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28 Nov 2020

Status Over Survivor 

*Trigger warning: this editorial contains references to sexual harassment. When he rubbed her neck, she felt uncomfortable. When he squeezed her, she froze with shock. When he grabbed her hands and placed them on his hips and kissed her, she cried in a bathroom stall…

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UCSC Students Speak Their Truth 

“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open. Everytime survivors tell the truth about their life, the world splits open,” Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha said, reflecting on a saying from one of her professors. “Abuse is in…

‘Yes Means Yes’ Changes Conversation About Sex 

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the law on Sept. 28, making “yes” an important phrase at all colleges in the state. To receive state funding, colleges must implement policies that require sexual partners to seek explicit consent from each other — defined by the college as “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity and in addition a lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent, nor does silence mean consent.”

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September Regents Update 

  Regents Vote to Not Divest from Fossil Fuels During a meeting in September, the UC Regents voted against divestment from fossil fuels after a task force, convened by chief investment officer (CIO) Jagdeep Singh Bachher, presented several recommendations. The report he presented included the…

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On the Heels of Change 

At the age of 19, Ann Simonton was walking through a park in New York City to get to a modeling assignment when she was sexually assaulted at knifepoint. As she reflected on her traumatic experience, she knew she wanted to make sure that what…

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