The Channels

Manufacturing women’s perceptions of body image


February 23, 2015

No thigh-gap? No problem. I can remember being an 11-year-old girl and believing wholeheartedly that I needed to be on a diet, though I barely weighed about 75 pounds. It’s no secret that we live in a beauty and body image...

Avoid STDs: Wrap the stump before you hump

Hannah Smith, Associate Editor

November 22, 2013

Condoms have come a long way from tortoise shells and sheep intestines. Guys should be grateful that they now have more choices than imaginable.  From glow-in-the-dark, to flavored, to celebrity faces, the possibilities are end...

To be or not to be straight, that is the question

Hannah Smith, Associate Editor

October 11, 2013

Coming out as gay was hard to do, but coming out as straight was even harder. After growing up lesbian, it took me until I was nearly 19 years old to realize that I was straight. I had just broken up with my long-term girlf...

Column: Let’s talk about sex

Hannah Smith, Staff Writer

April 19, 2013

Sit down America, it’s time we had the talk. Let’s admit it, you’re reading this because you saw that big “S” word in the headline and your heart jumped a little and you thought, “oh my gosh, we can’t talk about that! Sex is a bad thing. But wait… ...

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