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She Said: Just Friends

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I tend to get annoyed when people make the claim that men and women can never be “just friends.” Like, why not? Is there something radically different about men and women that doesn’t allow us to communicate casually or platonically? Are we so attracted to everyone of the opposite sex that we can’t control ourselves? I realize that there are some good examples someone could use to try to argue against my position, but in the end – when you really think about it – the whole idea is just ludicrous. Read more

She Said: Put it Away

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Social media is a huge part of our lives, and it can often be beneficial in communicating with others, however social media can also put a strain on people in relationships.

It is not uncommon to be in a relationship and become jealous when you see other couples posting about one another and how in love they are all the time. You may even start to wonder why your significant other doesn’t care enough to declare his/her love for you via Facebook or Instagram. I remember feeling this way with my boyfriend in high school, and now I’m sitting here thinking about how stupid it was. Lack of social media presence does not equal a lack of love. Some people just aren’t into doing those sort of things, and that can even be a good thing. Read more

She Said: Being Confident

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Confidence is sexy. I think, basically, everyone out there can agree with that, and it is especially ideal when searching for a partner. However, you can’t be confident in front of someone else if you aren’t confident with yourself first. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. You should be proud when you look in the mirror. Read more

She Said: Just F-R-I-E-N-D-S

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Ah, the Friend Zone. The imaginary corner where every guy is banished to stroke his poor ego when a woman he likes rejects him. Notice I said imaginary. Because it doesn’t exist. Plain and simple. This is one thing that pisses me off beyond belief, because it’s just a made-up term to help comfort guys who think they deserve a woman but can’t get her. Read more

She Said: Feminist Anthems

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

We’ve had plenty of songs throughout the years that we can dub “women’s anthems,” but here lately I have been super impressed with all of the “fire” women positive songs that female artists are putting out. They’re truly feeling themselves, and they’re letting men know what’s up. Women rise when we need to, and it’s clear with all the sexual harassment allegations coming to light, that now is the perfect time. Let’s take a look at a few of my recent favorite empowering songs. Read more

She Said: Send Nudes

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

So, let’s talk about nudes. Unfortunately, this discussion has nothing to do with my favorite types of lipstick. Some of you might send out a collective gasp, but I’m just going to throw it out there: Sending nudes is stupid.

I get it, nudes can be fun and flirtatious, and they’re a regular staple of sexting. However, it seems like the cons outweigh the pros. Maybe, they make you feel confident or maybe you’ve been conditioned into thinking you need to send that guy a picture of yourself sans clothes in order for him to like you; despite the reasoning, I find that sending nudes is an ignorant and risky act. Often, we do it impulsively, without even considering the potential ramifications, or we just ignore them and assume everything will go smoothly, because we totally trust this person. Maybe, there are certain circumstances where it’s rational to assume everything will be fine – like if you’re in a seriously committed relationship – but even then you don’t know what the future holds. Read more

She Said: The Sweet Life

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Let’s talk about something sweet; let’s discuss the sugar lifestyle. Maybe your first instinct is to wonder what I’m talking about, but I know you have all heard of sugar daddies and sugar babies, whether from a pop culture reference, someone casually saying they need to find one or even real-life experience. Read more

She Said: Seeing Red

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Recently, while trying to find some inspiration for this column, I stumbled upon something that I thought was both intriguing and totally rad. It’s a little something for the ladies, and it involves porn. I know at this point you’re probably like “wtf is she going on about?” so let me explain. Read more

She Said: Ridin’ Solo

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. It makes me sick. Really, Feb. 14 is just a commercialized holiday for couples to show just how “in love” they are. What’s the point? Flowers die, and I don’t even really like chocolate. Nor am I interested in bearing witness to any sort of ooey-gooey public displays of affection. I guess I just like to avoid the dazed people walking around with stars in their eyes and hearts popping out of their chest. So, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I prefer being single. Even on Valentine’s Day. But you may be wondering what you can do as a single person on this day of love, other than mope around eating a tub of ice cream and envying all those cutesy couples you see on your Instagram. Well: Read more

She Said: The Power of No

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

As women, we are constantly being taught what precautions we can take in order to avoid being sexually harassed or assaulted, because men aren’t being told “Oh by the way, it’s morally wrong to stick it in someone who doesn’t want it.” You would think common sense would kick in at some point, but apparently horniness is an acceptable excuse for a lack thereof. With this kind of mindset, does the word “No” even matter? Read more

#MeToo: Reporting Sexual Misconduct at LC

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

When the first woman came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood Producer Harvey Weinstein, it sparked a chain reaction of people publicizing their experiences and exposing their aggressors. With the current national climate, it is increasingly vital for college students to know their options when it comes to reporting sexual misconduct. Read more

Going Greek

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

The Greek System is as old as the United States itself, with the first established fraternity dating back to 1776; however, fraternity and sorority life didn’t have a presence on Lynchburg College’s campus until over two centuries later, in 1992. Sixteen percent of the student population at LC is involved in one of the 11 chapters that are active on campus, but how exactly does the system work? Read more

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