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It’s Complicated: Reagan tackles slut-shaming

Dear Reagan, I’ve been single for a while now and have gotten pretty comfortable with it—except I am no longer having sex. I’d like to pursue sexual relationships, but I’m worried my friends or others will judge me if I pursue this course of action. I’m also not entirely sure how I’d go about it […]

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Women fly first on Bumble: How app’s features offer potential change to dating game

Arts and Culture editor Robby Poffenberger and I recently looked at the dating apps Tinder and Mutual. Though these studies were not scientifically rigorous, we did find some interesting trends. This week, we looked into Bumble. This app has a distinct difference—women message first. Alec Osborne, a Bumble user in the area, explained why he […]

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It’s Complicated: Reagan offers flirting tips

Dear Reagan,How do I indicate to someone I don’t know very well that I find them attractive? Flirting is hard enough as it is, but lately, I’ve found that I’m hesitant to approach women for fear that I’ll come off as overly forward or creepy. Any advice?Cordially,Bearded and Bored Dear Bearded, The initial stages of […]

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Mutual interests: survey of dating app profiles underscores differences – and shocking similarities

When we first dove into dating app data, we were mostly interested in finding differences. What do men seeking women do differently to attract partners? What about women seeking women? With Tinder, we explored many of those divides. We resisted the urge (for the most part) to comment on why those divides exist – to […]

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Review: ‘Laramie Project’ asks audiences to examine relationship to LGBT community

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.0.48″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.74″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] It’s rare for a theatrical production to bring an audience directly into its world, but in UVU’s production of The Laramie Project, directed by Laurie Harrop-Purser, audiences were placed directly in the aftermath of Matthew Shepard’s murder […]

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Survey of local Tinder profiles unearths most common features

Pictures by waterfalls. Name dropping The Office. Mirror selfies. If you’ve ever found yourself swiping through Tinder, America’s most popular dating app, and asking yourself the question “Why do so many of these look the same?” — you’re not alone. Last week, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Brandee Watters and I set out to find the […]

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Russian student cultivating special projects at greenhouse

Utah’s climate isn’t exactly hospitable to foreign tropical plants. However, the top floor of the Pope Science building is home to a greenhouse which houses dozens of tropical and arid plants. Vlad Orlov, a student majoring in Healthcare Administration and staff member at the greenhouse, spends most of his time giving detailed care to the […]

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Not wanting to kiss, not necessarily a problem, Reagan says

Dear Reagan, A few weeks ago I started dating someone. This is my first real relationship and I’m really into him. The only problem is, I know he wants to kiss me soon and I feel super weird about it. I’m not a touchy-feely person – I rarely even hug people let alone touch mouths. […]

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Is a ‘friends with benefits’ relationship possible?

Dear Reagan, I have a guy I’ve been friends with for a long time and we hooked up over the break. I had a really good time and I think it would be fun to do again. I really don’t want a relationship. Is there any way we could do this again without ruining our […]

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Film Review: ‘Bumblebee’ has a different kind of buzz – nostalgia

The hype around Bumblebee centers around a single question: Did they just make a good Transformers movie? It seems impossible, but the 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes certainly makes a case. The film has earned high marks for shrinking the bloated scale of the franchise and serving up a fresh 80s feel. Filmmakers themselves cited […]

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