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New Study Suggests Positive Relationship Between Tenure and Apathy

Trevor Lewis, staff writer

March 10, 2016

While it has yet to be peer-reviewed, a groundbreaking new study from Georgetown University researchers points to a strong negative correlation between achieving tenure and caring about things. I reached out to Professor Gregory T. Phillips, lead researcher of the now famous tenure apathy study and...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2013

Moviegoers in Walla Walla hit the jackpot this weekend when several promising new movies were released. My choices were boiled down to porn versus drinking buddies, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new comedy about porn addiction, "Don Jon," won. That's right, an R-rated kind of pornographic dramatic comedy entertained! "Don Jon" follows the day-to-...

We Can Work It Out: Talking About Sex

Spencer Wharton

October 11, 2012

I want to talk to my boyfriend about sex, but I think he is a lot less comfortable talking about it than I am. We've been dating for a while (and are sexually active), but I don't know how to have the dialogue without coming across as pushy or invasive. I'll be honest, I'm a little nervous to bring it ...

Take it slow while dating Chinese girls

Take it slow while dating Chinese girls

Peter Chen

October 6, 2011

My Chinese female friends told me that they allowed their boyfriends to hold their hands after dating for two months and to kiss them after half a year. I bluntly asked how long it would take for them to allow sex with their boyfriends. They said, "Never." My friend Dianna Alma, a sophomore at Whitman, however, told me th...

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