ByTara Murtha

Tara Murtha is the author of Ode to Billie Joe for the critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series. Her journalism focuses mostly on policy, trauma, violence against women and reproductive rights. Follow her on Twitter @taramurtha.

  1. The first night of my freshman year of college, a group of fraternity guys locked me in an apartment and threatened to gang rape me. In retrospect, I realize one of the reasons I was chosen is exactly because I was a freshman. Most students had to wait two years to graduate from a dorm to a coveted spot in the two-bedroom apartments we called “the courts.” When jealous students asked me how I maneuvered…