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The death of chivalry in relationships

The death of chivalry in relationships

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

In a culture where double-tapping a photo or sending direct messages is a form of showing romantic interest, it’s clear the idea of a knight in shining armor has come to an end.Chivalry is dead and it should remain that way.I think social media is the reason why certain people have such high expecta...

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...

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...

Distance makes the heart break

Distance makes the heart break

Rachel Reyes and Briana Mcdaniel

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

So you fell in love with your summer fling or high school sweetheart and now you’ve decided that you’re going to spend the next four years at a college over 100 miles from where you live. You start to wonder should I be a smart human being and break off the relationship or should I pretend...

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...

Trusting friends with partners

Trusting friends with partners

Joann Chevaillier

May 1, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Joann Chevaillier

April 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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 ...

You are what you Netflix

You are what you Netflix

Sarah Strausser

April 21, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Take the quiz below to find out what your Netflix choices say about your relationship. Sarah Strausser can be reached at [email protected] or @strausser_sarah on Twitter....

The more the merrier

The more the merrier

Joann Chevaillier

April 3, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are so many different styles of relationships and sexual attraction, and all have their pros and cons. There are two that are currently gaining popularity and I wish I understood more: polyamory and pansexuality. I typically learn through experience, but this style of relationship and sexual...

Who’s really behind the online catfish?

Who’s really behind the online catfish?

Sam Rios and Helen Suh

March 23, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With most interactions occurring online, it is likely to encounter individuals that are not honest about their identity. This can be scary for people searching for online relationships.Fifteen percent of Americans used an online dating app or website in 2015 and that number is only going to increase as the younger, more tech-savvy generation filter...

Redhead redemption

Redhead redemption

Sam Rios

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The concept of redheads becoming extinct seems to be a funny anecdote. However, there is proof that this is actually a serious issue.Researchers at ScotlandsDNA estimate that redheads could be extinct in a couple hundred years as a result of climate change.It is crucial to know that red hair is a hereditary ...

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