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Survivors and allies are “Taking Back the Night”

Survivors and allies are “Taking Back the Night”

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

May 1, 2018

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

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

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...

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 25, 2017

UW-Whitewater is the only university in the state to devote an entire week to sexual assault awareness, said Bryan Thommes, Director of Student Safety for Whitewater Student Government (WSG). The “Its On Us” campaign run Oct. 23-26, featuring a self-defense class, bingo night, documentary film scr...

Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be one of over 200 college campuses around the country spreading awareness of sexual assault. On that day, students and faculty are asked to wear their “It’s On Us” T-shirt or sticker. Stickers will be available all day Thursday ...

“Wrecked” questions campus rape culture

“Wrecked” questions campus rape culture

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

October 24, 2016

As college students, our world is saturated with the possibility of sexual assault. Every week, students seem to be receiving emails about assaults on campus. Although most of us push it aside and choose not to dwell on the ‘what ifs’, author Maria Padian chooses the opposite: she takes the issue hea...

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

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...

Police wear denim to raise awareness

April 25, 2012

UW-Whitewater students and staff can donate jeans and other denim apparel today and throughout the month in acknowledgment of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The university police department is working with University Health and Counseling Services to sponsor activities and fundraising in support...

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