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Is anal for the abnormal?

Sex on Blogday

Everyone has an anus. Everyone has a large number of nerve endings in their rectal erogenous zone, and everyone is physically capable of enjoying anal sex. Yet anal sex is often seen as only appropriate for homosexual men and adventurous women. Why doesn’t everyone enjoy it more frequently? Why does
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Sustainability and the Berkeley Bubble

Grass Roots

I realized I was outside of the Berkeley Bubble when I noticed my friends back home had two trashcans in their kitchen. Both filled with trash. My hands at the time were filled with various bottles and cans from the night before, and as I looked around desperately searching for
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Ugly Americans

The Discomfort Zone

This past winter break, I went back to Israel. As I have lived there intermittently over the past few years, the trip served as a way to reconnect with family, friends and a place that has held many meaningful experiences for me. The trip was composed of a few families
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Making a mark: Someone was here

Murmurs from the Bathroom Wall

Molly’s name dances on the wall. Two loopy “l”s tango together before crashing down into a finishing “y.” The way the letters are strung together, you could almost see her hand gliding across the plastic laminate bathroom partition, announcing to the world that she, Molly, sat on that very toilet
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What is sex?

Sex on Blogday

Some of you may be reading this in your dorm room in Unit 3, maybe at FSM or even across the country in Washington, D.C. Regardless of your location, we all have something in common: sex. Sex can mean a lot of different things. It can refer to anything from
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Environmental pipe dreams

Grass Roots

There was a time in my life when I knew exactly what I wanted to be. Or rather, where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in New York City, home of sky-high buildings, even higher rent prices and more importantly to me, The New York Times. I dreamed
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The sorest losers

The Discomfort Zone

“One man, one vote,” the basic democratic ideal on which our electoral system rests, is under attack. Republicans in the state assemblies and senates of Virginia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin are seeking to reapportion their states’ votes in the Electoral College to empower predominantly rural and white voters at the expense
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Expressions of faith

Murmurs from the Bathroom Wall

Note: Each week in this blog, I will examine a piece of graffiti, typically those scrawled on bathroom walls from around campus. My aim is to take these anonymous musings to a greater discussion that hopefully relates to the student body at large. After scoping out what at this point
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GOP endgames and the future of American conservatism

The Critic Who Counts

Are the signs of a great unraveling beginning to emerge? Last Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared on George Stephanopoulos’ “This Week” and announced his willingness to violate conservative tycoon Grover Norquist’s infamous no-tax pledge. Alleging that he would “violate the pledge for the good of the country,” Graham took
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Old soldiers and the quintessential American sex scandal

The Critic Who Counts

We’ve seen sex scandals before, but this one hurt. From the disappearance of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford in 2009 to the collapse of Eliot Spitzer’s political future in 2008 and the obliteration of John Edwards’ genteel Southern morality that same year, Americans have seen it all. From those who
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