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SVP hosts presentation on healthy friendships

For the past three weeks, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) has held emotional support meetings discussing how to identify and create healthy, lasting relationships. On Mon. March 29, the topic up for discussion was how to build positive and impactful friendships.  Megan Woodfield, graduate student in psychology and director of the six-week …

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ISA hosts International Student Showcase

Each spring, the International Student Association (ISA) hosts an annual cultural fair with food, games, and performances by the international students. This year, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cultural showcase was quite different from years past in an effort to follow social-distancing and safety guidelines.   “At the beginning of this semester when ISA discussed what to do about the Food …

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SVP hosts “A Journey Into the Self”

Over the years, the number of sexual violence and harassment on college campuses has continued to rise. Organizations like Students for Violence Protection (SVP) are dedicated to spreading prevention awareness and supporting survivors.   On Monday, March 22, Students for Violence Prevention hosted the event “SVP: A Journey into the Self.” …

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Letter to the Editor—Sexual Violence

Claire Hofstetter, PSU student   My name is Claire Hofstetter, and I am in the Intro to Women’s Studies class this year at PSU. For this class, I am doing a project about sexual violence. A lot of people and students may think they know exactly what sexual violence is (sexual assault and …

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PSU announces upcoming commencement plans

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been many accommodations to make campus a safer learning environment for students and faculty. These changes in university life have now affected the commencement ceremonies, considered by many students to be one of the most important days in one’s college career.  At the end of each semester, PSU graduates …

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Black Student Association Hosts Topeka Educator as Keynote Speaker

On Wednesday, February 24th, Pittsburg State University’s Black Student Association (BSA) hosted Beryl New, the certified personnel manager for Topeka Public Schools, as their keynote speaker for Black History Month.  “She works in the education field and has done TED Talks on how race impacts education,” said BSA president Kyle Carr, a junior graphic communications …

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Letter to the Editor—Consent

Paiton Webster, PSU student  Consent is permission for something to happen or an agreement to do something. Consent is a huge topic for college students these days. Rape and sexual violence has been an issue in our society forever. There are many women in my life that have been raped or …

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Letter to the Editor— addressing violence against sex workers

Lindsey Seger, student  We need to address the violence against sex workers.  In almost all of the United States, prostitution is an illegal source of income. Because of its perceived immoral standing, direct forms of sex work are placed under vice-crimes. Currently, Nevada is the only state in the U.S. …

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Letter to the Editor—Violence Against Women

Rylie Kirch PSU student  Violence against women has been an ongoing issue in our society today. “1 in 3 women have experienced some kind of physical abuse by an intimate partner. 1 in 7 women have been injured by an intimate partner. 1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate …

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Letter to the Editor— Sex Trafficking

Laendy Fields PSU Student  Sex trafficking has become one of the leading crimes in the world today. There has been an increase in the amount of our children and women falling to this crime. Sex trafficking is a form of slavery and involves forced sex for labor. Keeping our children and women …

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