321,500 victims How do you measure their pain each year? In clothing, in alcohol, in acquaintances, in consciousness? Ah, yes, tis the seasons of one-sided lovemaking At least, that’s what a judge of the court would call it instead of Rape. This word shouldn’t be kept hush-hush Sugarcoated for those whose hearts are faint It is not “a tragic accident” Or a “mistake” It is a choice And that choice was Rape. 321,500 survivors Cause we don’t want your pity We want change. We don’t care that he was a swimmer, A teacher, A drama prodigy, A celebrity, Or a scholar with dreams. We care that he is a rapist But you’re worried about your football team. We are saying YES to change, Isn’t yes your favorite word?
321,500 people Reaching Uplifting Crying Kicking Unwavering Starting a R.U.C.K.U.S.
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Welcome to the online edition of Frostburg State University's Bittersweet Arts Magazine. Every day our students, faculty, and staff strive to make the world a little brighter through music, writing, painting, performing, and a myriad of other forms of expression. It is our hope that this edition captures the beauty that lives on Frostburg State University's campus.
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