CyFair Women’s Club continues mission during pandemic

They’re building a small army of service-oriented volunteers with talent and time to make their community better. Despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic, the Cy-Fair Women’s Club continues to extend their sphere of influence and work ethic to provide assistance for those who need it most in the community.

They can be found behind the concession counters at the Berry Center or distributing food for people in need. They attend monthly meetings to plan their service projects and then act on those plans brightening the lives of hundreds of their fellow citizens. While money is offered to students for scholarships — some $61,000 during 2020 — and aids other charitable organizations in the community, it’s their leadership that most rely on in the community.

One board member put it succinctly.


“While we are primarily a women’s group, we certainly don’t discriminate! We are always looking for civic-minded, service-oriented

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The 1860s-Era Wide Awakes Are Back With Bold New Capes and a Mission to Make “Joy An Act of Resistance”

In 1860, two diametrically opposed foes ran against each other for President of the United States. The candidates were Abraham Lincoln, a Republican, and John C Breckinridge, a Southern Democrat. The election took place during a time when the country was deeply divided over slavery, territorial borders, and workers rights. After Lincoln was elected, the Civil War began.

Fast-forward to 2020, and we’re on the precipice of another contentious, terrifying election with two deeply divided sides of the country—one that puts God and country first and the other that puts human liberties and social justice first. But aside from drawing parallels between the perils of a discombobulated democracy then and now, there are also similarities between the two eras when it comes to advocacy and activism. 

Tomorrow, an 1860s-era youth organization called the Wide Awakes will make a timely return. The Wide Awakes were, back in that day, a diverse

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Wonder Women Of Mission Viejo Race Anyway

MISSION VIEJO, CA —After training bodies and minds for the 2020 Boston Marathon, a group of Mission Viejo runners learned the race was canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

The Wonder Women, as these runners call themselves, could have unlaced their sneakers and hung them up for the duration. Instead, they planned and ran a virtual Boston Marathon right in their backyard.

It takes time and dedication to earn a spot in the famed Boston Marathon. The Wonder Women methodically trained from December of 2019 even as the news filled with questions about a virus in China. As they put in the miles across the streets of Mission Viejo, word of infections were just blurbs in the news. The Boston Marathon held all of their focus as they prepared to race in April 2020.

The group of six women and one man have known each other “for a long time,” a

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Women on Arctic research mission told not to wear tight-fitting clothing

A prominent Arctic research mission is coming under fire for a dress code policy that has highlighted concerns about systemic sexism in the polar sciences.

The MOSAiC expedition, an international research mission led by Germany’s Alfred-Wegener-Institut, had polar researchers navigating Arctic sea ice for a full year collecting data about the Arctic climate and climate change.

But shortly after the journey began, women on board a support vessel for the mission, the Akademik Fedorov, were told they could not dress in tight-fitting clothing due to safety concerns.

Journalist Chelsea Harvey was on board the ship for six weeks in October 2019 when the policy was first disclosed. She recently wrote about the rules for energy and environmental research trade publication E&E News.

Halfway through her voyage, she said, passengers were told that “thermal underwear” was prohibited as outerwear in common areas. The next day, Harvey said the mission’s leaders

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