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Secondary coverage of Verde rape package

Editor’s Note: Below, please find a list of secondary coverage of Verde Magazine’s rape cover package. This list is not necessarily fully comprehensive of all secondary coverage regarding this issue. The views and opinions expressed in these external articles may not necessarily represent the views of  The Paly Voice, Verde Magazine, or any of its affiliates and staff members. 

Palo Alto Online: “Student journalists investigate ‘rape culture’ at Paly” (April 9, 2013)

ABC7 KGO-TV “Palo Alto High’s magazine gets campus talking about rape” (April 9, 2013)

KTVU: “Palo Alto high-school journalists expose ‘rape culture’” (April 10, 2013)

NBC Bay Area: “Palo Alto High Students Write About Rape” (April 10, 2013)

Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism: “You Can’t Tell Me I Wasn’t Raped” (April 10, 2013)

Salon: “High school students school us about rape culture” (April 11, 2013)

NBC Bay Area: “Bay Area Professor Has Curriculum For Schools Hit by Sex Assault Issue” (April 12, 2013)

Prevent Connect: “High school students challenge rape culture” (April 12, 2013)

The Paly Voice: “Verde reporter, editors to appear on ‘Forum’” (April 14, 2013)

KQED: “Forum” with Michael Krasny, hour-long call-in radio show (April 15, 2013)

Intent: “Rape Culture: Bay Area Teens Publish Exposé and End Up on NPR” (April 15 2013)

Palo Alto Online: “Paly students to be on KQED’s ‘Forum’ this morning” (April 15, 2013)

San Jose Mercury News: “Palo Alto student paper’s stories on ‘rape culture’ draw national attention” (April 16, 2013)

Mercury News editorial: “Audrie Pott case shows stigma of sexual assault still deeply ingrained in our culture” (April 16, 2013)

Sfgate blog: “High school rapes not unusual, even in Palo Alto” (April 17, 2013)

Teen Talk: “Palo Alto High School’s Teen Magazine Examines Rape Culture” (April 17, 2013)

Palo Alto Online: “Editorial: Paly journalists sound alarm” (April 19, 2013)

San Jose Mercury News: “Teen sex culture: Line blurred between sex and rape” (April 21, 2013)

San Francisco Chronicle: “Cruelty gone viral – cyberbullying’s toll” (April 21, 2013)


Need help?

If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, you don’t have to keep quiet.

Get help by calling RAINN’s  National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE,

 the local YWCA of Silicon Valley’s crisis hotline 650.493.7273 or

Adolescent Counseling Services at 650.883.4244.


Verde Cover Package Stories

Introduction: “You can’t tell me I wasn’t raped”

“You can’t tell me I wasn’t raped” by Lisie Sabbag

Editorial: Practice more objective reporting

From a different perspective: a discussion with Paly guys by Lisie Sabbag

Breaking the silence: We need to change the way we think about rape by Will Queen

Taking it Seriously: Ever made a rape joke? This column is for you by Savannah Cordova

The state of rape today


Check out the PDF of Verde Magazine on issuu

For secondary coverage of this magazine package, click here

For a copy of the letter sent to faculty before the release of this issue, click here

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