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SAGA raises awareness, money

SAGA founder Blaine Halford talks about his experience being a member of the LGBT community in Evansville has differed from his experience living in Louisiana.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 25, 2017

Blaine Halford is no activist, but he said it's important for people to be aware of bullying against those in the LGBT community. Halford, a freshman computer science major, along with members of the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and Students for Gender Violence Awareness (SFGVA) helped raise...

Day of Silence to promote bullying awareness

Day of Silence to promote  bullying awareness

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 12, 2017

After a short hiatus from the university, the national Day of Silence has returned. After a three year absence, the Day of Silence, which intends to bring awareness to the “silencing” effects of anti-LGBT bullying, will be held in Carter Hall Wednesday April 19 from 7-9 p.m. The event is sponsore...

Who needs bullets when you have words

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

September 14, 2016

When I was 11-years-old I was proud of my Jewish heritage. I thought it made me unique. When I was 12-years-old I became a victim of bullying and discrimination.

Cyberbullying can have lasting effects

Jessie Hellmann

August 21, 2013

As USI students geared up to go back to school, the USI Confessions Facebook page started up, too. USI Confessions encourages students to submit “confessions” anonymously through a Google Doc. What started out as being an innocent and sweet way for people to announce their crushes turned into a...

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