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Queering sex education in school

Nicole F. Anderson, News and Co-Managing Editor

April 27, 2019

You can tell people to not have sex but if both parties are consenting, sex is going to happen. But what do LGBTQ+ students do when they want to have safe sex and were only taught about heterosexual sex?    In the United States, only 24 states and the District of Columbia require sex education. Of the 24 states, only 12 ...

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How I learned about sex: Sex Ed Matters

April 23, 2019

One day, in my 9th grade health class, my teacher had us do a condom lab. She split us into groups of...

Latinas in the Media: Reclaiming Sexual Agency

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

April 23, 2019

Latinas: we are strong, intellectual, powerful…and trying to reclaim our sexuality in the media. The concept of an over sexualized Latina is very common in the media, despite many women trying to combat the stereotype. We don’t have to do much digging in Hollywood to think of big household names of Latina celebrities tha...

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Girl, Take Control Of Your Birth Control

April 23, 2019

Women are still experiencing the negative social stigma associated with taking charge of their sexual h...

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