Renting a Risk

PITFALLS TO BIKE SHARES You can find them sprawled across lawns in the suburbs or on street corners in the cities. They are bikes without homes, and they present a multitude of safety and legal issues. These bikes are part […]

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Harrass (Not) Meant

THE BLURRED LINE BETWEEN FLIRTING AND HURTING Some pitfalls to flirting can come from knowing the line between charming and creepy. Cupid’s arrow claimed many hearts this Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. While there are people that […]

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Home Safe Home?

PROTECTING WOMEN SHOULD BE A PRIORITY It is estimated that one in five women will experience sexual assault or rape during their college years, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). While a much lower percentage of their population […]

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Depression and Me

A PERSONAL INSIGHT INTO MENTAL ILLNESS In 2015, I contemplated my death and nearly walked into the path of an oncoming truck. In 2016, I was hospitalized for my first suicide attempt. In 2017, I miscarried and was once again […]

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‘Searching’ for Safety

FILM SERVES AS CAUTIONARY TALE There are a number of horrifying things that can happen outside of our control, and staying safe is a high priority. In the recent hit movie “Searching,” the disappearance of high school student Margot Kim […]

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Hazy Consent

FINDING THE LINE IN THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Okay, I’ll admit it. One morning in my 20s, I woke up, after drinking too much, to a desperate gut-punch of a question: “Did we use protection?” We had. Of course […]

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Sharing is Hard

ROADWAY COURTESY “Get off the road A-Hole!” I regularly hear that sentence from drivers just before I hear the sound of loud screeching tires, accompanied by a thick black cloud of exhaust, as an over-revved engine zooms away. The road […]

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