It’s time to talk about periods. And not the punctuation mark.

By: Anabelle Keimach (Correspondent) People will not make fun of or withhold tissues from someone who has caught an ordinary cold; however, girls are constantly shamed and not provided adequate care for something just as natural: getting their period. Around the world, the concept of menstruation is stigmatized, and women are told to hide and be ashamed of a natural occurrence that occurs each month that they have no control over. Additionally, forty million women around the world suffer from period poverty meaning that they do not have enough money for adequate sanitary supplies or cannot afford medications for period related illnesses. The condemning of menstruation and the lack of access to sanitary supplies and medications undermines women’s ability to perform at work or school. “Menstrual hygiene products are basic necessities, and the inability to access them affects a student’s freedom to study, be healthy, and participate in society with

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Staff Editorial: Time for a New SHS

On November 6th, the town will come together in a critical meeting that will determine the  future of the Sharon’s attempts to get money from the state to renovate or build a new Sharon High School building. It is important that all Sharon students exercise their right to come and support an issue that affects them directly. The Talon firmly believes that Sharon High School simply needs to be updated and it is long past the time to do so.

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