Opinion

What ‘yes means yes’ really means

By Tessa Swinney, junior sociology major California has recently passed the “Yes Means Yes” bill, which will require all state-subsidized universities to adopt an “affirmative consent” standard in sexual assault policies. I’m sure many people are thinking that the idea of someone giving affirmative consent during a sexual encounter ...

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Dear Mister President: A response to President James Doti

Here’s the thing, Jim. Can I call you Jim? I want to keep this casual, personal. When the Panther article chronicling your personal opposition to the construction of a multicultural center on Chapman’s campus was released, I got angry. Quickly. I shared that article on my Facebook page, griped about it with other students and began to dread ...

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Yes means yes bill will make no difference

By Jordana Morfin Senate Bill 976 , requiring California colleges and universities to embrace consent between partners is not going to make a major difference, instead campuses should focus on educating students on the importance of sexual assault. SB-967, commonly known as the “yes means yes” bill requires students to seek affirmative co...

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The aftermath of the Gaza war

On June 12, the kidnap and murder of Israeli 16-year-olds Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaer and 19-year-old Eyal Yifrach in the city of Gush Etzion on the Judean Mountains brought the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the global headlines. This, along with the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir; violent protests in East Jerusalem where...

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Letter to President Doti

Guest column by Haley Strickland    A lot of conversation has taken place about the release of President Jim Doti’s choice of language during a discrimination lawsuit. “I don’t feel it’s a good idea personally to ghettoize or create areas in the university that are focused on race or ethnicity,”President Doti said in a deposition.  ...

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Personal & Political: The multicultural center issue

Guest column by K.B. Jenny Kim, senior sociology major As a senior, this especially resonates with me. As a person who has never been fond of this institution, this strikes a nerve. As an Asian woman, this shatters my sense of identity, comfort, and belonging at Chapman, a place that I’m supposed to be able to call home. For the past few years ...

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Doti addresses multicultural center quotes

An article in last week’s Panther referred to my opposition to having a multicultural center on campus. The article took out of context several statements from a deposition I gave a number of years ago. It also brought up a 2005 meeting in Irvine Lecture Hall where I announced my opposition to building a multicultural center. As years have pa...

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We have candidates, now we need voters

The number of students running for Student Government Association (SGA) senate has drastically increased from last semester. In the spring, there was only one contested race, and two seats out of twenty went unfilled. This semester there are sixteen students running for eight open seats. All seats will be filled, and there is only one uncontested r...

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End registration restrictions

When I was touring Chapman, I was looking to double major in screenwriting and screen acting. However, I was told that that was not possible. Those two majors had too many of the same courses that overlapped. I’m sure a lot of you freshmen just had similar experiences. I later tried to add a television minor, but I was told the same thing. ...

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Laws won’t stop sex crimes

On August 28, The California State Senate passed SB-967, more widely referred to as the “yes means yes” bill. It redefines sexual consent on college campuses, saying that the “lack of protest or resistance does not mean consent.” The bill still must be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown by the end of September in order to become law. While ...

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