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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...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Patrick Murphy,
Cal State East Bay Student

November 2, 2016


Filed under Letter to Editor, Opinion

I wrote this in response to a letter published on October 27th titled “Training is a waste of my time.” Dear TP, Title IX is by no means a waste of time. If you had actually completed your training correctly, you would have watched several videos, many of which were not simply “Don’t a...

Training is a waste of my time

Training is a waste of my time

T. P.,
CSUEB Student

October 30, 2016


Filed under Campus, Letter to Editor, Opinion

Dear time wasters, The Title IX training makes about as much sense as having people watch videos to prevent bullying; bullies will still bully. Why don't you guys make freshman do this or people under 21? This is an insult. By the way, how do you feel about people who HAVE been victims...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro, Showcase

Forget pepper spray: a USB drive-sized personal alarm system is becoming the new safety option on campus for students. The University Police Department, in collaboration with ASI, and the Housing and Risk Management departments purchased 5,000 devices for the university — enough for the entire fre...

Stanford reforms campus party culture

Stanford reforms campus party culture

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 31, 2016


Filed under Metro

In the wake of a high profile sexual assault case, Stanford University revised its student alcohol policy to limit hard alcohol consumption on campus, an Aug. 22 report from Stanford News campus announced. The changes are effective immediately and prohibit “high-volume distilled liquor conta...

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 18, 2016


Filed under Metro

Another UC Berkeley faculty member just called it quits. On Tuesday, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks announced that he will step down from his position sometime next year, once a replacement is found. “Over the summer I have come to the personal decision that the time is right for me to step a...

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 6, 2016


Filed under Metro

UC Berkeley officials are making major changes to the way the campus handles sexual harassment claims, following the investigation of over a dozen cases that cast an unflattering spotlight on the elite campus last April. The university’s Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination i...

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...

CSUEB makes training mandatory

CSUEB makes training mandatory

Jayakrishna Dasappan,
Contributor

May 27, 2016


Filed under Campus

What does one do to protect himself or herself during a sexual assault? Does everyone on campus know what to do? A new California State University program titled “Not Anymore” aims to provide answers to those and other questions about sexual assault for students. The “Not Anymore” program is co...

Uber acknowledges sexual assaults

Uber acknowledges sexual assaults

Ira Lazo,
Contributor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Metro

This March, Uber — a global smartphone-powered ridesharing business headquartered in San Francisco — became the subject of an investigation when the company’s database of sexual assault complaints was leaked to Buzzfeed News by an inside source. Buzzfeed obtained screenshots of the email databa...

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...

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