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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...

CSU continues battle against campus sexual assault

CSU continues battle against campus sexual assault

Valerie Salcido,
Contributor

November 5, 2015


Filed under Campus

Last month Cal State East Bay’s Health and Wellness Center hosted “Take Back the Night,” a student assembly that allowed students to discuss sexual violence in a supportive environment and helped equip students to better identify sexually violent situations. The event was held behind Lassen Hall ...

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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Sexual assault