The Orion

The uneducated shouldn’t rush into adulthood

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Nicte Hernandez and Dongyoung Won

November 8, 2016

We all know someone who decided not to go to college. Whatever the circumstances that led them to make that decision, it likely had major effects on how they spent the rest of their lives and what they chose to value.According to the Knot Yet campaign, which tries to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancies, most Americans wi...

There is no rational way to argue against gay marriage

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William Rein

April 24, 2016

Last year, in the landmark Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges, love won. The federal legalization of gay marriage was foreshadowed by rising liberal views on marriage. However, even with national protection, the push for national inclusion is hardly stalled. In a recent dispute with a colleague, we a...

Soul mates? More like soul fakes

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William Rein

March 29, 2015

There are no soul mates, and there is no ultimate love. The concept of love is mostly scientific as an evolutionary tool to promote long-term relationships and raise offspring through the neurological release of chemicals like dopamine, pheromones, oxytocin, etc. The bonding that results is natur...

Keeping sex alive in marriage

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Tj Carter

November 12, 2014

Sex is one of the biggest parts of my marriage. I have been with my wife for over 13 years and have been married for 10. My wife and I have been having great sex since the first time we got together. Accomplishing this is not a hard thing to do.In my opinion, one of the biggest reasons that married couples...

Digital age reveals horrors of parenthood

Alyssa Dunning

October 30, 2014

Babies are adorable, but only when I can hand them back when they start to cry.I'm a married woman, about to be a college graduate. It is time to start thinking about my next steps in life. For a while I thought that I wanted kids, but lately it seems that no one is holding back any punches when talk...

Commitment scares me to death

Matt Murphy

October 20, 2014

Nothing makes me feel light-years away from adulthood like hearing about young marriage. My parents met as undergrads, and if memory serves me right, I was born before my mom finished graduate school. I don't think that was so uncommon for my parents' generation. People started their lives...

Getting married in college has its perks

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Alyssa Dunning

September 21, 2014

While most college students aren't ready for matrimony, it doesn't mean that it is a bad thing. It seems like everyone has something to say about young marriages. I constantly see articles about things to do instead of getting married young or columns about how it is a recipe for disaster. Th...

Risk regret by getting hitched too soon

Veronica De La Cruz

Veronica De La Cruz

February 25, 2014

  Students have many pressures after college, and marriage shouldn't be one. Young adults often assume that they are entitled to spend an average of four to five years in college, graduate and eventually get married. With almost two years of college under my belt I've realized how fast time i...

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