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Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019


Filed under News

University officials are responding to multiple alleged incidents of sexual assault and domestic violence over the past month on campus. “If I deem that there is a potential danger to our campus community, I am going to act,” President Ron Rochon said at a Student Government Association meeting ...

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Multiple alleged sexual assaults reported in campus housing

Megan Thorne and Bowman Clark

February 15, 2019


Filed under Breaking News, News

A student was removed and banned from campus last week pending a Title IX investigation after multiple allegations of sexual assault. The university announced they had become aware of multiple alleged sexual assaults that occurred in housing over the past week, in a Rave Alert sent at 5:17 p.m. Frida...

‘Everybody can do something’

‘Everybody can do something’

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Features

Carter Hall was packed with students for the campus viewing of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary discussing sexual assault on college campuses. The documentary followed students from various colleges throughout the country, bringing to light their experiences with sexual assault and how each un...

Rape reported on campus

Rape reported on campus

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, News

A rape was reported on campus Oct. 8. According to the USI Public Safety Incident Log, the incident occurred sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 7. The case was forwarded to a local law enforcement agency, and no further details have been released. The university is required to disclose all sexual a...

Win for women, win for all

Win for women, win for all

Megan Thorne, Chief Photographer

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Monday afternoon I received a Facebook message from my mom with a link to Oprah Winfrey’s speech from the Golden Globes. During our phone call a few hours later she asked me if I had watched it yet. She then told me Winfrey’s speech moved her to tears. After this information, I quickly got off the phone and...

To believe or not to believe

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Opinion

When I heard that my favorite singer, Melanie Martinez, was accused of sexual assault by her former best friend, I was devastated. Most of the people I knew who also liked her immediately discarded their merchandise and deleted her songs off of their phone when Timothy Heller’s accusation came out....

Event to address sexual assault

Event to address sexual assault

Jason Honesto, Staff Writer

January 9, 2018


Filed under Features

The Dean of Students office will be sponsoring the second “Mustache for Consent” event Feb 13. Carissa Prince, the graduate assistant for the Dean of Students office said the event is meant to bring awareness to sexual assault and gender violence.   The event will take place in the Traditions L...

‘We should not be daunted’

‘We should not be daunted’

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 12, 2017


Filed under News

In its 11th year, “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” once again attempts to tackle an ongoing issue. The event featured male students, faculty and community members who walked a mile in high heels and pledged to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.” Also known as the Na...

Know the word ‘no’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

For 11 years, I believed my “no” was meaningless. Today, I know differently. I spent my childhood free time roaming the streets around my apartment complex with a boy I thought was cool. I trusted him and wanted him to like me. He was older, more outspoken and physically stronger than I. On occ...

Dear Donald Trump

Megan Thorne, Opinion

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Dear Donald Trump, As a journalist, I am supposed to have an objective view when it comes to talking and writing about politics.

SGA talks plans for 2016

Riley Guerzini, Staff writer

September 1, 2016


Filed under News

Student Government Association discussed future events, such as a campaign against sexual assault and an event focusing on racial tensions, at its first meeting Aug. 25. SGA president Ashley Wright and Administrative Vice President for Social and Cultural Issues Christina Lutes will lead the campaign ...

Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Abigail Suddarth, Staff writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Features

Ellen Cooper didn’t think she would make it through middle school, let alone high school. After being raped when she was 13-years-old, she became depressed and thought she would eventually commit suicide

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