Kristen DiPietra

kdipiet2@binghamton.edu

31 Articles


Advice Column

Dear Kristen 3/27: intimate initiator, unfair firing

Dear Kristen, My boyfriend is never in the mood to have sex. Although I don’t have an abnormally high sex drive, I’m always the one to initiate things and try to get...


Columns

Navigating your emotional affair

Cheating on a significant other does not always have to yield a steamy kiss or a sexual encounter with another person. It may not even require touching them. In its most sinister...


Columns

Mandatory participation harms education

In a lot of ways, college is no different than high school, save the caliber of work and the fact that students are more covert when they show up to class under...


Advice Column

Advice column 3/16: Tighty-whities, required troubles

I recently started seeing this guy and I’ve been having a great time. He’s sweet, smart and interested in what I have to say. We’ve hooked up a few times and it’s...


Columns

A Moore effective avenue for feminism in TV

Less than a week after the Women’s March on Washington, the United States lost a pioneering comic and feminist. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Mary Tyler Moore died at the age of 80...


Advice Column

Advice column 2/23: Studying abroad, embracing religion

Hi Kristen, I want to study abroad next spring in South America as part of a program pertaining to my major. I’ve already conducted research about the program and it sounds fun....


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Make America bang again

With all the recent doom and gloom in the world, it’s hard to feel optimistic. I’ve already had two dreams in which I ate all of my birth control pills in desperation....


Advice Column

Pipe Dream Advice: campus dates, know your roomates

Dear Kristen, I really like this girl, one of my close friends, and I want to ask her out soon. The only problem is I don’t have a car, I live on...


Advice Column

Advice column 1/26: beauty in confidence; major drama

Dear Kristen, My girlfriend is self-conscious about her body. I think she is very attractive, but I can’t make her believe that. How can I help her believe that she is attractive...


Columns

Disability, not a definition

The Saturday before the presidential election, 12-year-old J.J. Holmes woke up at 3 a.m. to embark on a two-hour drive to Tampa with his mother and sisters. Holmes, who has cerebral palsy,...