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Students ‘end the silence’ on sexual violence

Students ‘end the silence’ on sexual violence

Kianna Znika

April 19, 2019

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Week, Take Back the Night 2019 was a day-long event on April 10 dedicated to providing resources and taking action against sexual violence.“This year’s ‘Take Back the Night’ had a full day of action,” stated Valyncia Raphael, director of Div...

Will the Hip-Hop industry ever have it’s #MeToo moment?

Eunice Barron, Co-Online Editor

January 30, 2019

Since 2017, the #MeToo movement has exposed sexual harassment and abuse by powerful men in various industries such as in government and entertainment, the only industry that seems to go unnoticed by this movement is the hip-hop music business. The hip-hop music industry has a long history of not dealing...

Don’t be afraid to say #metoo

Don’t be afraid to say #metoo

Edgar Mendoza, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

The #metoo movement has lost sight of its initial purpose, becoming tainted by its use as a celebrity spotlight and lack of a system that provides both ready help and protection for both accusers and the accused. The movement was originally intended to help survivors of sexual violence, as stated...

Don’t just listen to the accused, give the victim a chance

Don’t just listen to the accused, give the victim a chance

Alison Hernandez, Tiara White, and Eunice Barron

October 3, 2018

Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual assault allegations and people are being scummy enough to blame the alleged victim and spend time defending Kavanaugh which could be better spent properly investigating and questioning whether he is fit to be on the supreme court. On...

Cerritos College students ‘take back the night’

Cerritos College students ‘take back the night’

Jasmine Martinez and Jackie Mena

April 17, 2018

Take Back the Night 2018 at Cerritos College came with free tacos, more diversity in terms of speakers, resources and engagement according to Valyncia Raphael, director of diversity, compliance and Title IX coordinator in human resources. Her office was one of the main coordinators for the event’s...

It’s time we had more safety in our campuses and workplace

Jackie Mena

April 11, 2018

You've heard it all over your campuses, in a text message, in emails, another victim to rape, or even in a workplace. You've heard this all over the news with the Weinstein cases and women speaking out, but what are our campuses really doing in taking safety precautions to prevent this from happening...

Pistil: a hero for the victims who go ignored

Alison Hernandez

February 27, 2018

The comic ‘Pistil’ was written by Jessica Maison and illustrated by Loni Watson and the premise it presents is already looking to be an interesting one. Trigger warnings for mentions of murder, drug use, rape and suicide. The story ‘Pistil’ presents is that of Lita Soledad, a ...

The Problem With The #MeToo/Times Up Movement

Eunice Barron

February 20, 2018

Ever since the Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations became headline news, it has shocked not only the Hollywood industry but socially as well. Women of all ages in the workforce took these type of awareness more serious than before. No one deserves to be inappropriately touched, raped...

Violence is not the answer

John Chavez

February 12, 2018

It came as no surprise that Randall Margraves, the father of three of the many children Larry Nassar heinously abused, attempted to attack him. Sympathy is definitely warranted for the father of the victims, but the additional violence was not the answer here. Margraves' attempted assault, though ju...

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