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COLUMN: Planned Parenthood’s opponents are playing themselves


After playing hide-and-seek with the estimated 18 million Americans slated to lose access to healthcare via the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans finally, unceremoniously unveiled a provisional replacement plan on Monday evening. Many are already celebrating the bill as a bipartisan victory, as it will respect some of the ACA’s most popular […]

STI tests shouldn’t be sources of shame


The process of getting tested for a sexually transmitted infection isn’t sexy. Though getting blood drawn and peeing into a cup in a doctor’s office is sterile, it doesn’t generate warm, fuzzy feelings. And sexually transmitted infections bring to mind painful sores and embarrassment. But someone who regularly gets tested is responsible. That’s attractive. Each […]

Letter to the editor


In honor of Roe v. Wade’s 39th anniversary, Trojans need to talk sex. The misogynist fraternity email last semester was a difficult episode in our school’s recent history, but it did spur something refreshing: students speaking of their own experiences to other students. Women stood in front of Tommy Trojan and shared their sexual health […]

Budget shutdown continues to threaten social services


As Republicans and Democrats continue to spar over this year’s budget, the prospect of a partial government shutdown looms. Both parties have agreed that they want to avoid a government shutdown at all costs, however, a government shutdown may hinge on funding for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, which provides reproductive health materials and child […]