• The “B” Word

    Boyfriend. It’s the name of a painfully awful Justin Bieber song, a style of jeans that I like to wear on the weekends, and, in my opinion, one of the most sickening, cringe-worthy words in the English language. Boyfriend. Ugh. Photo Source I can’t put my finger on why exactly I hate this word so much. It could be the b-word’s heteronormative connotation  (I once read that straight allies should try to refer to significant others in gender-neutral terms such as ‘partner,’ but to me, that feels just as icky as “boyfriend”). Or, maybe, it’s the annoyingly clichéd girls at my school who will use any excuse to blab about…

  • Staff Confessions: My First Kiss Went A Little Like This

    By now, most everyone has experienced their first kiss – whether it be in with a nap time partner in kindergarten, or during those awkward middle school years. With that being said, we asked some of the staff members to tell the story of their first lip-locking experience. Megan: “Oh goodness, embarrassing story time! It was my junior year and my friends and I decided to go to this rave club and have our first real “club” experience. So cool, huh? It was interesting to say the least.I ended up meeting this super cute guy and hung out with him the whole night. I could tell that hewanted to kiss…

  • The Art Of The “Frenchie”

      For many years now, I’ve had friends say “Gosh, that guy was such a great kisser. He really knew how to French.” And here I am, 20 years old, and I’ve never been a successful french kisser. Ever. I think I’ve only tried it a handful of times, and needless to say, it’s not my expertise. The first time a guy tried to launch his tongue down my throat, I ended up with slobber all over my oh-so-attractive brace face. It was 8th grade, my first kiss, midnight on New Years, blah blah blah. You get it. So romantic. Except, in all actuality, it was probably the farthest thing imaginable from…

  • What Would You Do?

    I’m sad to say that the following story isn’t one of my own, but when I heard it, I found it so bizarre that I had to tell everyone somehow. I heard this funny story while I was sitting and eating with one of my roommates, and, although I won’t be able to do the account justice, I was laughing my head off. My roommate began by telling me that after college, one of her sister’s good friends decided to uproot her life, and move to New York for a taste of the fast life. We will refer to this person as “Jane” for lack of knowing her actual name.…

  • Awkward Situations Anonymous

    Somehow, no matter how much precaution I take, I am unable to avoid the inevitable awkwardness that pops up in my everyday life. I’ve become accustomed to blank stares and confused faces, so it doesn’t bother me that much anymore, but every so often I’ll be in a situation that, when reflected on, brings shame and thoughts like, “why me?” to my mind. Back in high school, I worked with a guy, let’s call him “Philip.” He was older than me, and had quite the mature aura about him. I had a little middle school girl crush on him, which I would have never admitted back then. Occasionally, we would…

  • How To Deal: Seeing Facebook Friends In Public

    Awkward 101: Seeing Facebook Friends In Public You recently just became friends with someone on Facebook. Naturally, the first thing that you decide to do is stalk all of their pictures all the way back to 2007; you know, just to get a general “lay of the land” for what they look like (and you’re just a typical Facebook creep like myself). So, you start to look through their wall, comments, statuses, etc. until you finally get bored and call it a day. So, you’re walking on campus the next day, and BOOM. There’s that person that you were creeping on for 45 minutes last night, only because you had…