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Condom conundrums have simple solutions

Male condoms, like penises, come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are longer, shorter, wider or thinner. So why do condoms have a bad “wrap?” We’ve all heard the excuses: They’re annoying, uncomfortable, expensive and even unnecessary when coupled with oral contraceptives. In a study of college women from a Southern Californian university, “Negative […]

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

USC should require flu shot “I hate needles, it’s going to hurt so bad.” “I don’t need the flu shot; it’s only for the elderly.” “I never get the flu; there’s no need for me to get the flu shot.” These are all quotes from my roommate, who until last week, when I forced her […]

Exercise balls cheap and highly beneficial

Let’s be honest: It’s difficult for us college students to make room in our schedules for a decent workout. Even with a gym, a track and numerous fitness classes on campus, not everybody has the time or the energy to go for a morning jog. And it’s not just the lack of free time that’s […]