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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


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Rock makes a bang at the Oscars

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many of you probably tuned in Feb. 28 to the 88th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. The show was hosted by stand-up comedian and black rights activist Chris Rock, who had no problem speaking out about the race controversy in this year’s nominations. Rock made multiple comments, beginni...

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Don’t stress: Keys to a healthy sex drive

Joann Chevaillier

March 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As students we have many responsibilities that can create stress. Stress can cause some frustrating issues, like affecting a person's sex drive. Lately all my different responsibilities have been making me crazy and making me miss my down time. This rise of different activities can affect how well...

Documentaries: a new frontier

Documentaries: a new frontier

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There’s an extremely underrated movie genre that people need to start taking note of: documentaries. Documentaries can be considered almost superior to any other genres that we mindlessly search through on Netflix. Audiences need to indulge in films that go out of the boundaries of their usual comf...

General education classes ruin learning

General education classes ruin learning

Jeff Guzman

February 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Right around the time I was finishing high school, there was one piece of information about college that every adult filled me in on. Everyone claimed that a benefit about college is it’s not like high school where you have to take algebra when you would rather learn about English literature. Yo...

Political correctness kills conversation

Political correctness kills conversation

Jeff Guzman

February 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over the past couple years there has been a surge in a new culture. This culture, known as the politically correct culture, has been given a strong voice in the public eye recently, especially on college campuses. While most people would like to believe that this is good, that this sparks a ...

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