Sexually-transmitted diseases are on the rise at Missouri Southern State University, according to an article written by Monique Jamerson in the latest edition of the university's newspaper, The Chart.
The report apparently started as an investigation into rumors of a mononucleosis outbreak, but ended up being much more.
"There have been three cases of mono at Southern but 11 cases of STDs. Out of 117 STD tests, about 10 percent came back positive. Jan Dipley, director of health services, said the concern is the spread of gonorrhea and not mono," Ms. Jamerson wrote.
A sophomore psychology major told The Chart that "there are a number of girls at Southern who are willing to do anything sexually for a guy."
It all comes down to boredom, a freshman nursing major said. "There is nothing to do here which results in a higher proportion of sexual activities which causes the spread of STDs," the student said.