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The O Face: Sex work not such a risky business

The O Face: Sex work not such a risky business

Lorinda Sasan

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been called the oldest profession in the world. It is estimated that over one million people living in the U.S. are sex workers. With the exception of Nevada, sex work is currently illegal, making it one of the country’s largest unregulated industries. Sex workers are defined by the World Healt...

Biphobia a real problem

Biphobia a real problem

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The United States has come a long way with LGBTQ rights. Over a year ago the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. LGBTQ people see more representation in the media with active celebrities advocating for the support of the community. It's not only limited to famous peopl...

Eating disorders in college are on the rise

Eating disorders in college are on the rise

Lorinda Sasan

October 24, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The years spent in college are pivotal for the future. Eating disorders plague many college-aged men and women. The university should provide more support for these individuals. Currently, the student services center offers group therapy for those struggling with sleep or eating disturbances, as we...

Selfies promote self-confidence

Selfies promote self-confidence

Lorinda Sasan and David Molina

October 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Selfies are described as narcissistic and less appealing when viewed by outsiders while the subjects taking selfies rate their own photos as more appealing, according to an article published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science. The study, done by the University of Toronto, recruite...

The O Face: Call me daddy

The O Face: Call me daddy

Lorinda Sasan

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Pet name noun: a name that is used instead of a someone’s usual first name to express fondness or familiarity. Familiar pet names used include baby, sweetheart, honey, angel, sugar, darling and daddy. If that last one grossed you out, you’re not alone. I believe people misunderstand the da...

Is it time to define the relationship?

Is it time to define the relationship?

Lorinda Sasan

October 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Millennials are scared of commitment. The dating culture has seen a shift in recent decades. A combination of being the generation that grew up with the highest divorce rates and emphasis on continuing education have seen a declining interest in the quest to find the one and settle down early. We...

The O Face: When ‘sexpectations’ lack

The O Face: When ‘sexpectations’ lack

Lorinda Sasan and David Molina

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

What’s the first step in becoming a god/goddess in the bedroom? Perhaps it’s recognizing that you’re not as good at it as you think. Too many people engaging in casual sex are ultimately unsatisfied. It’s not because one or both partners were bad. It’s these awful sexual expectations that...

The WREC needs to work out the dress code

The WREC needs to work out the dress code

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The Wildcat Recreation Center is a place where students are supposed to feel comfortable with their bodies, as they rock their workout, but seems that more students are left feeling embarrassed.Multiple people have been asked to leave the WREC because of their clothing choices, the majority of which are women.The Associated...

Why are you still hanging on?

Why are you still hanging on?

Lorinda Sasan

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Love is a drug. It's scientifically proven. When we become close with another person our body releases oxytocin and dopamine. They create good feelings giving us a literal high from being around them. Which can help explain why attachment can feel a lot like addiction sometimes. It's hard to be witho...

It’s a Jungle Out There

It’s a Jungle Out There

Lorinda Sasan and Dongyoung Won

September 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever watched an Animal Planet documentary? One where the film crew is somewhere deep in the African Serengeti following a pack of Hyenas as they hunt. There’s usually a tight shot of a gazelle, minding their own business and completely unaware of the ascending predators and the swell of suspenseful...

Perks of a Summer Fling

Perks of a Summer Fling

Lorinda Sasan

August 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This summer was the first in a long time where I've been single. According to a myriad of Cosmo articles and the personal testaments of my single friends, summer is the best season to be sans-significant other. The balmy weather makes it so easy to meet people out and about, and for college students co...

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