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Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Grayson Boyer

September 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Editorials, Opinion

The Chico State Judicial Affairs mission statement describes “[advancing] student development by adjudicating reports in a timely, consistent and fair manner” as a key goal, yet the rules and culture surrounding Judicial Affairs are predatory and exist only to protect the school. Imagine being a fres...

Debunking GSEC myths

Debunking GSEC myths

Roberto Fonseca

May 10, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Gender and Sexuality Equity Center or GSEC, is one of the more vocal organizations at Chico State. Although the organization has typically succeeded in addressing societal issues, there's still problems with them. GSEC hosts events to bring awareness towards societal issues and protests against...

Chico State presents ‘Take Back the Trail’

Chico State presents ‘Take Back the Trail’

Carly Campbell

May 5, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, News

Students in a social movement's class set up and participated in an event on campus to help combat sexual assault May 4.Chico State's "rape trail," located between O'Connell and Yolo fields, is where the event took place, to signify the importance of this issue.Take Back the Trail is focused on gathe...

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Victoria Rohrer

May 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, Multimedia, News, Video

Students and the community came together to bring light to the issue of rape culture and violence against women at the Gender & Sexuality Equity Center’s annual Take Back the Night Week. “It’s about taking back our voice,” said GSEC Women’s Program Coordinator Rachel Biccum. Ninety-one...

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel

October 18, 2016


Filed under Opinion

We live in a society that yearns for things to be black and white, to be able to organize and box everything simply in life, but this isn’t reality. The reality is messy, complicated and surrounded by layers and layers of murky gray. Rape and sexual assault are no different. In order to abolish...

Awareness month: The forgotten month?

Awareness month: The forgotten month?

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 25, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Whether you may or may not know, April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a critical month in today’s college culture. Now more than ever, people are increasingly concerned with our nation’s rape, violence and assault culture of the 21st century. In efforts to stop this culture, s...

Students, community members chat about consent culture

Katrina Cameron

May 13, 2014


Filed under Features

The Chico State Bike Path runs between the campus at Cherry Street and West Lindo Avenue, providing students with a quick path to school. However, the bike path may not be as bustling with students biking or walking after dark.Anna Swetnika, a junior accounting major, walks the bike trail twice a day, every day. "I walk it during the day, but I would not come down here at ni...

Few male students report sexual assaults

Madison Holmes

May 13, 2014


Filed under News

After being severely beaten and nearly sodomized with a broomstick, a Chico State student found himself tied up on a bathroom floor by the man who had charmed him months before. In October of 2012, the student, who prefers to remain anonymous, was attacked and sexually assaulted by three men incl...

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Dominique Diaz

April 14, 2014


Filed under Features

A Chico State professor is passionate about bringing awareness to a controversial issue — rape culture. Jesse Dizard, an anthropology professor, recently filmed a documentary that specifically targets sexual assault at Chico State, titled "Someone You Know."He was able to use examples that were ready-a...

Students step up to Take Back the Night

Students step up to Take Back the Night

April 6, 2014


Filed under Features

A diverse community of students filled the Bell Memorial Union with hope and support on Thursday for Take Back the Night to take a stand against rape and sexual violence.Laura Napoliello, a senior double major in political science and women's studies, is the women's program coordinator for the Gender & Sex...

Combatting rape culture on campus

Combatting rape culture on campus

Zachary Phillips

February 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Colleges never mention sexual assault in their recruiting pamphlets. Graduation rates, sustainability and diversity: these shiny statistics and more can be found front and center on Chico State's home page. By the time they have graduated from a five-year college career, one in five women will h...

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