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Virtual ‘Take Back The Night’ focuses on sexual assault survivors during COVID-19

Virtual 'Take Back The Night' focuses on sexual assault survivors during COVID-19

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor

April 16, 2020

A group of women dressed in black sheets armed with brooms marched across the University of Southern Florida’s campus in 1973. Just a few years prior in Belgium and England, women staged protests against how women couldn’t safely walk the streets alone. After a microbiologist was murdered near her home one ...

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Dating in the digital age: safety, awareness

Noelle Horn, Assistant News Editor

November 21, 2019

They met on Tinder and decided to stop for coffee at Carabello in Newport. He was sweet, she remembered. He brought her the coffee she ordered, which came with a caramel candy on top. She noticed it was wrapped “wonky” but ignored it. When her date went to the bathroom, the barista repeatedly offered ...

“StepUp!” walks against power-based violence

Men of NKU

Billy Keeney, Copy Editor

March 7, 2019

“StepUp! End Power-Based Violence” invited all men and women on campus to walk a mile around campus this past Wednesday to raise awareness for sexual assault, gender-violence, intolerance and gender-inequality.

Rachael Denhollander takes back the night

Denhollander visited campus Tuesday to speak as part of Take Back the Night.

Kane Mitten, Reporter

April 23, 2018

“The most powerful thing you can do with your voice is speak the truth to a society that often does not want to hear it,” Rachael Denhollander said to over 75 students in the University Center ballroom last Tuesday. She spoke as part of the sixth annual Take Back the night, an event within NKU...

What you missed at SGA Feb. 19

What you missed at SGA Feb. 19

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter

February 20, 2018

SGA read a resolution to establish a warning system for hate speakers on campus and trained with Norse Violence Prevention Center to define consent.

What you missed at SGA Feb. 12

What you missed at SGA Feb. 12

Blake Girlinghouse, Reporter

February 13, 2018

SGA passed a resolution to expand the NKU Violence Prevention Center and appointed two new senators at Monday’s meeting.

For survivors of sexual assault, NVP provides space for self-care

One of the crafts part of Norse Violence Prevention Center's self-care series is a

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

February 12, 2018

The contents of Gabby Dralle’s office: a “tranquility” jar marked with the words “let it go” sits by her desktop, filled with purple liquid that shimmers as you move it. To the left, a lilac dream catcher hangs on the wall, flanked by newspaper clippings and posters. Beside a pile of conse...

‘Forward Together’: Student community forms for sexual assault survivors

Gabby Dralle of Norse Violence Prevention Center said Forward Together was born out of student want and need.

Natalie Hamren, Assistant News Editor

February 5, 2018

Forward Together--a six week training group for survivors of sexual assault--will be offered to students by Health, Counseling and Wellness in collaboration with Norse Violence Prevention Center. It was student requests that inspired the creation of the group, said Gabby Dralle, the director of NVP. ...

Take Back the Night: Survivors share their stories

Gabby Dralle and Khrys Styles share their stories about domestic abuse.

Brittney Gunter, Reporter

April 14, 2017

Students shuffled around a white leather couch and tried to find a seat in the University Center Ballroom. Names that represent survivors are written on the shiny material in purple ink.   The couch, and all that it represents, is a part of The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project. The K.A.S.S.I.E. Project helps sur...

Finding strength in speaking out

Jessica Ulrich, a senior integrative studies major, shares her story of sexual assault to promote understanding and awareness.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

October 11, 2016

She felt it like it was sitting on her chest. Suffocated by her thoughts in a room full of strangers, Jessica Ulrich stared at the microphone in front of the room. Somehow its slender stand seemed to tower over her. I need to get up and do this. Driven by the desire to share her story, the 21-year-old stood up from her seat. This is who I am. She felt her stomach turn...

Feelings mixed on NKU’s It’s On Us campaign

NKU's It's On Us campaign featured a week-long series of events on Sept. 26-30. The campaign has received mixed criticism in light of an ongoing federal lawsuit involving a sexual assault case.

Abby Anstead, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2016

Reva Short thinks it’s important to bring awareness to the issue of sexual assault. The NKU junior supports the national It’s On Us Campaign, an initiative focused on shifting the way people think about and respond to sexual assault, but she also thinks the university’s participation in the c...

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