Let’s spill the pop culture tea: Hilarious, thought provoking ‘Hacks’ is worth a watch

Pop culture columnist Anna Tolkien CM ’24 praises the nuanced depiction of work/life boundaries and everyday relationships in “Hacks.”

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A love affair with ‘chaotic’ energy: Claremont’s queer womxn and the embrace of chaos

Lillian Perlmutter SC ’21 examines the origin of the word “chaotic” and the significance of its frequent use in Claremont queer dating circles. “For some, to be chaotic, to attract and emit unwieldy intensity  — is a magnetic, magical quality, like being the human equivalent of a third tequila shot,” she writes.

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Swipe right: Five dating norms we need to ditch in 2020

In this week’s relationship column, Meghan Condas SC ’22 breaks down five dating norms that are outdated and need to be left in 2020.

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Swipe right: Mother knows best

Meghan Condas SC ’22 talks about receiving old-fashioned dating advice from her mother and how her relationship with hookup culture has evolved.

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Thirst case scenario: What I learned from going out with 7 guys in 7 days

Cecil the Sagehoe details a saucy week full of dates, hookups, and self-reflection. “My path to self-discovery involved roundabouts, shitty lube and tons of introspection, but I came out with a better understanding of what I want from my interactions with men,” they write.

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The downbeat: 5 of the best love (and it’s complicated) songs

Ella Boyd SC ’21 provides a playlist of 5 songs for any romantic scenario, from love to lust to heartbreak. “Love’s intricacies and realities shouldn’t be ignored; after all, the experiences of yearning, heartbreak, confusion, nerves and sensuality are intertwined with love,” she writes.

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My mother and then me: An exploration of sexual assault across generations

Guest writer Emily Pugh CM ’21 reflects on her experience with sexual assault and how the knowledge of her mother’s assault 30 years prior informed her response and their mother-daughter relationship.

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