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Courtesy Maddie Barron

A gal’s guide to love languages on Valentine’s Day

By Maddie Barron, Co-Opinion Editor
Published February 14, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Dear Maddie,  I’m...

Illustration Kellyn Taylor

Guide to a successful single Valentine’s Day

By Merritt Hughes, Co-Opinion Editor
Published February 7, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. We’re a...

Illustration Rachel Choi

Ring, ring: Vibrate(r) on, earbuds in, getting off

By Mariyam Quaisar, Managing Editor
Published January 31, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Alrighty folks,...

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ADVICE: We are SO back, but you have to believe it

By Maddie Barron, Co-Opinion Editor
Published January 24, 2024

Opinion editors are not responsible for agreeing or disagreeing with their writers but rather elevate each individual’s specific voice. Dear Maddie,  We’re...

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Looking back: Advice for incoming freshmen and sophomores

By Maddie Barron and Maddie Khaw
Published April 26, 2023

Dear Maddies, How has this year been for you both, navigating through freshman and sophomore year? What’s your crash course to surviving these years...

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ADVICE: How do I know if someone is right for me?

By Maddie Barron and Maddie Khaw
Published April 19, 2023

Dear Maddies, I’m struggling with a new relationship, as I’m feeling some anxiety about whether this is the right person for me or not. How do you...

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ADVICE: How do I become comfortable with solitude?

By Maddie Khaw and Maddie Barron
Published April 12, 2023

Dear Maddies, Ever since I started at Emerson, I’ve realized that I’m uncomfortable with doing things alone. I’m anxious to go places like the...

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ADVICE: How do I cope with imposter syndrome?

By Maddie Barron and Maddie Khaw
Published April 5, 2023

Dear Maddies, I need some advice about imposter syndrome! Everywhere I turn at Emerson, everyone else seems to be doing more—and doing better—than...

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ADVICE: How do I avoid awkward encounters on campus?

By Maddie Barron and Maddie Khaw
Published March 29, 2023

Dear Maddies, How do I deal with seeing people I don’t like on campus? I keep seeing my enemies and exes everywhere I go.  Sincerely, Avoidant...

Ride or die: whether you embrace the pillow or not, you’re always a princess.

Ride or die: whether you embrace the pillow or not, you’re always a princess.

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published February 23, 2023

Recently, Gen Z has coined a new term that accuses feminine-identifying individuals of doing the deed as those who enjoy doing the deed with minimal exertion....

Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Wang. Courtesy of A24.

‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ shows its audience how to fight with love

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
Published April 13, 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once is undoubtedly a masterpiece. Writers and directors Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have leaped from the simple silliness...

Oscar Isaac as Moon Knight in Marvel Studios MOON KNIGHT. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2022. All Rights Reserved.

Marvel’s Moon Knight does not pull his punches

By Marcus Cocova, Multimedia Managing Editor
Published April 6, 2022

Right from the start, Marvel’s Moon Knight is a fast-paced nightmare adventure that cleanses the palate of the formulaic Marvel mold.  The first...

It’s ok to put your orgasm first

It’s ok to put your orgasm first

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published January 26, 2022

The other night, I came to the realization that every time I’ve ever told a guy that I orgasmed, it’s been a lie. While these lies were never meant...

Don’t let the media affect your confidence in the bedroom

Don’t let the media affect your confidence in the bedroom

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published January 20, 2022

Finding and exuding confidence can be difficult due to certain societal standards and pressures that have rudely established what it means to be “attractive.”...

Shane Dawson, YouTube’s racist old Grandpa

Shane Dawson, YouTube’s racist old Grandpa

By Kaitlyn Fehr
Published December 10, 2021

Content Warning: This article contains mentions of racism, pedophilia, zoophilia, and sexual harassment.  It’s August 2018, and Shane Dawson’s...

Dive right in, head first

Dive right in, head first

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published December 2, 2021

Let me tell you a story about a guy who meets a girl. They like each other, there’s sexual attraction, so eventually, they want to have some sexy time....

It’s OK to get attached after sex

It’s OK to get attached after sex

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published November 18, 2021

Losing one’s virginity is usually a powerful moment in one’s life, and it often results in feeling a strong connection to whomever they lost it to....

Stop kink shaming: all types of sex are valid

Stop kink shaming: all types of sex are valid

By Mariyam Quaisar
Published November 10, 2021

People have sex. That is a concept that society has come a long way in wrapping its head around, which is great. Now, society needs to wrap its head around...

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

David Dobrik’s kingdom of bullying

By Kaitlyn Fehr, Columnist
Published March 25, 2021

Trigger Warning: This column contains mentions of racism, homophobia, ableism, and sexual assault. Over the past couple of years, the YouTube community...

Unfortunately, collective grief comes alongside numbness. We, as a human collective, when overwhelmed with so much sorrow, seem to have an “off” switch.

Traversing grief in a pandemic

By Joshua Sokol
Published March 17, 2021

While scrolling through Twitter—a passive and frequent pandemic pastime—I’ll see tweets along the lines of “We survived 2020; that’s something...

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