• Ask Lara,  Life,  Safe Life

    Mean Girls

    Q:  Dear Lara, I thought I’d left mean girls behind in high school, but college isn’t turning out to be any different.  I was at a party this past weekend and had too much to drink.  That’s on me, I know, but what can I do about the photo that’s now making its way across the internet?  You don’t even…

  • Life,  Safe Life,  Sex Life

    No: A Negative Response

    “No is such an ambiguous word though. What does it mean? It’s very ambiguous when someone says, ‘I don’t want you to have sex with me.’ What do they mean by that? Like, are they teasing? I just don’t know where you stand these days.” –Richard Ayoade’s satirical response to Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines.” Although comedian Richard Ayoade’s deadpan…

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    Sexting

    Q:  A boy I like is sending me (sexy) messages on Facebook that are making me uncomfortable.  He says he wants to hook up, but so far he hasn’t asked me out.  What should I do? A: This Ninja is not clear that said boy is worthy of your affection, but is willing to assume you are a good judge…

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    Social Media Safety

    Nowadays, social media is prevalent in our lives on a day to day basis. There’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and thousands more websites where anyone in the world with access to a computer can see everything you post. With so many people on the internet every day, how can we be safe from potential threats? For starters, every website has…