Our generation does drugs. We make money in unorthodox ways. We are in unconventional relationships. We know this, but we hardly talk about our varied behaviors without sneering at those that are different from ours, denigrating each other based on a loose set of morals. For this reason, I wanted to provide an open forum to talk about topics ranging from unfulfilled open relationships to lucrative “sugar” relationships. This is WSN’s “Vices” issue, a conglomeration of student narratives and interviews that attempt to hurdle the stigma that comes with the word “vices.” These students are not the outliers of society, just as these “vices” are not symptomatic of deep personal or cultural problems. In fact, they’re not “vices” at all. This is our generation, speaking for ourselves.
Some of the topics are of a sensitive nature. For this reason, either the writers or those quoted in stories were protected by anonymity or given pseudonyms.