February 1, 2017

OP-ED: Thanks To Mixed-Gender Housing Rules, I Can Finally Become Friends With Girls

The University just announced a sweeping change that allows male and female students to room together on West Campus, which means I will finally be able to make female friends.

The change comes after years of maintaining an archaic policy built upon the misguided preconception that boys and girls can only be enemies or lovers, and nothing in between.

After a multitude of unsuccessful attempts at building meaningful relationships with every girl I interact with in classes, dorms, and parties, I came to realize that the main reason no friendships were blossoming was because I couldn’t live with any of them.

Now, with the capability of sharing a living space with the opposite gender, I am positive that I can develop a sense of kinship with at least one, if not multiple, female peers.

And who knows, thanks to this policy change, someday I may even be living with a girlfriend.

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