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On Nov. 8 ofcers found a hunter in an unauthorized area. A citation was issued.
On Nov. 8 a contractor reported the theft of a portable drill from a hallway in East Dana.
On Nov. 8 ofcers assisted Residence Life with a marijuana violation at Poland Hall.
On Nov. 8 a contractor reported the theft of two “Men Working” signs from the area near Hermann Hall and the Health and Wellness Center.
On Nov. 11 ofcers responded to a medical assist call at Clara Hall. The patient refused transport by EMS.
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Catherine Cottage’s rst event was a showing of the lm “Girl Rising” on Nov. 6. “Girl Rising” tells the stories of nine girls around the world and their struggles to receive an education.“We have only done one event thus far, ‘Girl Rising’, which was the lm, and we took donations at that [from] anyone who was willing to give,” Ross said. “We had a table in Krannert to promote the movie, and we had a donation help out for that too.”Ross said the lm was chosen for several reasons, including its connection to the cause and its helpfulness for Berry students.“It just seemed like the perfect opportunity, to help people in Berry, educate them, get our name out there, get the project out and help Berry students in the process,” Ross said.The lm screening was co-sponsored by several other campus organizations including Residence Life, the Student Activities Ofce, Berry College Volunteer Services, KCAB, the Women’s and Gender Studies program and EMPOWER.Paige said there were approximately 120 people at the showing of the lm.Ross said Catherine Cottage is also planning to participate in other events to collect more donations for the cause.“Nov. 23, we will be co-sponsoring Miss Berry with KCAB,” Ross said. “Half of the proceeds from Miss Berry will go to Girl Up.”Paige said that their cause is one that goes unknown to most—making it important to address.“A lot of people don’t know that a lot of girls aren’t able to go to school worldwide,” Paige said.Both Paige and Ross agree that this is a project that they hope to carry on into next year.
Panel explores idea of beauty
The Cultural Perceptions of Beauty Panel, held on Nov. 12, discussed the denition of beauty according to modern magazines and music videos. The panel was sponsored by EMPOWER and the women’s and gender studies program to “help young women have a healthy body image,” senior Hannah Henderson, president of EMPOWER, said. The topics discussed included the perceptions of beauty from the eyes of African-American women, Latina women and white women, the effects of Photoshop and the pressure to get plastic surgery.First, junior Sara Gheesling presented examples of how many magazines seem to be encouraging individuality and embracing your body when that is not really the case. One of the examples used was a page from Seventeen magazine that was meant to be a fashion guide for a curvy woman. At rst glance one might think this is simply trying to help curvy women embrace their bodies with “the right clothes,” but many of the clothes actually minimized and hid the curvy woman’s body. “It is an asset to these companies to seek out a girl who feels remotely poor about herself,” Gheesling said. “All of that is going to help...tie in revenue, and that’s all they’re really thinking about.” Henderson then discussed many magazines geared toward Latina and African-American women. These magazines have many of the same negative effects on women’s body image through emphasizing what African-American and Latina women should look like according to stereotypes. Henderson showed multiple magazine covers, advertisements and photos where black women’s skin tones had been considerably lightened. This is because of a major pressure for black women to be light-skinned to match a white denition of beauty. “Especially looking at rap music videos, black women are so sexualized,” Henderson said. “The emphasis is on very large breasts and very large butt. Even in real life black women tend to be more curvy but its just hyper-sexualized in the media.”Senior Lauren Eason took over the discussion and revealed the realities of Photoshop by showing a video sponsored by Dove that is a high-speed Photoshop process. The woman in the video looks nothing like the editors’ nished product. Another important topic Eason covered was the huge pressure for women to surgically enhance themselves. Eason countered this by explaining the dangers of many of these surgeries and why they are unnecessary for maintaining a healthy body image. Just like pictures, video can also be edited to enhance the looks of whomever may be featured, and this also affects women. Senior Katie Chernicky used stills from the three most viewed music videos of the month of October as examples. Each music video had images where women were sexualized and clearly edited or enhanced.
staff reporterSTUDENTS DISCUSSED our culture’s perception of beauty at a panel held on Nov. 12.
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