Xavier Theatre confronts slut-shaming

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ During her appearance at the Academy Awards, Joe Biden came out in support of Lady Gaga’s fight against sexual assault on Feb. 29. The vice president opened Gaga’s performance of “Till it Happens to You” with a speech about joining the fight against sexual assault on college campuses. Biden’s message added to fervor about this topic on campuses across the nation, and Xavier University’s theater department is no exception. Xavier Theatre is starting off its 2016-2017 season with a show called “Slut Shaming.” The show was the 2014 Artist’s Choice show for Cincinnati Fringe Festivals, … Continue reading Xavier Theatre confronts slut-shaming

No tolerance for prison rape Why sexual assault is no laughing matter

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was horribly beaten in prison recently due to his sentence for child pornography. This did not cause much concern or alarm, but was met instead with the attitude “well, he deserved it” and “what do you expect?” When Fogle was first arrested, there were numerous jokes about him getting beaten up in prison and being forced to “enjoy a footlong.” This joke spread through twitter like a wildfire with the result that most people heard some variation of the same joke. It was not just shared online, but also published … Continue reading No tolerance for prison rape Why sexual assault is no laughing matter

Campus creep caught

By: Grant F. Vance ~Managing Editor~ & Luke Byerly ~Copy Editor~ After a string of sexual assaults spanning two semesters, the notorious campus creep was taken into custody yesterday, Feb. 23. Students were concerned specifically about the amount of time it was taking to catch him and what seemed to be a lack of information provided in timely notices. According to Xavier University Police Chief Milek, four students have directly raised the question of why timely notices leave out crucial details, not to mention the general rumblings of curiosity expressed informally. More factors affect the formulation of timely notices than can … Continue reading Campus creep caught