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Joshua Pietzold

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“I’m gonna have a box of 200 condoms with my name on it,” Derrick Wegner, 19, said with a smile, “And that makes me happy.” As part of Wegner’s duties as a Resident Assistant for Dreiser College at Stony Brook University, he’s helping to coordinate Tabler Quad’s “sex week,” a week dedicated to sex education.   But there’s more to Wegner than just his job as an RA. He’s a biology major who wants to double major in chemistry, his favorite method of transportation is to dance, preferably to skip, wherever he goes, he loves to sing and do taxidermy in his spare time, and he’s also one of a handful of transgender students at SBU and will be a founding member of the new Trans Alliance club. Though he cannot be on the official e-board for the new club because he’s already involved in another e-board for the LGBTA,…

It’s every potential business major’s dream to become fabulously wealthy through well-thought out investments and handling rich clients’ stock portfolios. To do so, however, you have to be a shark. You have to throw your morals out the window and make numbers your new religion. You have to out-asshole your contemporaries. How would you do that, you wonder? Here’s an example. Start young and intern at an established hedge fund like Cramer, Berkowitz & Co. Do that for around four years and then move on to your own independent ventures. Name your own hedge fund something like “MSMB Capital Management.” Go into the biopharmaceutical business and start a portfolio company called Retrophin Inc. Just do it, you won’t be sorry. Except maybe you will when Retrophin’s Board decides to replace you and files a $65 million lawsuit claiming you breached your loyalty to the company over use of company funds,…

“Miley, what’s good?” jabbed a ferocious Nicki Minaj on stage at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards after recent comments Miley Cyrus made about Minaj to Vanity Fair. The answer is not Cyrus’ album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, which was surprise-released at the end of the awards ceremony on Aug. 30. In an attempt to out-Beyoncé Queen Bey herself, Cyrus joined the wave of artists (Drake, Skrillex, D’Angelo, U2) dropping their albums with no prior warning. In a surprising change of pace, however, the album was made available for free to everyone with access to the Internet via Cyrus’ own website. A surprising move on the part of Cyrus, considering she is signed to a major label, RCA Records, and is undoubtedly tangled in contracts controlling her musical output and ensuring a hefty profit. That is, until the listener presses play, and it becomes very clear why the…