[Opinion]

Speak up: bullying doesn't end after high school

“My buddy just said you’re cute, didn’t you man? Tell her what you were just telling me about how she’s cute.”

Consent is Sexy

Imagine you’re with a smokin’ hot chick and things are getting pretty hot and heavy, I mean the bra is off and that’s a lot of effort. Sparks are flying and you’re getting down to business, but when you ask consent things just… fizzle. The passion dies down, you both feel awkward and suddenly that horror movie seems a lot more interesting.

You sit in silence stress-eating popcorn.

Has this happened to you? Of course not, because asking consent is not a mood killer.

Kinky sex is not the kicker in "50 Shades of Grey"

I work at a BDSM club.

Or, to be more precise, I volunteer at the Center for Sex Positive Culture (CSPC), a nonprofit organization in Seattle devoted to sexual education. I spend most of my Thursday nights behind the decks of a DJ rig playing music for a bondage, domination, and sadomasochism (BDSM) dungeon party. I’ve watched people get flogged, raked over with steel claws, trussed up in rope and suspended from the ceiling, pierced with needles, and shocked with electrical wands. If the Center allows it, I’ve probably seen it done – and I might even have participated.

Rigid Gender roles Hurt Men as well as women

Taking gender roles too seriously does more damage than you realize. A good example of the damage strict adherence to gender roles can cause would be the way male rape is portrayed in the media.

What did you just call me?

If you are reading this, there is a very good chance you are cisgender.
There’s also a good chance most people reading this article don’t know what the term cisgender means. But for me, it is incredibly relevant and important, and it is equally important to me that people know what the term means.

Are e-sports sports?

E-sports are Sports
Aaron Berry

Call me crazy, but I consider e-sports, sports. To understand why, we first have to nail down the definition of “sport.”

According to Merriam-Webster, a sport is a game or activity involving physical activity, a specific ruleset and competition. Listed examples include hunting, swimming, running, and fishing. Straightforward enough, right?

Well, no.

Japanese politics at play within Shoreline

60 years. From economic miracle to economic superpower. The burst of the asset price bubble, to the “lost decade” - now a lost quarter century. This is the period of time that the Liberal Democratic Party (“LDP,” or “jimintō”) of Japan has been in power, with only two brief exceptions.

Last year, both the LDP and their leader, Shinzo Abe, again won Japan’s general elections. This win was Abe’s third, and his second consecutive. Yet internationally, the LDP has often sparked controversy.

Quiet Study My Ass, Silence isn’t Golden in the Library

Last week when I had some down time between classes, I went to the library to study. I headed to the back of the library where a large whiteboard in front of a group of large round tables and couches reads, “QUIET study area, NO cell phone use.”

“Perfect,” I thought to myself, silencing my phone.

Immediately upon taking a seat however, I realized just how far from perfect — or even quiet — it really was. People talking on cell phones, people listening to music way too loudly, people studying in groups (which by their very nature are nothing close to quiet).

Letter to the Editor: Assalamu Alaikum (Peace be upon you)

Life in this world is nothing but a test.

Pointing fingers at others never solves the chaos, injustices, violence – The list goes on.

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