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Columbia mutes R. Kelly

May 9, 2019

Columbia students are muting R. Kelly in the face of multiple sexual assault allegations against the R&B musician. But while the music director of the college’s radio station WCRX said the station...

College holds events for Sexual Assault  Awareness Month despite low student interest

College holds events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month despite low student interest

April 19, 2019

In a cultural climate that is bringing sexual assault to the forefront of public attention, Columbia’s Equity Issues Office is offering informational events during Sexual Assault Awareness month, but...

Assault affects every day

By Grace Senior

February 15, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

I first experienced sexual assault at 16 years old, and I stayed in the relationship for almost two years after the fact. I didn’t realize I had been experiencing sexual assault until three months after the relationship ended, and even then I had no idea how to handle it.I did not know how to tell the people I was close to that I didn’t want them to hug me or even pat me on the shoulder; sometimes those well-meaning gest...

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

OPINION: Comparing marginalization perpetuates inequality

By Kathryn Williams

February 1, 2019

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

On Jan. 22, "Jane the Virgin" actress Gina Rodriguez addressed criticism for past anti-black comments on Sirius XM’s "Sway in the Morning." Rodriguez described the backlash as devastating because “...

Security and Fire Safety Report released, shows decrease in incidents

Security and Fire Safety Report released, shows decrease in incidents

October 8, 2018

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2017 was released Oct. 1, showing an overall decrease in the majority of  reported incidents. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is issued by the college in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Po...

Title IX resources available to students

Title IX resources available to students

October 2, 2018

With raised awareness and emphasis on allowing survivors to be heard as a result of the Me Too movement, more allegations of sexual abuse are revealed every day. Students have resources such as Title IX, as well as outside options, to help them if they were to be abused. “A l...

Bill Cosby verdict a victory for sexual assault survivors

Bill Cosby verdict a victory for sexual assault survivors

April 29, 2018

A Pennsylvania jury found Bill Cosby guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004, a landmark decision in the wake of the Me Too ...

The rules have to change with the times

The rules have to change with the times

March 26, 2018

The world changes. Even though it doesn’t change as quickly or as often as many of us would like, there are few things that are the same as they were a few decades or even a couple years ago. And as the world changes around us, Col...

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

Supportive schools will be on the right side of history

March 5, 2018

Students have powerful voices, whether they are in college or high school. This isn’t a secret, but it seems to still surprise people when students get angry, protest and march for what they believe in. Young people hav...

Harry Styles groping incident is sexual assault

Harry Styles groping incident is sexual assault

By Ariana Portalatin

October 30, 2017

Filed under Arts & Culture

A fan groped singer Harry Styles as he performed at the We Can Survive breast cancer benefit concert in Los Angeles Oct. 22, prompting conversation on sexual assault and harassment within the entertai...

Sexual assaults on North Side raise safety questions

Sexual assaults on North Side raise safety questions

October 9, 2017

Stay-at-home mother Jocelyn Costlow was walking her six-month-old son in a stroller in Lincoln Square Aug. 14 when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by an unknown man. Local women have reported a strin...

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

The World is a Beautiful Place… moves into ‘foreign’ territory

October 2, 2017

David Bello, vocalist for The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid To Die, once existentially crooned “Just trying to find a way out to a city so big/That it is bound to keep your s...

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