Knowledge is protection

Sex on Monday

I always hate researching STIs because it seems like half the information is rather slanted toward “if you ever have sex, you are going to get HIV and die!” Yes, STIs are a risk, but how much of one is really hard to pin down. So I turned to the
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Modern day slavery

The Way I See It

In light of my upcoming trip to Cambodia, I have been reading a lot of Southeast Asian news so as not to seem completely oblivious when I arrive. Of the many things that I have read, one societal ill that continuously appears as a dominating issue is the exponential growth
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Prescribing high profits

Connect the Dots

If marijuana is as dangerous as heroin — as the Drug Enforcement Agency classifies it to be — then Californians are living in the midst of a drug epidemic. Most Californians, however, know better than to believe this hype, as joints are passed around in concerts like bread in church.
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Explore the next big thing

Sex on Monday

Twenty years ago, the rising rates of oral sex were marveled at by the researchers. Now, if you hit 29 and haven’t participated in some kind of oral sex, you would be as common as someone without a cell phone. Since oral, something previously thought of as dirty and subversive,
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Finding purpose down the road

The Way I See It

Upon hearing many recommendations and reading various quotes from the novel “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac, I took it upon myself to read it at the beginning of this past spring semester. And still, despite hearing many of many friends argue about how great the book is, I cannot
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Growing out of sandboxes

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My mom, brother and a federal Pell Grant bought me a Macbook Pro on Saturday. After I knocked a bottle of nail polish remover over my $650 Toshiba Satellite laptop (limited edition with Harman Kardon speakers) last week, I was without the 24-hour convenience store of information and utility that
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Tips for Writing Your Dating Profile

If you decide to go online and open up the dating buffet, creating an account is just step one. Creating a good profile is the difference between getting good matches and getting: “Why are you even talking to me?” Admittedly, writing can be hard, but a little time to craft
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All you can date buffet

Sex on Monday

Online dating is hands down the easiest way to meet other people who are single and interested. It is also the way of meeting people you are most likely to want lie to your friends about. While online dating may be easier, it doesn’t lend the most romantic answer to
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Coffee with Pottermore

The Way I See It

On July 15th, 3 a.m. you would have found me nestled in a Shattuck movie theater seat, breathless with joy, eyes twinkling in anticipation, a lightning bolt scar obnoxiously shining forth from my forehead. I’m going to make myself very vulnerable to you, dear reader, and reveal the absolute love
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Balancing blunt numbers

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Already light with cheap beer, I was entitled to one free drink (albeit with an $8 cover charge) at Starry Plough as one of that night’s randomly chosen poetry slam judges. Every week, the unsuspecting Irish pub hosts the Berkeley Poetry Slam group, composed of local individuals drunk with the
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