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OPINION: Don’t pity the accused: sexual assault allegations don’t hurt men

OPINION: Don’t pity the accused: sexual assault allegations don’t hurt men

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 23, 2019

It’s a familiar media narrative: A prominent, powerful man is accused of sexual misconduct. All the major news outlets chase the story, trying to pin down the accuracy of the claims made by the accuser. Then the skeptics come in. Social media users are suddenly decorated detectives, poking holes in per...

GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

Associated Press

September 17, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate committee that hosted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings is ripping The New York Times for publishing "unsubstantiated" allegations. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday said the paper's publication of a new, uninvestigated...

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Has social media stunted our political understanding?

Nikki Roberts, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

Social media trends come and go. One week Facebook users are uploading videos of the Drake- inspired Kiki dance challenge, and the next they’re busy sharing memes about moths and lamps. For social media users whose primary sources of political news are sites like Twitter and Facebook, keeping up with...

Meeting in the middle

Meeting in the middle

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

October 8, 2018

As Brett Kavanaugh makes his way into his new seat in the Supreme Court, women are confused, fearful and jaded. The immense media coverage, infamous beer talk and intensity of Christine Blasey Ford, PhD and her testimony fooled us into thinking a denial from the Senate was possible. The road for impr...

Chicago students rally together against Brett Kavanaugh

Chicago students rally together against Brett Kavanaugh

Daniel Schirmer, Copy Editor

October 8, 2018

A walkout spearheaded by DePaul’s Students for Reproductive Justice (SRJ) was staged on the Lincoln Park campus on Oct. 4. In preparation for a larger rally at the American Bar Association in River North, about 75 students gathered in the quad and took turns voicing their distaste for t...

What brought Kavanaugh and Ford in front of the Senate and what will come of it

What brought Kavanaugh and Ford in front of the Senate and what will come of it

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

October 1, 2018

The hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford have solidified partisan lines. With both Democrats and Republicans refusing to break ranks on the controversial nominee, the vetting process has included addressing everything from him under oath to sexual assault allegations. On...

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