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Speaking out of the closet

Speaking out of the closet

Nathan Stevens

May 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

i, my name is Nate. I’m a junior, 17 years old, I go by he/him pronouns, and uh — I’m gay.” That last part was so hard for me to get comfortable with, probably because I hadn’t said it out loud very often. And now, I was going to say it in front of the entire freshman class. It took a cou...

A piece of me: coming out as gay

A piece of me: coming out as gay

Nathan Stevens

December 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Culture, From the magazine, OPINION

or as long as I can remember, I’ve felt different. It wasn’t until seventh or eighth grade that I realized why. It took me years to finally accept it, to stop living in denial. But now, I’m ready to tell the world. “I’m gay.” Oh God. Was this a bad idea? Am I ready? Maybe I sho...

Scouting for rights

Scouting for rights

Forest Liao

December 7, 2011


Filed under Print Opinion

Values, camping, young men: what could be wrong with the Boy Scouts? Quite a bit, actually. The storied tradition of the Boy Scouts of America has lasted for over a hundred years.  And why shouldn't it?  Teaching responsibility and independence, the scouting way of life has molded over a hundred million...

Not yet a safe space

Not yet a safe space

Sara Yang

May 16, 2011


Filed under OPINION

Despite stirrings of a LGBT-friendly movement, students need to step up to affect change Read More »...