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Students create fun, safe environment

Alyssa Brooks, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

May 6, 2019


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In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, students in Dr. Kate Ksobiech’s Health Advocacy class hosted the third annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month trivia night to increase awareness about sexual assault and prevention. Along with her class, the UHCS and UW-W Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Com...

April and advocacy

April and advocacy

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

April 15, 2019


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A campus-wide email sent on April 11 notified students, faculty and staff of details of sexual assault that was reported to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on April 9. The individuals involved and an unknown acquaintance met at a party off campus Friday, April 9 and returned to the area of t...

Survivors and allies are “Taking Back the Night”

Survivors and allies are “Taking Back the Night”

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

May 1, 2018


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There is nothing more empowering than someone finding their voice through the support of many. The Coalition Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence organization (CASIV), recently sponsored their annual Take Back the Night event, wrapping Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also known as SAAM. The e...

Take Back The Night event vital to moving forward

Take Back The Night event vital to moving forward

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 30, 2018


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It has always been important for us, both as individuals and as a society, to take April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month seriously. Each year, the month needs to serve as a check on ourselves. We need to ensure that, in our efforts to end sexual assault, we are examining our own faults in how we unwit...

‘If you see something, say something’

‘If you see something, say something’

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

April 9, 2018


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Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to a finding by the Abuse and Incest National Network. College students are among those most affected –especially new students. Sexual assault influences college students more than any other population, according to Junior Joey Lib...

Letter to the Editor: Dance to prevent assault on campus

April 12, 2016


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I am proud to be a student at UW-Whitewater and refer to this campus as my temporary home. I enjoy the relatively peaceful walks to classes, being in a place where professors actually know your name, and the numerous opportunities for personal growth. Yet, recent years have especially shown that there are silent...

Letter to the Editor: All students need to help prevention

April 22, 2015


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April 22, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s campaign focuses on sexual assault on college campuses. Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and now it is more visible than ever. Many people — from student activists to the White House administration...

Students save time to ‘take back the night’

Students save time to ‘take back the night’

April 16, 2014


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  April 16, 2014 By Allyson Karnowski   One in four college women have been victims of sexual assault or an attempted assault, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Several events throughout April will represent Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UW-Whitewater and across...

Wearing heels for hope: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes promotes sexual assault awareness

Wearing heels for hope: Walk A Mile In Her Shoes promotes sexual assault awareness

May 1, 2013


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Men in high-heeled shoes are not a typical sight on the UW-Whitewater campus, but on Wednesday, April 24, men and women from the campus and community put on the tallest shoes they could find and walked to raise awareness about sexual assault. The event, known as Walk A Mile In Her Shoes, was hosted...

Men walk in heels to raise awareness

April 24, 2013


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Participants from the Whitewater community, including students on campus, will join together today at 6 p.m. to raise sexual assault awareness with the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is an event where participants, primarily men, walk a mile in high heels in order to stand...

Perceptions of rape, assault need to change

April 3, 2013


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April is sexual assault awareness month. The timing seems fitting this year with the prominent rape trial of two star high school athletes from Steubenville, Ohio, concluding just over two weeks ago. For a few weeks, it seemed like media coverage of the trial was popping up everywhere. In fact, the...

Events promote sexual assault awareness

Events promote sexual assault awareness

April 3, 2013


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  If you wear skinny jeans, you cannot be raped. That is the message that was sent by Australian courts in 2010 and South Korean courts in 2008. In both countries, two men were not charged with rape, on the basis that the women involved were wearing skinny jeans that were impossible to remove...

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