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How to help a friend through trauma

How to help a friend through trauma

March 14, 2020

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Members of the Native American Student Association cover their mouths with a red handprint

SlutWalk Appears on Campus

May 4, 2017

Students rallied on April 27 to combat the perpetration of gender-based violence, rape culture and derogatory labels. A group of speakers addressed a crowded aud...

SAFE may change university response to sexual assault

By Kalli Wolf, Staff Writer

December 6, 2015

The Safe Campus Act of 2015 (SAFE) is a federal bill put forth to address sexual violence on college campuses and was introduced July 29, 2015 by representatives Matt Salmon of Arizona, Pete Sessions of Texas and Kay Granger of Texas. According to the bill, the purpose is “To amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to protect victims of sexual violence, to improve the adjudication...

Planned Parenthood club rally near Patterson Hall at EWU.

EWU clubs host anti-assault rally

November 14, 2015

The EWU Against Rape Culture Rally was held in the outskirts of the PUB on Nov. 3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. The rally was put on by Planned Parenthood...

Sexual assault awareness bettering our campus

By Sam Deal, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2015

EWU is moving in the right direction with the campus-wide sexual assault awareness campaign. Reported sexual assaults have increased dramatically this quarter. This is obviously troublesome, but as reported by the Easterner, this increase is partially due to the university's push to increase on-campus awareness. Due to the nature of the crime, many of the violations...

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

EWU sees rise in reported sexual assaults

November 4, 2015

According to EWU’s Timely Warning Log, a total of seven sexual assault have been reported between Sept. 16 and Oct. 21. In comparison to previous years,...

Timely warnings criticized

By Jaclyn Archer, News Editor

October 9, 2015

When an assault is reported on campus, like what happened on Sept. 16, Sept. 21 and Oct. 2 of this school year, there is a process of notification and investigation which often ripples across the campus in the form of a timely warning sent out via email to all Eastern students. Since mid-September, six timely warnings, public safety advisories and follow-ups have been issued...

Pentagon report conveys victims' voices

Pentagon report conveys victims’ voices

June 5, 2014

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on May 1 that military members who reported a sexual assault while serving leaped 50 percent in the 2013 rep...

Consent means saying

Consent means saying “Yes”

June 6, 2013

Our society is having new conversations about sexual consent and sexual assault. What is consent? What is it that makes consent confusing? When can someone...

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