Jodi F. Bullock


Shaming teen moms will not prevent pregnancy

Though the rates of teen pregnancy in the U.S. have been on the decline for the past 20 years, the issue of how to deal with pregnant teenagers is still relevant to parents and educators alike.

Your major really doesn’t matter

“What’s your major?” is a classic campus icebreaker—a fail-proof question you can bust out in any small talk scenario. If you hate small talk, as I do, the question provides the perfect opportunity for the other person in the conversation to do all the talking. It is the college equivalent of the adult dinner party mantra “What do you do?” but without all of the baggage.

Boston College: Condoms violate policy

Since 2009, Boston College Students for Sexual Health—an unofficial student group at Boston College—has regularly distributed free condoms and sexual health information near campus. But according to an April 8 article in The New York Times, last month The BC administration sent the group a letter ordering it to stop distributing condoms as the act violates university policy and goes against the values of the Jesuit college.

Agema is embarrassment

On Wednesday, a man named Dave Agema posted a link on Facebook leading to an article entitled “Everyone should know these statistics on homosexuals.” The article was offensive, absurd and full of misinformation.

Steubenville highlights bigger education issues

Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, high school football stars in Steubenville, Ohio, have been found guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl while she was drunk at a string of parties last fall.

Get a fake internet girlfriend for $750

If any of you single guys have ever wished you could pay a stranger to write nice things about you on your Facebook page or go on raids with you in “World of Warcraft,” a new service called Fake Internet Girlfriend might be just the thing you need.

Televisions take away from intimate feel in restaurants

Americans enjoy watching TV. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans aged 15 and older spend about half of their leisure time watching TV—an average of 2.8 hours a day. But when was it decided, seemingly en masse that we are incapable of eating a meal at a restaurant without a television looming in the background?

Jase Bolger still not pro-choice ally

Last week, Michigan Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, proposed a bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound using “the most technologically advanced ultrasound equipment available at that location.”

Ex-gay therapy harms, not helps

At a public school in Maryland, seventh-graders were recently shown an anti-bullying video featuring stories about gay students who underwent therapy to become straight, and they were also shown an interview with an ex-gay therapist. After public outcry, the video was pulled from classrooms, and rightfully so, but such garbage never should have been allowed in a public school in the first place.