Thursday, April 24, 2014

4-25-14 high school journalism student to receive state award

A Fond du Lac High School student is being recognized by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault for her article in the school newspaper focusing on the rape culture at the school.  Tanvi Kumar’s Cardinal Columns article “The Rape Joke”  prompted the school superintendent to censor the newspaper...drawing national attention to the article and the school district.  Kumar will be presented with the Coalition’s Voices of Courage Award at a ceremony this weekend in Madison.  In the aftermath of the school’s response to the article Fond du Lac ASTOP Director Linda Selk-Yerges says she has met with school officials to discuss issues raised in the article.  Yerges says ASTOP also spoke to a group of about 250 students about sexual assault.  Yerges says ASTOP has seen an increase in the number of calls and walk-ins since the article was published.

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