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Author, poet and ex-con gives talk on criminal justice reform -

September 29, 2016

Israeli writer Ari Shavit speaks at Integrative Learning Center -

September 29, 2016

Alex DeSantis continues strong play for UMass men’s soccer as season reaches midway point -

September 29, 2016

Andrew Ford looks to continue to lead UMass football’s torrid offensive passing attack -

September 29, 2016

Sunset Grill and Pizza adjusts as a new restaurant in Amherst -

September 29, 2016

UMass field hockey falls 8-1 to No. 1 UConn -

September 29, 2016

Offensive-oriented practices hold high hopes for UMass women’s soccer with A-10 opener Thursday -

September 29, 2016

Hyper-stress on college campuses: a culture of high achievement leads to increased rates of mental illnesses -

September 29, 2016

Race of candidates should not affect voter turnout -

September 29, 2016

Students share what keeps them happy during the fall -

September 29, 2016

Harvest’s millennial-pandering replacement to Chameleon Cold Brew leaves caffeine fans at a loss -

September 29, 2016

Guide to fall 5K races and beyond -

September 29, 2016

UMass Votes Coalition hosts voter registration event -

September 28, 2016

Brettell presents on U.S. immigration policies -

September 28, 2016

UMass field hockey team seeks revenge against undefeated UConn -

September 28, 2016

UMass running back Marquis Young looks to build off momentum gained against Mississippi State -

September 28, 2016

UMass hockey announces captains for 2016-17 season -

September 28, 2016

Andy Isabella finds his niche within the UMass football offense -

September 28, 2016

The EpiPen Crisis: How did this happen? -

September 28, 2016

Cymbals Eat Guitars evolve and impress on “Pretty Years” -

September 28, 2016

The flaws in implied consent

Collegian File Photo

Consent through communication is essential.

Reconsidering the stigma around long-distance relationship

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Emelia Beuger argues against the stigma against long-distance relationships in college.

Why I do not use Tinder

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Isaac Simon details how the popular app perpetuates laziness, social intimidation and sexual objectification.

Reproductive freedom is about more than sex

Abortion rights supporters demonstrate outside the Capitol in Austin, Texas, where Gov. Rick Perry signed the abortion restriction bill, House Bill 2, Thursday, July 18, 2013. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/MCT)

Hannah Sparks explains how the conservative attack on women’s reproductive rights stems from a fundamental lack of understanding on the subject.

‘Shame’ draws audiences into dark places

Through its unique use of cinematography and exceptional acting, “Shame” provides a rare perspective inside the life of a sex addict, played by Michael Fassbender.

Professor studies how cultures view teen sex

UMass Professor Amy Schalet compares American and Dutch families’ views on sex in her recent book, “Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex.”

Students learn how to get sex ‘right’ at lecture

At a Wednesday lecture, students were treated to a discussion on how to have positive, rewarding sexual experiences by Joyce Joseph, the former clinical director of the Human Sexuality Institute.

Laws and Licks- What to do

“The Talk” blogger Sophie Kaner dives deep into on-campus habits and what relationships may hinge on.

On trying new things.

Dear Sophie, I am a freshman and a virgin. I feel my first sexual experience may not be too far in the future, and while that is exciting, it is also nerve-racking. So many people are experienced that I feel I may not perform up to proper standards. Honey, standards for a virgin are pretty low. Basically, the only thing you’re expected to do is show up. As long as you’re honest about the amount of experience you’ve had, anybody worth boning is not going to hold any mishaps against you. There will be mishaps, too, and twice as many…

Jackrabbits and Jack Sparrow

‘The Talk’ blogger Sophie Kaner has the cure for dealing with neighbors with certain constant late night activities.

On bruising, both physical and emotional.

‘The Talk’ Collegian blogger Sophie Kaner discusses physical and emotional relationship dilemmas.

How to be sexy

“The Talk” blogger Sophie Kaner answers your questions about how to be sexy–and how not to be.

Lady Problems

“The Talk” blogger Sophie Kaner answers your questions about the care and keeping of girlfriends.

Boyfriends, Girlfriends, and Porn

Dear Sophie, I found out my boyfriend watches porn, so I tried watching it. I can see why people enjoy it but for the most part it seems unrealistic and really womanizing. I know it’s silly but knowing he watches it makes me feel like I’m not good enough. Yes, porn has a tendency to be absurdly unrealistic. Honestly, that’s part of its allure (at least for some people), because really the point is just to see people fucking in order to provoke immediate arousal. In unrealistic porn (which is to say, most porn), nobody cares about the plots or…

Bugger off.

What, what, in the butt? Collegian blogger Sophie Kaner discusses pro’s and con’s of anal sex in her newest edition of “The Talk.”

Birds of a Feather

Sophie Kaner answers your questions about where to find fellow LGBTQ students and kinksters.

The Talk: Le Petit Mort

‘The Talk’ blogger Sophie Kaner answers your questions about when and how best to orgasm.

Quickies

Sophie Kaner gives the short answers to your questions on relationships, hookups, and meeting new people.

G Whiz

Ladies, curious about your G-Spot? ‘The Talk’ blogger Sophie Kaner gives the low down about down low.

You’re not a freak…just a little freaky.

Sophie Kaner answers more questions about sex. Ask her some of your own inside the post.