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The numbers also give us a glimmer of hope: 66 percent of adults under the age of 30 say that they want to get married, so there is a future in love for us. Just not at the ripe-old age of 25.

With marriage, we now say “I do… but not yet”

Niveditha Obla June 7, 2015
We want that raise, we want that title and we want to know that we can stand on our two feet before we jump into some sort balancing act with another person.
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The kNOw: I demand another spring break

The kNOw: I demand another spring break

Niveditha Obla March 24, 2015
Ah, spring break. The highlight of the semester; a week filled with endless days, maybe a trip to warm places with my closest friends.
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The Know: Perversion of religion no reason for murder

The Know: Perversion of religion no reason for murder

Niveditha Obla March 3, 2015
My final belief is Charlie Hebdo is an event that floats in a shade of grey, teetering between two very opposing sides.
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The Know: I am a modern day woman

The Know: I am a modern day woman

Niveditha Obla February 5, 2015
The world is my audience: expecting everything of me, expecting nothing from me. There is a quiet, understated acknowledgement that maybe, I can do something. Maybe.
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The Know: 19 Things I Learned at 19

The Know: 19 Things I Learned at 19

Niveditha Obla February 3, 2015
Growing up means learning new things, having new experiences and discovering ourselves and others.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

27 things to be thankful for this holiday season

Niveditha Obla November 25, 2014
Every year around Thanksgiving, we find ourselves wondering what we really are thankful for. Here are some things you may not have thought of that you really should be thankful for.
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A week without social media: a survivor’s tale through the impossible

Niveditha Obla November 18, 2014
Social media is as much a part of our lives as eating and sleeping. There are, of course, the few who choose to not partake in it, but we can categorize them as the vegans of the internet world.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: MCT CAMPUS)

High heeling my way through stress

Niveditha Obla October 14, 2014
Some people take Adderall, and some people drink copious amounts of coffee or tea. I, on the other hand, like to wear six-inch stilettoes.
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“Yes means yes:” redefining consent

Niveditha Obla October 7, 2014
Consent before sexual intercourse is the largest place of ambiguity today for millennials, especially as the number of sexual assaults on campuses across the nation increases every year.
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(PHOTO CREDIT: SBU EATS)

New changes make Campus Dining more palatable to students

Niveditha Obla August 15, 2014
Food on campus is a heavy topic. To counteract the numerous accounts of complaints, SBU Eats released a list of “Key Areas of Improvement for Dining Services” for the upcoming academic year.
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Unwelcome snow leaves students storming mad

Niveditha Obla March 31, 2014
It was a surprise to everyone to wake up to an unwarranted winter wonderland. Mother Nature pulled the ultimate April Fool’s joke a day early, smothering the dreams of warm weather with slushy, slippery snow. I slipped once from my way back from the gym at 8:30 a.m., which was just enough times to dissuade me from the thought of attending classes.
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Female masturbation is not a myth

Niveditha Obla February 11, 2014
When you sit in history class and study the past, it is easily understood that people’s mindsets have progressed. We are more open to cultural differences, other races and are becoming (slowly) adapted to different sexualities as a whole. But all of this gets thrown right out the window when it comes to masturbation.
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