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a 'in, WEDNESDAY, APRIL n 27, 2016" 70 SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS DESERVE MORE AID, C0PJ1PASSI0N t f z J 'JD I Place the blame for sexual assault where it belongs; not on the victim but on his or her attacker. what the victim did wrong and instead offer their support. BY MARKEE HECKENLIABLE j f ; Need counseling in the aftermath of markeekaeDSN abuse? Contact the - There's a lack of V, support surround Dove Center at ing sexual 8. assault , 1 victims. j I wrote an article m last week about the documentary The Hunting Ground and the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses. It was horrifying and for me to see what little sh!fef - advocacy - caunspnfj society does to help protect and support sexual assault victims. The typical rape culture, where blame is often placed on the victim, seems to be LETTERS 10 relevant in a lot of cases, and one of those recent cases THE EDITOR t"v 6 r ; 435-628-045- i j n eye-openi- DOVE LENTER n. r EMILY s FISHER emilyfishernews f Z y i z grammar. Letters consisting of inaccurate, libelous or highly offensive content will not be , published. Letters should be submit3 , Dixie Sun News encourag- es a lively discussion on its website among its readers. Dixie Sun News does not edit comments. However, an editor will not post any comments that are libelous or vulgar. While Vrf major. Letters are subject to editing for length, style and 1 reported approximately 81 percent of rape kits in Washington County were not tested in crime labs between 2010 and 2013. That means only 19 percent of sexual assault victims were receiving justice for the crime committed against them. People should be angry about the fact women aren't receiving justice for being raped. Sexual assault cases deserve the same amount of attention any other crime receives. Society needs to stop blaming sexual assault victims - . - p p any judgment. Sadly, sometimes being supportive isnt enough for these women. Though I have never been a victim of sexual assault myself, Ive seen friends and family members repeatedly blame themselves for being raped. Women need to be more educated about how its not their fault if they wore something a little showy or went out and had fun with friends. Its the rapists fault for taking advantage of someone 100 percent of the time. People also need to not be afraid to speak up when they see a situation going bad. If someone is being grabbed at a party a little too fiercely or you see someone spike a drink, don't be afraid to speak up and say what he or she is doing is not right. You may have just saved someone from suffering emotional and physical trauma. Don't be just a silent witness. pi n Microsoft stops production of Xbox 360, students say farewell m. ted to dixiesundixie.edu in the body of the email, not an attachment. Letters become property of Dixie Sun News and may be published in any format. hearing. BYU has a strict honor code for students to follow where even a sexual assault victim can be punished for consuming alcohol or having a member of the opposite sex in his or her bedroom, placing the blame for the assault on the victim for violating its code rather than the perpetrator for violating the law. Students attending BYU rallied to protest the schools treatment of sexual assault victims, but they shouldn't have to protest in the first ' place. Whether or not a university has strict codes, students shouldn't have to defend themselves when a for what was done to them. People tend ask questions like, How much did you drink? or What were you wearing? No sexual assault victim should be asked those things. Instead, society should offer more support. One way people can and should offer more support toward victims is encouraging them to speak up. A lot of sexual assault victims don't speak up about their rape until a while after it happened because they're afraid they'll be retaliated against, and they often think it was their fault. Additionally, rape victims sometimes never speak up. If a person comes to you and tells you about something that has happened to him or her, listen to him or her without asking t Submissions should be no longer than 250 words and must be Writers must include name, phone number and email address. Students should also include year in school, hometown and well-writte- Young University. A woman was sexually assaulted, and what does administration do to help her? It summoned her to a disciplinary honor code crime is committed against them. However, BYU isn't the only place with a sexual assault problem in Utah. A BYU nursing professor looked at the processing of rape kits in seven Utah counties , and ABC 4 News t Send letters to the editor to DixieSundixie.edu. Letters to the editor are accepted and may be published in the newspaper andor The guidelines for letters are as follows: dixiesun-news.co- is taking place at Brigham Features Editor Markee Heckenliable says people need to stop : . This week is one for bit- -' tersweet farewells. The Xbox 360 has been around for over 10 years, and Microsoft just announced it is no longer manufacturing the decade-ol- d console. This will also be the last nOOb News until next semester. On the blog Xbox Wire, Phil Spencer, Microsofts head of Xbox, wrote a thank you to gamers for their loyalty. Spencer said there were 78 billion gaming hours played, nearly 486 billion Gamerscore points earned, and 27 billion achievements made in the 360 s lifetime. weve had an amazing run, the realities of manufacturing a product over a decade old are starting to creep up on us, Spencer said in the post. After being released in 2005, Microsoft sold over 80 million units of the Xbox 360, making it one of the most common consoles in U.S. and international households. The announcement is no surprise to me since Microsoft announced backward compatibility for Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One, but it is a bittersweet thought knowing the console that helped revive my love for gaming has reached the end of its run. Alex Lambson, a senior CIT major from Santa Clara, also has fond memories of the day he received his Xbox 360. His family didnt have $400 to spend on a pjipi console, but he got a call from his dad in September 2009 to come home from a friends house. There was a massive box in the living room when he got home: a green special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360. I was so excited that I just stood there in shock, Lamb-so- n said. After learning what a gamer tag was, Lambson decided to go with the online alias of AlexWIWA in honor of the nickname of his Pantech cell phone. Lambson and his friend were hit by a bolt of fighting as they were waiting for a ride home from school in October 2010. Lambson said someone at Microsoft heard about the accident and that he was into gaming and sent him a new Xbox 360 Slim. I tried to send it back once I found out how screwed up my hands were, Lambson said. It would be useless to me. Lambson said Microsoft declined and sent him a Kinect instead, two weeks before it was released to the public. He convinced his physical therapist to set up the new Kinect in the hospital break room. They used a safety belt while Lambson dodged virtual obstacles in Kinect Adventures.. As for me, after being mocked too many times in junior high for being a girl who enjoyed gaming, I stopped gaming completely in an effort to blend in. I came bad into the fold my senior year of of high school when a friend kick mine taught me how to butt in survival mode in Call of Duty Modem Warfare IT on his Xbox 360. Lambson and I are just two of millions who will remember 360 with fondF" : I may belof. j tlie PC 1 master., now, but I'll ne'! forget the Xbox 360, Lambson said. Never aga' will a machine mean so much to me. . Microsoft has been producing the Xbox 360 for over a decade, providing millions with entertainment. Social Media Editor Emily Fisher says the game system was key to reviving her love for gaming.