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The Courage to Heal: Life after sexual assault

<i>The Courage to Heal</i>: Life after sexual assault
Clara Serrano, a junior business administration major, Alma Ayala, a sophomore business administration major and Kim Navarro, a junior business administration major discuss the product, Unplugged Budz at Take Back the Night last Friday. The proceeds from the sales will go directly to House of Ruth, a local organization that helps women and children affected by domestic violence. / photo by Katie Madden Katie... 

Rape Culture: The media’s role in normalizing assault

<i>Rape Culture</i>: The media's role in normalizing assault
Denise Leung, senior photography major; Lili Gradilla, intercultural program coordinator; Tahil Sharma, senior foreign languages major; and Jacob Talamantes; senior psychology major, paint encouraging messages to victims of sexual violence during the Take Back the Night event last Friday. La Verne counselors Julee Lamott and Sarah Leclerc set up the booth to teach students about the harms of victim... 

Take Back the Night: Standing for victims

<i>Take Back the Night</i>: Standing for victims
Kim Navarro, One in Three Club president; Sandy Maas, club vice president; Rebekah Reza, senior psychology major; Roxanna Bautista, sophomore psychology major; Lili Gradilla, intercultural program coordinator; and Loretta Rahmani, dean of student affairs, hold a candlelight vigil Friday in honor of victims of sexual violence and abuse. The vigil was part of Take Back the Night, an event One in Three... 

White House fights sexual assault

Last week the White House released a video titled “1 is 2 Many,” an anti-rape public service announcement plainly explaining what rape really is and how men need to stop it. The video features President Barrack Obama and Vice President Biden, along with actors Daniel Craig, Benicio del Toro, Dulé Hill, Seth Meyers and Steve Carell. “If she doesn’t consent, or if she can’t consent, it’s... 

Stop promoting rape apologists

The Army promoted Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr. as director of program analysis and evaluation for an Army deputy chief of staff while he had been previously suspended and rebuked for mishandling sexual assault accusations against a colonel. The Washington Post broke the story last week after the Army released Harrison’s investigative report six months after The Post requested it. According to... 

Suspect held in Claremont rape case

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Claremont Police have a suspect in connection with the home invasion and rape of a 12-year-old girl, which happened nearly a month ago. As of April 18, police have detained 34-year-old Joseph Chandler Davall of Yucca Valley. Davall is currently being held in lieu of $5 million bail for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child,... 

Search for Claremont rape suspect is ongoing

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Residents of Claremont are still on edge as the search continues for an unidentified male who allegedly broke into a home and raped a 12-year-old girl on March 20. So far more than 300 tips have poured in from community members and other law enforcement offices. “Bottom line is we’re having to follow up on all the 300 tips,” said Claremont... 

Rape definition update is progress

Ever since the Federal Bureau of Investigation proposed to change its definition of “rape” in 2011, removing the word “forcible” and making it inclusive to all genders, the number of reported rapes has increased. This change forces us to reevaluate what society, especially victims, define as rape. The current definition of rape under the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report is “Penetration, no matter... 

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... 

Rape victims are not to blame

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Landen Gambill decided to go to court and report sexual abuse against a former boyfriend and now faces the risk of expulsion for violating the University’s honor code. Meanwhile, her attacker was found not guilty, was temporarily suspended and received a letter of discipline. This case is one among other 64 rape cases that have emerged from... 
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