Tag Archives: sexual assault

Take Back the Night, a rally against sexual violence


Josh LaBella – General Assignment Reporter Life after rape is not easy and it takes support, said UCONN student Suzy Berthiaume. On Tuesday April 18, Southern hosted Take Back the Night, a rally against sexual violence. Berthiaume, the keynote speaker, said it is important for allies to be there for victims of sexual violence. “Listen to hear them,” said Berthiaume,

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Donald Trump’s affect on rape culture


Melissa Nunez – Opinions and Features Editor As of Jan. 20, Donald Trump, a New York billionaire, assumed responsibility as the 45th president of the United States. But Trump was renowned long before his descent into the 2016 presidential race. From his days as a host on The Apprentice, hearing Trump’s name became synonymous with his, “you’re fired,” catchphrase. Not

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SART aiding the transition from victim to survivor


Alex Palmieri – News Writer The Sexual Assault Resource Team at Southern provides a collaborative victim-centered team response to sexual assault. On the Southern website, it says SART’s task is to provide services that ensure a transition from victim to survivor for every individual whose life is impacted by sexual violence. If there are any concerns or questions regarding sexual

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Take Back the Night: ‘We are united. We will Believe. We can end it’


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter Since 1998, “Take Back the Night” has been an event designed to establish a safe, empowering space where survivors of sexual assault and their allies unite to share their experiences and take a stand against sexual violence, said Catherine Christie, Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center director. Christie said normally the VPAS Center is geared

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SCSU and Misconduct Training


Melissa Nunez – General Assignment Reporter Incoming freshman were exposed to a more efficient version of Haven’s sexual misconduct training, while all faculty and staff are required to complete the updated training by May 1 said Paula Rice, director of the Office for Diversity and Equity. Rice said Haven is Southern’s usual vendor for sexual misconduct training, but the update issued

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Walk and panel shine light on sexual violence


Tyler Korponai – Photo Editor On Thursday, March 31, the Women’s Studies program welcomed all to join an open discussion about topics often swept aside to the peripherals of our attention.    “Our main goal is to promote and educate the community, not just Southern, but our youth,” said Christina Fawcett, a graduate student. “And to reduce slut shaming and victim blaming.

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SCSU comes together to “Take Back the Night”


Jessica Pellegrino – General Assignment Reporter  “Sexual Assault” is defined as including “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape,” according to the U.S Department of Justice. Sexual assault

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