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CHENEY FREE PRESS . Thursday, November 12, 2015 Discussion of jal on/near colleg should be ongoing won't affect most students, - three on campus and three know what constitutes sexual but to the small percentage at residential facilities - in assault. who are assaulted, their lives 2014, more than the previous Now there are movements are changed forever. It's not year's number of two inci- to spread awareness and en- Recent incidents of sexualsomething you get over. dents and the same number ofcourage victims to unite, stand assault occurring on and near Students have also taken six in 2012. up for themselves and not let Eastern Washington Univer- it upon themselves to raise Many factors can contribute their experience or attackers sity's Cheney campus have awareness about sexual as- to sexual assault. Boys and control their lives. raised awareness in the corn- sault. On Nov. 4, Eastern stu- girls are away from home for Raising awareness about munity, dents held a rally on campusthe first time and their inhi- sexual assault should include It's unfortunate that sexual to take a stand against sexual bitions go down, especially educating others and our- assault on college campuses is assault. The sororities on cam- when drugs and alcohol are selves. Parents and guardians a topic that does not receive pus created the "I've Got Your involved. There is the he should talk to their children much discussion or media Back" program. The program said/she said argument, or about sexual assault preven- coverage, is designed to connect a stu- mixed signals. Sometimes thetion and consent before they EWU is one of many enti- dent with a group of contacts offender ignored the signalsleave for college - maybe ties that are continuously in case of a dangerous situa- and carried out the act. There while they are in high school. attempting to talk to students tion. are times when victims do not The discussion could include about sexual assault preven- Sexual assault is one of come forward because sexual ways they can help victims tion. The university's Health, the problems many col- assault is a personal crime and and intervening to prevent Wellness and Prevention lege students - men and lives are changed, incidents from happening. Department has several re- women - face when they Recently, victims of sexual There are several organiza- sources for preventing and arrive on campus. Accord- assault have been coming tions and support groups that responding to sexual as- ing to a survey conducted byforward and taking a stand, help sexual assault victims. sault incidents, including the the Association of American speaking out against their For Eastern students who "Speaking of Sex" program Universities, 11 percent of attackers and sexual assaultare sexually assaulted, there during Welcome Week. student respondents, across 27 instead of hiding. In the past are several places they can go. There's also "Think About universities, reported experi- it wasn't always like that. They can contact Student Sup- It," an online course that cov- encing nonconsensual sexual In some instances victims port and Advocacy at (509) ers sexual assault prevention conduct, threats of physicaldid not report sexual assault 359-7924, the EWU Police as well as high-risk drinking force or incapacitation since incidents for fear of facingDepartment at (509) 359-4021, and drug use. Some students they enrolled at their univer- scrutiny and shaming from the Cheney Police Department don't see the importance of sity. In EWU's annual security others, or they are afraid that at (509) 498-9235 and the EWU that education until they and fire report, there were six anyone won't believe their Title IX Coordinator (509)359- find themselves in a danger- sex offense-forcible incidents story. Sometimes they don't 6361. ous situation. Sexual assault Write to the Point Will Business Network stick to 'business' in Republican debate? By PAUL DELANEY Staft Reporter The recent Republican Presiden- tial Debate staged Oct. 29 in Boul- der, Colo. and aired on CNBC rock- eted the busi- Paul Delaney ness news channel's ratings - for sev- eral hours at least - into plac- es they never have been, nor likely ever will again see. The utter shock of actually having one Republican, let alone a handful, take issue with, challenge, and kick sand back in the faces of a profes- Sure, there are those who er in quizzing the candidates on card," to borrow a wrestling sion that lives to make them chimed in -- particularly Pres- jobs, taxes, the economy and term, as they desperately try look bad, made America take ident Obama -- that if you international issues, to gain traction in the race to notice to the tune of some 14 don't like dealing with the Now the gang of eight, see who makes it to Election million viewers, questions from a panel of TV Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Day, Nov. 8, 2016. Sen. Ted Cruz started the talking heads, how ya' gonna Rubio, Cruz, former gover- The temporary bump ball rolling by shooting back deal with Vladimir Putin? nor Jeb Bush, former Hewlett CNBC received with the de- at the panel of CNBC modera- And there are similar voic-PackardP CEO Carly Fiorina, bate was immense considering tors, Becky Quick, Carl Quin- es in advance of the Fox Busi- Ohio Gov. John Kasich and that according to a ratings re- tanilla and John Harwood. ness Network's (FBN) debateSen. Rand Paul will see if FBN port from Oct. 8 from tvbythe- "The questions that havebeen presentation that aired Nov. sticks to its guns and in the numbers.zap2it.com, the chan- asked so far in this debate 10 saying that the largely con- words of Cavuto, who said,nel drew just under 200,000 illustrate why the American servative-leaning channel will "My goal is to make myselfviewers versus the 1.2 million people don't trust the media, offer their version of softball invisible." by Fox and over 400,000 each This is not a cage match." pitches in the event which Earlier that night, New by CNN and MSNBC. That was foUowed by feUow took place at the MilwaukeeJersey Gov. Chris Christie, CNBC, one of the "bot- Sen. Marco Rubio offering, "I Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisc.former Arkansas Gov. Mike tom feeders" on the cable news know the Democrats have the FBN's moderators, Nell Huckabee, Louisiana Gov. lineup certainly had nothing to ultimate super PAC. It'scalled Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo,Bobby Jindal and former lose and gained plenty ofname the mainstream media." werejoinedbyWallStreetJour-Pennsylvania Sen. Rick San- nal editor-in-chief Gerard Bak- torum battle on the "under- See Write to the Point page 5 FREE SS Vol. 119 - No. 30 Press Production Manager Randy Warwick Editor John McCallum Pressman Mark Cordes Sales Steve Barge DeeAnn Gibb Front Office Dawn Chernak Rachel Stuart Reporters ~'Paul Delaney AI Stover ,Graphics Brittani Montecucco John Myers Bookkeeper/ Office Manager Debi Labish Publisher Harlan Shellabarger The Editorial Board is composed of Paul Delaney, Al Stover, Brittani Montecucco, John McCallum and Harlan Shellabarger The Cheney Free Press is The Free Press re- published every Thursday quests that contributors by the Free Press Publish- observe the following dead- ing Company, William Ifft, lines, which will be strictly president. Periodical post- enforced: age paid at Cheney, Wash. 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HOW TO CONTACT US Phone: 235-6184 Fax: 235-2887 emalh cfp @ cheneyfreepress.com www.cheneyfreepress.com Local newspapers lacked information In last week's paper it Our family recently candidates running for the was reported that nearly moved back to Cheney after Cheney School Board. one-quarter of voters casting 25 years of serving in the There was not a word ballots did notvote for either U.S. Army. I spent sev- said in the local newspapers candidate in Cheney School eral hours searching for on the Swenson-Whiteley Board's contested races, the pros and cons of the race and the Browne-Rush- This was presented as different issues presented ing race only generated an some kind of mystery. It ison the ballot. I could find no mystery to me. almost no information on the See Letters page 5 John McCallum A1 Stover Paul Delaney Editor Staff Reporter Staff Reporter Main contact for all editorial content. 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