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Victim shaming plays a role in rape culture on college campuses

April 15, 2019

Because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, conversations about sexual assault are taking place...

Campus forms committee to address sexual harassment culture

Kellie Bevins, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Following an investigation that occurred in early 2018 when a 20-year-old student filed a sexual harassment complaint against a former counselor, Cosumnes River College has since assembled a task force to enact change in college culture. College President Ed Bush said he is pushing to increase awareness of campus-wide progra...

Men should change their behavior instead of fearing false accusations

Men should change their behavior instead of fearing false accusations

October 24, 2018

“One in five, one in five, one in five.” This is the thought that runs through my head everyday a...

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

September 29, 2016

When Brock Turner received a six-month prison sentence for sexual assault, the light sentence angered many...

Campus display honors sexual assault survivors

April 21, 2016

Cosumnes River College’s Clothesline Project gave students, faculty and staff an opportunity to decorate a...

New campus partnership puts spotlight on sexual violence

Nick Valenzuela, Staff writer

May 6, 2015

One in five college women and one in 16 college men are survivors of sexual assault in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Campus Sexual Assault Study. In 1993, these numbers were 49 percent higher, according to the DOJ’s National Crime Victimization Survey. Through years of campaigning, various...

Students should do their research before joining any Greek organizations

Stephanie Lopez, Staff Writer

April 29, 2015

Remember back when you were in grade school riding the bus and singing “The Wheels on the Bus” with the rest of the students? Imagine that same enthusiasm, but instead of grade school kids, it’s men chanting racial slurs at the top of their lungs. This is what members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University...

California seeks to define consent for college students' sexual encounters

California seeks to define consent for college students’ sexual encounters

September 11, 2014

What classifies as consent to a sexual encounter has always been a puzzling question for the legal system,...

Editorial: College campuses must do more when it comes to sexual assault

Editorial Staff

March 27, 2014

There is no question that being sexually assaulted will forever traumatize a person for the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, 84 percent of the women who reported sexual abuse experienced the incident during their first four semesters on a college campus, according to an examination of sexual violence against college women...

How media twists predators into rape victims

Courtney Rich, Connection Staff

April 15, 2013

Steubenville, Ohio recently hosted deplorable behavior as the highly publicized rape of a young girl caught the attention of national news sources. A 16-year-old girl was raped by a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy. These boys were stars on the high school football team and as such had many opportunities ahead of them. ...

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