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Major: Journalism Minoring in Fashion Media and Public Relations
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland
Favorite writer: I don't have a favorite writer but, I love Kanye. he makes music so he's technically a writer. It's Kanye. My favorite writer is Kanye.
Favorite Sex Scene from a movie/tv/book: My favorite sex scene is from "Higher Learning" where Tyra Banks and Omar Epps have a love making montage!
Hidden talent: My hidden talent is the ability to make bomb playlists.

Posts By: Lailah Berry

Title IX Changes Don’t Reflect the Realities of Sexual Assault

*Trigger warning for content that includes a description of sexual assault* Freshman year of college, I invited a boy to my dorm. This was hardly anything revolutionary because having people over to study, hookup, or just hangout was the norm for me. I had no expectations, only a small interest in him; I wanted to get to know him better but with no money like most college kids, a date for me was a calm conversation in my room. The night started off awkward; he was saying all the wrong things, I was saying all the wrong things. I could tell that we were turning each other off and so I decided to liven things up. I attempted a play fight with him to get the nervous energy out of… Read more »

Dear Incoming Freshman, Please Add Condoms to Your List of School Supplies

“Americans are having less sex” says CNN news article, but the spread and severity of sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs) are on the rise. New York magazine surveyed over 700 students and to their findings, only 41 percent of women and 49 percent of men reported being sexually active. You might assume that because of TV shows like “Skins” and “Shameless” college is a literal hotbed of sexual activity. Not so. In fact, in the same survey about 39 percent of students identified as virgins. So to assume that more and more young people are having less sex may not be far fetched. While sex is seemingly on a decline, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced this summer that  over 70 countries have identified a strain of… Read more »