The Collegian
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Katie Toussaint

Junior Kara Logan observes T-shirts designed by victims and friends of victims of domestic violence including Richmond faculty, staff and students on display at the Clothesline Project. (IVORI ZVORSKY/THE COLLEGIAN)

My body, my choice

A montage of media clips flickers into focus in front of my armchair, and a matter-of-fact voice says: "There is a moral panic in America over young women's sexuality." The voice belongs to feminist author Jessica Valenti, and the clips flash from her 2011 documentary called "The Purity Myth: How America's Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women." My armchair is planted in the Westhampton Living Room, where I'm one of the few attendees outside of students from the Women in Living and Learning program who are hosting the screening.

Free contraception regulations combat free will

When I was a freshman, contraception was a joke. The pail of complimentary condoms outside each resident adviser's door led to laughter - but was always empty - and free condom stickers cheerfully adorned bulletin boards and mini-fridge doors. Sex was a joke, too.

The Jenna Marbles Phen-o-menon

The side of my face is smushed against the carpet in a room in the Tyler Haynes Commons. A group of my girlfriends is sprawled around me, and we are all in rest-mode after an endless day of classes, homework and sorority rush.

Mold found in living areas

A University of Richmond student said he and his apartmentmates were disgusted when they discovered mold on the their bathroom wall during their first week on campus this semester.

UR Hillel holds first retreat

A small group of University of Richmond students gathered in the kitchen of their rabbi's home Friday night for the first retreat organized by UR Hillel, the Jewish student organization on campus.

Student loan forgiveness has its limits

When I was traipsing around Scotland during my semester abroad, I noticed that the plastic bags at Tesco, the mainstream supermarket, were streaked with the slogan: "Every little helps." For the life of me, I could not figure out what the missing noun was. Back in America, President Obama's newest slogan seems to be: "Every little dollar helps." For students, that is.

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