Post Tagged with: "bullying"

Yik Yak App Spurs Unease on University Campuses

The rise of social messaging application Yik Yak on college campuses around the country has sparked concerns over cyberbullying, racism and sexual harassment. Yik Yak is an anonymous forum that allows posts of 200 characters or fewer to be viewed by anyone within a two-mile radius. Users respond by “upvoting”[Read More…]

by October 3, 2014 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Protection in Policy and Person

Starting this fall, Georgetown’s Code of Student Conduct clearly defines punishments for cyberbullying and online harassment. After extensive changes, the code clearly defines harassment, hazing and bullying to include “physical, electronic or verbal” acts that “can be reasonably expected to inflict fear, to intimidate, to incite violence or to force[Read More…]

by September 12, 2014 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Blowouts Are a Reality of Sports, Not Bullying

Ninety-one to zero. That was the final score of a Texas high school football game last week between undefeated Aledo and winless Western Hills. The game was essentially over in the first quarter, and the score was already 56-0 at halftime. A week after the game, a parent from Western[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Student Group Combats Bullying Worldwide

During her middle and high school years, it was not uncommon for Fabianna Pergolizzi (COL ’13) to arrive at school to find her locker filled with McDonald’s hamburgers or discover nails in her car tires. “I went to my school dean 100 times and nothing was done,” she said. After these experiences with[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments News

Ravi: A Bully, Not a Murderer

Dharun Ravi is a young man who made a lot of mistakes. I don’t defend him, not even for a minute.  Ravi, a freshman at Rutgers University, was charged with 15 counts of invasion of privacy after spying on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, kissing another man and showing the footage to[Read More…]

by March 26, 2012 0 comments Opinion

D.C. Council Looks to Combat Bullying

The D.C. Council has proposed two laws this week, the “Bullying and Prevention Act of 2010 and the Harassment and Intimidation Protection Act of 2010, which aim to provide a new, comprehensive policy for prohibiting bullying in D.C. public schools, charter schools, libraries and the University of the District of[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments City News, News

Rutgers’ Clementi Not the Only One

STARING OUT MY WINDOW LAST THURSDAY, the Key Bridge caught my eye. Instantly, I imagined another, the George Washington Bridge, in its place. I realized that I would never drive over that bridge, or any other, again without thinking of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers freshman who committed suicide last week[Read More…]

by October 5, 2010 0 comments Opinion

There’s Nothing Juicy About It

With JuicyCampus.com spreading through Georgetown, there are no winners on the Hilltop. Juicy Campus is a dangerous and undesired element, a cancer to our community, and action needs to be taken against its potential to do harm to our school. The Web site allows anyone to anonymously post gossip about[Read More…]

by September 19, 2008 0 comments Editorial, Opinion