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What enthusiastic consent actually looks like—and why you should hold out for it

Rate this article and enter to winWe all make requests every day—asking our friends to join us for lunch, asking classmates to borrow notes, asking our roommates not to leave their dirty socks on...
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Your good-roomie guide: How to keep the peace

Rate this article and enter to winDirty coffee mugs lodged in the windowsill, clothes littering the floor, and the ice cream you were planning to dig into after class is gone—again. Either someone broke...
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Ask the health educator: “How do you reject someone who likes you?”

—Jaime S.*, University of Waterloo, Ontario(*Name changed)Having someone—especially if it’s a friend—like you when you don’t feel the same way about them can be extremely tough! On the one hand, you don’t want to...
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Ask the professor: “What’s the best way to work with nontraditional students in group...

—Daniel A., Portland State University, OregonLet me start with a confession: I was not the world’s best group project member. In fact, I was pretty bad. Why? Because I was focused on the “project”...
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Tame the tension: Science-backed ways to talk it out

Rate this article and enter to win How often are you baffled by someone’s refusal to share (or even see) your point of view? As a species, humans are not terribly effective at changing other...
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Students get real about race—and how to help each other

Rate this article and enter to winIn a recent survey by SH101, close to 1,000 students described incidents of racial bias that they’ve observed or experienced, usually in school. We asked students and experts...
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The online student: How to connect in the digital classroom

Rate this article and enter to winAre you taking an online class this semester? Or a hybrid class—a traditional classroom with online learning components? If you haven’t yet ventured into the virtual classroom, you...
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Vital vocab for hookups, relationships, & everything in between

Rate this article and enter to winIn an intimate or romantic encounter, talking or expressing desire creates some of the sexiest moments. If you can find someone who values pleasure, mutuality, and emotional connection...
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Let’s talk about sex: How to share what you both want

Rate this article and enter to winWhat makes a romantic or sexual encounter great? What do people want out of hookups? Everyone has their own answers—like physical pleasure, feeling connected to their partner, or...
Building a better community: How & why to work the small stuff

Building a better community: How & why to work the small stuff

Rate this article and enter to winWhen we talk about sex and romance on campus, we need to go holistic. This means recognizing the attitudes, assumptions, and expectations that we bring to our social...