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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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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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Three years later: Brock Turner and sexual assault


Victoria Bresnahan – General Assignment Reporter Violence Prevention, Victim Advocacy, and Support Center (VPAS) graduate intern Mary Xatse said with new sexual assault allegations emerging, Brock Turner’s case has resurfaced. “There is news about his appeal and it can be a whirlwind,” said Xatse. “A lot of people aren’t sure how they feel about it or not sure who they

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