Monthly Archives: October 2016

Opinion: This is Rape Culture

BY SYDNEY SEXTON 
GUEST CONTRIBUTOR 

For the first time since I have been at Westminster, I do not feel safe on campus. On Tuesday I was walking from the parking lot to my house, a mere 100 feet, and I was scared. As I locked my car, I checked my surroundings multiple times. I made sure I had my key out and ready so I would not have to fumble around for it in my purse later. I put my phone away so I would not be distracted – some say that makes you an easier target. My mind started racing through all of the possibilities of what I would do if I were attacked right there in the parking lot, staring at the window to my room. It was late, around 12:30 a.m., so would anyone hear me if I screamed? My mind took it one step further: What if I were sexually assaulted right here, right now?

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Students Call for Action Against Campus Sexual Assault at SGA Meeting

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BY JIM MALVEN
ASSISTANT EDITOR 

Students argued for schoolwide action against sexual assault on campus in a “security discussion” during last Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting.

They insisted that there should be open conversation between students and faculty about sexual assault and suggested participating in a protest march and holding a TGIF. In addition, SGA’s Security Committee decided that the entire Senate will go through training for Green Dot, a bystander intervention program used at colleges and universities to prevent power-based personal violence.

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Recounting the Histories of Halloween Traditions

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A popular American Halloween tradition is to create jack-o’-lanterns. The one pictured here was carved by sophomore Eric Woytus and is designed to resemble the cover of Kiss’s Creatures of the Night album. PHOTOS COURTESY OF ERIC WOYTUS.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON 
STAFF WRITER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR 

For young children in the United States, Halloween is a time to dress up like their favorite super hero or Disney princess, knock on doors and collect candy. People of all ages carve pumpkins, and those who are most dedicated hang fake spider webs and ghosts around their houses.

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Analyzing Westminster’s Annual Security Report: Rape Reports Up, Alcohol Violations Down

 

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The cover of the report that Haslag sent to students last month.

BY JIM MALVEN
ASSISTANT EDITOR 

Five rapes were reported at Westminster last year, three more than in 2014, according to the 2015 edition of Westminster’s Annual Security Report, which Interim Vice President and Dean of Student Life Dan Haslag released in September. The same report shows an 83.33 percent decline in alcohol-related arrests from 2014.

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Researcher Shares Findings on Secret Cold War Experiments on St. Louis Residents

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Martino-Taylor speaking in Hermann Lounge on Wednesday, Oct. 19. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.

BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
STAFF WRITER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR 

Dr. Lisa Martino-Taylor, a professor of sociology at St. Louis Community College, shared her findings that poor minorities in St. Louis were one of the targets of government experiments during the Cold War.

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