Note from the editor: A hashtag movement took over social-media feeds last week. Based on the number of stories shared and acts of solidarity I saw on my personal feed, #MeToo puts into perspective how common sexual harassment and sexual assault really is. The movement is not meant to spark pity or express pain but instead a combined effort to spread awareness.
Sexual harassment: Unwanted frequent sexual comments or advances. Legally actionable harassment in the workplace might include: when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment, requests for sexual favors, or verbal or physical conduct of sexual nature.
Sexual assault: A form of sexual violence, including rape, groping, unwanted touching, and torture in a sexual manner.
As the editor in chief of our campus newspaper, the volume of online statements I have seen from friends, classmates, and peers is so loud that I feel it is time to make a statement of our own. Our action is an effort to let others who identify with the #MeToo movement know they are not alone, whether that’s online or here on campus.
Grace Pateras — Editor in chief
Madeleine Neal — Politics editor
Ben Smith — Photo editor
Lily Smith — Photo editor
Courtney Baumann — Football editor
Tessa Solomon — Projects editor
Elianna Novitch — Digital editor
Marissa Payne — Digital editor
Olivia Sun — Digital editor
Lucee Laursen — Opinions writer
Julia DiGiacomo — News reporter
Susanna Klooster — DITV reporter
Lilián Sánchez — Vice President
Lindsey Rayner — Director of the Cabinet
Lauren Phalen — Secretary
Logan Pillard — Director of communications
Vivian Le — Media-relations manager
Bailey Carroll — Director of external relations
Eden DeWald — Director of sustainability
Hira Mustafa — Health and safety liaison
Hallee Haygood — Speaker of the Senate
Kriti Anand — Allocations committee member
Lexie Finer — Allocations committee member
Danielle Thomas — Allocations committee member
If you would like to share your story with the community via our outlet, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.