|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
|Rights||No Copyright - United States (NoC-US)|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
The Tfumderbird Monday, October 3, 1983 Page 3 Housing costs high for marrieds by Cal Rollins Lowder says the cost of housing in Cedar City is not comparable to that for married students at other colleges and universities in the state. Dixie Housing is the biggest problem facing married students at Southern Utah State College, say just finished building new student housing and were not even close (to what they charge). Maybe Lynn and Barbara Lowder, married student $135 or $125. ..were talking 60 or 70 dollars more representatives on campus. The Lowders make up a team that represent the (per month) here." marrieds in their post on the ASSUSC Currently the only housing for Executive Council. married couples is Oak Hall. The college has plans Housing is our biggest problem, says industrial for a married student complex to be built education major and Vietnam War veteran Lynn south of Thunderbird Stadium. Lowder, ...there are married students right now Lowder is very concerned with current campus that are paying $300 a month for a house. Being housing. Oak Hall is almost dangerous. I dont I how it. know students, dont they're doing know if youve ever been over there, but itll scare Lowder says they moved out of a $250 home you. home into their current $180 place, a Lowder says he hopes that when the new near the presidents residence. is made available, rent will be set at an housing The Lowders both attend school full time. affordable" price. , Barbara is a music major with a Spanish minor. Besides going to school full time and meeting the Response from local renters to the planned demands of married life, the Lowders also have the housing has him concerned. He says when the renters found out about the possibility of the responsibility of children. As their parents talked college renting the apartments at inexpensive rates, about the problems faced by married students, You the administration started getting calls. Bridger, 4, sat on his mothers lap while Katie, 6, cant do that to us, they said, because youll put and Jeanie, 2, played nearby. us out of business' . They (the children) suffer a lot while were in school, says Lynn, "especially when both of us Lowder thinks local renters will wait to see what e students. are S' the college will charge, and if its more than what The profile of the Lowders is in many ways theyre charging, the locals will raise the rent. I similar to other married student couples. In 30 can guarantee thatll happen, he said. percent of our married students on campus, says Other problems the couples representatives Lowder, both the husband and wife are going to would like to tackle are curing the apathy of school full time. married students toward student activities, and Another important part of the married student a dangerous gap in the profile is financial status. Were not rich, says providing a greater opportunity for the single the parent student to become involved. 200-un- it full-tim- i I I Skyller Beizer, 18 months, plays near stairwell fence at Oak Hall. SUSC student is . held on rape charge An SUSC athlete faces a preliminary hearing tomorrow in Ninth Circuit Court on a charge of second degree felony rape. Nicholas Kimaiyo, 25, a foreign student from Kenya, was arrested and charged in connection with the alleged crime by Cedar City Police Sept. 26. A police spokesman said the victim was allegedly raped following a Saturday night dance at the college. The victim, an acquaintance of Kimaiyo, called police immediately following the incident. The crime allegedly took place in a room in the College View Apartments where the suspect lives. The victim told police that she was invited to the suspects room following the dance where he forced himself upon her. She said she resisted, but he overpowered her. Steve Sharp, manager of the apartment complex, would be a likely witness if the case were to go to trial. He and his wife occupy the bedroom immediately below the room where the alleged rape occurred. We didnt hear anything going on up there, Sharp told The Thunderbird. "We were asleep when the girl claims it happened, but the walls are thin and I feel we would have heard a struggle going on in a room above our room. Weve been awakened by yelling or loud noises in other apartments before. Kimaiyo was a star hurdler on the college track team and a 1984 Olympic hopeful for his native country. In 1979 he was ranked sixth in the world in the 400 meter hurdles. The suspect was arrested the day after the alleged incident, the first day of fall quarter classes, near the War Memorial Fieldhouse. Kimaiyo was arraigned on the rape charge the same day and was ordered held in the Iron County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond. Kimaiyo is scheduled to appear before Ninth Circuit Court Judge Christian Ronnow for a hearing Tuesday. A conviction on second degree felony rape carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in the state prison and a fine of $10,000. pre-tri- Rape reports on campus infrequent by Tamara Rumbaugh Rape is not a common occurrence at SUSC. Over the past five years only three rapes involving students have been reported to law enforcement authorities, says Kent Hoyt, chief of campus security. Our problems are much, much lower than at many other campuses," he says, attributing this to the caliber of students attending SUSC. Hoyt offers several precautions to minimize a womans chances of becoming a victim of rape: Be careful know a man fairly well before going into his apartment or whenever alone with him. Be aware of someone paying close attention to you or following you. Dont let people know if you live alone. Keep doors locked. Know who is at the door when you answer it. Even if these precautions are carefully followed a woman may still find herself in a potential rape situation. Hoyt suggests that keeping calm and doing a lot of talking is the best course to follow. On several cases, women were able to talk their way out of this. Outsmart him, break away into a building or to someone for help. Mild physical resistance, to the point where you dont get hurt, may also prove effective. Dont hesitate when you see someone suspicious; we dont mind being called. We dont have that much crime and we want to keep on top ot it. "(Off campus students should call the Cedar City police or the Iron County Sheriff s Department.) The Womens Resource Committee has pamphlets on rape which have been in circulation this past veek. Rape It Can Happen To You.. .discusses myths and facts about rape, self protection and what to do if you are in a potential rape situation. These can be obtained at the Student Health Center. Kay Messerly, nurse and director of the Student Health Center, advises what measures a victim of rape should take after an attack. First, go to the nearest medical facility as soon as possible, where the medical personnel will check clothing and the vagina for sperm, administer a shot of penicillin for V.D. and an injection of DES to treat possible pregnancy. She shouldnt alter her body one bit; if she has her blouse torn, that's how she should go, says Messerly. Also, if possible, the victim should not urinate or shower before being examined by medical personnel. Although the physical effects of rape may not be long lasting, the emotional effects can take far longer to heal. Rape is an invasion of your innermost privacy. Someone else is in control of your body and you aren't, Messerly says; adding that counseling with a trained counselor can help a victim deal with the emotional strain. Gary Dunford, director of counseling, explains that victims of rape often experience tremendous feelings of anger, frustration and guilt. Its really a confusing period for them, Dunford says. one-on-o- Rape is an invasion of your innermost privacy. Someone else is in control of your body and you arent. Often she will question whether the rape was her fault or whether there was something she could have done to get out of the situation. The victim is not the only one forced to deal with the stress of rape. Her family and those closest to her also suffer. When the victim can look back at the experience and feel pity for the person who abused them or say to herself, Even though this was a bad experience, I can use it in a positive way by helping someone else who has been hurt this way, it is a sign that she has surmounted the emotional impact of the rape. But, says Dunford, it may take a long time before she reaches this point. Fortunately, we live in an area where these things dont happen often, but we need to be aware that they could.