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Tough friends are hard to find

By Jed Fernandez

May 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Throughout life you meet people that make a significant impact on your life for better or for worse. If you are lucky enough, you will find people that will make you a better person and when you do find them, try hard to hold on...

What I learned… as a functioning alcoholic

By Phil Sidavong

May 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My best friend to this day, once asked me to drink with him when we were 16. I told him it was about time I stopped drinking because we were young and most importantly: I started drinking alcohol at the age of 14. I had the...

Procrastinate to be great

By Sydnie Mills

April 28

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Procrastination is a choice. If you're like me then you know all too well about the panic that sets in, the stress that builds and the relief that comes from finishing assignments or projects moments before they're due. I call th...

The struggle is real

By Eric Ramos

April 28

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I overheard a student on campus say "the struggle is real" after forgetting to ask for mayonnaise and mustard packets for the turkey sandwich he just purchased. For me, the struggle is real when you have two jobs, are a part-ti...

What I learned…attending Coachella 2016

By Phil Sidavong

April 20

Filed under Columns, Opinion

During the day there's a vast land of lush, green grass full of people from different cultures, backgrounds and even continents. The desert heat is intense, and the people are somewhat sober.The music is blaring.At night, the...

Minimum wage increase will soon cause a nationwide movement for better or worse

By Jed Fernandez

April 14

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week the states of New York and California both passed laws that will increase the raise of minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of the next few years in each respective state. The current minimum wage in Californi...

Faithful, faithful, faithful, faithful

By Phil Sidavong

April 8

Filed under Columns, Opinion

"Bros before hoes."Such a phrase has been coined for the sole purpose of letting your friends know that they are more important than the woman, or significant other, in your life.But there is no reason for a friend to let a friend ...

‘Batman v. Superman’; more like critics vs. audiences

By Grant Hermanns

April 8

Filed under Columns, Opinion

After nearly 15 years of development and multiple versions of a script, the long-awaited "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has arrived, and its reception has gotten a lot of media attention due to the wide gap between the au...

Meeting online is easier than real life

By Trent Ledford

March 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are plenty of fish in the sea, but finding the right one may take some time, so millions of singles are turning to the internet for help. Meeting new friends, potential lovers or even knowing people with the same intere...

Relationships the old-fashioned way

By Madison Brady

March 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As easy as it is to swipe right on an attractive face on Tinder or to message someone on Facebook you normally wouldn’t approach, relationships are created and developed better in person. Attempting to meet a potential boy...

Vegas is not love, Vegas is not life

By Phil Sidavong

March 2

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many people have heard grandiose stories about great times and birthdays in Vegas.But let’s be honest, the phrase “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” has to mean something else right? One reason that it c...

Do hashtag movements work?

By Lauren Liddle

March 1

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The 88th Oscars opened with Chris Rock's monologue about the controversy surrounding the lack of diversity in Hollywood.During the show, Rock touched on the pressure to quit his hosting job, how to increase black nominees by creating "black categor...

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