Archives for April 19, 2017

Let’s talk about sex

So, I’m a virgin. Maybe that’s why I was so shocked when an LVN plopped a plastic penis on the desk in front of me and asked if I knew how to put on a condom. With a frantic shake of my head, she then asked me to demonstrate how when I interviewed her last year about sex education in high … [Read more...]

Don’t be shy: get out there

At the start of my freshman year of college, I didn't know what to expect. My parents left after they helped me move in. That's when the emotions kicked in. I was nervous. Scared. I didn't know anyone. I was a shy person. In fact, I was so shy that I was afraid to get involved on campus. I … [Read more...]

Stop the stigma, start listening

“I feel so depressed.” You’re just being sad or more upset at a certain circumstance. Usually overreacting. “No big deal,” they say. “Everyone gets depressed.” Just don’t be so negative, alright? “This makes my anxiety bad.” You’re probably just being too shy. You need to step outside … [Read more...]

Sigma Alpha Epsilon to host charitable crawfish boil April 21

Music, a friendly atmosphere and all-you-can-eat crawfish will be part of the Texas Omega chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s first philanthropic crawfish boil April 21 at 5 p.m. at the Jesse Rodgers Promenade. Romeo Botelua, mechanical engineering senior, said “We are putting this event together to … [Read more...]

Be more kind, less judgmental

When I was a child, my parents taught me lessons on how to be a good person. They taught me that smiles were infectious, a kind word can make someone’s day, and to be an all-around kind-hearted person. Using those lessons, I’ve stood up for others I saw being bullied and belittled. I've offered … [Read more...]

Search for provost narrows down candidates

Over the course of the semester, the administration and Board of Regents have been on the hunt for a new provost. Four candidates, James Johnston, Kenya Taylor, Monica Varner and Jerold Hale were selected to interview on campus April 4-11. The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the … [Read more...]

Sexual assault awareness for all, not just athletes

OUR VIEW: The sexual assault awareness speaker event was mandatory for athletes, but it should be mandatory for all organizations. Last Tuesday, April 11, the counseling center directors hosted a speaker event with Suzette Walden Cole about sexual assault awareness. This was part of Mustangs … [Read more...]