The first in a series of long-form journalism pieces exploring lived gender & sexuality at Millsaps College.

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by Sara Sacks, junior Millsaps Student

Regretfully, the context of this piece was not published in this week’s newspaper. Last semester, Sacks and her classmates were asked to complete a project exploring lived gender & sexuality at Millsaps College. Students were not asked to cover all of campus life but to focus their articles on specific areas, issues and/or people. This piece is the first in a series of these projects. 

You may submit any written response to Genny Santos at santogl@millsaps.edu

Not even the saturating odor of Clorox Bleach can conceal the musk of previous weekends –of perspiring men and women on an overcrowded dance floor, of knocked over Nati Ice, of rumors and secrets. Below the droning buzz of florescent lights, a casual air of restlessness dominates Lambda Chi Alpha’s (Lambda Chi) weekly chapter meeting.

Among the suffocating beige of couches, chairs, walls and skin tones, a freshman saunters past…

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