To the girl who said, “NO”

I wish I knew your name so I could find you and hug you. I can't imagine what you must be dealing with. Hearing your story was heartbreaking. I think I speak on behalf of many students when I say: you're not alone. Picking up the pieces after a horrific crime against you isn't something I'll … [Read more...]

Sexual assault awareness for all, not just athletes

OUR VIEW: The sexual assault awareness speaker event was mandatory for athletes, but it should be mandatory for all organizations. Last Tuesday, April 11, the counseling center directors hosted a speaker event with Suzette Walden Cole about sexual assault awareness. This was part of Mustangs … [Read more...]

Ex-football player charged with sexual assault

On April 17 at 12:33 p.m., Rodney Higgins Jr., kinesiology freshman and former cornerback for the Mustangs, was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Killingsworth Hall. "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be, " Interim Director of Athletics Kyle … [Read more...]

Sexual assault: ‘It can happen to anyone’

"Think of the five most important people in your life. It may be your mom. Or your dad. Or your brother or sister. Or your best friend," Suzette Walden Cole, guest speaker for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, said. "Statistically speaking, one of those five will be sexually assaulted in their … [Read more...]

BREAKING: Football player arrested for sexual assault

6 p.m. Rodney Higgins Jr. has been taken off the official team roster, although he was listed there earlier today. 3 p.m. Interim Director of Athletics Kyle Williams, "The investigation is going on, and we are cooperating with wherever we need to be." Williams said he was aware that football … [Read more...]

Athletes learn about sexual assault

Sexual assault and abuse is a widely discussed topic on many campuses around the United States. On Jan. 25 in the Dillard College of Business Administration, a  theater department instructor organized an event on the subject matter — Since Last Night, one of the theater department's annual … [Read more...]

Self-defense: protection in the face of assault

Heading home from class at night. Taking a shortcut to get back to the dorm. Alone. Someone is approaching. What do you do?The Rape Aggression Defense self defense training class is available for females on campus to learn how to defend themselves in the event of being attacked. The last of the … [Read more...]

Fair-weather advocates should learn the facts

Let's clear something up. Target is not allowing anyone to use any restroom they want. Target is not inviting men into women's restrooms. Target is not creating a safe haven for child predators, rapists, or any other scary threat conjured up by close-minded people harboring some deep anti-LGBT+ … [Read more...]

Lip-sync contest goes off script

It started off as any other lip-sync contest. Contestants performed to "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Baby Got Back," and "Same Love." The 10 groups that started the evening in CSC Comanche Suites were whittled down to five after the audience voted on little slips of white paper. Erin Hagy, … [Read more...]

The truth about rape in a culture of sexual violence

Should an individual (man or woman) find his or her self in the treacherous event of being raped, their life is immediately turned upside down. On top of feelings of guilt and anguish, the victim has to deal with inane questions like, “Well, what were you wearing?” Or, “How much did you have to … [Read more...]