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UPD investigating reported sexual assault

Staff Report

February 26, 2019

The University Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that was reported to have happened on campus. The assault reportedly occurred in Lawson Hall on Feb. 17 to a female. The assault is currently under investigation. Standard protocol for UPD for sexual assault investigation include a me...

Chris Brown has already been deemed ‘canceled’

Abigail Carlin, Columnist

February 1, 2019

Around 11 a.m. on Thursday morning, Chris Brown shared a photo of himself holding his daughter, Royalty, alongside his mother, Joyce Hawkins. Brown titled the post, “MOST IMPORTANT WOMEN IN MY LIFE!” and as of 6 p.m. Thursday evening, the post has nearly 1.2 million likes. Obviously, I am not a...

Listen to those who go unheard

September 25, 2018

There is a problem that has been making headlines around the world that seems especially prevalent right now: sexual assault. Even with the talk generated by the ‘Me Too’ movement, it still feels like not enough actual action is taking place. Rapists are still not being prosecuted or held account...

Students march against sexual violence at ‘Take Back the Night’

Imani Ryan, a sophomore family and consumer sciences major, holds up her “No Means No” poster during Take Back the Night on Tuesday evening.

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , Associate News Editor

April 24, 2018

Students gathered at the Doudna Steps to speak up against sexual violence at “Take Back the Night” on Tuesday evening. Organized by Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service and EIU FEM, students wrote their feelings and facts about sexual violence in chalk on the Doudna Steps and proceeded...

‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to support survivors of sexual assault

Staff Report

March 27, 2018

Whether it is in high heels or sneakers, participants can “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” to support survivors of sexual violence on April 22. The walk is set to start at 2 p.m. at Morton Park. “Walk a Mile” is open to people of all genders and ages. Registered student organizations can sponsor...

Every story of sexual assault is important

Staff Editorial

January 29, 2018

Ever since the #metoo movement started, a welcome change has been happening across the nation. People are finally starting to realize that sexual assault, harassment and abuse is an issue. Something that was once swept under the rug, that was once ignored and denied, now has a spotlight on it. Things...

Everyone is accountable for their actions

Abby Carlin, Columnist

January 17, 2018

By now, most of us have read our fair share of sexual assault and harassment accusations in Hollywood. With #MeToo and #TimesUp, women, men and nonbinary individuals finally have a space in which their stories are heard and the movement is gaining traction. With any social movement, these accusations...

Lead by example, teach respect

Liz Stephens, Columnist

November 13, 2017

There is currently a Buzzfeed article being shared on Facebook that shows how a student at Clatsop Community College in Oregon created photographs of quotes from our president on women’s bodies. One of the photos has a woman in only her underwear on her knees with Trump’s quote “Must be a pretty...

#MeToo: My story of sexual assault

Liz Stephens, Columnist

October 22, 2017

The amount of women I have seen recently posting on Facebook saying #MeToo confirming they have been victims of sexual assault, harassment or other acts is substantial. I too posted #MeToo, but was almost uncomfortable because I still feel slightly ashamed to be one of the statistics. I did not...

Prevent sexual assult, promote discussion

Bailey Flesner, Columnist

October 16, 2017

Many people only think of sexual assault as unwanted penetration, but it is so much more than that. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, sexual assault is defined as “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.” Catcalls, fondling,...

Community to break the silence about sexual assault

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

October 3, 2017

In 2011, a police officer in Canada said women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts. This started a revolution around the world to fight victim blaming and slut-shaming, which EIU FEM will take part in 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the south entrance of Coleman Hall. Participants can stand...

Community ‘walks a mile in her shoes’

Analicia Haynes | The Daily Eastern News Joe McLean, one of the receipents of the 2017 Mark Shaklee Men for Change Award, sports red heels Sunday while he walked at the 4th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event hosted by SACIS.

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

April 23, 2017

Students and community members, some wearing brightly-colored high heels, “walked a mile in her shoes” Sunday afternoon at Sexual Assault Counseling and Information Service’s fourth annual mile-long walk. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is a way to raise awareness for those affected by sexual violence. After...

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