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‘Promising Young Woman’ holds a mirror to society’s complicity in rape culture

Erin Holve, Opinion Editor // March 11, 2021

From the beginning, “Promising Young Woman,” doesn’t hide from its leading theme: the complicity of society in rape culture. It hides the gruesome reality of the female experience with a traditional...

Sexual assault survivor, public speaker and activist Brittany Piper brought conversations about consent, rape culture and bystander intervention to Chico State. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter

Sexual assault survivor brings awareness to Chico State

Rayanne Painter // April 21, 2019

The room was silent as the request was posed: “I’d like you to stand if you know of someone close to you who has experienced sexual assault.”The students in the room looked around at...

Judicial affairs preys on students ignorance

Grayson Boyer // September 24, 2017

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...

Chico State hosts an event regarding the stigma involving the rape trail. Photo credit: Carly Campbell

Chico State presents ‘Take Back the Trail’

Carly Campbell // May 5, 2017

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...

Sexual Assault by the Numbers Photo credit: Victoria Rohrer

Wildcats ‘Take back the night’

Victoria Rohrer // May 1, 2017

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...

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

It’s time to eradicate rape culture

Whitney Urmann and Briana Mcdaniel // October 18, 2016

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...

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Awareness month: The forgotten month?

Emma Vidak-Benjamin // April 25, 2016
Chico State students remain blind to the importance of awareness-raising efforts.

Students, community members chat about consent culture

Katrina Cameron // May 13, 2014
Students and Chico locals gathered Saturday afternoon to discuss consent in intimate relationships.

Few male students report sexual assaults

Madison Holmes // May 13, 2014
A Chico State student talks about his experience with sexual assault years ago. Male sexual assault happens almost as often as female sexual assault, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Jesse Dizard, an anthropology professor, filmed a documentary about sexual assault. Photo courtesy of Chico State.

Professor’s film targets rape culture

Dominique Diaz // April 14, 2014
The Cross-Cultural Leadership Center will play a portion of "Someone You Know" Tuesday on campus.
Students march from campus to the streets for Take Back the Night Thursday evening with candles. Photo credit: Emily Teague

Students step up to Take Back the Night

April 6, 2014
Chico State students gathered at the biannual event to show their support and to protest rape culture.
Zachary Phillips

Combatting rape culture on campus

Zachary Phillips // February 11, 2014
Chico State needs to change the way it prevents sexual assault.
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