Reflections from a weekend in the Springs

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: John Teten

This weekend, as I perused the sidelines of the Mountain West

Conference indoor track and field championships, a number of

moments captured my intention. Here’s my best attempt at allowing

you to see what I saw.

Like a pack of wild horses being led to the edge of a ravine,

hordes of beautiful co-eds lined the periwinkle track in the Cadet

Field House.

With the MWC men’s overall title on the line, all eyes focused

on the crouched spandex-clad sprinters. A momentary hush fell

across the couple hundred fans and competitors as the runners

arched their backs waited to explode. Then with the BANG of the

pistol the adrenaline poured over the crowd and vocal chords

vibrated with intensity.

Steady shrieks of “C-S-U” bounded off the walls and pushed the

stampeding hooves toward their awaiting teammates. With bulls-eye

perfection the batons changed between sweaty palms.

CSU ran out of room to catch the frontrunners, but the sensual

imprints don’t stop at the 4×440.

With his chest steadily pounding and gasping between sentences

for thin oxygen senior Austin Vigil changed his shoes and slowly

expressed the joy of ending his MWC indoor career with victories.

The salty smell of sweaty success stuck to my mind as I tried to

jot down his thoughts.

“I had been training throughout the meets this year,” said

Vigil, sweat drops falling from his hairline and crashing against

the turf beneath him. “I rested this week and tried to run as hard

as I could.”

His hardest was good enough to break two records.

I watched a few events from the stands, sitting on the backrest

of chilled metallic bleachers. I watched the triple jumpers sprawl

into the freshly raked sand trap. They raced down the runway toward

the pit accompanied by a constantly increasing round of applause,

which climaxed as they lifted off. I’ll remember the gasp from the

green and gold as Jacob Benson’s hamstring gave out – his final

jump of the day.

He still left the Springs with a title.

I’ll remember hearing the slight slurping of lukewarm yogurt,

from injured track star Sarah MacKay who privileged me with her

company, and the attempts to shovel it out with a fork. I’ll

remember that track and field is made up of beautiful people.

Ninety-eight percent of the people there were gorgeous; the other 2

percent were media types, dang it.

Yeah, I suppose I just used column space to hit on some track

girls, but I’m OK with hiding behind my keyboard, all right.

I never knew coach Del Hessel had such fire. His face

firecracker-red and his voice exploding as his athletes blazed past

his corner of the track. Once they passed his hands slid back deep

into his pockets and his crimson quickly faded – that is, until

they passed him on the next lap.

You see, I don’t know him that well, but Hessel has always

seemed like more of a Zen-like Phil Jackson than an inspiring Bobby

Knight. I guess I’m wrong sometimes.

To most fully sum it up… It was rad.

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Seniors help grab fourth straight

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: Joelle Milholm

For the two seniors on the CSU women’s basketball squad, Jasai

Ferrucho and Joy Jenkins, there was no better way to end their

four-year tenure with Moby Arena as their home court than with a

60-49 Border War victory over Wyoming in front of 2,352 screaming

fans.

“It was a great win. Obviously Wyoming is a big rivalry and

having it on senior night made it even bigger,” said CSU head coach

Chris Denker. “Ultimately, in a very fitting way, it was our

seniors that took over.

Jenkins was CSU’s top scorer with 18 points including two

3-pointers, while Ferrucho had eight assists and hit her first

3-pointer in Mountain West Conference play. With the Cowgirls’

5-foot-8 freshmen guard Tarah Lapar guarding Jenkins, the 6-foot-3

senior put up numbers unseen since breaking her nose earlier in the

season.

“It felt good,” Jenkins said. “I’ve been struggling playing with

the mask since I broke my nose, but what a night to go out on. I

was just having fun and I knew we were going to win.”

As Ferrucho fed her last assist to Jenkins at Moby, giving the

Rams a 51-48 lead with five minutes remaining in the game, CSU took

control of a game that was previously run by the Cowgirls and

gained momentum and a lead they never lost.

“What a comeback,” Denker said. “The kids played so hard, so

tough and with so much heart. Defensively, we played solid all

night long.”

CSU overcame a 17-point first-half deficit, when it appeared

there was a lid over the Rams’ basket as they went 0-12 in the

first eight minutes, and improved their record to 16-9 overall and

7-5 in the MWC.

CSU remains in fourth place in conference behind Utah (10-1),

New Mexico (9-2) and UNLV at 8-4. Wyoming dropped to 9-16 overall

and 5-7 in the MWC.

Junior Ashley Elliot led the Cowgirls with 18 points and

Michelle Lieber added 15 points and 11 rebounds in a double-double

performance. Wyoming only used six different players on the court

and went from a field goal percentage of 44.8 in the first half to

27 percent in the second half.

“I think fatigue started to be a problem at the end,” said

Wyoming head coach Joe Legerski. “The first thing that effects is

your shooting.”

Jenkins hit her 100th career 3-pointer in the game and scored

her 800th career point. After four years at Moby, Jenkins was happy

to go out on top.

“I’ve had some great memories here,” Jenkins said. “It was fun

and it was a great win. I think in a few days it will hit us, but

right now we are just enjoying the win.”

The Good: Melissa Dennett tied a career-high by grabbing 11

rebounds.

The Bad: CSU was held to only eight points in the paint, as

Dennett managed only four points and Lindsay Thomas scored only

eight.

The Ugly: The Cowboys seemed to have trouble telling time as

they suffered four shot-clock violations and one out-of-bounds

violation.

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RAMS FALL IN 200TH ‘BORDER WAR’

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: Justin Goldman

LARAMIE, Wyo. – The men’s basketball team cemented its

eighth-place seeding in the Mountain West Conference tournament by

falling to the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, 67-61.

CSU dropped to 3-10 in conference play (11-15 overall), which

makes the Rams last in the MWC. The Cowboys are seventh at 4-9

(11-15 overall).

The Arena-Auditorium’s 9,812 Cowboy fans witnessed a frenzy of

halftime events, including an appearance by Cowboys standout Marcus

Bailey and the entire football team. The Bronze Boot, given to the

winner of the Border War football game, was handed to the football

team for a special celebration, prompting the crowd to erupt and

act like a sixth man for the Cowboys in the second half.

“Their crowd is terrific,” said Rams’ head coach Dale Layer.

“They’re probably the most boisterous fans in our league. They

certainly make a difference every game we play here.”

The crowd’s emotions helped Wyoming senior David Rottinghaus

come off the bench and score a season-high 18 points to lead the

Cowboys down the stretch. He hit two important 3-pointers, one of

which was a four-point play because of a foul committed by Shelton

Johnson during the shot.

“I think that was the first of my career,” Rottinghaus said of

the four-point play. “I felt confident I was going to have a big

game today and I came out and played hard and got the job

done.”

The first half lacked any kind of flow or decent pace as the

referees called a total of 28 fouls. CSU freshman Dwight Boatner

was kept scoreless until late in the second half. He fouled out

with two points in only eight minutes of play.

“I thought they were calling it kind of tight,” Boatner said.

“It’s kind of hard to get into the flow of the game whenever you’re

in for two minutes and then you’re out for like six.”

Despite holding the Cowboys to 35 percent field goal shooting

with strong defensive play on Wyoming’s top two guards, Jay

Straight and Dion Sherrell, the Rams didn’t have enough in the

second half to overcome the crowd’s emotions.

“I thought their experience down the stretch was obviously a big

difference,” Layer said. “We had some defensive lapses-a couple of

turnovers in there-but I thought they just outplayed us.”

The Rams also had to play without starting guard Micheal Morris,

who sat out with an injured ankle.

“It’s frustrating,” Layer said about the team’s recent injuries.

“But that’s been the story of our season and hopefully we can have

a healthy two weeks.”

With conference-leading Air Force defeating UNLV Saturday in

Colorado Springs, the eighth-seeded Rams will play the Falcons in

the first tournament matchup on March 11 at the Pepsi Center.

Nevertheless, the CSU’s final conference standing is not as

important as its final regular season game on Saturday versus New

Mexico at Moby Arena. A win would provide positive momentum going

into the MWC tournament.

“We cannot get our heads down,” said guard Freddie Robinson. “We

still believe. We’re going to keep working hard and we’re not going

to let down until the season is over.”

*Collegian reporter Vince Blaser contributed to this story.

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Walker leads Rams as Winning ways Continue

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: Paul Baker

Ricki Walker is one of the many great student athletes who

attend CSU. She is a senior majoring in psychology and the first

baseman for the softball team. She is also a great person to be

around on and off the field, many of her teammates say. This will

be her last season as a Ram, and she hopes to make the best out of

it.

Walker went to high school in Colorado, attending Smoky Hill. At

Smoky

Hill she earned four letters and was named to all-league and

all-state teams four times. She holds Smoky Hill school records for

home runs, batting average, doubles and triples.

After graduating, she decided to continue playing softball in

college at the University of Missouri. After a year, she felt that

her talent and skill weren’t being utilized in a way where she

could improve. So she transferred to CSU and has proceeded to be a

catalyst to a potent Rams offense.

“I just felt that I wouldn’t improve if I stayed there, so I

transferred,” Walker said of Missouri.

Lucky for the Rams, Walker chose CSU as her transfer school. In

her first season at CSU she was second on the team in batting

average (.377) and led the team in runs batted in with 23.

Last season, Walker led the team to its second NCAA tournament

appearance in school history and a championship in the MWC

Tournament. She was named to the MWC All Tournament Team; she also

earned third team Easton All-American honors while leading the team

with a career-high 46 RBI and recording nine home runs. That season

propelled her to third place in career home runs at CSU with

14.

Looking back at an impressive season, Walker has set high goals

she hopes to achieve and build on this year.

“This year I really want to be All-Conference, and I want to

make first-team

All-American,” Walker said.

So far this year Walker leads the team in seven categories,

including batting average (.444), slugging percentage (.630),

on-base percentage (.531), hits (24), doubles (7), total bases

(34), and is tied for the RBI lead with 13.

She also leads the team with most multi-hit games with six.

Through continued production, Walker and the Rams should power

through their competition this year.

Earlier this year Walker was lucky enough to be drafted by the

Colorado Altitude, a team from the National Pro Fastpitch league, a

new league that will start play in May and will continue throughout

the summer.

“I am very honored to be drafted by the league,” Walker said,

“but I am going to focus on my senior season of softball

first.”

Head coach Mary Yori agreed that Walker’s drafting is a big

deal.

“It’s awesome that Ricki has the chance to do this,” Yori said.

“It’s great for her and the program.”

Walker has appeared in every game since coming to CSU in 2002.

Her total of 121 consecutive games started also leads the team.

With great team chemistry this year and a desire to get back to

the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year, the Rams see no

problems winning this season. Walker and the Rams get back into

action this weekend, hosting three games against Utah State on

Saturday and Sunday. All games will be played at Rams Field.

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Track team comes up short at championships

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: John Teten

COLORADO SPRINGS – The CSU men’s track and field team came up

just short of a title in this weekend’s action-packed Mountain West

Conference indoor track and field championships.

With 164 points the men finished second behind winner Brigham

Young (169.5). The women finished third with 103 points.

Saturday’s final event, the men’s 4×440 relay, decided the final

outcome.

BYU, CSU and Air Force each entered the final event with the top

three team scores, with the Rams trailing the Cougars and

Falcons.

When junior John Woods grabbed the baton and sprinted away on

the third leg, the Rams were behind both Air Force and BYU. Woods

made up ground, but the final result rested on Brandon Kent and the

race’s final leg.

Kent, a junior, bolted around the track amid echoing chants of

“C-S-U” from his exuberant teammates and Ram faithful. Kent passed

Air Force’s Jim Campbell and approached the BYU frontrunner. Kent

crossed the finish line .19 seconds short of the victory. The

second-place relay finish propelled CSU past Air Force but just shy

of BYU.

Senior Austin Vigil was among the many star athletes this

weekend, when he broke two MWC championship meet records. On

Friday, he captured the men’s 5,000-meter title, finishing in 14

minutes, 43.20 seconds. On Saturday, he topped the 3,000, finishing

in 8:33.29.

“These were my first two victories collegiately,” Vigil said.

“It was a good time to get it done.”

The men’s high jump also provided fireworks for the Rams. Jacob

Benson and Jon Uher each gave heavenly performances. Benson leaped

to first, Uher to second.

“It was definitely a God thing,” Uher said. “We were praying

before every jump. It’s true, white boys can’t jump … without

divine intervention.”

“It was awesome,” said Benson, who also finished fourth in both

the long jump and triple jump. “I was so psyched; we were feeding

off one another and praying.”

Brian Kelly came from the back of the pack to claim second place

in the 800.

“It’s hard to be patient,” Kelly said. “You’re thinking, ‘Oh,

God, I’m not gonna catch these guys,’ but sitting in the back

allows me to see the race unfold.”

Junior John Woods also had a big weekend. Woods won the 60

(6.69), the 200 (21.16) and the men’s high point award (22). Other

big performances included Brandon Kent and Justin Hazzard finishing

second and third in the 400, respectively. Mike Nicks took third in

the mile and Magnus Lohse finished second in the shot put.

BYU ran away with the women’s championship, nearly 100 points

ahead of runner-up San Diego State. However, that did not leave the

Rams void of star power.

Danielle Korb took third place in the mile run and 10th in the

3,000. Also in the mile, Rebekah Yetzer finished seventh.

Keela Niemeyer won the shot put with a throw of 15.62 meters and

freshman Janay DeLoach placed second in the long jump. Cristina

Gourdin and Katie Lloyd ended third and fourth in the women’s

pentathlon.

Distance runners Nicole Feest and Colleen Blair were the only

two able to break up a powerful BYU distance group. Feest took

fourth and Blair fifth in the 3,000; BYU had the other five of the

top seven. In the 5,000, Blair finished fourth and Feest seventh,

once again surrounded by Cougars.

The weekend was one full of excitement, fierce competition and

high-octane performances.

“It’s the most intense meet of the year,” Kent said. “You plan

on running your best in front of family, friends, all your

teammates. It’s always fun to watch, to sit back and hear the

cheers.”

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To the Editor:

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Feb 292004
 
Authors:

I want to address a misconception that was expressed in

Thursday’s Collegian in an appreciated column titled “‘Passion’

should open dialogue.”

The column asserted that, for some people, Mel Gibson’s movie

about Jesus may possibly focus on Jesus’ brutal sufferings at the

expense of “perhaps an even more important Christian message–that

of love.” The problem with this perception is that, biblically

speaking, God’s love and the sufferings of Jesus Christ are

entirely inseparable. This will not be understood unless we first

recognize that Jesus suffered on the behalf of others, namely,

everyday sinful people like us.

In other words, He was a sacrifice. It was Jesus Himself who

said that “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his

life for his friends” (John 15:13). Christ crucified is not a

peripheral issue in Christianity. It is the very message of

Christianity. It is the nucleus of biblical salvation and the

rock-solid foundation of any Bible-believing follower of Jesus.

Focusing on Jesus’ torment should not distract us from God’s love.

It should reveal to us God’s fierce punishment of sin, and in turn,

the good news that we do not have to suffer it since Jesus already

did. To witness the sufferings of Jesus is to witness a splendid

and severe display of the love and mercy of God!

Jeremey R. Houlton

Senior, liberal arts

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To the Editor:

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Feb 292004
 
Authors:

After almost a week of accepting it, I feel it my duty to clear

up the “discrepancy” about the political cartoon posted in Monday’s

Collegian; as it seems the majority of the campus has yet to

understand its punch line.

I must admit, that I too was outraged at the idea that The

Collegian would print such a strip. That is until I noticed one

small detail … in the right hand of one of the “married” men was

a document with the heading “CA Marriage License” … at which

point I commenced in laughing my head off. The comic was obviously

referencing just a few weeks ago when, in San Francisco, a few of

the city’s officials began handing out marriage licenses to gay

couples in brief, yet legally invalid, two-minute ceremonies.

McCoy wasn’t making jest of same-sex marriage; he was making fun

of the fact that America seems so ready for it, but is caught in

the web of legal bull that makes America, America. But apparently

CSU students are quicker at sending in complaints than analyzing

the very articles they complain about. So for those who were too

quick for the quip, embrace the humor … at the rate we’re at, it

won’t be around for long.

Aaron Nakamura

Sophomore, biochemistry

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Right to privacy or protection from terrorists

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: Shannon Baldwin

When the Gestapo ask for “your papers please”

It’s usually the same scene.

The people are clustered and frightened. Some begin to reach

within their coats, searching for what must be produced to avoid

being arrested. Then approaches the trench-coated authority figure

with the click-clack of his polished boots on the ground. Then

comes the request – polite, yet understood as a command not to be

dismissed.

“Papers. Papers please.”

Whatever authoritarian regime of a past era that scene belongs

to, the consensus among free citizens is that this sort of thing

could never happen in a country like the United States. Right?

Think again.

On March 22, the Supreme Court will hear a case that sounds more

evocative of that scene from those World-War-II-era movies than of

21st century America, and will determine whether choosing not to

produce identification for an officer – with no other “probable

cause”- is enough to get arrested.

The case involves Dudley Hiibel, who had been arguing with his

17-year-old daughter, Mimi, as she drove them both back toward

their Nevada ranch from the mining town of Winnemucca.

Dudley didn’t like the boy Mimi was seeing, and she angrily hit

her dad in the shoulder. Somebody in town called the police that

the two were fighting.

On a rural stretch of asphalt, Mimi pulled off the road to let

her dad step outside and have a cigarette while he calmed down. It

was then that Deputy Lee Dove pulled up and approached Dudley,

asking for some identification. Dudley, not having been the one

driving, had no reason to have his license, and not knowing why the

officer was asking, refused to do so.

Dudley asked if the truck was illegally parked and why the

officer wanted to see his ID, to which Deputy Dove replied that he

was simply “investigating an investigation.” Anyone in Dudley’s

shoes would have found this answer to be lacking in the “reasonable

suspicion” category that allows officers to ask questions to

determine if there is “probable cause” for an arrest.

But the only question the deputy asked was for Dudley’s

identification – which would seem irrelevant to the immediate

situation. But Dove continued (11 times) to ask for the ID, and

finally arrested a willing Dudley for “delaying a peace

officer.”

It would have seemed more reasonable if Deputy Dove had asked

about the argument or even talked to Mimi in the truck to see if

her dad had struck her as the caller had suggested. In fact, the

first time Mimi was even addressed was when another officer pinned

her to the ground and cuffed her after she began screaming “No”

upon seeing her dad being arrested. She was charged with resisting

arrest, but as there was no cause to arrest her in the first place,

this charge was dropped.

All battery and domestic violence charges against Dudley were

dropped, but he was still fined for refusing to show his ID to

Dove. Since there were no other real charges or “probable cause” to

bring against Dudley, the question remains: must a person identify

himself “if there are not grounds for arrest.”

The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that “the individual’s

constitutional right to privacy was outweighed by officer and

community safety, expressing concern that terrorists could escape

detection if officers don’t have probable cause to arrest.”

Once again, the ominous “terrorist” (or “communist” – insert

whatever fear monger term you prefer) threat is allowed to further

chip away at our individual rights and civil liberties. But as news

comes out that authorities were given the identities of several of

the Sept. 11 terrorists a year and a half before the fact, then it

would seem that the authorities knowing the ID of terrorists (or

potential terrorists) doesn’t make anyone safer.

Let’s hope that the Supreme Court sides with Nevada’s dissenting

opinion in that “the right to wander freely and anonymously, if we

choose, is a fundamental right of privacy in a democratic

society.”

Otherwise, prepare to live in a country where you can’t go out

on an evening stroll without your identification, just in case a

trench-coated authority figure wants to ask that polite

request.

“Your papers, please.”

Shannon is a senior majoring in technical journalism. Her column

runs every other Tuesday.

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Student-produced events worth attending

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff

By:

Shandra Jordan

Colleen Buhrer

J.J. Babb

Christopher J. Ortiz

It seems there is always something going on at CSU. Black

History Month just finished up. During the month, Black Student

Services and other student organizations put on some really amazing

events to entertain and educate CSU students.

This week is Holocaust Awareness Week. Students have slaved day

and night to bring special events and speakers to talk about this

sensitive issue. In addition to important guest speakers, such as

Tom “T.J.” Leyden, a former white supremacist activist, other

events of the week include a screening of the Oscar-winning film

“The Pianist” and the Litany of the Martyrs, where students read

off the names of those who were murdered in the Holocaust.

In addition to remembering these and other issues for one month

or one week of the year, it is important to remember them every day

of the year as well. The issues addressed during Black History

Month and Holocaust Awareness week affect people every day and it

is important to remember them at all times.

We hope students take time to attend at least one of the events

for Holocaust Awareness Week, along with the dozens of

student-produced programs, and to remember the messages these

events impart all year long.

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Women lack protection in military

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Feb 292004
 
Authors: J.J. Babb

Sexual assaults happen every day, in fact about every two

minutes in America someone is sexually assaulted (The Rape, Abuse

and Incest National Network, RAINN).

This fact is well known, yet continues to stain our country.

Over the past decades our government and nonprofit organizations

have attempted to rid the country of this horrendous fact, yet it

remains strong, even in the most protected of places- our country’s

military.

The military, an agency set up to protect our rights and those

of individuals across the world, continues to hide, ignore and

continue the abuse of women within its own ranks.

The Senate Armed Services Committee heard the results of an

investigation of sexual assaults within the military last

Wednesday. During this hearing the committee heard of the lack of a

policy for sexual assault victims, complete investigations, medical

treatment, victim advocates and counselors and separation from

alleged attackers, according to the Denver Post on Thursday.

What makes these assaults so disturbing is that they are not few

and far between. In fact according to the New York Times article on

Feb. 26, 112 reports of sexual misconduct were reported over the

past two years. These are only the assaults occurring outside of

the United States including Iraq and Afghanistan. Adding to this

number are the two dozen women at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas

who reported being assaulted in 2002 and the Colorado Air Force

Academy’s more than 50 reported assaults and rapes over the last

decade.

When service women are assaulted or raped out of the country

they often are unable to find medial, emotional or justice

services, according to the Times article. This is unbelievable –

our government cannot encourage civilian women to report rapes and

seek justice on attackers, when the women within their own agencies

lack these resources and support.

Sen. Susan Collins, a Marine Republican on the Armed Services

Personnel Sub-Committee is quoted in the New York Times article

about her concern over this situation.

“No war comes without cost, but the cost should be born out of

conflict with the enemy, and not because of egregious by some of

our own troops,” she said.

Many service women do not have anyone to turn to when assaulted,

even within the United States. If they turn to their military

leaders they are often put right back into working with their

accused assaulter and may also face negative repercussions from

reporting the problem. An officer referred to in the New York Times

suggests that women are returned to the same position because

compradery is very important to troop moral.

Ahh, I see, sexual assaults occurring aren’t going to hurt the

morale, just the reporting of such attacks will.

Women may also become victims again by the military

investigator, as Deborah D. Tucker, executive director of the

National Center of Domestic and Sexual Violence suggests in the

Denver Post article.

“Questions are being asked of them that are not being asked by

civilians anymore, such as were you drinking, what were you

wearing,” she said. “Those kind of old-school strategies.”

This is so shocking. Our military and government should set an

example for the country. It should practice far ahead in social

issues and should not be operating back in the “dark ages” where

women were blamed for attacks.

Because of these shortfalls in the military’s response in sexual

assaults it is worrisome how many women may have not reported

assaults. With the chance of no change in assignment, no

investigation into the situation and no physical or emotional

medical attention, I must wonder why a woman would choose to report

an assault. Many must suffer in silence.

The military has begun a review of sexual assault policies,

which will end on April 30. During this time many military

officials will also receive more training of practices in dealing

with sexual assaults.

Isn’t it about time? Leaders in all types of civilian businesses

must go through sexual harassment training, even here at The

Collegian, yet our military has let this issue slide by. As the

number of women joining the military increases, up at least five

percent from 1999, according to the U.S. Department of Defense,

women’s issues within the military should become more

prominent.

Women should feel safer within the government agency of the

military than anywhere else, but it seems they don’t have that

protection. Hopefully with the issue entering the media’s center

stage the military and government will change these policies. They

must make a mandated system in dealing with sexual assaults

including victim advocates, medical attention and a thorough

investigation into the accusation.

Until this happens, women within the military will continue to

fight for our rights, yet lack their own.

J.J. Babb is the design managing editor of the Collegian. She is

a senior studying journalism.

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