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New year, new content & the same powerful message for all

New year, new content & the same powerful message for all

Lesly Vasquez, Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

“You got to convince my vagina, seduce my vagina, engage my vagina’s trust. You can’t do that with a dry wad of f------ cotton,” said sophomore Nicole Zelniker in the monologue, “My Angry Vagina.” Directed by sophomores Zelniker and Teresa Bedzigui, Guilford College students presented...

Illegal logging in Peru and Brazil hurts indigenous communities and ecosystems

Illegal logging in Peru and Brazil hurts indigenous communities and ecosystems

Juliet Magoon, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

According to World Wildlife Fund International, nearly 80 percent of Peru and Brazil’s logging exports are obtained illegally. “Tala ilegal,” or illegal logging, disrupts indigenous culture by devastating native land, introducing foreign disease, and exploiting reserved forests. Most of the...

Warner speaks about memoir, surviving sexual assault

Warner speaks about memoir, surviving sexual assault

Molly Schneider, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

On Sept. 24, Guilford College students were given the inspiring opportunity to meet Ashley Warner, a North Carolina native, licensed clinical social worker and full-ime psychotherapist working and living out of New York City. Warner originally planned to visit Greensboro to do a reading at Scuppernong...

Ex-NFL player accused of rape, pleads ‘not guilty’

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Ex-NFL player accused of rape Darren Sharper pleads “not guilty” to rape charge Over the past 20 years, numerous athletes have been accused of a sexual assault crime, according to Pact5, a sexual assault prevention movement. Former NFL star Darren Sharper is simply one more to add to the long...

UNC-Chapel Hill needs to stop blaming the victims

March 29, 2013

As someone born and raised in Chapel Hill, I found the recent news of UNC administration’s mishandling of sexual assault cases to be especially nauseating. Jezebel reported that former Assistant Dean of Students Melinda Manning and four other students filed a complaint on Jan. 16 with the U.S. Department...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

March 8, 2013

OHIO, USA Throughout February, Oberlin College discovered racial slurs displayed across campus, such as “n----- oven” graffiti in an elevator and “whites only” written above a water fountain. On March 4, there were sightings of a man dressed in a hooded white cloak, similar to those worn by KKK...

Somali rape culture reveals crisis

Shelby Smith, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

Famine. Piracy. Drought. Chaos. Death. These are a few words that are associated with Somalia. Now, rape is an identifier that can be added to that list. Since the collapse of the Somali central government in the early 1990s, most communities are left to their own devices, relying on old customs...

Sexual assault rates rise in US jails, prisons and military according to new 2012 statistical analysis

Hannah Waller, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

Sexual violence against women in U.S. jails, prisons and the military has increased according to 2012 statistical reports. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 requires an annual “comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape,” conducted by the Bureau...

Use your own words to create knowledge

Haley Hawkins, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2012

Words are just words — unless someone is listening. When a politician speaks, the nation listens. This was certainly the case for Missouri Representative and long-time Paul Ryan ally Todd Akin when he responded to a question regarding the legality of abortion for pregnant victims of rape. “From...