Me: I can’t. I have auditions
Me: I can’t. I have callbacks
Me: I can’t. I have rehearsal
Me: I can’t. It’s tech week
Me: I can’t. It’s hell week
Me: I can’t. It’s opening night
Me: I can’t. It’s my last performance
Me: I can’t. I have a cast party
Me: I can’t. I have auditions…
i remember back in first grade my school did this thing every year called a readathon where everyone wore pajamas to school and we had blankets and pillows and we built little nests on the floor and literally did nothing but read all day with periodical hot chocolate breaks and it was ENFORCED that everyone had to read the whole time i think i just defined paradise
Can we instill this in like high school and colleges once a week at the very least. Please?
College Rape Culture: How to Break the Cycle
A letter from two alumni to their alma mater’s community.
To Whom It May Concern:
Stonehill College has been receiving a lot of attention in the media regarding recent sexual assault incidents. On November 23, the Stonehill Campus Police Department notified the campus to be on alert, as it was reported that two unidentified men had sexually assaulted a female student on campus. It wasn’t until mid-December that The Enterprise reported on the assault, releasing two sketches of the alleged perpetrators.
On December 21, the student body received an email from Pauline Dobrowski, the Vice President for Student Affairs, in which she emphasized the importance of campus safety and outlined the resources offered to students. A few weeks later in late January, a female student reported that she had been sexually assaulted on December 7. Dobrowski emailed the student body again, notifying them of this report. She stated that, “this incident is in no way connected to the previously reported case last semester.” At this time, The Enterprise also reported about this incident in an article titled “Third Rape Reported at Stonehill College.” This article also mentioned that there had been another rape on campus in October in which no charges were pressed. This was the first time that the media mentioned this incident. Both the October and December 7 incidents involved only Stonehill students and were deemed unrelated to each other.
Amidst all these reports, The Enterprise and CBS Boston used quotes from a small range of the student population: three female First-Year students. Their sentiments implied that the incidents made them feel uncomfortable, and one student said that she would even consider transferring from the school.
As recent Stonehill alumni and feminists, we feel the need to respond to this series of events. It has been difficult to watch our alma mater fall under public scrutiny, but that is not the sole source of our discomfort. Incidents like these are not unique to Stonehill. Unfortunately, sexual assault occurs often at many colleges, and it never gets any easier to hear that another one of these crimes has happened. But because the media has focused on the incidents that occurred at Stonehill this year, it gives the public the impression that this is a singular problem at Stonehill. However, this is a misrepresentation of our institution and of the issue itself.
when i say i like harry potter i don’t mean yeah hp is pretty cool i mean i have literally grown up with it surrounding my life i have been reading and rereading the books for as long as i can remember and i can quote the movies word for word and my hogwarts house is a massive part of my identity and it actually physically pains me that i never got my hogwarts letter and i just