Author: McKhelyn Jones

How to report sexual assault

The first few semesters in college are exciting. Most of us are fresh out of high school or have never been to an institution of higher education; this may be the first time many of us have been on our own, so the possibilities seem endless. However, there is also a dark side to college. The first five to 10 weeks of school are known as the “Red Zone.” This is a period of increased risk for sexual assault. According to the Rape and Incest National Network “more than 50 percent of college sexual assaults occur in either August,...

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Clarifying consent: Preventing sexual assault starts with partners communicating

Universities around the U.S. are engaged in conversations about consent to educate students about sexual assault. However, consent is such a complex and important issue that one discussion is not enough to fully understand the nuances of it. Here’s what the experts say about consent. “Mostly what you learn while discussing consent is that no one really knows what it is. It’s scary. We don’t have good role models or conversations around it,” said Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct: College Football and the Politics of Rape. According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, positive consent is:...

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Thin Blue Line

Smoking Skaters May 17 – An officer responded to reports of three men longboarding and smoking cigarettes in the parking garage. The three fled and hid when the officer approached. The officer identified a vehicle belonging to one of the skaters and waited for them to return. A traffic stop was initiated and two of the three men were given citations. Rogue Barrier May 17 – While on patrol, an officer noticed an orange construction barrier had blown into the middle of a road. The officer moved the barrier back to the edge of the road and cleared the...

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Utah leaves the homeless out in the cold

By McKhelyn Jones | Art & Culture Editor Homelessness is a complex issue. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for it. Yet, there are things that can be done to increase the resources available for people in need. Last month, Draper City residents denied a proposal to build two homeless shelters near the city limits. While the reasons for the denial are valid, it still doesn’t change the fact that people in the state need help. Before we get all judgmental towards Draper, let’s check how we are holding up in the county. According to the Utah Department of Workforce...

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LatinoAmericana Celebracíon honors Latino(a) student achievement

The Latino Initiative celebrated its 10th anniversary, as well as Latino student success at UVU and Dixon Elementary during its LationoAmericana Celebracíon April 18 in the Grande Ballroom. “It’s not only UVU students or Latino’s who get awarded, but also students from Dixon, which is a school that is usually [serves] low income families or kids that struggle to get good grades,” said Jesler Molina, administrative assistant in the education opportunity center. “[Dixon] encourages them to get good grades through our program, and that’s how we motivate them to come over and get their awards here. Their families come...

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