The Story of One Woman’s Rape, and the Justice Department’s Failure to ‘Protect and Serve’

For most college students, summer is something that is anticipated throughout the semesters. But for Taylor, the season is not something she can look forward to any more. This is because on June 16, 2016, Taylor became the victim of date rape by a man, who will be referred to as K, who she had met only hours before. The night began when Taylor agreed to meet K at his apartment, and from there they were on their way downtown for dinner. He had charisma—Taylor recalls being able to open up to him easily, telling him about her “history of … Continue reading The Story of One Woman’s Rape, and the Justice Department’s Failure to ‘Protect and Serve’

Land of the Free, Home of the Pantsuit Nation

For some, the results of the Presidential Election were shocking, disheartening, and unbelievable. However, almost 4 million individuals have found a place where they can not only express their fears, but also come together to share stories of hope and triumph. This place is a Facebook group, known by the name Pantsuit Nation. It’s almost unheard of to hear of a mere Facebook group having almost 4 million members. However, after reading just a few of the stories posted in the group, you can tell that these people are not just members of some Facebook group- they have become a … Continue reading Land of the Free, Home of the Pantsuit Nation

Teen Remembers Father after Tragic Death

Hughes Lowrance III was only 14 years old when he remembers his mom and family members called him into a side room, and closed the door behind him. He was sat down on the couch next to his 9-year-old brother. His mother could barely utter a single word before tears began to stream down her face. She begins to inform them, “Big Hughes has died.” ‘Big Hughes’ being what they called Hughes III’s father. There were lots of thoughts going through Hughes’ head, recalling “I was shocked… I was really shocked. And I was really sad.” To realize that you’d … Continue reading Teen Remembers Father after Tragic Death

Panelists Seem Confused at LSU’s Moment or Movement

BATON ROUGE, LA- Early this week, there was lots of buzz surrounding LSU’s Presidential Symposium. The event featured many speakers, who were all prepared and energetic to be at the symposium. However, at the “Environments for Advancement” forum, confusion seemed to be a central theme. The forum took place in LSU’s Student Union, in the Capital Chamber. The description taken from the events agenda explained that the panelists would be speaking about “the influence of university environments on the interaction of racial and ideological groups both on campus and in the campus-community exchange.” The other topics that were to be spoken … Continue reading Panelists Seem Confused at LSU’s Moment or Movement