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Taking Back the Night

Taking Back the Night

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

This Thursday at 7 p.m. outside Cordiner, “Take Back the Night” will begin with a march around campus. The event is open to everyone, and organizers strive to bring awareness to sexual violence and show solidarity for survivors of assault. Take Back the Night is a national event held on college ...

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Students Unite for Take Back the Night

Sara Platnick

April 21, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

FACE and ASWC hosted the annual Take Back the Night event on Thursday, April 14.

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett

October 17, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Whitman's new All Students for Consent (ASC) club was featured in national news outlets after winning the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by an awareness and anti-rape media outlet called Force, last week. The win was a result of ASC's recent "Ask For It" campaign, meant to turn an often abused phrase on its head by ...

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement

Karah Kemmerly

April 18, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

In 1917, Mary Shipman Penrose, the wife of Whitman College president Stephen B. Penrose, was the first president of the Walla Walla YWCA. Almost one hundred years later, Whitman and the YWCA are joining forces again to serve women in the community. YWCA advocate Laura Mills, Americorps Intern with the YWCA Jenna Skinness and several members of Feminists Advocating ...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

March 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

Struggle to stop sexual violence engenders artistic expression

Mallory Martin

April 19, 2012


Filed under A&E

The stand against sexual violence on campus has taken a creative turn. With the "Take Back the Night" rally today, April 19 and the release of a new zine, "Breaking Ground," Whitman College students seek to combat sexual assault with artistic expression. Over the past month, Whitman has seen growing...

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