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Call of the contrarian

Call of the contrarian

William Rein

May 6, 2016

To be a contrarian is to disagree with the majority consensus on principle — no matter how criticized that position might be.When I began actively studying logic, I was amazed with its simplistic deductions and validity and how much stupid bullshit I had previously believed in. I came from a li...

It’s no longer a man’s world

It’s no longer a man’s world

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

May 2, 2016

Over the past week, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has made a controversial announcement about our beloved $20 bill. It’s been decided that Harriet Tubman (former slave and abolitionist who was heavily involved in the Underground Railroad) will replace Andrew Jackson as the face of the $20 bill, while Jackson will be reduced to ...

Trusting friends with partners

Trusting friends with partners

Joann Chevaillier

May 1, 2016

Many of us have no problem trusting our friends with anything that we see as ours: swimsuits, water bottles, cars and more. A question I often find myself asking is can I trust my friends with my partner?A while back I had a friend that would go after a guy even if I admitted that I liked him. She would...

Awareness month: The forgotten month?

Awareness month: The forgotten month?

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 25, 2016

Whether you may or may not know, April is national Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a critical month in today’s college culture. Now more than ever, people are increasingly concerned with our nation’s rape, violence and assault culture of the 21st century. In efforts to stop this culture, s...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Joann Chevaillier

April 23, 2016

Being in a new relationship is awesome, but I have a bad habit of wanting to spend too much time with my partner. As Debby Herbenick from Psychology Today says, “I like togetherness – most people do, especially in the beginning of a relationship because it gives you both a chance to get to ...

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Not having children is my choice, not yours

Joann Chevaillier and Bobbie Rae Jones

April 18, 2016

Easter is such a fun day to watch kids run around all hopped up on sugar and looking for eggs. While visiting my boyfriend's family, I was having so much fun, then suddenly the dreaded question gets asked, “Don’t y'all want to have one of these running around?” My reply is, “Oh, I don’t know,”...

Commitment: The college epidemic

Commitment: The college epidemic

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 10, 2016

Commitment: Just the word itself sounds big, scary and a little daunting. Maybe it’s because commitment truly is all that, or maybe it’s because I’m a 19-year-old college student and I know we are terrified of the word. Committing to people, places, activities, clubs, organizations, jobs and ...

Presidential election vital to women’s rights

Presidential election vital to women’s rights

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

April 4, 2016

With all the news surrounding this year’s election, it seems as if everyone is honed in on the candidates' stances on our nation’s most controversial issues. One of the most talked and argued about topics throughout this campaign has been that of abortion rights - a topic I find to be ex...

Yes, I consent … but to what?

Yes, I consent … but to what?

Joann Chevaillier

March 27, 2016

A friend and I had a session, where sex is not necessarily involved but a side of our needs are met. It could be a need for control or a need for punishment, but it helps to allow a part of one's self to have release that otherwise is not met in our daily lives. This experience brought up a great po...

Feminism is my favorite F word

Feminism is my favorite F word

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 22, 2016

Feminism: “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” A large majority of the college-aged population is not able to understand this simple definition of the term. Instead, people almost run away from it, giving the word and the movement itself a negative connot...

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Let’s talk kinky, baby

Joann Chevaillier

March 20, 2016

This past year has been an interesting exploration for me. I have been actively enjoying my sexuality and exploring my fantasies along with experiencing some things that are considered kinky. Some of these things would have seemed taboo or shameful when looking at different fantasies from a vanilla sex or vanilla frame of mind. This was a very ha...

‘An apple a day’ more than just healthy

‘An apple a day’ more than just healthy

Joann Chevaillier

March 13, 2016

About a year and half ago I was going through a time when my labido was in overdrive, and for the life of me I didn't know why.I started looking into what I was eating to see if that had anything to do with my sex drive. I was mostly eating local foods I could find at the farmers market. The first foo...

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