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Breaking the Silence: Reporting instances of sexual assault helps survivors and the community

By Melanie Fenstermaker, photos by Avery Brannen and Abby Roush** “Just tell everyone you fell down the stairs.” That’s what Jenny Hill’s* boyfriend told her after he raped and beat her so relentlessly that he broke two of her ribs. He threatened that … Continue reading Breaking the Silence: Reporting instances of sexual assault helps survivors and the community

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Kissing through the decades: True Aggie Night is a Utah State tradition

By Rachel Jones, photos by Marcus Catlett Loud crowds of excited, chatty people eagerly gather around Block A. It stands adjacent to Old Main and is decorated with bright, vibrant lights on the base. Anticipation fills the air as couples and singles … Continue reading Kissing through the decades: True Aggie Night is a Utah State tradition

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Branching Out: First-generation college students develop new roots

by Ariell Allred, photos by Nick Carpenter First-generation and low-income students are more than twice as likely to drop out during their freshman year than their collegiate counterparts, according to the Pell Institute. But first-generation college students who keep going despite … Continue reading Branching Out: First-generation college students develop new roots