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Illustration by Andrea Nebhut “All you need is love!” So shouts, and then sings, Ewan McGregor as the penniless but ebullient poet Christian in Baz Luhrmann’s frenetically swooning movie, “Moulin Rouge.” He is — as we’ll see on Valentine’s Day!* — very enthusiastic. But is he right? Is love truly all you need? Well, Christian is quoting the Beatles. Were they right? If we keep pushing that question farther back, eventually we reach the ancient...

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Arguments on cultural and religious appropriation are a popular topic at Trinity and have been featured multiple times in the Trinitonian. Questioning the circumstances in which one can wear dreadlocks or adopt some other cultural practice, particularly if that culture has experienced oppression, is an important conversation to have. But, if I am to be entirely honest, the specifics of this ethical question are beyond me. What if you have been adopted into the culture,...

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Special SectionsLet’s get kinky

February 7, 2018212 min

Valentine’s Day is here and talk about love and sex is not in the air. People are whispering in dark corners, afraid to be verbal and casual about conversations of the sexual nature. Why is that? I set out to find someone who could answer my questions about the very common but very abstract term “kink.” I was led to Cay Crow, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is also with the American Association of...