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The 22nd time


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor & Alexandra Scicchitano—Online Editor For the 22nd year, university members spoke out against sexual violence last week at Take Back the Night, an open mic for survivors of sexual assault and abuse. A large group of survivors, supporters and allies marched across the pedestrian walkway and chanted, “Yes means yes! No means no! However, we dress, wherever we

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Take Back the Night


August Pelliccio – News Writer Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support (VPAS) Center student workers Kristina Filomena and Sabrina St. Juste said, respectively, supporters of Take Back the Night are tired of being silenced, and years of silence will not make an assault survivor forget. Filomena, a senior, said her investment in the evening’s event was support for fellow survivors.

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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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Southern’s Spring Week Events


Alex Palmieri – General Assignment Reporter At the end of every spring semester, Southern hosts Spring Week which consists of an annual series of events that are held throughout the campus. The events that are being held throughout the weeks include Pi-Hop, Take Back the Night, concerts and more. Students of Southern are intrigued with all of the events that are happening

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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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VPAS works towards a safer college campus


Tyler Korponai – Photo Editor Making students feel safe is a priority for any university that hopes to be an attractive option for students. Too often, stories of sexual assault, among many other forms of gross misconduct, may occur on college campuses. As a serious concern among the college community, Southern stands committed to making the campus a safe environment. Assuring that

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‘It’s On Us’ Event: teaching students how to prevent violence


Taylor Nicole Richards – News Writer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and to kick it off, the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy Support Center (VPAS) held an event called “It’s On Us” in the bottom floor of the Adanti Student Center. The gathering was meant to educate students on the bystander effect, by using a different approach than just lectures. There was

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