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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...

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...

Dear AJ: Should I join a dating app

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Alejandro Lopez March 26, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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