Men ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ to support sexual assault awareness

The clicking sound of high-heeled shoes filled Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo Saturday, but in this case, it was the men who wore the heels.

Unreported: Raising awareness of sexual assault

Laura Pezzini Two consecutive sexual assaults were reported near Cal Poly’s campus earlier this month, but nearly three weeks’ worth of investigation into the incidents hasn’t garnered much new information on the culprits. The investigation for these assaults is…

Cal Poly ‘starts by believing’

Laura Pezzini Heightened sensitivity to sexual assault at Cal Poly following several alleged incidents over the past few years has led local organizations to join forces with Start by Believing, an international campaign focused on improving public response to…

Men stand up against sexual violence

If beauty is pain, the men at Saturday’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event were gorgeous, as they gingerly learned to walk in heels in a demonstration against rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Approximately 200 participants, the majority…

Fourth sexual assault reported near Poly campus

Two more women reported being assaulted by a man who tried to remove their underwear Thursday night at approximately 11:40 p.m. near campus, on Hathway Avenue near Longview Street, according to the San Luis Obispo Police department (SLOPD). An unnamed assailant approached…

Men "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" to end Sexual Violence

San Luis Obispo Sexual Assault Recovery and Prevention Center “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event against sexual violence, Apr. 28, 2012.

Cal Poly: After the assaults

In the wake of a spring quarter marred by sexual assault, the question of how to safely pursue sex and alcohol in college life was asked at the end of spring quarter. It is a question that will continue to…

Let’s talk about sex, Mustangs

Two alleged rapes, one of which was on campus, and an issue surrounding Cal Poly administration’s acceptance of the SAFER “I (heart) consensual sex” T-shirts are raising concerns about the lack of sexual topics discussed on campus.

SLO takes a walk on wild side … in heels

San Luis Obispo sees men strut through downtown for the ninth annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event.

Recent crimes don’t reflect statistics

Justin Hirsch, a 21-year-old San Luis Obispo resident, was walking downtown at approximately 2:40 a.m. Feb. 6 when a man attacked him, stabbing him multiple times. He doesn’t remember exactly where he was stabbed downtown — he was too busy…

Greek Week raises funds for local programs

Cal Poly’s Greek Week had more than 40 fraternities and sororities going head-to-head in an array of events including basketball, flag football, arm wrestling and an academic decathlon.