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A little bit louder now

Sex on Tuesday

This column was originally published in the Dec. 1, 2009 issue of The Daily Californian. Mom, looks like I’m going to be doing this for the rest of the semester. Warning: If you read this, our phone conversations are going to get even more awkward. Let’s be real here — we all
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Dropping out

Off the Beat

Spending time with yourself can teach you a lot about your interactions with others. After a cathartic and solitary summer, I’ve decided to check my priorities during this fall semester.
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Silent swan song

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I’d spent many years as a secret singer, and finally joining a choir at age 21 felt both liberating and terrifying. So when I developed a cough just days before my final performance with the choir, I decided that — no matter what — the show must go on.
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And it was all yellow

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Yellow has been sprinkled into my life, adding richness and intensity — much like the yellow turmeric my mother sprinkles into her home cooked Indian dishes.
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Dude, why so serious?

Sex on Tuesday

Contrary to what many people would have you believe, there is nothing wrong with having an uncomplicated night of coitus. During most other times, we’re forced to keep our natural tendencies pent up at the expense of enjoying ourselves to the fullest.
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Trying to find the words

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Moving away from home to a college town came with a lot of excitement and a barrage of new experiences. But I gradually began to realize how much I was also losing.
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A politicized Jewish identity

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Jewish communities need to be more open to debate about Israeli policies. And progressive campus organizations need to more explicitly welcome Jewish students, with the understanding that being Jewish is not always about blind support for Israel or even about Israel at all.
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The pursuit of trivia

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We, the True Journo Kids, took trivia night by storm. And accompanying each factoid I blurted out at those trivia nights was a memory of how I came across that information in the first place. All this trivial knowledge was a map through my personal history.
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The church’s hit-and-run

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With the release of an approximately 1,300-page grand jury report detailing years of sexual abuse of minors by members of the clergy in a handful of Pennsylvania dioceses, the Roman Catholic Church has found itself facing a similar set of options — to either take responsibility or ignore the problem.
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