Willie Mendelson

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Love knows no boundaries

A few years ago at Rosh Hashanah dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house, I was talking to my cousin and her boyfriend-at-the-time, Tony. I learned that Tony and Lynn had been dating for a few months and that things had been going great so far. They both really cared about each other, and even […]

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Age ain’t nothin’ but a number…right?

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t have a crush on a certain 17-year-old—almost 18!—runner-up from American Idol this past year. I’d also be lying if I denied making out with someone twice my age at a sketchy bar in Chicago. These two tidbits of information led me to consider age with regard […]

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Queer eye for the good guy: how nice guys (and girls) can win too

Some people have certain phrases that bug them. For example, many of my childhood teachers would always tell us that they hated the phrase “I can’t” or “I just don’t get this; I’m stupid.”

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“I like the Bartenderrrrrrrrrrrr”: A Tale of an Awkward Writer (Me) and His Obsession with a Chicago

I’d like to think that it’s not just I who has had an infatuation with that special bartender. Maybe it’s the fact that he knows how to make great drinks that makes him sexy.

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Can we be lovers and friends?

“If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends.”

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Class matters: From classroom crush to real romance

“Mean Girls” is one of my favorite movies for a number of reasons. Not only is it based on my hometown—and quite accurately so—but it also features a variety of romantic issues and plights common to many young adults in the real world. Oh, and even I have to admit that Lindsay Lohan looked smokin’ […]

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The dibs on Ibby’s: a date to remember

Nice restaurants are the ultimate go-to place for dates, but if you are stuck on campus without a car, they have always been a little hard to get to. Until now.

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