My sexual awareness began to feel hindered; kissing, holding hands and open affection didn’t happen on my parents’ watch. You’d think that the culture responsible for the Kama Sutra would encourage open, liberal attitudes, but no.
On a quiet summer night, I fucked a stranger who called me Tinkerbell. He was very, very tall and talked in a low, simple manner that made you think he was dumber than he probably was.
Honey drips down my fingers and he laps it up. It runs into my hair and sticks; he says he likes the tackiness, uses it to knot his hands in there, some attempted personification of permanence. It’s just the first touch, but we already know this won’t last forever.
It’s not okay to be okay. It’s okay to be the best.
Olamide Olaniyan is a fourth-year economics and politics major and The Ubyssey's sports editor. He once got his head stuck in a stairwell banister, and once wrote a love poem about cheeseburgers. If you've fallen in love, his number is 7789275073.
Sienna Cohen is a fourth-year psychology student. "My two real boyfriends are alike in that they were kind-hearted, funny people, and also in that neither of them knew about my longest relationship with my most consistent lover: depression."
Aiken Lao is a third-year commerce student and the Design Editor of The Ubyssey. She is powered by dad jokes, donuts and Red Bull and will take bribes. Fun fact: this issue is printed with the blood and tears of Aiken and several other editors.
Alexandra Cole is a third year Arts student studying creative writing and film production. She loves eggs benedict, conspiracy theories, and really good head. Alex identifies as pansexual, but why does that matter anyway?
“[Women] get our periods every month, so it just made sense. We would like to be the Dollar Shave Club of feminine hygiene. We want to reach a million women and educate them abut the benefits of organic tampons over traditional tampons.”
Emilie Kneifel is a second year UBC COGS student who lives in an apartment with her best friend named Kate, eats lots of fruits, makes lots of lists, and gets much too excited about new connections on LinkedIn.
Koby Michaels is a third-year integrated science student, current science editor and former sports editor of The Ubyssey. He likes talking nerdy in bed, and refused to write anything personal for this issue.
Hana Golightly is a second-year media studies student and a staff writer for The Ubyssey. This year she has kept six small plants mostly alive, and that’s all anyone can really hope for if you ask her!
Josh is The Ubyssey's Photo Editor and thinks he is funnier than he actually is. He's half-Jewish and still feels divided on the Israel-Palestine conflict. He enjoys politics, travelling, and gluten-free living.
Pop Danthology 2012 received approximately 80 million views. “The success of this one project actually cannibalized my entire channel and OCPD blog. It’s not giving me the voice I want to have — it’s just mixing other people’s voices.”
24 of the original 29 varsity teams retained their status, while five teams were reclassified as competitive clubs. The softball team appealed and sued the university and regained their status , but for the other teams, their future was less certain.
The UBC campus of five years ago was a strange place. There were roads where there shouldn't be roads and random open lawns that have since been supplanted by towering, concrete residences and fancy new lecture halls.
“We’re not an abstinence-based service. We’re not your mom telling you not to do something. Ultimately, my big goal would be that every student on campus feels like they have a place to go to explore that balance with alcohol, drugs and technology.”
The Pit is known for its Wednesday night “Pit Nights” — a fascinating display of first-years experiencing their first drops of alcohol and student politicians emerging from their offices in a frenzied rage to punish their bodies with hard liquor.
At the beginning of November, Lauren Taylor and a team of students including Alaia Hamer, Edward Dawson, Stefan Zubovic and Sophie Tang began work,on, what would be for many, their largest and most ambitious project to date.