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‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

‘Loners’ aren’t always lonely

Brooke Martin

October 30, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There’s a difference between being a ‘loner’ and being lonely.You’re at a restaurant with your friends. You see a girl sitting in the corner booth, mindlessly eating her sandwich while reading a torn-up book. She’s by herself with no friends in sight. You start to feel b...

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

Rayanne Painter

October 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Here, in the United States, we have a protected right to say essentially whatever we want within reason. But should we really speak without any regard?In recent years, especially during and after the 2016 election, we have been in this kind of tug-of-war with what language is okay to use. This concept o...

HIV/AIDS: The next generation, part 2

HIV/AIDS: The next generation, part 2

Joseph Rogers

May 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was born at the dawn of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and I ended up testing positive in 2006. Despite medical advances (part one), the social stigmatization of HIV/AIDS still occurs. Stigma and shame Stigma occurs in a dichotomous duo: 1. The desire by some gay men to become infected or to infect ot...

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