Tag Archives: Violence Prevention

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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SCSU Unsung Hero: Cathy Christie


Melissa Nuñez – Opinions and Features Editor     Cathy Christie, director of the Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center and coordinator of the Sexual Assault Resource team, started her Southern career in 1998 at VPAS. Christie said she always knew violence prevention work was imperative on college campuses and that work has become her life’s mission.     “If I didn’t do

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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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