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Sexual assault policies need change

Sexual assault policies need change

Amaia Barajas

February 20, 2018

Famed Michigan State University (MSU) and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar was recently sentenced to 40-175 years in prison after more than 150 gymnasts accused him of sexual misconduct. These assaults took place during routine physicals Nassar performed on gymnasts at Michigan State and Karolyi Ranch. The numbe...

Al Franken right to resign

Al Franken right to resign

Samantha Klepfer

January 24, 2018

Since the summer, Sen. Al Franken has been faced with eight accusations of sexual harassment, according to Time. Franken chose to publicly respond in a few different ways and eventually resigned from his senate position. When the allegations first came out, Franken apologized, briefly claiming to feel e...

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Al Franken to resign in January, Tina Smith appointed to fill seat

Eli Curran-Moore

December 21, 2017

On Dec. 7 Al Franken announced he would be resigning as senator amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior after much consideration, according to the New York Times. Much of the public and many Democratic senators called for his resignation, according to The Washington Post. As someone who admired Al Franken and commends his political prowess, Senior Sh...

#MeToo creates awareness for sexual abuse

#MeToo creates awareness for sexual abuse

Nietzsche Deuel

November 16, 2017

The #MeToo campaign was designed to show the magnitude of sexual assault toward women. Women who have faced these issues are encouraged to post on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter “#MeToo” if they were a victim of sexual assault or harassment. According to The New York Times, on Oct. 15, actress...

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