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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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VPAS brings forward dialogue about romanticized stalking


Essence Boyd—Copy Editor Stranger Things. Pretty in Pink. The Notebook. What do all these classics have in common? They all portray stalking as a harmless and intense expression of love. According to Violence Prevention Victim Advocacy and Support, it is anything but. On March 27, VPAS hosted a screening of “Stalking in Love,” which was followed by a round table

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VPAS continues campaign against sexual violence


Jacob Waring—Opinions & Features Editor Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy and Support Center hosted an informational table that educated students on strategies for bystander intervention. According to Benjamin Yambao, a senior social work major that bystander Intervention is done throughout the year and is one of their ongoing campaigns. “Our ongoing campaign [is] to really teach students how to engage in

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The Vagina Monologues: a tradition in trying times


Alexandra Scicchitano—Online Editor The Vagina Monologues takes place on Feb. 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. in Engleman A120, and its goal is to expose students and to help them understand the experiences that women and women identifying people go through, said Jessica Troy, the director of The Vagina Monologues. “I think it would be good for people, for folks,

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PEACE members advocate for a safer and more educated campus


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment, is an organization at Southern that said they are role models for making the camps a safer, more respectable place for students. “We teach people things about healthy relationships, bystander intervention, affirmative consent, and resources and rights,” said club president Amanda Valentin. “But we have fun too.” Valentin, a junior, said PEACE

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P.E.A.C.E. advocates healthy relationships


Jessica Guerrucci—Reporter With February being the month of love and a time for people to think about the importance of love in their lives, it is also a good time to talk about healthy relationships. Peer Educators Advocating for Campus Empowerment held their first fundraiser this semester on Monday, Feb. 11, in the spirit of Valentine’s Day. P.E.A.C.E. invited students

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A stance against domestic violence


Alexandra Scicchitano – Reporter The Red Flag Campaign’s intention is to educate students on what a “red flag” is in a relationship and how to participate in bystander intervention, said Melissa Kissi, a sexual assault and violence prevention specialist. “The Red Flag Campaign is a national campaign focused on the prevention of violence or intimate partner violence,” said Kissi. Red

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