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16 Days of Activism addresses gender gap in violence

16 Days of Activism addresses gender gap in violence

Isabel Behrendt, Opinions Editor

December 13, 2019

Our world has reached a point in which the value of free speech is crucial nowadays. Through countless movements, substantial progression toward a common goal has been on the rise. The thousands upon thousands of voices that have been muted throughout the years are becoming a thing of the past as people a...


Lauren Fountain, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2018

In 2006, sexual assault survivor Tarana Burke started the Me Too campaign as a way to unite victims of sexual harassment and assault. In 2017, #MeToo swept the Internet, with celebrities and everyday people detailing their own experiences of unwanted advances by those in power. On Jan. 1, 2018, over...

Minute with Mia: Should the past movies of the accused be tossed out?

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

February 15, 2018

As more and more reports of sexual assault and abuse flood into our news feeds, certain questions related to these stars and their life off camera are likely to arise. As of late, those questions have revolved around sexual misconduct. Women and men from all fields have come forward with their stories...

Minute with Mia: Assault in D.C. must not be ignroed

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

December 20, 2017

Kevin Spacey lost his job. Harvey Weinstein lost his job. Matt Lauer lost his job. Roy Moore was endorsed by the President of the United States and the people of Alabama said he wasn’t good enough to represent them. All these men found themselves accused of sexual harassment or assault. They acted...

Unsigned: Reports of sexual assault spark needed conversation

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

November 29, 2017

Imagine having a dream. Imagine working day and night tirelessly towards this concept of success that you have envisioned since you first learned of its existence. Imagine achieving this dream. Imagine holding it in your hand, and being proud of it. Then imagine someone you look up to threaten to rip that away. T...

Social media hashtag #MeToo brings sexual assault awareness

Mia Irvin, Editor in Chief

November 29, 2017

If you were to pull up Google and type in just the number sign, the hashtag #MeToo is the first result that will pop up. Out of all the hashtags in the world, one that intros the stories of sexual assault is the most predictable search option. Everyday, the movement’s social media presence grows. More and...

Lack of education on sexual assault and harassment

infographic by Sarah Lankford

Lauren Neilsen and Sarah Lankford

April 27, 2017

Every 98 seconds someone experiences sexual assault, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. Out of only 47 anonymous students polled, eight claimed they were a victim of sexual assault or harassment on campus. However, only three cases have been reported school-wide this year. This...

Athletes do not have the right to do what they want

Former Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, and his wife Janay made statements to the news media May 5, 2014, at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md, regarding his assault charge for knocking her unconscious in a New Jersey casino. On Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, Rice was let go from the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced from TMZ showing the incident.

Emma Fernandez, Sports Editor

September 25, 2014

SportsCenter finally has something else to cover besides Lebron James’ favorite color. And, of course, the only things that could possibly distract the media from James are misbehaving football players. A video of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator has recently emerged and, consequently,...

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