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Isabelle Bousquette

Hookup Culture is a Culture of Shame

Hookup culture is an offshoot of the free love movement of the 60s. It celebrates sexual expression, sexual liberation and, of course, sex itself. In many places, especially on college campuses, hookup culture is the norm–it’s something all students encounter. But most half-heartedly engage in it, without finding it very fulfilling.

Joshua Crump

Dating Tips for 2000’s Babes

Drake explained it best in his song, “Doing It Wrong,” that “we live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like we’re together, ‘cause we’re scared to see each other with somebody else.”

Imani Benjamin

After the Heartbeat (Bill): To Leave or Not to Leave

Republicans and Democrats have been fighting like cats and dogs over abortion rights for years. And once again, Hollywood steps into the fight. The latest in the struggle for abortion rights is the heartbeat bill.