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Alleged sexual misconduct causes controversy for Kappa Sigma

Cortney Wood

April 24, 2018

[Editor's note: During a recorded interview, Jessica Wollenberger received a call from Janet Hallum, Sigma Kappa Gamma Tau chapter adviser, which she answered while the recording was still on. Cortney Wood, managing editor and reporter, attempted to contact Hallum to notify her she had been recorded, but...

Consent is not as simple as yes or no

Maria Gutierrez, Columnist

April 23, 2018

On Aug. 29, 2017, I was sexually assaulted by a guy I thought was into me. That’s usually how it goes. Don’t get me wrong, people are drugged by strangers or taken from their homes, but for the most part, it’s someone you know, usually an acquaintance. For the purpose of this article, we...

Speaker challenges environment surrounding sex, sexual violence

Speaker challenges environment surrounding sex, sexual violence

Tyler Manning, Editor

April 7, 2018

A packed classroom. The presence of anxious chatter in the air. The lesson is clear: end sexual violence. To educate students on the various aspects surrounding sexual violence, the Office of Student Involvement invited speaker Jeffrey Bucholtz to give his presentation "Yes! Yes! Yes! A Conversation...

Second annual ‘Cookies and Condoms’ event raises sexual awareness today

Tasia Floissac

February 7, 2018

To raise awareness and emphasize the importance of strong sexual health, members of the organization People Respecting the Identity and Diversity of Everyone will host the second annual "Free HIV testing with Cookies and Condoms," event on Feb. 7 in the Clark Student Center as a part of activities to...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan

February 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere mentions are not going to stop the endless ambiguity surrounding such topics unless students stop pa...

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

Bridget Reilly

January 17, 2018

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 harassme...

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

LGBTQ students’ journey from discrimination to acceptance

Tyler Manning

December 3, 2017

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 identify ...

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Critical Conversation Series discusses sexual assault on campus

Shari Smith

November 28, 2017

To discuss the results of the campus climate survey that was distributed last spring, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs members hosted the last topic for the Critical Conversations Series on sexual assault Nov. 27 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room at 4 p.m. In the survey, ...

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin and th...

Security increases effort in sexual assault awareness

Brittany Hill, Reporter

October 26, 2017

A campus security authority reported being notified by a hall resident of a sexual assault having occurred in a resident's room in Killingsworth Hall late night on Oct. 10.  The complainant wished to remain anonymous and declined to file a police report, but the report was made for documentation. In...

Wichita Falls battles human, sex trafficking

Wichita Falls battles human, sex trafficking

Cortney Wood

May 2, 2017

If she doesn’t earn him $1,000 tonight, she won’t get dinner. She has to turn at least two more “tricks,” or “daddy” won’t let her go to bed. She’s serviced three “Johns” already, but it’s still not enough to earn her time to sleep before she has to get back on the circuit  in ...

Let’s talk about sex

Let’s talk about sex

Cortney Wood

April 19, 2017

So, I’m a virgin. Maybe that’s why I was so shocked when an LVN plopped a plastic penis on the desk in front of me and asked if I knew how to put on a condom. With a frantic shake of my head, she then asked me to demonstrate how when I interviewed her last year about sex education in high schools. My ...

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