The Buchtelite

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

Katie Hnida relates her story of what happened in the shadow of her success.

By Courtney Powell, News Writer

April 23, 2015

The first female to score points in an NCAA Division I-A football game shared the same fate as many other female college students: she was raped. On Tuesday, April 21, Katie Hnida came to UA to tell her story; students gathered in the Union ballrooms to listen. Although her life has been filled with...

Repairing Fractured Wings

November 15, 2012

Written by: Donita Brown There once was a girl, so young and carefree. She longed to be amongst the butterflies and birds, soaring high, flying from place to place, and being engulfed in the crisp, clear air that was vast and promised freedom. Sadly, she was restricted to the ground, which consisted ...


November 1, 2012

Written by: A.J. Nold "No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of." – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. "I would have you happy." Not for the first time, I heard the echo of her voice playing in my head....