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Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season

Gabriel Rubio,
Contributor
May 17, 2017
Filed under Arts & Life, Opinion, Showcase

In the month and a half since its release, the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” has generated a surge of controversy over its not-so-subtle subject matter: teen rape, suicide, and bullying. The story focuses on the suicidal death of high school student Hannah Baker, who leaves behind 13...

Former Stanford swimmer blames ‘party culture and risk-taking behavior’ for sex assault

Former Stanford swimmer blames ‘party culture and risk-taking behavior’ for sex assault

Veronica Rocha,
Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2016
Filed under Metro

A former Stanford University swimmer who was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus has blamed a “party culture and risk-taking behavior” for his actions. In a letter he penned to Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, Brock...

A woman’s word is enough

A woman’s word is enough

Elizabeth Avalos,
Staff Writer
March 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Although rape and sexual assault are alive and present in today’s world, justice systems and society continue to distrust the courageous women who speak out against their attackers. The recent civil lawsuit filed by singer and songwriter Kesha against producer Lukasz Gottwald on allegations of sexua...

Campus takes back the night

Campus takes back the night

Shannon Stroud, Editor-in-Chief
October 15, 2015
Filed under Campus

Monday evening, the lawn behind Lassen Hall at Cal State East Bay was lined with 100 paper bags with white and red lights inside of them; twenty-five red lights lit the walkway to provide a visual representation of the 1 in 5 women who are victims of sexual violence. “Take Back the Night” started in...

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