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CSUN student sexually assaulted at knifepoint, alleged suspect in custody

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Michael Herrera

March 31, 2016

A known suspect sexually assaulted a CSUN 20-year-old woman at knifepoint and threatened her during the assault, police said. The off-campus assault occurred at her home on Tuesday, west of the CSUN campus, according to police.The student reported the assault to a campus resource the next day, who re...

On-campus housing rape reported to CSUN police

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Brooke Holland

March 16, 2016

An alleged on-campus rape was reported to CSUN Police Department on March 11, police said. The incident occurred in the University Park Apartments sometime between Sept. 1 - Oct. 13, 2015, police said. According to police, the offense is classified as "sexual assault that occurred with a known s...

Female reports on-campus acquaintance rape

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Ariana Duenas

November 23, 2015

The CSUN police department is investigating an on-campus rape reported by a female over the weekend. The incident occurred at University Park Apartments around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, according to the crime log archive. According to the crime log, the CSUN's police department is investigati...

Don’t shine a light on me: Sexual assault prevention strategies can only work if campaigns make assaulters the targets

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Hansook Oh

November 23, 2015

Many of us completed at what felt like the last minute “Not Anymore,” the required 75-minute online sexual assault prevention program for freshmen, transfer students and graduate students. I know I didn’t make it a priority, as I completely forgot about it until a day before it was due....

CSUN police sends sexual assault crime alert three days after incident

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Yocasta Arias

October 7, 2015

Sexual assault crime alerts, such as the email received on Tuesday, are distributed on a "case by case" basis, according to the CSUN Department of Police Services policy. CSUN PD sent out an email crime alert with information on the alleged sexual assault of a student that took place near campus on...

Editorial: hold a rape prevention program with an all-male class

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October 7, 2015

The recent incidents of sexual assault on and near CSUN's campus have given good enough reason to have people feel worried or frustrated over the status of their security. It has been discussed among The Sundial's Editorial Staff members and one of the staff reporters that CSUN needs to invest time and mon...

Student raped inside of her dorm in University Park

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Manny Araujo

September 30, 2015

A CSUN student was raped inside her dorm early Saturday morning, CSUN’s Department of Police Services reported.According to the Department of Police Services, the victim met the assailant at an off-campus party and returned with him to her dorm at the University Park Apartments. Shortly after, th...

Pierce College professor gives lecture at CSUN to confront rape culture

Betsy Belle Camacho

April 25, 2015

Feminist James McKeever discussed society's rape culture and the fact that a rape culture even exists during a lecture at CSUN on Wednesday. McKeever, a professor at Pierce College, showed a few popular high-end brand advertisements that depicted rape to sell their products. One in particular was a Dol...

Yes means Yes needs to do so much more

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Priscilla Ross

December 9, 2014

In September, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill that made California the first state to adopt a “Yes Means Yes” policy. Simply stated, the former “lack of the word ‘no’” doesn’t imply consent. Under this new law, any campus in the state must abide by certain policies and provide their...

Stop rape by talking to men, not women

Stop rape by talking to men, not women

Ana Rodriguez

August 26, 2013

At one point in my life catcalls (when men yell or make a noise of a sexual nature at women to get their attention)  were annoying, harmless and sometimes funny. That was before I learned that one of my female cousins had been raped at the age of 16. It was a horribly touchy subject within my family...

Men should lead the anti-sexual-violence movement

Jeffrey Zide

October 30, 2012

Why did this happen? What did I do to deserve this? What I’m going to tell my parents? These are some of the many possible questions that go through the mind of a sexual assault victim in the moments after sexual assault or rape. Yet, we rarely expect to think think that the victim might ask,...

POLITICS PRO/CON: Is the GOP a women’s party?

Andrew Clark

August 31, 2012

The following two stories revolve around the GOP's stance on abortion and women's health, a conversation sparked by Republican Congressman Todd Akin's controversial remarks:  “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe th...

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