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Buening: Sexual Assault is Insignificant in Our University’s Eyes

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor May 5, 2022

  On Dec. 21, 2021, Marissa Root, a student at Utah Valley University, filed a Civil Right-Education Discrimination lawsuit against the University of Utah. She took this action after being raped...

Ted Bundy in court. Bundy confessed to 30 murders prior to his execution. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer November 18, 2019

Six people currently sit on Utah’s death row. One was convicted of torturing, raping and murdering a student. Their home is currently a 14x7 foot cell with a toilet, sink, mirror, hard bunk and futon....

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Not All Angels Have Wings: We Need More Than Just Special Shots and Tech-Savvy Bras to Stop Sexual Assault

By Madge Slack April 17, 2019

  “Rape is the only violent crime in Utah that occurs at a higher rate than the rest of the nation,” according to health.utah.gov. One in three women will experience some form of sexual assault...

Video games at the library on April 3, 2010 in Salt Lake City, UT.
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Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

By Christopher Payne and Ray Gill April 15, 2019

  We’ve come to expect a degree of controversy surrounding video games. As a newer, popular form of art and entertainment, they continue to provoke heavy analysis and even attacks over social...

A woman holds a Womens Rights are Human Rights sign during Womens March on the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah on Monday Jan. 23, 2017. (Photo by Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Williams: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

By Brook Williams November 6, 2017

What’s worse than a being sexually assaulted? Being forced to marry the perpetrator in order for their charges to be dropped. Sounds completely twisted and insane right? This is not uncommon in parts...

Rapists Should Face the Harshest Punishments

Rapists Should Face the Harshest Punishments

By Alisa Patience March 29, 2017

People can do horrible or illegal things for honorable reasons. You can kill someone in self-defense, you can steal to feed your family, you can sell drugs to pay for college, or, as is the case with the...

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“Vagina Monologues” Tell the Stories of Many Women

February 22, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Nearly 20 years ago, Eve Ensler interviewed over 200 women about their views on sex, violence and relationships. Ensler compiled it all into “The Vagina Monologues,”...

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Police Investigating Alleged Rape at U Dorms

By Courtney Tanner February 17, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] U Police are investigating an alleged rape that occurred on upper campus this week. The incident, classified as a forced sexual assault by the department’s public...

Resources for Those Recovering from Sexual Violence

February 10, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Despite national and local efforts to create an environment that combats sexual assault, including the “It’s On Us” campaign, sexual violence is still common on...

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Fraternity Helps Raise Awareness of Sexual Assaults

December 1, 2014

  The U’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity was awarded a $3,200 grant for raising awareness of sexual assaults on campus. With this money, the fraternity plans to extend their efforts by speaking with...