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Hashtag activism brings awareness to different movements, like #MeToo

Hashtag activism brings awareness to different movements, like #MeToo
January 10, 2018

In 1997, a 13-year-old girl sat across a table from a woman, fighting back tears and rallying her courage to explain to this woman her sexual abuse encounter. As this young girl was detailing her abuse,...

Weinstein blackballed from Hollywood

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November 3, 2017

Seven years ago on May 10, Khalief Browder, 16, and a friend were on their way home from a party in the Bronx. As they walked home they were approached by the New York Police Department on suspicion of...

Hashtag breaks the silence: #MeToo

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November 3, 2017

On the evening of October 15th, actress Alyssa Milano of the “Charmed” television series quoted an anonymous friend on Twitter saying: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted...

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

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” sparks more controversy with second season
May 17, 2017

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...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor
November 2, 2016

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...

Training is a waste of my time

Training is a waste of my time
October 30, 2016

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...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump
October 19, 2016

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...

East Bay students armed with personal alarms

East Bay students armed with personal alarms
September 28, 2016

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...

Stanford reforms campus party culture

Stanford reforms campus party culture
August 31, 2016

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...

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down

UC Berkeley chancellor steps down
August 18, 2016

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...

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts

UC Berkeley bolsters, improves campus safety efforts
July 6, 2016

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...

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