle for women’s right to vote lasted 72 years? Certainly the struggle was compounded by the fact that women were not even allowed to speak at public forums in that era. Can you imagine that in this current election year?! Now, both men and women …

Caster Semenya wins Olympic Silver in her first Olympic games

“She has toiled out of difficulty to become a symbol of greatness and has shown that it doesn’t matter where you come from. From her small village in Limpopo, where the people are full of poverty, she has become the symbol of a courageous young woman.” –South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula Use Facebook to …

Lia Neal swims to a bronze medal in the London Olympics

LONDON — In an American high school, a new jacket or the newest cellphone can be a status symbol. Lia Neal will arrive for her senior year at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Manhattan with something tough to trump: an Olympic medal. “Everything was just so beyond my expectations,” Neal said. Read the full …

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