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‘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...

Student to encourage assault awareness at event

Student to encourage assault awareness at event

Nick Leighty, Staff writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Features

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

Students, officials raise domestic violence awareness in heels

Bradie Gray
April 7, 2015
Filed under Features

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under News

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
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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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