Allison Hantschel, a Cardinal alumna, contributed an excerpt from her book It Doesn't End With Us detailing how Cardinal women stepped up to keep the paper running in World War II, and continued to do so through print shutdown into today.
Nearly five decades ago, in the passion of my youth, I wrote an essay for this newspaper entitled “women and capitalism” (lowercase letters in the original). I cared deeply for the former and had little use for the latter. The piece discussed the financial equity gaps for white and black women, and those chasms were outrageous.
Current female Cardinal editors interviewed Eileen Martinson Lavine, who was the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief for a year-long term in 1944-'45, leading a predominantly female staff who paved the way for editorial teams like ours.