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Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

Barron: The Death Penalty Benefits Victims and Protects Communities

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 17, 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. They are permitted to leave the cell for only three hours each day. Still, the punishments of death ...

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

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 in Utah, and one in eight will be raped. Our rape rate is 63.7 per 100,000 women, compared to ...

Video Games and Sexual Violence: How Pervasive is Sexual Assault in Video Games?

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 media. The interactive element inherent in gaming brings up questions about what content is acceptabl...

Williams: Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

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 of the world. Some countries have laws stating that if a rapist marries their victim, all of...

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 U.S. Government, you can commit acts of terrorism by claiming you're trying to save a country from...

“Vagina Monologues” Tell the Stories of Many Women

“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,” and they have been performed ever since. FEATURE STORY: THE U IS A TOP CHOICE FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS The U continued this tradition with its...

Police Investigating Alleged Rape at U Dorms

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 records, took place between 5 and 7 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Sage Point 813 dorm building. Sgt. Garth Smith with U Police said ...

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 college campuses. TOP STORY: FOUR U PROFESSORS LOOK TO MAKE HISTORY WITH THEIR TENURE Sexual violence, which includes forced intercourse, attempted r...

Fraternity Helps Raise Awareness of Sexual Assaults

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 Utah legislators and educating the public about sexual assault misconceptions and how to prevent it. ...

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