Cupid’s here with chocolate, flowers & disappointment

by Jessica Snyder Valentine’s Day. Ugh. Does the thought of it make anyone else cringe, or just me? I have been single for the dreaded V-day and I have been in a relationship. Let me tell you, I hate it either way. As a single person, V-day is a reminder that you are alone. Let…

Historic Downtown Glendale hosts annual Chocolate Affaire

by Jessica Snyder The 22nd annual Chocolate Affaire arrives at Murphy Park in Historic Downtown Glendale Feb. 3-5. This event is hosted by Cerreta Candy Company, who will offer tours of their factory throughout the entire event. “I’ve been a couple of times. I like it. It’s a lot like the Glendale Glitters event as…

The sexual double standard that exists among millenials

by Jessica Snyder Since the beginning of time, there has been a double standard between men and women when it comes to sex. A man who sleeps around is often labeled a stud; whereas a woman who does the same thing is often labeled a slut. This poses a problem for women in a society…

Friends with benefits changes dynamic of friendship

by Ricky V. Gillam These days, no one is really 100 percent single. Everyone wants to have multiple options and doors open when it comes to dating. People seem to have one or more potential suitors they entertain. They may not be sexually intimate with all of these them, but they have interest in keeping…

Friends with benefits disappoints more often than not

by: Jessica Snyder I have had something on my mind a lot lately and decided to do what the person with a passion for writing usually does and work it out through words. Seriously, writing is like therapy. Urban Dictionary defines friends with benefits as such: “Two friends who have a sexual relationship without being…