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Say au revoir to kiddie pageants

It appears that the likelihood of a French Honey Boo Boo emerging in the near future is zero. Recently, the French Parliament decided in a 196 to 146 vote to ban beauty pageants for children under 16. It will become law if it passes the National Assembly in November. French Kiddie pageant organizers could face up to two years in prison and a fine of 30,000 euros ($40,000), according to the Washington... 

Miss America represents diversity

Miss America represents diversity
Editorial cartoon by Jacob Bogdanoff Following the crowning of a new Miss America on Sept. 15, an immediate racial backlash surged throughout the nation, with some of the most hateful responses being posted online. “We’re making history right here,” said 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, the first contestant of Indian heritage to win the competition. Yet the newly crowned Miss America’s celebration... 

Marcus reviews historical pageants

Professor of History Kenneth Marcus, a musician and author of two books, speaks at the faculty lecture series in the President’s Dining Room Monday about his documentary on current historical pageants in the United States. Marcus’ lecture included the discussion of the historical Ramona Pageant, a story modeled after the killing of the Cahuilla Indian Juan Diego. The outdoor play has been performed... 

SAE crowns Sandoval

SAE crowns Sandoval
Miss SAE Pageant winner Lorena Sandoval is currently a cheer coach for the El Monte Young Champions and aspires to be a family lawyer. For the talent portion of the competition Sandoval wrote and performed a cheer about Sigma Alpha Epsilon. She has been a member of Alpha Omicron Pi since fall 2009. / photo by Debora Escobar Lorena Sandoval, a junior political science major and member of Alpha Omicron... 

Pageant should include all women

As the Miss Universe Canada competition is narrowed to the top 65 candidates, the contest officials have focused their attention to one of the finalists, because she was once a he. Jenna Talackova is a male to female transgender who has been living as a recognized woman since her gender reassignment surgery in 2008, when she was 19 years old. Talackova entered the pageant meeting all outlined requirements... 
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