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‘It’s an epidemic’

'It's an epidemic'

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

Jalon Dowell Legs wobbled like newborn fawns as men trekked through campus in shiny high heels. Many laughed and tried to see if they could run in their new pointy-toed shoes as others gritted their teeth and held their arms out for balance. A police officer and an attorney even joined in the ...

‘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...

Student to encourage assault awareness at event

Students listen to a presentation in Mitchell Auditorium before donning colorful high heels and traipsing around campus during last year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

April 6, 2016

Two weeks are missing from Ellen Cooper’s memory — the two weeks following her sexual assault could have never happened for all she knows. Cooper was 13-years-old when she and a friend went looking for alcohol. Her friend knew an older man, who said he would give them alcohol for free. Cooper sa...

Students, officials raise domestic violence awareness in heels

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke listens to Jerry Lewis speak at To Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Tuesday in Mitchell Auditorium.

Bradie Gray

April 7, 2015

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined. Every nine seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten. Every 107 seconds in the United States, a woman is sexually abused. “Keep that in mind and watch o...

Students take steps in her shoes

Students take steps in her shoes

Bobby Shipman

April 8, 2014

A family friend raped Andrew Gregory at the age of 4. Scared to tell his parents, this continued until he was 7. “I was told by my rapist that if I ever told my parents he would kill me,” he said. Gregory and another victim of domestic violence told their stories to a crowd of over 500 people...

One step at a time

Jessie Hellmann

April 10, 2013

Happy-go-lucky 15-year-old Chrissy Harris had everything she could ever want. A charming, cute, funny and athletic high school student swept her off her feet in study hall and he became her boyfriend. Everything was great until three months later. He began to tell her who she could and couldn’t be f...

Walking for awareness: Men walk to end violence against women

Jessica Stallings

March 27, 2013

Tyler Pipes has his own pair of high heels prepared for this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. “They’ll hopefully show off my legs,” Pipes, senior kinesiology and sports management major, said. “Unfortunately, we haven’t had too much sun to work on my tan, but the heels will make up fo...

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