RED ZONE: ‘It’s on us’

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Red Zone: One in every 16 collegiate males will face sexual assault

Despite the higher risk, men continue to encounter a societal stigma against reporting rape

RED ZONE: Alaska labeled ‘The rape capital of America’ with rape rate three times...

Domestic violence has been a prominent issue in the state of Alaska for decades, which has lead to reports of sexual assault that have...

Rally, march and speak out

On Nov. 18, 2016, students at UAA and members of the community will march together to take back the night. Take Back the Night...

RED ZONE: How Hollywood influences rape culture

Even back when movies were in black and white, Hollywood films normalized sexual assault. The media has played a serious role in de-stigmatizing rape,...

RED ZONE: Signs of an abusive relationship

As October ends, domestic violence awareness month also comes to a close. This month is all about targeting domestic violence, and there are...

RED ZONE: Local beer accused of promoting rape culture

An Alaskan craft beer that has been around since the 1990s has recently been accused of promoting rape culture and the objectification of women....

RED ZONE: A beginner’s guide to self defense

When it comes to sexual assault and rape, knowing how to defend yourself can be extremely helpful. There are many different tactics and techniques...

RED ZONE: What athletes think about their peers in sexual assault cases

Examining athletes thoughts on sexual assault cases among other athletes

RED ZONE: Four prison sentences longer than Brock Turner’s

Brock Turner is now a household name. The former Stanford student's short sentence of just three months for raping an unconscious woman, despite the...

Red Zone: Pop culture meets rape culture

Insight into how multiple forms of pop culture reflect our societies' views on rape

RED ZONE: 3,400 and counting — untested rape kits discovered in statewide audit

The number of untested rape kits in the state is expected to rise as inventory for 35 law enforcement agencies in the state still pends.

An introduction to the 2016 Red Zone series

College begins as the first day of the rest of our lives. We discover our passions, make lasting friendships and learn skills that will...

Little Black Dress event demonstrates meaning of consent

Little Black Dress mixer addresses consent issues

Bringing in the Bystander program teaches sexual assault bystander ethics

The Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) offers interesting and instructive trainings and workshops to promote the health and wellness of students here at...

RED ZONE: How trigger warnings affect sexual assault victims and sufferers of PTSD

Sexual assault is a traumatic experience, and some schools and universities around the nation are taking the initiative of warning their students about subject...

RED ZONE: The push for a gender-neutral environment

Gender-neutral bathrooms are becoming more normalized in American culture. An elementary school in San Francisco introduced gender-neutral bathrooms to its students. The University of...

RED ZONE: Not so blurred lines

  A college campus at the beginning of fall is an influx of new ideas, new people and new beginnings. In college, drugs and alcohol...

RED ZONE: Introducing the 2015 Red Zone series

As the trees slowly begin to fade to orange, the fight for parking starts anew and hallways at UAA begin to fill and buzz...

Being smart at parties is easier than you think

I’m not going to play Mother Mary and tell you not to go to a party. Most of you reading this article are going to...

RED ZONE: rape in film reinforces sexist ideals

Rape and sexual violence have had a place in cinema since it began. Women have predominately been the victims of this violence. Women have...

RED ZONE: Burden of Proof

In a case of sexual assault on campus, there can be two different amounts of evidence required for action to be taken: “in preponderance...

RED ZONE: Bystander ethics – what to do if one witnesses a sexual assault

If you see something do something, is a commonly known phrase when it comes to actions a bystander should take if witnessing a sexual...

RED ZONE: Protecting yourself from online sexual harassment

The webcomic “Penny Arcade” has a great strip regarding what they call the “Greater Internet F---wad Theory,” or GIFT for short. Basically, it states...

RED ZONE: Avoid sexual assault by partying safely

Fact: Most sexual assaults on campuses involve alcohol. Many parties also involve alcohol, and when students party — especially freshmen — things can get...

RED ZONE: LGBT Community at Risk

Sexual assault and harassment are major issues for young Americans in today’s culture. Some people already know this, but what most people don’t know...

RED ZONE: Hello, my name is not ‘slut’!

In a perfect world, rape and sexual assault victims would not be associated with terms like “slut” and “whore” and “asking for it.” But...

RED ZONE: Campus rape prevention

By, Tulsi Patil and Kierra Hammons   Shame. Its the reason rape is one of the most under-reported crimes in our community. Its the reason most sexual offenders...