In defense of the trigger warning

Please note: this column contains brief mentions of sexual abuse/assault, abuse and gun violence. Now, that wasn’t so hard, was it? In recent years, the concept of the trigger warning has made waves throughout the academic world. The idea behind trigger warnings is that teachers and professors should disclose content that could cause psychological harm […]

Culture Shock: Discussing rape culture on college campuses

Culture Shock: Discussing rape culture on college campuses

Staring into her bathroom mirror, Tiana Coles ‘16 carefully applied mascara while humming the tune of “Supermodel” by SZA. Getting ready to go to a fraternity party, she left her dorm and began her walk toward frat row. Coles was struck by the darkness and the quiet of the night, which brought on a sudden […]

Students attend film screening

Students attended a screening of “The Hunting Ground” Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Ahmanson Lecture Hall. The screening was requested by a student. The movie is a documentary about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The creators of the film believe that colleges do not adequately address sexual assault cases as they should. […]

School screens documentary about sexual assault

The school hosted a screening of “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about incidences of sexual assault on college campuses in the United States, in Ahmanson Lecture Hall Thursday. The documentary emphasizes the failures of some college administrations to handle these situations. “I personally enjoyed the movie screening of ‘The Hunting Ground’ and I felt more aware […]

Violence, assault are men's issues, activist tells assembly

Anti-sexist activist Jackson Katz encouraged students at an upper school assembly Monday to shift the rhetoric of gender violence from a women’s issue to a male issue. “Historically, people have seen sexual assault and gender violence issues as women’s issues that some good men help out with. I argue that these are men’s issues first […]

After Assault

After Assault

For months, she didn’t know anyone else who had gone through what she had. Samantha* was sexually assaulted by an acquaintance at a friend’s house after a party last April, she said. “No,” she had told her attacker during the assault. “I don’t want to, please stop, get off me.” Samantha said she thought “he […]

Panel informs students about sexual assault

A panel of experts spoke on issues surrounding rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse during break Monday, April 21 in Ahmanson. The panel was organized by Trishta Dordi ’15 as part of a series of events leading up to Denim Day April 23. Presenters included Harriet Kerr from the UCLA Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, […]