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In ASSU executive debate, slates disagree on undergraduate representation on Title IX panels, methods of enacting change

On Sunday, Apr. 8, two of the three executive slates running for the 2018-2019 ASSU presidency and vice presidency participated in a debate co-hosted by The Stanford Daily and KZSU. Shanta Katipamula ’19 and Ph.D. candidate Rosie Nelson (the Shanta-Rosie slate) debated Khaled Aounallah ’19 and Michael Ocon ’20 (the Khaled-Ocon slate) for approximately an hour while KZSU’s Caleb Smith ’17 M.A. ’18 and The Daily’s Yasmin Samrai ’21 moderated.

Initiative to light ‘scary path’ aims to prevent sexual assault

The 528-foot-long “scary path” is a dark dirt path that extends from the paved road between the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and the Enchanted Broccoli Forest to the back of 680 Lomita. The shortcut has become notorious among students as a place where the threat of sexual assault looms more strongly than ever. Although no reports of incidents of sexual assault on the path itself are currently available, former Stanford athlete Brock Turner was found sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in the woods surrounding the path last January.

A needed voice

Sexual assault and mental health are just two of the issues student’s face that are not going away overnight. They require vast amounts of energy, time, and effort. As we continue to push for solutions, we need to include as many perspectives as possible; the inclusion of a strong, female perspective will be critical.

ASSU releases Release.Restart.Review anthology

The ASSU Emotional Wellbeing Team’s forthcoming literary-arts publication, “Release.Restart.Review,” is a collection of stories about the common experience of having emotions, facing them and trying to live with them. The journal is the first of its kind, and the ASSU plans to begin distribution to students as soon as possible.

The journal is the first part of the Emotional Wellbeing Team’s three-part Release.Restart programming for the year, a new initiative that aims to focus attention on mental health and well-being outside of diagnosis.