Just a Gander: Should Guys Learn How to “Pickup?” Women?

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By Dan Teano  Lifestyle Editor What’s the best pickup line you’ve ever heard or used? Maybe it’s just me, but I think, “Can I get your number?” isn’t so great anymore. Believe it or not, there are hundreds of coaches on YouTube who teach guys how to do “pickup.” On the surface, this seems like […]

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Just a Gander; Thoughts on First Dates

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By Amanda Gabriel Senior Writer A first date is a topic that many people stress over, especially since in today’s world people tend to either skip the first date entirely or go out with someone they have only met online. Personally, I have never tried online dating because I believe that a personal connection is lost […]

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The Goose and the Gander: What’s the buzz about Bumble? Ladies, the first move is all yours.

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By Amanda Gabriel And Dan Teano Elm Staff Writer and Lifestyle Editor Amanda says… Over the past week, The Elm’s Social Media Editor, Brooke Harig participated in the mobile app Bumble. She then responded to the following questions regarding her experience. AG: For someone who is unfamiliar with Bumble, can you explain the general concept […]

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Sex and the Chester: The Way We Were

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Staff Writer She sits; she cannot feel if she is in a chair, on the floor, laid out on a mattress, or in a moving vehicle. Her vision is filled with a mist through which she can only make out one familiar outline, a face she once knew. Its appearance is […]

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Sex and the Chester: Playing Hangman

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Staff Writer Inevitably you will find yourself bored at numerous instances throughout your life. At a lecture, during a class, at an estranged family reunion, or even on a date, and these uninterested feelings will never change. It is only the instruments we use to distract ourselves that are attuned to the fads of the time. Today texting on cell […]

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Sex and the Chester: Trust, It’s in the “Us”

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By Alyssa Velazquez There was once an ancient Greek fable centered on the relationship between a hound and a hare. A hound, having started at a hare on the hillside, pursued her for some distance. At one time he bit her with his teeth as if he would take her life, and at another fawning upon her, as if in play with another hound. […]

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Sex and the Chester: Veterans of Love

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By Alyssa Valezquez Elm Staff Writer José Narosky was born on April 20, 1930 in a province of Buenos Aries and would grow up to become a public notary and Argentine writer. Known mainly for aphorisms, Narosky’s wit and talent formed many lasting notable phrases. One of his most famous is, “In war there are […]

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Sex and the Chester: The Definition of Love

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Columnist Every Sunday, I wake up, start my little black Mr. Coffee machine, and settle into my pajamas. Only after I have a cup of coffee in hand do I sit down at my desk to type away on my laptop keys in order to meet my Monday deadline, hoping that […]

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Sex and the Chester: A Counting Game

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Columnist As children, we are taught that one plus one equals two. As young adults, women are taught that two scoops of ice-cream plus two toppings solves romantic wounds. As women, we quickly learn that four debit cards plus the four seasons equals infinite shopping possibilities. For women in particular, it […]

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Sex and the Chester: A Formula for Disaster

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By Alyssa Velazquez Elm Columnist In a world built on societal norms and guidelines, rarely are there any rules that go unnoticed. In a way, we all are unconsciously the watchmen of our fellow man, parading around our everyday posts and distributing verbal pink slips for misconduct. Violations such as wearing white after Labor Day, […]

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