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Teacher’s pet: diving into teacher-student relationships

Teacher’s pet: diving into teacher-student relationships

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

If you’ve ever seen the cliché MTV shows about high school and college life, odds are you have seen depictions of teacher-student relationships. Society has created a culture that fantasizes these relationships and some of you reading this may have even had a teacher you wanted to be with, physically...

Dear AJ: How to shoot your shot

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Alejandro Lopez

April 3, 2019

Hello everyone! It’s finally April and you know what that means? FIESTA. FIESTA. FIESTA. While the chicken on a stick, drinking, flower crown wearing and cumbia induced activities are fun to do, they may be better if you had a boo to enjoy them with. I am such a “love expert”, with my previ...

Dear AJ: Should I join a dating app

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Alejandro Lopez

March 27, 2019

Hello all! I hope everyone missed me and had a great Spring Break! With that being said, let’s get straight into it. Recently, a friend came to me asking if they should join Tinder and I thought this was the perfect topic to talk about, so let me just blog about it. Let’s face it, dating ...

Big Sis Advice Episode 2: Dating a Black Girl

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Kimiya Factory and Garry Leday

February 27, 2019

    Host: Kimiya Factory Guest: Alex Hanks Editor: Garry LeDay

Big Sis: Dating a black girl

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Kimiya Factory

February 20, 2019

To be completely honest, I was shaking my head while writing that title. Shaking my head more so at the fact that ‘dating a black girl’ has to be a thing. Trying sushi, going to yoga classes, being in college; those are all things. The race that a human being identifies as constantly being a factor i...

Can friends become lovers?

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Brent Davis

November 7, 2018

If best friends were to take that next step, would it be okay? Would they have a happy Hollywood ending or would it crash along with the friendship that was once shared? We all know that love can be a very blissful yet a very dangerous thing in college. Many of us go through college with at least one...

The side story of a side chick

The side story of a side chick

Adrianne Kristianto

November 7, 2018

Urban Dictionary defines it as, “a female that is neither a male’s wife or girlfriend who has relations with the male while he is in another relationship.” The first thought that appears in mind is generally, a “homewrecker” or other demeaning terms that define a woman who uses her power to...

Big Sis Advice: Hard to get

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Kimiya Factory

October 10, 2018

We’ve talked about shooting your shot, but whether or not the person you’re trying to get will bite, is another story. Not everyone responds to attraction the same way, but that’s why I’m here to clear up a misconception about the famous phrase “hard to get.”  You know the signs; for example, the girl who ...

Big Sis Advice: Shooting your shot

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Kimiya Factory

September 19, 2018

Have you ever stood in line somewhere and made eye contact with someone? Let me guess: you did a double-take, tried not to stare but ended up anyway, and kicked yourself for not talking to the person as you grabbed your food and walked out the door. Maybe you wondered how things would’ve played out if...

Big Sis Advice: Long-distance

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Kimiya Factory

September 12, 2018

With summer ending and students getting back into the swing of classes in the fall semester, relationships are destined to experience acclimation too. Whether it be a summer romance that unexpectedly turned into something more, or couples attending different schools–long-distance relationships aren’t...

The one that got away

Dating invisible people. Graphic by Chase Otero

Kimiya Factory

November 8, 2017

Light brown, almost hazel eyes. Golden brown skin. Little blonde hairs that compliment geometric tattoos that dance up and down his forearm. When you care about someone, deeply care about someone, every fiber of their being radiates like the sun’s brightest rays. The way they look at you when you ...

Two can be as bad as one

Jessica Salinas

September 20, 2017

In an excerpt from Plato’s “Symposium,” Aristophanes recounts a Greek myth on the origins of love. According to ol’ Aristophanes, humans were once four-legged, four-armed and double-sexed. Fearing human beings were becoming too powerful, the deity Zeus sliced them in half, facing inward so the...