Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual … [Read more...]

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

They are just like everyone else on campus. They have the same likes, dislikes and struggles. They eat in the same cafeteria, walk in the same halls and attend the same classes. Though they are just like any other student on campus, they have had a history of discrimination here. Those who … [Read more...]

‘Stars shine bright’ at Noche de las Estrellas

A fraction of a second before the roaring applause erupted, Velia Lozano's, custodian and facility services member, delighted squeal rang out in the suite. The crowd turned to her, smiles blinding, and cheered for the powerhouse as she wiped tears away from her eyes in gratitude. As she made her way … [Read more...]

Keynote speaker serenades students at convocation

Silence echoed in the D. L. Ligon Coliseum, as anticipation and curiosity filled students about keynote speaker, Preston Pugmire's next moves. After dropping a beat, Pugmire incorporated his musical passion with encouraging students to listen, to be positive and to be authentic. On Aug. 29 the … [Read more...]

Fighting the war on college major stereotypes

Choosing a major was one of the most stressful decisions I've ever had to make in college. Picking a major straight of out high school was basically letting an adolescent freshman eighteen year-old self decide my own future career.  For some small percentage of the undergraduate population, people … [Read more...]