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Dec 6, 2008

Setting Rules in a First Relationship

If you’re in a first serious relationship like I am, there are a lot of questions and doubts swirling around....

Dec 2, 2008

Feeling Mannish in the Winter?

Ah, fall. With its gorgeous colors, crisp air and back-to-school excitement, it’s undoubtedly my favorite season. The only problem with...

Nov 4, 2008

On Chesil Beach: What NOT To Do Your First Time

I just read the beautifully written (but also mortifying) novella by Ian McKewan, On Chesil Beach. It’s a lovely little...

Oct 18, 2008

Having It Too Easy as a Girl

I tend to think the best of people. Overall, I think strangers are more friendly more often than they’re not,...

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Oct 9, 2008

Freshmen: Trying Too Hard

It’s true that upperclassmen tend to look down their noses at freshmen, particularly early in the year when they’re wet...

Join Me in Rocking the Vote for the First Time

It’s been a while since a turned 18 and became legal, but I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I...

Oct 6, 2008

Don’t Let Slacker Guilt Bring You Down

As a creative writing major, I’m extremely lucky to have parents who didn’t scoff at getting the arty side of...

Sep 19, 2008

The Single (Dormroom) Life

Part of the excitement of moving up to college is meeting that awesome roommate and becoming BFF for life: you...

Sep 13, 2008

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Aug 10, 2008

Who Cheats, and What Constitutes Cheating in the College World?

Putting aside the very hairy area of cheating in relationships, I’m wondering about academic cheating. Before college, I attended a...

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Aug 8, 2008

The Olympics Do Not Welcome Everyone

Sure, if you want to go to the Olympics, you’ve got to be the best at your sport. But for...

Aug 5, 2008

Pre-Meds: Who Needs ‘Em?

I hate to put people in a group based on stereotypes. Really, I do. I fought it for a long...

Jul 25, 2008

Am I A Prude Because I Cringe to Talk About “Girl Stuff?”

Growing up, I always had a very large and disproportionate sense of my own dignity. I was not to be...

Jul 24, 2008

Hallmates from Hell, Part 2

Last time, I told you about my oh-so-lovely hallmates, who chose to cover my board with hateful words. When misogynistic...

Jul 23, 2008

The Ivy League Doesn’t Teach Everything

A common complaint about the Ivy League gang is that we lead very sheltered lives. People on the outside imagine...

Jul 21, 2008

Hallmates from Hell, Part 1

We’ve all been there: the noisy hallmate, the rude hallmate, the one that leaves the bathroom messy or is playing...

Jul 17, 2008

Perk Up, Flat Girls! You Can Be Sexy Too!

I’ve heard the woes from people with cup sizes that are hard to manage. I understand; nobody wants the back...

Jul 16, 2008

Be a Tomboy for a Day

I was at the exact perfect age — high school seniordom — when the Red Sox achieved that wonder of...

Jul 9, 2008

Enough Already! Entering the No B*tch Zone

Every now and then I get reminded that, because I’m a woman, it’s considered rude, overly aggressive, or b*tchy if...

Jul 1, 2008

Living Cheaply but Richly in a Big City

Now that I’ve been in New York City for two weeks, I’ve had a chance to begin exploring this incredible...

Jun 29, 2008

The God Problem: How to Date a Guy with a Different Religion

Unless you are looking for a few weeks of summer lovin’, relationships eventually get to the point where the issue...

Jun 4, 2008

Summer Internship Wars

Just when you thought the school year was winding down, high-achieving Ivy League students are ready to leap into action...