Valentine’s Day is the sweetest of holidays — sweet with love, sweet with chocolate candies and sweet with celebrations. This year, however, there was one part of Valentine’s Day that is questionably sweet: the release of the film “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The book of the same name by E. L. James tells the story of […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein On Nov. 19, Rolling Stone magazine published an extensive and horrifying article entitled, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA.” In the article, writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely tells the story of “Jackie,” who alleges she was brutally raped by a group of fraternity brothers […]

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By Alexandria Hilliard, Staff Writer @alxhilliard Over the past month, “America’s dad,” Bill Cosby, has been in the spotlight a lot more than usual. No, its not because of his newly released biography. It’s because yet another woman has spoken out and accused him of rape. Over the past few years, 15 women have come forward […]

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By Alexandria Hilliard, Staff Writer @alxhilliard When was the last time you heard or read about sexual assault on colleges campuses? I bet it’s sometime in the last 48 hours. Over the past few months, the topic of on-campus sexual assault has left the U.S. in bedlam. With sexual assault awareness campaigns backed by the […]

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By Jenna Perlman, Staff Writer @jenna_perlwoman The state of California is making history by kicking butt and showing the country who’s boss.  On Sunday, the state unanimously passed the “Yes Means Yes” law, which defines sexual consent as a verbal agreement as well as clarifying what sexual consent really is. “Yes Means Yes” was geared […]

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By Alex Siber, Staff Writer Can you recall a time when the forerunners of hip-hop’s elite pantheon largely represented the generalizations and pigeonholed stereotypes that the mainstream populace held — perhaps rightfully? Even as rap’s prominence continues to spread across varying subcultures and demographics (the white rapper is as common as ever, as is rapping […]

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