Monthly Archives: July 2012

Warning Signs of an Abusive Relationship (You May Not Have Wanted to Notice)

Cartoon by David Horsey By Jessica Spohn Go into any bookstore and you will see hundreds of books about healthy relationships. No one expects to have to pick out the books that discuss warnings signs of an abusive relationship, also known as domestic or intimate partner violence. Physical, verbal, mental/emotional, and financial abuse can happen […]

Making Schools Safer for All

By Cat Cleary According to a national survey conducted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), 48% of students in grades 7-12 experienced some form of sexual harassment at school during the 2010-11 academic year. AAUW’s research report, Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School, describes the various types of harassment that students face […]

Fighting the Good Fight

Image: courtesy Fizza Shahid By Victoria Calderon In June, I snagged tickets to see one of my favorite funny late night hosts, Conan O’Brien, tape his show in Chicago. As I piled into the Chicago Theater with the rest of the audience and waited patiently for the show to begin, an opener came out on […]