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The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Photo credit: Weber State University

Changing the culture around rape

Bex Baggett April 13, 2022

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the Women’s Center is finding ways to involve students in prevention efforts. This week’s event was the screening of “The Bystander Moment: Transforming...

The Public Safety Department located at Weber State Universitys Ogden campus provides resources to aid in student safety while on campus. (Weber State University)

Self-defense and support on campus

Rebecca Baggett September 29, 2021

Weber State University provides several ways for students to learn self-defense and red flags for sexual assault and harassment, as well as offering [email protected], the campus violence prevention program.The...

Sexual harassment is widely unreported, but there are many resources available on WSU campuses that help survivors. Photo credit: Aubree Eckhardt

Finding help at WSU when you need it the most

Jennifer Greenlee April 21, 2021

In early March, the United Nations Women National Committee United Kingdom released a study with a startling statistic about sexual harassment: 97% of women between the ages of 18 and 24 have faced some...

The purple ribbon is used for domestic violence awareness, recognized in the month of October. Photo credit: Pixabay

Understanding how to support sexual misconduct survivors

Lissete Landaverde October 26, 2020

Weber State University’s Women’s Center held a presentation for faculty and staff about supporting survivors of sexual misconduct on Oct. 22 via Zoom.Sexual misconduct is not just sexual assault...

Sex offender caught on campus

Sex offender caught on campus

Jennifer Greenlee January 11, 2019

A Weber State University student, Anthony Ray Sunford, has been charged with allegedly entering women’s bathrooms at WSU with his cellphone in hand. He is a registered sex offender.Sunford was charged...

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Poet laureate finds creativity in tragedy

Tori Waltz October 26, 2018

“What is the power of art to represent some of the worst things that can happen to us?” Paisley Rekdal, a University of Utah english professor and esteemed poet, asked the audience at a poetry...

The Walk of No Shame is supposed to be a protest against the dismissal and silencing of victims of sexual assault. (Hillary Reilly)

Survivors of sexual assault march to the capitol in protest

Hillary Reilly September 28, 2018

In downtown Salt Lake City, The Walk of No Shame, a march toward the state capitol in protest of the lack of justice for victims of sexual assault took over the streets on Sep. 22. During 2017, the #MeToo...

Statistics show that most victims of sexual assault know their attackers and that 85 to 90 percent of assaults are alcohol related. Sexual assault victims at Tinker can call 734-SARC, which is a 24-hour hotline. (Air Force photo illustration by Margo Wright)

Women’s Center confidentiality status furthers fight against sexual assault

Briana Whatcott September 15, 2017

The Women's Center's recent change to confidentiality status furthers the efforts of Weber State University to protect victims of sexual assault. Before this change, students who came to the Women’s...

Open book against grunge background (graphicstock.com)

The darker side of English literature

Nic Muranaka September 1, 2017

As a note: this column will be discussing material some readers might find distressing, disturbing or traumatizing. In this column, I delve into literature which focuses on extremely dark aspects of sex...

Students come to Davis campus to watch The Hunting Ground, a documentary educating people about sexual assault on Oct. 12. (Tara Carrasco / The Signpost)

Raising awareness on assault

Chris Nichols October 13, 2016

About 30 students gathered to watch an award-winning documentary on a controversial subject matter: sexual assault reporting at college. On October 12, at the Weber State Davis Campus, the...

(Maddy Van Orman / The Signpost)

Be your own Batman

Alexandra Harris June 27, 2016

As the gavel came down in the Stanford rape case, fury ignited across the nation. The crime was heinous, the defendant and his family perpetuated the trauma with callous and unapologetic statements, and...

WSU student alleges off-campus rape

January 28, 2015

A female Weber State University student has reported she was raped in a neighborhood between campus and the Dee Events Center by multiple attackers during the first week of the semester. The Ogden City...

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