Tag: sexual assault

Honoring survivors: IU hosts Take Back the Night

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer On Thursday, the Indiana University community joined together to honor the voices of sexual assault and domestic abuse survivors. The annual Take Back the Night Speak Out event was hosted via Zoom and featured survivor stories, statistics, and a mindfulness activity.  Take Back the Night is a worldwide initiative to

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The dangers of assumption: “Female sex offenders: (Mis)representations and realities”

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer *TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ASSAULT*  The Women’s and Gender Studies department hosted the public forum event “Female sex offenders: (Mis)representations and realities” on March 5. The forum was led by Stacie Merken, assistant professor in the department of Criminal Justice, and examined the dangerous reality of female sex offenders.   The forum

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Student athlete expelled, complainant speaks out

By: TAYLOR HILL, KATELYN FIRESTEIN, TAYLOR WALDRON Staff Writer, Editor-in-Chief, Staff Writer/Web Editor TRIGGER WARNING: This article may be triggering for individuals who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment, or other forms of violence. Amid all of the chaos taking place for IU South Bend students this semester, another important matter seemed to fall through

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Flash mob sparks a rise in the University Grill

Campus and community members protest violence and sexual assault through dance By SARAH E. WARD Staff Writer     Valentine’s Day paints a pretty picture of red roses and heart-shaped chocolate boxes on a day spent cuddled up with significant others. Some IU South Bend students and faculty wanted to spend this Feb. 14 sending a

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