The Epitaph

The Hart of the Matter: The importance of a woman’s voice

May 25, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter, Uncategorized

This is my very last column of the year, so please indulge me as I make it slightly more personal than my other articles. Each Hart of the Matter has I wrote about was close to my heart and important to my values. This is why my column has been so important to me throughout the year — it allowed me the ...

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity affects all

By Lily Hartenstein

May 2, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

For years now, women have outnumbered men in college. In a patriarchal society, this is hugely significant; knowledge is power. In 2017, women made up 56 percent of students in college, according to the U.S. Department of Education. While this may not seem like a significant difference, that is 2.2 milli...

The Hart of the Matter: Domestic violence and female homelessness heavily connected

By Lily Hartenstein

April 11, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Homelessness is a massive issue plaguing the United States, but it is rarely looked at as the complex and multi-faceted problem it truly is. One such overlooked factor of the homelessness issue is the role of violence against women.The U.S. Department of Justice reported that one in four homeless wo...

The Hart of the Matter: Homophobic comments and sexist ideals are intertwined

March 28, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the Parkland shooting and one of the faces of the current movement for gun control, has been under attack by many who oppose her values. While this is normal for someone leading a wave of change, some politicians, such as Leslie Gibson, have crossed a line in their criticism...

Khanna hosts youth focused town hall on gun control

By Lily Hartenstein

March 15, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, News, Showcase

Newark Memorial High School hosted Rep. Ro Khanna’s (D-CA) town hall meeting on March 12 to give teenagers a platform to speak about gun control.  Khanna was accompanied by Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Matt Deisch, a student activist from Parkland. The event began at 3:45 p.m...

Hart of the Matter: The power of hair, or the lack thereof

By Lily Hartenstein

February 28, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Recently, I shaved my head, and while I was met with overwhelming positivity, I witnessed a lot of shock as well. I was asked why I did it countless times, sometimes out of sheer curiosity, but sometimes tainted with a tone akin to accusation. “Why would you shave your beautiful hair?” I was asked. ...

‘Black Panther’ soundtrack lives up to same hype as film

By Lily Hartenstein

February 15, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Lily Hartenstein, Music

Not only does Marvel’s upcoming film “Black Panther” host an incredible cast, but the movie’s soundtrack brings musical icon Kendrick Lamar to the list of creatives working on the highly anticipated movie. Lamar announced his role in producing and curating the soundtrack on Jan. 4, when he d...

The Hart of the Matter: Women in athletics deserve better representation

By Lily Hartenstein

February 14, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games recently began, and my eyes have been glued to the television ever since. I wanted to ignore the politics and just “ooh” and “aah” at every perfectly executed triple axel, but the reality of the way the international competition is run cannot be hidden. ...

The Hart of the Matter: Marching towards progress

The Hart of the Matter: Marching towards progress

By Lily Hartenstein

January 17, 2018


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

It has been almost 365 days into the Trump presidency, and it would be a fair statement to summarize the previous year as absurd and disheartening. However, it is also almost the one-year anniversary for the Women’s March. As the second Women’s March nears, its value has come into question. The gathering...

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

The Hart of the Matter: Gender disparity in ADHD diagnosis and treatment

By Lily Hartenstein

December 6, 2017


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

About 6 million children in America are diagnosed with ADHD, according the Center of Disease Control in 2015. Yet as diagnoses, awareness and research grow, an entire group of affected individuals is neglected — girls.   Boys are almost three times more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than gir...

The Hart of the Matter: The Boyfriend Loophole

By Lily Hartenstein

November 29, 2017


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

With a mass shooting occurring almost every day in America, it’s not a reach to say that gun control in this country is a hole-ridden disaster. One such pitfall has been coined the “Boyfriend Loophole,” a defect that has managed to increase the already paramount danger that comes with being a w...

The Hart of the Matter: A woman’s word versus a man’s word

By Lily Hartenstein

November 8, 2017


Filed under Lily Hartenstein, Opinion, The Hart of the Matter

Thanks to victim blaming, rape culture and our society’s general distrust of women, taking down a man who has sexually abused someone is a nearly impossible feat. That is, if you’re a woman. Society values the word of a man significantly more than the word of a woman, an issue indicative of t...