Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Gary Sowder writes about love and sex.

‘On the DL’: The sexual politics of sleeping with closeted guys

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
October 1, 2020

My mom lives in Westchester County, New York, a place that is most known for being the home of the Clintons', and the last place Robert Durst’s wife was seen alive. After COVID-19 touched down in America,...

Melanie Curry - Graphic By Ally Rzesa for The Berkeley Beacon.

Love Column: As Bieber said, ‘We’re just friends, what are you saying?’

By Melanie Curry
November 13, 2019

Last semester, I “dated” a guy I’ll call Eric. I use the word “dated” loosely because we were never an official couple. We would sleep together, FaceTime weekly, and hang out every two weeks....

Gary Sowder - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

How I fell in love with the guy who choked me

By Gary Sowder, Columnist
September 26, 2019

One night last semester I popped some melatonin, cranked the air conditioning, and loaded up my essential oil diffuser with a hefty amount of lavender, when suddenly my phone buzzed to life from across...

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