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PReP

By Emma Holmes While it’s easy to think of AIDS as a terror of the past, new cases are emerging to indicate a mutation of the virus that is not yet treatable. PEP and PrEP have been used for several years to allow partners of HIV-positive people to safely engage […]

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The importance of transgender/nonbinary housing options

According to Campuspride.org, 201 college and university campuses in the United States currently offer gender-inclusive housing. As of 2016, this short list will need to be updated to include the University of Puget Sound. After much planning and careful thought, UPS Residence Life, acknowledging the growing gender diversity on our […]

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Thinking about HIV/AIDS

  With the recent exhibit Art AIDS America at the Tacoma Art Museum and the current exhibit Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture in Collins Memorial Library, students may be wondering: why AIDS? Why now? The response to that question should be: why not? At no point since its […]

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Black History Month highlight- Amandla Stenberg

February is Black History Month; a time to celebrate and recognize African American history and achievements when a lot of the time those achievements and moments in history go unnoticed and/or uncelebrated. It is important to recognize all of the things black people are voicing and fighting for, especially when […]

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Consent Basics: Pre-101

  When condoms became more mainstream as an effective method to prevent both unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, one of the main pushbacks against using them was that they were awkward. People of all genders cited reasons such as not wanting to stop sexual activity in order to put […]

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Hypersexualization of Women of Color in Contemporary Media

The representation of women of color is on the rise in media and pop culture today, yet they still face hypersexualization when being depicted in television and film. This hypersexualization continues to enforce racial stereotypes and has a longer lasting effect on women and young girls overall, regardless of race. […]

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Intergenerational Relationships Carry Stigma

For many college students both at Puget Sound and across the nation, an idealized romantic partner is very likely to be the same age as the student in question. There are many reasons for this; such a partner will be more likely to be going through similar struggles, will better […]

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Kinky Film Series in Review: Wetlands

Wetlands (2013), originally premiered at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2013 and then went on to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. If you’ve heard of the film, it’s either because you recognize the Charlotte Roche novel on which it is based, Feuchtgebiete, or you are like me and have […]

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I Don’t Mind

Positioned at number 11 on the Hot 100 Billboard Charts, Usher’s hit song “I Don’t Mind” features rapper Juicy J as Usher serenades a stripper. “Shawty I don’t mind/ If you dance on a pole, it don’t make you a ho,” Usher croons on the chorus, proceeding to inform his […]

Tandem Sex Shop Stocks Up Sixth Ave.
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Tandem Sex Shop Stocks Up Sixth Ave.

Located on the intersection of 6th Avenue and South Cedar Street, Tandem Gear is a relatively inconspicuous shop between Casual Comfort Futons & Mattresses and Le Chat Noir Salon & Spa. Without knowledge as to its retail, one might think it was a bicycle or athletic shop. In the display […]