Campus Relationships: Advice for Freshers

There’s probably no better place to be in love than on campus. Yes, being in love and in a relationship on campus is fun and exciting. I can remember clearly the thrill back in the day that the prospect of ‘campus love’ brought. No parental controls. You can see him/ her whenever, go to lectures Read more about Campus Relationships: Advice for Freshers[…]

Is it LOVE or LUST?

All young people will at a point ponder on this question- Is what I am feeling love or lust?Having one crush after another comes with confusing feelings. Research has shown that most people get confused between love and lust. The majority don’t know the difference. This is why you find a lot of people engaging in unhealthy relationships thinking they are in love yet they are in lust. The truth is there is a big difference between the two. One survives long term and the other, short term.In defining the two, we would be able to establish the real difference.Love is an intense feeling of affection toward another. It’s a profound and caring attraction that forms an emotional attachment. On the flip side, Lust is a strong desire of a sexual nature that is based on a sexual nature and is based on physical attraction. We can also say that Lust is solely based on physical attraction and fantasy—it often dissipates when the  “real person” surfaces. Lust is fueled by idealization and projection. You see what you hope someone will be or need to be rather than seeing the real person, flaws and all—which is love.Here are some signs to watch for to differentiate SIGNS OF LUST… 1. You’re totally focused on a person’s looks and bodies. 2. You’re interested in having sex, but not good conversations. 3. You want to leave soon after sex. 4. You are lovers, but not friends. 5. You’d rather Read more about Is it LOVE or LUST?[…]

When is the right time to start dating?

Nothing generates more interest and controversy among young people than these topics- Relationship, Dating, boyfriend/ girlfriend, beloved/sex. Without dispute, the youthful period is an exciting time laden with a lot of opportunities, exposure, development and important decisions to be made. Most of these decisions can have a permanent impact on one’s life either for good Read more about When is the right time to start dating?[…]

The Love Goes On

The story of the Titanic has been and will always remain a beautiful story. I, for instance, will never forget the plot of that story. It’s a story that captures almost every facet of the experiences of human life. 

It contained people from all walks of life and with different dynamics. It carried the bourgeoisies, the elites, the middle class, the poor, the famous, the not-known, the beauties, the not too-good-looking, the outspoken, the timid amongst others.

The titanic was life itself. How amazing that ‘life’ travelled and lived on the surface of the waters. I believe it had a magnificent view from every angle as it sat on the surface of the water and was watched in awe. Its existence could be attributed to a rare diamond found among stones.  […]

Peniella Doris Ampong is a communications person and an educational consultant.She is a founding member of Studentshubgh.A graduate of the University of Ghana’s MA in Communications, Studies, she serves as a columnist with Studentshubgh and the social media manager. She writes and offers advice and mentoring in the area of academic and school decisions as well as admissions procedures. Follow her on facebook @penielladorisampong