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

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

Rachel Suggs '21, Web News Editor

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. By doing so, she not only forever changed the way we view sexual assault, but she exposed the weakness of...

Junior health classes learn about sexual assault

Junior health classes learn about sexual assault

Chelsea Fox ’19

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 assault cases. A representative of the Rowan center talked to junior health classes about sexual...

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

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

Abby Fleming '20

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 Cold Outside” by Frank Loesser, which is accompanied by controversy. The almost-75-year-old clas...

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 that Brett Kavanaugh severely lacks. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump to the Supreme...

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

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 to mean something different. USA Gymnastics is a world renowned organization, but also the organization...

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 explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone. Attorney Leon Smith of the Hartford-based Center ...

Sexual misconduct addressed in junior health classes

Sexual misconduct addressed in junior health classes

Sophie Driscoll ’19 and Layla Wofsy ’19

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 to talk to students about sexual harassment and sexual consent. “I came in to speak to the...

[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 and president of the new club Umbrella of Protection: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Support...

Lady Gaga shocks fans with important PSA

Lady Gaga shocks fans with important PSA

Alice Hickson, Web A&E Editor

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 up in a meat dress and singing about the paparazzi. No one could have imagined what came next. ...

Police discover no evidence of UVA rape reported in Rolling Stone

Police discover no evidence of UVA rape reported in Rolling Stone

Dylan Donahue, Sports Editor

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 was published in Rolling Stone. Although the police department has said they are suspending...

Staples teacher charged with sexual assault

Staples teacher charged with sexual assault

Bailey Ethier, Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2015

Math teacher Theron Kissinger was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault on Jan. 15, according to Westport police. Following an investigation police alleged that Kissinger had “an inappropriate sexual relationship” that began in Nov. 2014 with a female Staples student...

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