Indiana Madden

Past writer for The Prodigy News

W-STEM: Why They’re Here and How They Can Help

Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (W-STEM) is an organization on campus dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in STEM fields. Women make up less 25% of all available STEM jobs, and it is very likely that, in addition to outdated gender roles and blatant sexism that exists in “male-dominated” fields of science and math, the lack of female role models in universities has cause women to shy away from STEM majors.

Latest Posts

ASUCM Funding Fact Check: SSHA and STEM

In any government, whether it be on a macro or micro scale, turmoil is bound to brew-- and our student government is no different.

New Site, New Start

Recently, our website has been under maintenance. When this past spring semester came to a close, The Prodigy editors collectively decided that we wanted to repair and revamp the website.

Dance the Night Away

On April 27, 2019 the University of California, Merced had its annual Coachella concert. Cowchella is an annual spring concert for UC...

SPARKing Interest

"Other than CORE 001, nothing else was supported as a campus-wide requirement; this meant that students who changed schools, especially students who transferred as juniors, had to meet a whole new set of G.E. requirements”. Having a campus-wide requirement meant that students who changed their major or transferred schools could have a better opportunity to finish on a set time.

Press Release: “UC Merced student newspaper to lose only source of funding”

UC Merced’s student newspaper, The Prodigy, could lose all of its funding from the Associated Students of UC Merced, or ASUCM, becoming the next publication on a UC campus to go head-to-head with its student government.