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Editorial: Changing the rape culture

After a week of protests, petitions, and outrage over UI President's Sally Mason's comments concerning sexual assault, in which Mason implied that sexual assault was part of human nature and that total prevention of sexual assault was, therefore, "unrealistic," campus policies appear to be shifting somewhat.


Byrd: Back to the 19th century in Ukraine

If you're a history nerd such as myself, this past week has been a weird time loop back to the mid-19th century. I mean, how else can you describe an expansionist Russia invading Crimea, a majority-ethnic Russian region with strong cultural and historical ties to both Russia and Ukraine, of all places in the wake of the ouster of Ukraine's pro-Russian strongman president, Viktor Yanukovych, much to the chagrin of the U.S.-Western European alliance?


Elliot: Crimea winter

Ah, winter. I don't know about you, but I feel most truly alive when I'm out shoveling snow for what seems like weeks at a time and the wind chill is turning my fingers and face into icicles. (It's quite the magical trick. I hear it will be an event in the next Winter Olympics, which will take place in Equatorial Africa because Sochi wasn't quite warm enough).


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