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Hard to Realize, Harder to Forget

Hard to Realize, Harder to Forget

By Claire Boenitz, Newspaper Staffer
February 26
Filed under Showcase, The Big Topic

The summer following her freshman year was, for Sarah*, the beginning of something beautiful. Until it wasn’t. At the age of 14, she entered an eight-month relationship in which she was emotionally blackmailed, abused and raped multiple times. It took until after her relationship had ended to reali...

Rape Culture in Twenty First Century Society

Rape Culture in Twenty First Century Society

By North Star Staff
February 11
Filed under Showcase, The Big Topic

Most of us have talked about rape--what it is, why it happens or why it's wrong. Some may even know someone who has been a victim of rape. It's a serious topic, yet in today's society, it has become normalized through jokes and media. It's treated as a punchline, a plot device, an edgy lyric. This lack...

Dress Code Concerns Start in Middle School

Dress Code Concerns Start in Middle School

By Aly Doty, Newspaper Staffer
February 11
Filed under Features

Starting as early as elementary and middle school, the dress code, a set of rules about what clothing can and can’t be worn at school, is enforced by teachers and administrators onto students. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, approximately 49.1 percent of public schools h...

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