APRIL 2, 2014
ISSUE NO. 26 VOL. 50
Sex and college life: a removable guide
From porn, to prevention, to partners
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Wright State maintains degree distribution under new SSI formula Dylan Dohner News Writer Dohner.email@example.com
right State declined the “handing out” of general education Associate’s Degrees, meant to boost monetary gain from the state, in favor of higher education. The decline stems from the changes of the State Share of Instruction (SSI) formula announced for spring semester. From 2010 to 2013 the formula awarded chunks of its Ohio educational funds to colleges based
on their enrollment numbers. This new formula for 2014 through 2015, determining who gets what of the $1.4 billion available for distribution, is based on commencement. “The formula changed from bringing students in, to now plopping them out,” said Director of Academic Affairs of student government Anthony Hinojosa. The new SSI formula emphasizes course and degree completion. It may also influence universities to distribute Associate’s Degrees more liberally, as is the case with Kent State University.
Kent State’s Provost announced at a Thursday faculty senate meeting weeks ago that they had no choice but to automatically grant Associate’s Degrees to virtually all students who achieve 60 or more credit hours. “It doesn’t work that way,” Hinojosa said of Wright State. “They’re stating that since the SSI model changed, they’ll be awarding these basic Associate’s Degrees to students with 60 credit hours as a means to increase their funding.” Hinojosa continued, “If you’re giving out these basic degrees,
students say ‘Oh, I have a degree, I can just leave now.’ They go out into the workforce, but they’re not fully well-rounded. If they’re not that great at their job, it reflects badly on their college. This is what we want to avoid.” The Ohio Board of Regents will be meeting with Kent State soon to discuss implications, and likely to deter the college’s plan. WSU’s decision to maintain policies on degree distribution means the university will be losing a bit of money when funding time comes, especially if other Ohio universities agree to award
degrees similarly to Kent State. The Faculty Senate has agreed that WSU was not to take part in Associate’s Degrees at this time unless they work to further students’ education, despite monetary losses. “I think that’s a big thumbs up for our faculty,” said Hinojosa. The hope is that students from WSU’s Lake Campus, the location students go when seeking an Associate’s Degree, come to Wright State Main Campus to continue their education with Bachelor’s Degree programs.
CAMPUS EVENTS: Friday, April 4 • Rainbow Alliance Drag Revue: 8-11 p.m. Apollo Room Saturday, April 5 • Delta Zeta’s JelloPalooza: 12-4 p.m. Founder’s Quadrangle Tuesday, April 8 • My Black is Beautiful Fashion Show: 6-9:30 p.m. Student Union Atrium Friday, April 11 • Relay for Life: 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Founder’s Quadrangle Saturday, April 12 • GloryCon 2014: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. McLin Gym, Ervin J. Nutter Center • Baseball v. Milwaukee: 2 p.m. Nischwitz Stadium • Africa Day: 7-10:30 p.m. Apollo Room • Ball in the House: 9-11 p.m. Student Union Atrium
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NEWS 3 CaTS to reduce stress on wireless internet with campus-wide update Dylan Dohner News Writer Dohner.firstname.lastname@example.org
aTS will update wireless internet power in campus buildings and residence halls through the spring and summer semesters of 2014. “We’re doubling access point capacity,” said Larry Fox, Associate Director of Technical Services. “The existing 800 will be increased to 1600. We’re expecting it to increase student satisfaction as well.” Contractors and CaTS employ-
ees, in the coming months, plan to spend upwards of $1 million to install additional wi-fi access points throughout all collegiate halls and buildings, including Millett, Fawcett, Brehm Lab and the Russ Engineering Center. Focus will shift more toward the residence halls this May. CaTS is projected to finish with the Honors Hall and the Village in August of this year. Areas of particular stress are of interest to network engineers, who plan to “flood” those areas with wireless access according to Fox. “We’re doing
the same thing in classrooms on campus,” said Fox, “and making sure there’s some additional wireless capacity in those areas.” Senior Network Engineer John Pearson says that much of the stress tugging at existing access points comes from an overcrowding of devices that can support wireless internet, even if they may not be active at the time. “Other problem areas include the auditoriums, The Hangar, Union Market and anywhere where there is a large group
of people,” explained Pearson. “You’ve got smart phones, tablets and laptops. The access ports have trouble interfacing with them all.” Even when not using the internet, students in proximity to an access point still draw from its available bandwidth. “Even though you’re walking through with your phone, and you’ve got it on Wi-Fi but not using it, the access point recognizes the user and connects to it,” Fox said. The 800 new points boast a larger bandwidth capacity and better error correction. People
with cellphones and other devices will not interfere as much when nearby. CaTS plan for the additional points to cooperate with existing ones, reducing the number of dependent users per point. The target number is about six to seven users to each one. This will be the first time CaTS performs a campus-wide scheduled maintenance on wireless, which plans to run as such for about five years.
EmployAbility: career and internship opportunities Adia Lane Contributing Writer Lane.email@example.com
ndividuals with disabilities had the opportunity to meet with a variety of employers at the annual EmployAbility Career and Internship Expo on Wednesday, March 26. The EmployAbility fair was designed specifically to connect students, faculty and surrounding individuals with disabilities to employers offering career and internship opportunities. The employer connections were established through WrightChoice Inc., a Columbus-based group that supplies organizations with underrepresented talent and focus on internship placement, disability inclusion and diversity training. New to this year’s welcome session was the employer networking breakfast which provided the opportunity for employers to connect with one another and share company goals. Organized by Angela Bonza, MRC vocational support coordinator in the Office of Disability Services, the event was not only to offer available positions
but to provide students with ties.” son. “The objective is really to disabilities a chance to find out Wright highlighted areas of get individuals in touch with what qualifications may help inclusion and strategies which the fact that this is a company them become better candidates employers can utilize such as sponsored and corporately led for future positions. marketing tactics, recruitment workspace that we really want “Our goal for the breakfast and the development of their to support and understand.” beforehand is to talk to the em- website to embrace disabled in Linda Wells of Wright Patt ployers about taking the next dividuals. Credit Union discussed the comstep,” said Bonza. “It’s not just Wright thanked the attending pany’s mission and how they coming to the event, shaking employers for their efforts and strive to provide a safe work enhands and looking at resumes commended them for taking vironment, which offers the opbut it’s about going beportunity for profes“The unemployment rate for those yond that as an employer sional develpememnt. and finding out what can with disabilities has always hovered “Wright Patt Credit be done to help these in- around 13 to 14 percent which is Union is an equal opdividuals become qualiportunity employer, more than 200 percent greater than fied for positions in the our mission is helping those without disabilities.” future.” people through life Welcoming the emand for Wright Patt - TyKiah Wright ployers was TyKiah Credit Union that’s Wright, Founder and CEO not just writing on the of WrightChoice, Inc. these steps within their organi- wall,” said Wells. “It is somthing “I partnered with Wright zations. that we live and breathe every State University in 2008 to enTrevor Hutchinson, Proctor day and is modeled from the top sure that our students with dis- and Gamble People With Dis- down.” abilities are being connected to abilities corporate recruiting “We work everyday to make internships and professional leader, said the PWD team has Wright Patterson Credit Union development opportunities to been around for about 10 years the best organization that our make sure we are producing and provides support and re- members have ever experithe best candidates for employ- sources for disabled employees enced and this goal really starts ment,” said Wright. “The unem- and their families. with our outstanding and diverployment rate for those with “The core work that we in- sified employees,” said Wells. disabilities has always hovered volve ourselves in is recruiting “We value the diversity of our around 13 to 14 percent which and retention, accessibility and employees and we hire only is more than 200 percent great- reverse mentoring which we the best and the brightest, giver than those without disabili- started last year,” said Hutchin- ing them a great place to work
including excelent beneifts and a great tuition reimbursment program, we have a great relationsip here with Wright State University.” Job seekers who participated in the event left with insight to available resources as well as employment and internship opportunities. According to one student the event itself had much to offer. Thomas Holmes, a 2012 WSU graduate, has worked in science and electronics most of his life and as a fresh-out-of-school graduate, not only does he have 25 years of experience in electrical engineering, he is also up to date with all the latest advancements in the field. “The biggest boom I got today was from NASA,” said Holmes. “Not that they’re going to send me up to the moon or anything, but they certainly seemed very interested in me.” Holmes said. “I want to see what’s around here first, however, I can be bought and if NASA wants me in Cleveland that’s where I’ll go,” said Holmes. “It would be a good place to work, even if they don’t send me up in space.”
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4 OPINION Dirty walking shoes Brandon Berry Contributing Writer Berry.email@example.com
ask.fm/mandyadvice Dear Mandy, Why are people still shocked when they find out I’m a virgin? Why do I need to be ashamed of that fact?
You do NOT need to be embarrassed. The fact that you’re a virgin means nothing more than you haven’t met the right person yet, and that’s not your fault is it? It’s nothing to be ashamed of—in fact, the people guilting you should be ashamed. We shouldn’t give our bodies away just because society says we should. Being a virgin also does not mean that we are undesirable or unloveable. Every person deserves respect for their decisions—and that includes being a virgin the same as being sexually active. Love, Mandy
Dear Mandy, I am about to get married and my friend is about to get married. She wants to have one last hurrah before we enter into our marriages. Is there anything wrong with this? -Last Hurrah
This is the worst idea I’ve ever heard. It sounds like you’ve finally found a girl you want to marry. If she finds out about your shenanigans, I guarantee that you’ll soon be in possession of a no-longer-wanted diamond ring. The fact that you’ve already committed yourself to this person means you’re in it for the long haul. That’s what the ring means. Essentially if you cheat on your fiancé with your friend, the ring means nothing and your word means even less. Love, Mandy
Disclaimer: Ask Mandy is satirical and intended for humorous purposes. The views and opinions reflected are those of Mandy, not The Guardian as an organization. April 2, 2014
ave you ever had something that just stuck with you? Like that gum on the bottom of your shoe? Well, seeing as though you can’t respond to me until after this is published, I’m going to guess that you’d say “no” for the sake of this article and because I want it to be about me; not you. So stop being so selfish and read on. The event I am about to disclose to you has hardly ever been heard by anyone except my twenty closest friends. You are probably one of those twenty, so you don’t actually have to read this solely because you’ll be hearing a reiterated story. The one-year anniversary of this happening is creeping up real soon, so I thought it would be fitting to type this out for you now. Where/when did it happen? Wright State Orientation of 2013. First off, let me give you a little background about myself before we get too deep: I hate confrontation. That’s really all you need to know. I’m not a people person and I can’t really do that whole “talking” thing. It’s not for me now, and it never will be. I hate words. When people hear that combination of vocabulary we call a “sentence,” they often think, “Hmm, he must be pretty awk-
here?). So she answered me with “Grey’s Anatomy because I’m a nursing major and everything; you know how that goes.” Yeah, no, not really. She, nevertheless, asked me the same question. And, of course, I screwed it up. I screwed it up big time. Now there’s a point in everyone’s life where they get stupid; it happens. But this is as stupid as we can get. So, in response to her question, I stated, “Hmm, mine’s Breaking Bad, but that doesn’t mean I like meth.” Needless to say, she didn’t respond and we never talked again. I truly hope she repressed that nightmare of a conversation in a vault deep within her noggin, locked it up, and threw away the key. That, or she just forgot. I pass her by a lot and I’m SO GLAD she doesn’t recognize me. But a part of me really wants her to. If I’m walking with someone and she passes us by, I whisper to them, “That’s Meth Girl” and they know exactly who I’m talking about. If, by chance, you (Meth Girl) read this article, please, shoot me an email at BrandonThomasBerry@Gmail.com. We need to sort this out. Really, I’m not being creepy, here; that’s just me (as you already know). I promise I don’t do meth. I have to warn you, though; I sometimes eat gum off the bottom of my shoe.
ity said they found their friends through their major (which is how I found my close friends), many people said they have or feel no connection to people through or on campus. I can understand, Wright State being a commuter campus with many nontraditional students, that sometimes it would be hard to make a connection. This got me wondering if the idea that making friends gets harder as you get older is true. It’s easy enough for most people to make friends growing up. You’re around the same people, have the same classes, recess and forced participation in clubs and sports by parents. But now, your decisions are your own. You’ve discovered that you know what you like and you know what you dislike,
and if you’re anything like me, you’ve found you’d rather not waste your time hanging out with someone you don’t enjoy hanging out with. And that can limit the pool really quickly. It can also be a little awkward, making the transition from oncampus friend to “Hey, want to come over and watch Breakfast Club and eat waffles?” (Which is a pretty solid friendship proposition if I do say so myself) But it doesn’t hurt to try and make friends. You’re here for a while, so why not try to share in your wonderful (miserable? both?) experiences? If I had a Magic School Bus I could stock a mini bar and a hot tub. That might be even better for making friends than 80s movies and waffles. Maybe.
Making new friends? Maybe Elizabeth Turner Contributing Writer Turner.firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Lash Hurrah,
ward.” And they’d be right. Every time. My true awkward colors were displayed at orientation. After two full hours, one of the presenters said, “okay, screw this; this is boring…” And I thought to myself that I’m going to really like it here. Then he finished his sentence up by saying, “let’s have you guys get to know each other.” And then I thought to myself that I’m going to really hate it here. So first on the agenda was a “HEY! WAZ UP?” game to appeal to the “in-crowd” kidz. Hated it. Then there was a thing called “speed dating.” It’s this system where one side of the table stays in their seats, and the others rotate to the right after three minutes of talking. My heart was beating out of its chestial region. The talking commenced and it really wasn’t that bad. Apparently everyone was in the same boat, and that was comforting. Until IT happened. After a few rotations, I got to a girl that seemed really cute and nice and everything, and she really was. However, it got to a point where we couldn’t think of anything to say to each other (around 20 seconds in after we stated our names). So me, being the self-proclaimed television devotee that I am, I asked her what her favorite TV show was. Not a bad question really; I was proud that I thought quickly on my feet (sense the sarcasm,
clicked onto WINGS today per my student-ly duties and glanced at the quick poll. I always love answering those ,and found particular joy in submitting my own in which I posed the very serious query of which fictional car you would have. I personally would kill for a Magic School Bus. The possibilities really are endless on that one, except I won’t be wasting it on taking kids through someone’s blood stream just for them to complain that they might not make it out alive (ungrateful brats). I saw that the poll asked where students found their friends on campus, and while the major-
How to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy Adam Ramsey Features Writer Ramsey.email@example.com and Benjamin Virnston News Writer Virnston.firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstinence: Abstaining from sexual activity is the only 100 percent effective means of preventing STIs and pregnancy, according to WSU Psychology Professor of Human Sexuality Patricia Schiml. “Remember that nothing provides 100% guarantee against pregnancy or infection,” Schiml said. “If you’re having sex with the opposite sex, you should expect to get pregnant if you don’t use birth control every time and exactly as it’s supposed to be used.” The Miami Valley Women’s Center (MVWC), a Christianaffiliated pregnancy care center that offers pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, optional counselling and many other services regarding pregnancy and sexual health, strongly suggests the practice of abstinence, due to the inefficiency of contraceptives and the mental and emotional effects of sexual activity. Sexual activity negatively affects emotional health as demonstrated by higher rates of depression and suicide in teen-
agers, according to Allison McGillick, Director of Abstinence Education for the MVWC. “There are also bonding chemicals that are released during sex, bonding you with your partner,” McGillick said. “When those bonds are broken, your body will crave those chemicals, but it will make it more difficult to bond with future partners, because it is trying to protect that bond from being broken again.”
Hormonal Birth Control:
In the US, the most common form of contraceptive is hormonal birth control, according to Schiml. “I’m always concerned that people really understand how to use a birth control measure properly and fully understand what the implications of using it are,” Schiml said. “If you’re using something prescribed by a doctor, make sure that you talk with her or him about exactly how to take it.” Despite its widespread use, there are some disadvantages to hormonal birth control, according to Schiml. “The major disadvantage is that hormonal birth control does not do anything to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections,” Schiml said. “Some women find the expense of visiting a doctor and of the devices
themselves to be a disadvantage, but because these are the most reliable forms of preventing pregnancy when taken as prescribed, one should weigh the costs of childbirth and raising a child against the cost of taking these forms birth control.”
Both male condoms and the lesser-known female condoms are the primary recommended mechanisms to reduce the risk of STIs, according to Schiml. “Using a hormonal birth control method properly and using a condom at the same time can reduce the risk of conception to nearly zero percent and provides some protection against sexually transmitted infection,” Schiml said. “Note that lesions, warts, parasites, etc., can be found on places of the vulva, pubic mound and scrotum that are not covered by condoms, and therefore, pathogens can be shared by partners even if a condom is used.” All sexually active men and women should know how to put a condom on a penis, according to Schiml. “If you’ve never done it, buy a box of condoms and a bunch of bananas and practice until you’re comfortable with it,” Schiml said. “Be able to do this in dark, or under whatever circumstances that you find chal@wsuguardian
lenging so that there is never an excuse to not protect yourself and your partner.” Schiml also advises checking the expiration date of condoms before using them. Condoms have a “10-30 percent” failure rate for pregnancy, according to McGillick. She also stated that condoms aren’t completely effective in preventing the transmission of STIs.
Withdrawal or “Pull Out” Method:
The withdrawal method does not have a good track record, with pregnancy rates around 50 percent, according to Schiml. “First off, it’s extremely hard to exhibit that level of selfcontrol (who wants to pause at the moment they’re about to have an orgasm?),” Schiml said. “Secondly, ‘precum’ can contain live sperm (from a previous orgasm) that are capable of insemination, even if the next ejaculation takes place outside of the vagina.”
Oral and anal intercourse are not safe alternatives for preventing STIs or pregnancy, according to Schiml. “From a birth control perspective, one cannot become pregnant from oral sex alone, but anal sex isn’t necessarily www.theguardianonline.com
completely safe either; if semen spills onto the vaginal opening after ejaculation, there is a small risk that sperm could enter the vagina and fertilize an egg,” Schiml said. “From an STI-prevention perspective, pathogens can be spread easily during oral and anal sex (saliva, precum, blood, etc., contain pathogens present in the body).” “If you’re having sex with same sex partners, you should use every means possible to prevent pathogen transmission (condoms, latex dams, etc.), but be aware that bodily fluids and pathogen-shedding lesions and growths can spread disease if condoms or dams aren’t covering those areas,” Schiml said.
“I would encourage everyone to educate themselves as much as possible before engaging in sex,” Schiml said. “Too often, I hear stories from students who have gotten pregnant or contracted an infection after having sex. At that point, you’re left dealing with the consequences; it’s better to anticipate consequences and do your best to prevent them ahead of time.”
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6 LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX
The Hook-Up culture of studying abroad Leah Kelley News Editor Kelley.email@example.com
t’s not unusual to dream of bumping into a handsome boy named Paolo on a street corner in Rome, or buy a drink for a long-legged girl named Karine in France. Studying abroad is meant to be an exploration of new cities, culture, and—yes—people. We inherently want to drop our inhibitions and do things we have never done before, because how many of us are actually studying abroad for the academics? There are thousands of American students studying abroad during the summers, and even more students our age in the local cities for us to meet. While forming friendships seems to be the goal at first, many students agree they often end in one-night-stands and hook-ups. “My roommate was nearly non-existent. She was always humping some guy upstairs,” one anonymous WSU student wrote in. Another student had a similar experience. “I was sleeping in a hostel in Croatia and a guy and girl were going at it on the
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bed next to mine. I couldn’t look is often the chief motivator for dents are looking for the same things, such as adventure them in the eye the next day. Study abroad at its “My roommate was nearly non- or a crazy story to tell finest.” existent. She was always humping their friends when they get home. And besides, chances Why do we do it, and some guy upstairs,” are you’ll never see that why is hooking up so person again. The study acceptable—even encouraged? Right or wrong, the making the flight across the abroad mindset is that we can hook-up culture of study abroad pond. A large portion of stu- be whoever we want to be.
“I was studying in Europe and we took a trip to Italy for the weekend. I got super drunk and ended up skinny-dipping with six beautiful girls in the ocean at five in the morning. One of them claimed to be Kate Middleton’s cousin.”
Does porn distort your sex life? Zara Qureshi Contributing Writer Qureshi.firstname.lastname@example.org
ornography has been a controversial topic for years. The issues of debate not only concern the industry itself, but how it affects viewers. Pornography often portrays sex in a highly erotic manner that can make people form false expectations of their own sex lives. Amber Vlasnik, director of the Women’s Center, said pornography is a diverse topic that will continue to be viewed both positively and negatively. “Pornography remains a hot button topic in our society and in the field of women’s, gender and sexuality studies,” Vlasnik said. “There are ongoing debates surrounding the ethics, power dynamics, potential vio6
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lence, economics and freedom of speech related to pornography.” Patricia Schiml, professor of human sexuality, said that porn can actually increase desire for a partner, but frequent viewing can become problematic. “Visual sexual stimuli increases the emotional desire to engage in sex and seek out one’s sexual partner,” Schiml said. “However, men, who watch pornography alone and who are statistically overwhelmingly more likely to consume pornography than women, frequently tend to rate their partners as less attractive and less desirable and can become dissatisfied with partners more easily than those who watch pornography less often.” Nicole Richter, a film professor who will teach a class called www.theguardianonline.com
“Cinema and Sexuality” next fall, also expressed that frequent consumption of pornography can distort men’s expectations of their partners. “Men, who regularly consume objectifying pornography, can develop unrealistic expectations about sex and impose those expectations on their relationships,” Richter said. “They may develop, through repeated viewing and socialization, attraction to only certain types of bodies or sexual acts that are not in accordance with reality. This can present problems in relationships since reality never matches up neatly with fantasy.” However, men are not the only ones whose perceptions of sex are affected by pornography. Women can become dissatisfied with their own sexual performance by comparing
themselves to the women in pornographic media. Body image plays a role, too. “Women may feel like they have to act like women in pornography in order to be desirable,” Richter said. “They may do things they are not comfortable with doing because they think it is what men want. They may also internalize unrealistic body ideals because a lot of mainstream pornography represents women with plastic surgery. This can result in women losing self-confidence and self-esteem, making it more difficult for them to have healthy sexual relationships.” Richter also said that although pornography can harm a woman’s sex life, it can also have benefits. “Viewing pornography may help some women discover facebook.com/theguardianonline
what they may enjoy or not enjoy in sex and expose them to forms of pleasure they may not have access to through traditional sex education or mainstream media,” Richter said. Furthermore, although many people disagree with their significant other watching porn, it is not always the case. In fact, some couples watch it together and doing so has been found to enhance their sex lives. “Some studies show that couples who view mutually selected visual sexual stimuli together exhibit increased communication about sex and increased frequency of partnered sexual encounters,” Schiml said. “One just needs to be conscientious about type of material one is consuming and use it in moderation.”
7 Weird sex stories A
What is not negotiable in a relationship? What should never be compromised?
ny activity that involves getting naked is bound to generate tons of awkward, embarrassing or just plain weird stories that no one really wants to tell. Or hear, for that matter. But we know you really want to know, and that’s why we turned to the internet! These are the weird sex stories that were submitted to The Guardian anonymously via ask.fm.
Ryan Goecke, Junior, Biomedical Engineering
I heard this story about a couple, and the guy pulled out and went in the wrong way. She was so sore she couldn’t walk for a week. Killed the mood right there.
“Personal morals. I feel like, in a relationship, it’s the comfort level of each individual, whether it’s an open relationship or not. It’s whatever you’re comfortable with. You can’t be in a relationship with someone who makes you uncomfortable.”
One of the girls who lived in a dorm on campus said the girl across the hall had guys coming in at all hours, and they would just have constant sex. One girl walked into the room and saw a guy in the bathtub, one on the floor and one in the bed. Everyone was passed out.
Brandon Werwa, Junior, Creative Writing “The other person’s feelings. You should be accepting toward another person’s feeling or emotions. Show positivity toward how they feel about a certain thing or aspect in anything.”
I heard about this couple who were having sex for the first time and the girl was extremely nervous. The guy knew it, and he tried to lighten the mood by farting. The fart turned into this huge diarrhea explosion. Like a diarrhea volcano. Still the funniest story I’ve ever heard.
“I was at a party, and it was New Year’s Eve. I army-crawled into this room and laid down underneath the butterfly chair, and all of a sudden the girl who slept in the room stormed in and she started dry humping some guy on her bed. The guy walked out and said, ‘I couldn’t get it up.’”
“I heard a story about a couple I knew. During an intimate moment of sexual intercourse, a small queef happened. She didn’t talk about it and got up and walked out of the room.”
Maya Galbraith, Senior, Liberal Studies “No cheating, and it doesn’t need an explanation. No outside sexual relations with other people. You don’t want to go out behind someone’s back, especially if it’s your significant other.”
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8 LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX Sex by the numbers Hannah Hendrix Features Editor Hendrix.email@example.com
’m not talking about your phone number. You know what I mean—some try to hike it up, some try to play it down and some just don’t have one. Last week, WINGS ran a poll at the request of The Guardian asking students how many sexual partners they have had in their lifetimes. Over 6,500 students responded. Keep in mind, WINGS polls are self-selecting—you choose whether to answer—so there is a chance that the data could be a little off. The results showed that nearly 25 percent of Wright State’s
students have had two to five sex partners. The option that came in second was “Never had a sexual partner,” followed by “one sex partner.” The smallest number of students said they have had five to ten sex partners—only about 12 percent. How do these numbers compare to the national average? Sexual behavior statistics gathered by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that on average, college students do have between two and five sex partners, but the next category in the national statistics is between seven and 14 partners. Those who had never had a sexual partner came in at less than ten percent.
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SPORTS 9 Women’s soccer: All hands on deck for spring training, Raiders forge ahead with depleted roster Justin Boggs Sports Writer Boggs.firstname.lastname@example.org
aiting for reinforcements to come in the fall, Wright State is grinding away at a spring exhibition schedule shorthanded with departures and injuries. The Raiders have played a pair of exhibition games this spring dropping their latest contest 3-0 at home to Toledo on Sunday. With senior Emilie Fillion gone and sophomore forward Ini Umotong opting to return to England, WSU has had to fill the void up front by using goalkeeper Alex Hoferkamp. With the lack of depth, WSU needed seniors such as as Liz Soto, Sarah Gross and Samantha Wilson despite not being eligible in the fall. Injuries have also plagued the Raiders over the offseason. Wright State coach Pat Ferguson was missing three players who are set to return in the fall. All three players, Ferguson said,
sustained concussions in recent weeks. Ferguson said he had three or four of his players playing out of their natural positions during Sunday’s contest. “If you look at the kids today, I would expect out of the 11 starting positions, four or maybe five of those kids will start,” Ferguson said. “That freshmen class we have coming in is important.” Only one of Ferguson’s 12 incoming freshmen has joined the team with the rest coming in the fall. The positive Ferguson and his staff can take away from the spring is getting a look at the depth the squad has coming in to the fall. “The objective in the spring is identify players and evaluate players to try to implement some things collectively,” Ferguson said. “Even though it is the spring, you never want to lose but you have to keep the objective in mind.”
Baseball: Wright State remains perfect in Horizon League play
Justin Boggs Sports Writer Boggs.email@example.com
right State baseball improved to 8-0 in Horizon League play on Saturday as the Raiders completed a twogame sweep of Youngstown State with a 5-1 victory. Freshman catcher Sean Murphy had five hits in the two contests. Joey Hoelzel fired eight innings of five-hit ball allowing just one earned run striking out nine. Murphy had two hits and three RBIs. He helped the Raiders get off to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first when he drove a hit into right field scoring Brad Macciocchi and Kieston Greene. On Friday, the Raiders topped the Penguins 4-2. Pitcher Travis Hissong threw 7.1 innings allowing two earned runs and scattering nine hits. Andrew Elliott earned his fifth save of the season.
The Raiders had their game against the Penguins cancelled Sunday and it will not be made up. In nonconference action, the Raiders traveled to Toledo yesterday and lost to the Rockets 10-4. The Rockets had a three-run third inning and a six-run fifth inning in the victory. Wright State’s Michael Timm had a pair of doubles and first baseman Andrew McCafferty had three hits and two RBIs. The loss drops the Raiders to a 14-12 overall record. The Raiders continue a ninegame road trip today at Xavier. Wright State has the league’s top ERA at 4.33. Hoelzel along with teammate Robby Sexton are the first two pitchers in the Horizon League to reach four wins. As of yesterday, Murphy leads the Horizon League with 20 RBIs. facebook.com/theguardianonline
Photo by Justin Boggs, Sports Writer Midfielder Mackenzie Hamilton was part of a short-handed squad against Toledo that fell 3-0 to the Rockets on Sunday.
My journey to becoming a Colts cheerleader Emily Gay Contributing Writer Gay.firstname.lastname@example.org
rowing up performing for 12 years before college, I thought my dance career was over once my undergraduate degree started. I was wrong. As with any 19 year-old, I was expecting gifts for my birthday, but one gift I received was a big surprise. My mother signed me up for a dance tryout with a highly competitive team. That team was the Indianapolis Colts. Granted, this was when Peyton Manning wasn’t injured, and they still had Austin Collie, Pierre Garcon and Dallas Clark. Little did I know, upon making the team as a Colts Cheerleader, Peyton Manning would be injured and the Colts would go on to win two games. After that season, Peyton Manning was traded to the Denver Broncos, while most of their veteran tight ends and wide receivers would also be traded, while I went back to college and finished my degree at Wright @wsuguardian
State University. Now that the Colts now have Andrew Luck, I believe this is the season that I will go back to doing what I love. After months of fitness and dance training, Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading tryouts began on March 23. After 150 women competed in the preliminary tryout rounds, which consisted of two dance routines and two cuts, I have now made it to the finals with 46 other talented women. The final showcase will consist of an interview, fitness and dance tests, which all have been administered prior to the final tryout along with a group dance, solo dance of choice, and swimsuit that will be shown at the final showcase. The fitness test involved an army style endurance test where the women had to do the maximum number of pushups in two minutes along with a maximum number of sit-ups in two minutes. This test also consisted of a multi-stage fitness test called the beep-test, which measures your VO2 max or maximum oxygen intake. www.theguardianonline.com
After struggling through the fitness and dance tests, contestants had to showcase their dance ability by learning a dance off of a DVD prior to practice and then performing it perfectly with no mistakes. As a veteran, the opportunities given to the cheerleaders and the memories you make during one season on the sidelines far outweigh the struggle through tryouts. The week and a half tryout process is just a glimpse of what one season representing the Indianapolis Colts entails. The final showcase will be held at Hilbert Circle Theatre on Thursday with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. At the showcase contestants will be judged on showmanship, memory, dance technique and overall appearance. The 12 judges will select 26 women at the showcase to be part of the 2014-2015 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading squad. You can vote for your favorite cheerleader and watch the final showcase online at www.colts. com. April 2, 2014
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SPORTS 11 Softball: Raiders finding new life in conference play, split weekend doubleheader with Phoenix Andrew Smith Sports Editor Smith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Justin Boggs, Sports Writer Krystian DeWitt improved her record to 3-7 Sunday in a 5-3 win over Green Bay.
fter beginning their season with a dismal 2-16 record, the Wright State softball team has been rejuvenated since the start of conference play, winning four of its last seven games, including a split series against Green Bay on Sunday. The Raiders rode a strong performance by starting pitcher Krystian DeWitt and second baseman Libby Pfeffer in a 5-3 win over the Phoenix in the first game. DeWitt threw seven full innings for WSU, recording six strike outs, with one walk and two earned runs. “I definitely think we responded well. We came out and had a continuous focus on staying within, keeping our approach and not letting the game or the score change that. I thought that
was a positive,” Raiders head coach Lynn Curylo said. “I also thought we took advantage of some key situations with runners in scoring position.” Pfeffer reached base four times for the Raiders, including a go-ahead walk on a sevenpitch at-bat in the bottom of the sixth. First baseman Alexis Mayle added an insurance hit after Pfeffer’s walk to put the Raiders ahead by two. “We’re just coming together as a team more,” Pfeffer said. “We play for each other more than individually. We did that more in the first game than in the last game, here. We just have to get the game at our pace and we do better when it’s slow and [the game] is focused.” In the second game of the doubleheader, the Phoenix bats jumped on Raiders starter Montana Wear early and pounded the freshman pitcher for three runs in the fourth and seventh
innings in a 9-4 win for Green Bay. Phoenix third baseman Miranda Spangberg went 3 for 4, with two double and four RBIs in the night cap. Curylo said her team’s focus – something that was problematic earlier in the year – has improved as of late, but she said Sunday’s doubleheader split was indicative of how focused her team is on a game-to-game basis. “We’re still struggling with it being consistent,” Curylo said. Curylo added that her current lineup is “falling into place” and may change throughout the course of the season. “For me, right now, it’s whoever is going to fight for their teammates is who is going to get in there,” Curylo said. The Raiders (6-19, 3-1) will play a doubleheader at Meserve Field against Bowling Green today starting at 2 p.m.
Men’s Basketball: Replacing five seniors will be challenging Justin Boggs Sports Writer Boggs.email@example.com
fter completing back-toback 20-win seasons and appearances in the Horizon League title game comes the grim reality that Wright State coach Billy Donlon has some rebuilding to do during the offseason. Donlon’s squad is losing five seniors this year, all of whom were key members of the team this year. The Raiders lose five of their top six scorers, accounting for 65 percent of the team’s total offense in 2013-14. The offensive end is not the only side affected. The defense will take a hit as well. This season’s senior class accounted for 56 percent of the team’s total rebounding total. By the end of the year, Donlon relied heavily on his five seniors to carry the load as they provided urgency going into the postseason. Filling the void the seniors will leave behind will be challenging, but Donlon likes what
the Raiders will bring next season. “I am excited about our team for next year,” Donlon said. “I think we bring back some very good juniors.” The onus, Donlon said, falls on Wright State juniors Reggie Arceneaux, Kendall Griffin, Chrishawn Hopkins and Tavares Sledge, sophomore JT Yoho, and freshmen Mark Howell and Steven Davis. “We need the four juniors to do their job, and that is to fill the roles and fill the void,” Donlon said. “And it is JT Yoho who has played major minutes for two years to fill the void. Steven Davis and Mark Howell, those seven players are responsible for filling the void that has been left by the seniors.” Griffin missed the last 10 games of the year with a concussion, but will be ready for his senior season according to Donlon. Replacing the vacated spots of seniors Cole Darling, Matt Vest, Jerran Young, AJ Pacher and Miles Dixon are four incoming freshmen and one ju-
nior college transfer. All five players are expected to be eligible for the 2014-15 season. But Donlon said it is not on the new guys to do what the five outgoing players did this past season. “We need the freshmen to come in and do good things, do positive things,” Donlon said. “Look at their strengths. You want young players. A couple of the freshmen will have a chance to play much more than Steven and Mark were able to play because we won’t have nine juniors and seniors going to work.” WSU could be a much more guard-orientated team next season with only one forward coming in to replace Darling, Pacher and Young. Forwards such as Davis and Sledge should see much bigger roles with the team next year. Donlon is not the only coach looking to replace key players. In the Horizon League, six of the top nine scorers were seniors this past season. League champion Milwaukee will have to replace its top two scorers in Jordan Aaron and Kyle Kelm. @wsuguardian
Guards Mark Howell (10) and Daniel Collie (2).
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