California State University, San Bernardino students are hosting events on campus this month to raise awareness of sexual assault. Since 2001, April has been declared Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The student group Violence Outreach Informing our Community with Education, or VOICE, hosts weekly meetings and multiple events in April to educate students about sexual assault and violence prevention. VOICE was founded during the 2016 Winter Quarter by graduate student Marina Rodriquez. Rodriguez is an advocate at the counseling center on campus, and is pursuing her second masters degree in counseling and guidance at the CSUSB College of Education. A cohort of students joins VOICE … [Read more...] about VOICE support group raises awareness
By Antonette Calvillo and Sophia Montes CSUSB students, faculty, and local community members united to 'Take Back The Night' in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Take Back the Night was presented by VOICE Peers, SMSU Women’s Resource Center and CSUSB Counseling and Psychological services on April 25. Take Back The Night consisted of a resource fair, rally, march and several guest speakers. The event allowed survivors to speak up and out about sexual harassment, violence and abuse. ”It was powerful listening to the speakers. I’m glad that this event happened on campus because having these conversations is really important not only for survivors but for … [Read more...] about CSUSB Takes Back The Night
Puffs of teal powder filled the air on April 19, as CSUSB students gathered to recognize sexual assault awareness month. The library lawn was buzzing with different booths and activities, all hoping to inform students about the various resources that are offered on (and off) campus. The Health Center had participants vote for their favorite celebrity couple. CSUSB Commuter Services encouraged students to spin their gaming wheel and win a prize. The Department of Housing passed out snow cones and popcorn. However, through all the light-hearted games of Jenga, bean bag tosses and dance battles, powerful chanting could be heard across the lawn. “When survivors’ lives are under … [Read more...] about Students raise sexual assault awareness at Teal Color Fest
This month, the CSUSB Title IX and Gender Equity is presenting a series of events to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Whether it is wearing the official SAAM color teal, or sporting the symbolic ribbons, coyotes can show support through the activities planned for April. The occasion began Apr. 2-5 when CSUSB VOICE peers displayed a resource table near the west entrance of the Santos Manuel Student Union. SAAM ribbons were passed out to students, and representatives of Title IX and Gender Equity were there to discuss the meaning of consent. During the same time, an Instagram campaign called #TEALMEYOURSTORY was launched so supporters could upload pictures of themselves … [Read more...] about CSUSB observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month
By Jason Samp |Staff Writer| Looking through your significant others phone can create problems in your relationship, although most students believe it's unacceptable behavior, others believe it can be justified. Nearly everyone who is or has been in a relationship has experienced the situation where their significant other has left the room and you begin to wonder whether or not you should look through their phone. However, there are two main outcomes, which sets up a lose-lose situation. You will either find your partner is up to something and now you're forced to confront them about it with your evidence coming from snooping, or you find nothing and you've violated that trust … [Read more...] about Is it okay to snoop?
By Shirleena Baggett |Staff Writer| Students across the campus are in an uproar over the requirement to take the “End Sexual Violence” training. Ninety-nine percent of the 40 classmates I conversed with about this topic would have preferred to spend their time studying or eating than taking the course. The program was designed to be interactive in hopes to bring knowledge to the participants, preventing sexual assault and domestic violence on college campuses. It also meets the Campus Save Act and Title IX mandates for federally funded schools, according to not-anymore.com. “We have enough to do, especially as graduate students,” said student Richard Contreras. CSUSB … [Read more...] about No More, I say
By Joshua Aguilar |Staff Writer| The Clothesline Project Workshop helps students of CSUSB speak out against violence towards women. The workshop encourages students to decorate shirts to help those who have experienced sexual assault, abuse and violence. This year the project was held on the second floor of the San Manuel Student Union (SMSU) where participants decorated shirts with a message of support for the victims. Students were invited to decorate shirts in the Women's Resource Center (WRC) from April 18 through April 22. The shirts will be on display in the SMSU. Emily Erwin, student assistant of the WRC, organized the workshop. "The purpose is to raise awareness … [Read more...] about Clothesline Project
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Rape is now deemed "acceptable" in the eyes of some; wow, has society fallen. Roosh Valizadeh (Roosh V), a self-described "pick-up artist," believes that society needs to follow a more traditional route. Valizadeh is dubbing his ideologies as "neomasculinity." Neomasculinity combines traditional gender beliefs, masculinity, and animal biology into one ideological system. Roosh also said that women are to be care takers. Valizadeh also teaches guys how to be "sexually attractive," which includes "being confident and masculine, traits that women say they don’t love, but respond favorably to anyway," according rooshv.com. The idea of him … [Read more...] about Rape is ok now??
By Marion Gil |News Editor| A wanted poster of a suspect who is allegedly responsible for sexual assault and attempted kidnapping near CSUSB's Pfau Library was e-mailed to students, faculty, and staff on Wednesday, March 11. The sexual assault occurred on Wednesday, March 4 in a stairwell at the Pfau Library. The suspect grabbed the victim and kissed her several times on the face, then the victim kicked the suspect in the groin, causing him to flee, according to University Police. The attempted kidnapping occurred on Sunday, March 8, behind the Pfau Library. The suspect grabbed the victim from behind, placing his hand over her mouth and told her he was taking her to his car … [Read more...] about Poster of possible suspect released
By Marion Gil |News Editor| In response to the recent rise in crime at CSUSB, President Tomás Morales sent out an e-mail Monday, March 9, detailing how he and the University are dealing with the threat. According to the e-mail, University Police personnel has more than doubled and now patrols 24 hours a day; additional personnel have been brought in from other CSU campuses to supplement our own. Additional police presence has been requested for the neighborhoods surrounding the CSUSB campus. Morales suggested that students put away their phones, headphones, and other distracting objects while walking. Morales also suggested that students do not walk alone and instead try to … [Read more...] about President Morales responds to CSUSB crimes