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New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released

New rules for sexual assault on college campuses released
May 14, 2020

New rules have been created regarding sexual assault on college campuses, the most notabe that victims can be cross-examined during hearings. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos announced this new rule...

Chanel Miller’s memoir on surviving sexual assault highlights oversight of high schools to teach consent

Statistics from RAINN and the National Sexual Assault Hotline prove the commonality of sexual assault.
October 8, 2019

Chanel Miller, survivor of a highly publicised 2015 sexual assault, revealed her identity through the Sept. 24 publication of her memoir, “Know My Name,” after four years of anonymity in the media....

Junior health classes learn about sexual assault

The Rowan Center is a 24 hour hotline available to sexual harassment and assault victims. Additionally, The Rowan Center has programs in place to aid those towards healing their suffering.
March 25, 2019

Ever since the #MeToo and Times Up movements, aimed towards helping victims of sexual harassment and assault come forward with their stories, the global community has become aware of the magnitude of sexual...

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ should not be altered
January 2, 2019

As the holiday season begins, Christmas lights go up, cars drive around town with a tree tied to their roof and holiday classics seem to be on repeat. One song you may encounter this year is “Baby, It’s...

Sexual assault allegations aside, Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court

Sexual assault allegations aside, Kavanaugh is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court
October 4, 2018

By Layla Wofsy '19   Even-tempered, trustworthy, intellectual, modest and respectful are all qualities  that our current Supreme Court justices possess. And these are all the characteristics...

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

Picture from Paul Sancya/Associated Press
March 26, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 On June 30, 2017 Westport’s YMCA showtime gymnastics team qualified for a showcase in Austria under the delegation of USA Gymnastics (USAG). Five months later this news began...

Westport Unitarian Church to hold “sexting” presentation to inform students

Westport Unitarian Church to hold “sexting” presentation to inform students
January 25, 2018

By Max Appell '18 Westport Unitarian Church will be holding a presentation on the dangers of “sexting” for children on Wednesday, Jan. 24. “Sexting” is defined as sending (someone) sexually...

Sexual misconduct addressed in junior health classes

Sexual misconduct addressed in junior health classes
January 24, 2018

By Sophie Driscoll ’19 & Layla Wofsy ’19 Rosie Enyart, a Prevention Educator from The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counselling and Education, visited junior health classes earlier this month...

[April 2017] Progressive new club offers a safe haven to survivors of sexual assault and harassment

[April 2017] Progressive new club offers a safe haven to survivors of sexual assault and harassment
April 26, 2017

By: Emma Greenberg '18 When a person experiences sexual assault or sexual harassment first hand, they usually feel obligated to stay silent and be in the shadows about it,” Daria Rinde ’17, founder...

Lady Gaga shocks fans with important PSA

On the left side are what the victims of rape in the music video wrote on their bodies after the incident but those words were later replaced with the quotes on the right after receiving help from family and friends.
October 26, 2015

Lady Gaga stunned listeners everywhere on Sept. 18, 2015 with the release of her latest music video for her song, “Till it happens to you.” Most of Lady Gaga’s fans are accustomed to her dressing...

Police discover no evidence of UVA rape reported in Rolling Stone

Police discover no evidence of UVA rape reported in Rolling Stone
March 24, 2015

The Charlottesville police department announced yesterday March 23 that they found no evidence of the gang rape at University of Virginia (UVA). The story became well-known after a now discredited article...

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