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Teal ribbons line a table, available for attendees of the Sexual Assualt Awareness Prevention Month kick-off event, April 2, 2018, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. The teal ribbon is a national symbol of SAAP. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexa Culbert)

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 25, 2020

A chilling reality multiple college campuses across the country face are issues with sexual assault. A statistic from the United States Department of Justice reports one out of every four female students will fall victim to sexual assault before they graduate. This statistic highlights further the need for increased awareness and improved s...

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' to tackle sexual assault, gender violence

Caroline Schultheis, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

The university will host the Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Apr. 9 in at 5:30 p.m. in Carter Hall in University Center West. The Sexual Assault and Gender Violence Prevention Group and Albion Fellows Bacon Center will help with the International men’s March to stop rape, sexual assault and ...

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Rochon addresses alleged sexual assault incidents

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

After speeches about sexual assualt and gender violence, male audience members walked a mile in bright red high-heels to raise awareness for violence against women and men during the 11th annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” Tuesday evening. Students, professors and community members walked from the UC, past the Orr Center and ended at the College of Liberal Arts, where members of the community, officers and Dean Beeby spoke about their experience walking in the heels, before the participants took a pledge to never “commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.”

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

April 12, 2017

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

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

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

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