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One Billion Rising raises awareness on Valentine’s Day

One Billion Rising raises awareness on Valentine's Day
Celebrating life and new beginnings, La Verne counselors Sarah Leclerc and Nicole Kezos helped guests pot their flowers at One Billion Rising, an event to raise awareness and promote justice for violence against women. Kaitlin Wilson, a sophomore athletic training major, Alicia Rodriguez, a freshman music major and Jacqueline Gaeta, an I-Poly High School Student and Denim Day volunteer wrote positive... 

Commentary: Trolls being taken seriously is seriously dangerous

<i>Commentary</i>: Trolls being taken seriously is seriously dangerous
Kellie Galentine, Staff Writer Most of the time I have faith in humanity, but then I stumble upon websites like Return of Kings is a site dedicated to renewing masculinity as defined by the pseudonym contributors, all who “believe men should be masculine and women should be feminine.” The site glorifies sexual assault and domestic violence as central to the “masculine” mindsets,... 

Silence raising awareness

Silence raising awareness
Jessica Loomer, a freshman English major, stands in 15 minutes of silence to raise awareness about domestic abuse Tuesday. As part of the annual Clothesline Project, the 15 minutes of silence was sponsored by Iota Delta Sorority. The three-day Clothesline Project is meant to heighten awareness of domestic violence. Victims or victims’ friends can bring a voice to a tragic situation by writing on... 

Clothesline Project sheds light on domestic violence

Clothesline Project sheds light on domestic violence
The Clothesline Project, started in 1990 in Cape Cod, Mass., is a vehicle for women affected by violence to express their emotions by decorating a shirt and hanging it on a clothesline. It has spread world-wide and has reached the University of La Verne, where the Iota Delta Sorority recently hung a clothesline in Sneaky Park. The colored shirts represented scenarios such as death from domestic violence,... 

House of Ruth supports domestic violence survivors

Brittnie Van De Car Staff Writer Domestic violence is an epidemic around the world; each year approximately 4.8 million women are victims of domestic violence. Traci Love, psychology major at the University of La Verne, decided to do her part to help victims of domestic violence by placing boxes around campus school for students, faculty and staff to contribute food to House of Ruth, an advocacy organization... 

Watch for signs of relationship abuse

Domestic violence is an ever-growing problem in intimate relationships. Almost daily, the news reports a man abusing then murdering his wife or a woman killing her husband and trying to make it look like an accident. Whether it is a married couple or a newly dating couple, knowing the signs for future violence is necessary for the protection of either person. Although domestic abuse happens more often... 

Students against violence

An empty seat was reserved at each table in Davenport Dining Hall on Oct. 27 to remind students, including Stacey Marin, Fatima Suarez, Alberto Castillon and Uvette Vernon, of the tragedies wrought by domestic violence. The event called “An Empty Place at the Table,” sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, was aimed at raising awareness about domestic violence. / photo by Rafael Anguiano  Read More →
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