From Sacred Heart University's The Spectrum, a little lesson in how to completely confuse the young people we're hoping to educate.
As you might already know or discern, it's a Catholic institution of higher learning. So, since I was never personally indoctrinated in the religion, perhaps my furrowed brow and wrinkled up nose is based on a lack of sympathetic understanding.
It's against the rules -- as in, they have actual consequences for infractions -- to have a condom on your person or, I guess, in your pocket even. According to this opinion piece in the school paper, "premarital sex is forbidden..." But someone official there recently authorized free STD testing at the Campus, sending out email invites that asked "Are you positive that you're negative?"
So Perspectives section writer Rachel Maresca dutifully took to the lawns to find out if other students felt the same dismay as she did and, what a surprise, nobody quite gets it.
Neither do I.
I'd like to see some of those students apply for a research grant (from another institution, perhaps) to investigate the percentage of Catholic university graduates who go on to experience infertility later, as compared to folks who weren't "forbidden" to have sex.