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College roommates are forever

If you’ve ever gone away for college, you know exactly what I’m talking about. You have your friends, your best friends, your childhood friends, but then you have your roommates- an entirely different ball game. 47 more words

Virgins in College: Why Do We Care About Sex So Much?

Recently, Buzzfeed put a video out about things virgins in college said. This, combined with the Isla Vistas shooting (where some guy shot people because he couldn’t get sex) have brought me here to ask a question: why do we think virginity is bad? 145 more words

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California Lawmakers Consider Anti-Gun Violence Restraining Order

EMERYVILLE (KCBS)— The deadly Isla Vista shootings last spring has prompted state lawmakers to consider an anti-gun violence, restraining order measure.

The bill by Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) is modeled on California’s domestic violence restraining order laws and would allow for the temporary removal of a firearm from individuals who are at risk for committing acts of violence. 240 more words

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Sh*t the Candidates Say in Iowa

We’ve got some real winners running for Congress in Iowa this year. The crème de la crème is Rep. Steve King, Republican blowhard from the 4th Congressional district which covers a broad swath of northwestern Iowa, who says things like: 781 more words

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On Beating Women

I learned late last night that a friend of mine was beaten by her ex this last Friday. She was beaten so severely she has 20 broken bones, lacerations and penetration wounds, and a ruptured liver. 1,102 more words

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American Adventures: Pumpkin Face Rum

While in the US for the summer, I managed to wind up at a party hosted by the makers of Pumpkin Face Rum in LA, and somehow walked away with a bottle of their Dominican Reserve. 152 more words

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THE ISLA VISTA KILLINGS AND THE LEGITIMACY OF MULTIPLE TRUTHS

“What we commonly mean by “understand” coincides with “simplify”: without a profound simplification the world around us would be an infinite, undefined tangle that would defy our ability to orient ourselves and decide upon our actions. 1,211 more words

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