Berlin university students consider sex work

Would you consider sex work to pay for school? That was the question Berlin Studies Centre researchers posed to 3,200 Berlin university students in an investigation into one oft-mentioned but little understood local situation: Student prostitution. One in three said they’d consider sex work, while four percent had already done some form
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pilar.huerta

A summer in the clouds

Connect the Dots

I’ve been trying to forget what summer’s supposed to be like. Endless days of chasing the sun’s inimitable rays, thoughtlessly swimming in a lake filled with melted snow and eating ice cream to distract tongues from talking no longer make up a typical day in my dream. This is the
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How to Keep Power … and Keep It in Your Pants

Naturally, people have plenty to say about former Gov. Schwarzenegger’s love child and his subsequent pending divorce. Men in politics are pigs, right? Well, not exactly, if Daniel Mulhern has anything to say about it. Professor at both Boalt Law and Haas School of Business, Mr. Mulhern has also authored
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katie.nelson

OFF THE BEAT: Better re(a)d than dead

Essays are a funny thing. As to why people enjoy writing them so much, I will never know. Essays from my youth were the standard — 5 paragraphs. Just think of it as a hamburger, I was once told — bun, meat, lettuce, tomato, what have you. Deviation from that
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Amelia

OFF THE BEAT: Traveling sans language

Traveling is supposed to make you smarter. Surrounded by foreign stimuli, the intelligent and discerning tourist has perked ears and sharp eyes and learns to navigate the unfamiliar with sensitive footsteps. Like the raised hairs on cold skin, perception stands at attention and responds to the smallest of touches, becoming
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OFF THE BEAT: Sobering reflections of a grad

I got defriended this week on Facebook, by someone whose cyber-allegiance I would never have questioned. If you asked me to list potential friendship renegers, it would be a long index, including people from high school and people who misunderstand my sometimes taciturn nature for disdain. (“You may seem unfriendly,
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chris.haugh

OFF THE BEAT: Apathy, the constant threat

“All bets are off,” that’s one phrase that should scare the heck out of all University of California students and aspiring UC students. Especially when it comes from the one, the only, UC President Mark Yudof. Testifying in front of the state Senate’s budget committee, Yudof uttered those foreboding words
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