Students

GenMe in Reality TV Land

GenMe in Reality TV Land

The three pairs of eyes staring impatiently were the only ones that mattered to the young girl on stage, although in the audience at the show and at home, millions more waited. She began to sing and the shy exterior melted away to a spectacular singing voice much to the […]

 
 

GenY Burns a Hole in Their Pocket

GenY Burns a Hole in Their Pocket

Five days a week before she starts her shift as a retail salesclerk, Ashourrina Henshaw, 21, stops into her local Starbucks where the staff knows her so well that she doesn’t even have to place the order for her usual: a Trenta Iced Caramel Macchiato with a double shot of […]

 
 

Coming Out, One Click at a Time

Coming Out, One Click at a Time

When Robert was 18, he told his parents, his siblings, and a few close friends that he was gay. It slipped out almost by accident one day in the car and his dad pulled over to give him a hug. Soon after Robert told his mom, his sister, and his […]

 
 

First-Generation Collegians: Their Families’ Hope

First-Generation Collegians: Their Families’ Hope

Of his six brothers and sisters, Mike Rodriguez,* a Fordham University senior, is the only child in his family who will graduate from college. The words his mother told him before he began his freshman year are seared in his mind: “You are my only hope,” she said as he […]

 
 

Sex Ed 101: What You Didn’t Learn

Sex Ed 101: What You Didn’t Learn

College sex educators have found that many students have basic questions about sexuality that should have been answered in sex ed courses in middle school or high school. Here are the most common misconceptions that college students have about sex, and the ways that educators attempt to remedy them. Dr. […]

 
 

From Dating to Hooking Up: What it Means for Gen Y

From Dating to Hooking Up: What it Means for Gen Y

When people asked Sara A., how long she and her then-boyfriend Nick had been dating, her answer varied. To her friends, the now 20-year-old NYU student had no problem explaining several years of “hooking up” and her “open relationship.” To her grandma and other relatives, Sara counted only the months […]