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Bad Writing Is No Excuse for Bigotry

Bad Writing Is No Excuse for Bigotry

By Hailey Nuthals, Editor-at-Large

October 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Flawed characters make for good writing. Perfectly moral characters are the most unrealistic of all, and boring to boot. But encouraging — or at the most passive level, allowing sexist or otherwise bigoted characters to be written uncritically — is to say that those characters are uncritically relatable.

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.

Rape Kit Processing Still Disappoints Survivors

Rape Kit Processing Still Disappoints Survivors

By Annie Cohen, Staff Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As the nation works to prevent and combat sexual assault, we must also work to better provide for the victims of these crimes.

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Fraternity Culture

[VIDEO] Op-Ed Live: Fraternity Culture

By Sam Bearzi and Daniel Cole

December 5, 2014


Filed under Multimedia, Opinion

UPDATE Dec. 12 Editor's Note: This discussion occurred before there were any revelations of mistakes in the Rolling Stone article "A Rape on Campus." Opinion Editor Christina Coleburn and Deputy Sports Editor Tony Chau discuss fraternity culture and its correlation to sexual assault. The video is...

Fraternity culture must improve

Fraternity culture must improve

By Annie Cohen, Staff Columnist

December 4, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Fraternities need to change their culture, or should be banned.

Assault survivor, New York Magazine editor encourage activism

Assault survivor, New York Magazine editor encourage activism

By Marita Vlachou, Deputy News Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under News

Experts and activists discussed rape culture on college campuses and the Roman poem "The Rape of Lucrece".