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Sexual Harassment Isn’t Just Political

Sexual Harassment Isn’t Just Political

By Shraddha Jajal, Contributing Writer

September 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Title IX is not about politics, but about a human being's right to be protected and seek justice. No administration should be able to take that away.

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The occasional admission of students with possible criminal backgrounds — like Wolfgang Ballinger — should not damage the reputation of the Ban the Box movement.

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

A student who was suspended from Cornell for sexual assault now attends NYU, and students are torn about the ban-the-box discussion.

Militant Protests Miss The Point

Militant Protests Miss The Point

By Riya Patil, Contributing Writer

September 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Though it’s appalling and shameful that Turner only served three months for his crime, the fact of the matter is that he did so completely in line with our justice system.

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

The Brock Turner Law Won’t Catch Privileged Rapists

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The fallout from mandatory minimum laws hardly fits the profile of Brock Turner’s life: white, educated and wealthy.

The Hypocrisy of University Moral Codes

The Hypocrisy of University Moral Codes

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Honor codes like BYU’s are simply artifacts of an older generation who are content to have children seen and not heard.

New York Must Lead Reform on Sexual Assault Laws

New York Must Lead Reform on Sexual Assault Laws

By WSN Editorial Board

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

New York State should be leading the nation in establishing rights for sexual assault victims, not lagging behind the rest of the country.

General perception of sexual consent woefully distorted

General perception of sexual consent woefully distorted

By Lena Rawley, Contributing Columnist

September 26, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Media representations of sex do not always promote consent, leading consumers to believe that consent is not a necessary part of sexual intimacy.