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PAWS hosts 'Denim Day' event to raise awareness of rape

In 1997 in Rome, Italy, an 18-year-old girl went on her very first driving lesson. She was driven to an isolated street where she was then raped by her married 45-year-old driving instructor, who threatened to kill her if she told anyone. She was brave enough to press charges anyway, and the man was arrested and sentenced to jail for rape.
He appealed his sentence. The case went as far as the Italian Supreme Court, where the case was overturned, and the man was released from jail. The judge argued that “because the victim wore very, very tight jeans, she had to help him remove them, and by removing the jeans it was no longer rape but consensual sex.”

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CAB searches for a new 2014-15 graphic designer

HELP. Are you a graphic design major looking to gain experience? Want to develop a portfolio that is creative and versatile? Then you should apply to become the Liaison Executive of the Campus Activities Board for the 2014-2015 school year. I can honestly say that as a graphic designer, I have gained so much experience in design advertising and marketing for campus events and have been able to share my talents with the Office of Student Activities and Athletics Department because of my position on CAB. 

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Dynamy program helps volunteer grow

I never thought I was the type of person who would enjoy volunteering so much. I had previously volunteered in high school, but when I came to Assumption I tried to focus on my grades and playing my best on the Women’s Tennis Team. I was not expecting to become involved in volunteer programs again because of these commitments. That is, until I heard about Dynamy. High school students from Worcester apply to this program help to better their chances of success for the future. Dynamy provides their students with a strong support system to obtain future goals, encourage community building and guide them through high school.
As an environmental science major, I have studied all kinds of sciences and taken numerous math courses. I was informed that Dynamy needed a science and math tutor to help their students in their classes. 

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Hounds Away from Home: Scotland is more than student expected

I didn’t expect to fall in love with Scotland, but I’m realizing that I did. When I first got to Edinburgh, I thought it would be very similar to the U.S. Perhaps there would be a few very old monuments, but I expected Edinburgh to be a relatively modern city. I did not expect that the Old Town would date back to the 1500s, or that the New Town would date back to the late 1700s. I did not expect Edinburgh Castle to be the view from my hotel room window, or that there would be ruins of old churches and castles and Roman floors strewn about the country and I did not expect such an ancient history to be so casually integrated into my daily life. Every day on my way to class I walk by buildings older than anything in Massachusetts. I’m always coming into contact with the most beautiful things, with the most exciting histories. Edinburgh has really taken me by surprise, and I love the way it’s swept me up.


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