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Our pursuit for connections

Our pursuit for connections

Sara McGiff March 26, 2023
#OPINION: Looking around the university classroom at my younger peers, I found myself mute. How does a person start a conversation? It was a heavy transaction: a line of dialogue for a connecting thread. 
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Sending a message and being ghosted  PHOTO COURTESY OF Claire Bracken

Fellow gays, let’s stop ghosting each other

Mike Gaisser August 29, 2021
#OPINION: It’s common knowledge that ghosting is common, especially in the gay dating world. However, it shouldn’t be normalized anymore. 
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Official poster for the Weekly Wrap Up. HANYA GAO/STATESMAN FILE

The Statesman Weekly Wrap-Up Ep. 24: Sex and Relationships

Juliana Slocum March 25, 2021
For the Sex and Relationships special issue, editors report on the body positivity movement, student's experiences with eating disorders and diet culture, legislation for the welfare of the LGBTQ community in the military and the journey to self-love.
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Queer love is important to see on the big screen

Lajiere Blake March 21, 2021
#OPINION: Films about queer relationships are necessary, but representation is only a fraction of the work society must do. It’s important to ensure changes translate over to the real world and aren’t just relegated to a screen.
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Judi Le, senior Asian and Asian American studies major at Stony Brook university and Bryan Le, senior music major at Stony Brook University  holding hands for The Statesman Sex and Relationships photoshoot. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Self-acceptance is required for successful relationships

Fanni Frankl March 21, 2021
#OPINION: In a society that relies on human connection and relationships, it is vital for people to create deep bonds with one another. Unfortunately, many cannot develop healthy relationships due to childhood traumas that affect their self-esteem. 
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I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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A room in Javits Lecture Hall . EZRA MARGONO/STATESMAN FILE

Professors are people too

Andrew Goldstein April 22, 2018
Recognizing that our professors are human makes them more approachable and reasonable.
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Spray paint on a wall in Trastevere, Italy. Tinder has an estimated 50 million users every month with an average of 12 million matches per day. DENIS BOCQUET/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Online dating is destroying our love lives

Gabby Pardo March 28, 2018
Humans are not objects. We have feelings and emotions. Whether male or female, we deserve to be approached in a proper and respectful way if someone is romantically interested in us.
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Tapingo is a new mobile app that allows students to order food from their phone and pick it up with little to know waiting time. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Texting is making us more emotionally ignorant

Samiha Ahmed February 25, 2018
Now, we can call, text, use the internet, pay our bills, play games, do homework, etc. Because our phones have so many functions, our messages may not be a priority, allowing us to put little thought into what we are saying.
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Derrick Wegner, above, ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Why I modeled for the Sex and Relationships Issue

Derrick Wegner February 22, 2017
I am a queer, transgender man that loves his body and I want people to see that.
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Phone snubbing, or phubbing, is the social phenomenon of paying more attention to an electronic device than a romantic or sexual partner. ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

‘Phubbing’ can force partners apart

Jill Ryan February 13, 2017
The third wheel that always separated Nahmias and his girlfriend was nothing more than a phone. And even after pointing that fact out to her, he found that nothing changed.
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Research has shown that gift giving ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

The motivations of gift-giving

Peter Caprariello February 13, 2017
People often inaccurately detected their partner’s motives, and inaccuracies were not always charitable.
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