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Vegas is not love, Vegas is not life

By Phil Sidavong

March 2, 2016

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, 2016

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...

The wild west of the internet

By Jed Fernandez

February 29, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Communication is key in almost any relationship. Especially in the day and age we live in it's almost impossible not to stay connected. From cell phones, tablets, laptops and now even smart watches people are in constant communica...

Students don’t have to steal study music

By Jerriel Biggles

February 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the 58th Annual Grammy's on last Monday, the topic of piracy rose once again. Not only is piracy illegal, it hurts the artists we love.If you like the artist enough, you'll likely buy the album or song, but most people listen...

Union POV: Be classy, not trashy

By Sydnie Mills

December 1, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

OK ladies let's talk. For the first time, I was embarrassed to be a woman. This semester, I walked into the women's restroom to the sight of unflushed toilets, used tampons on the floor, pee on seats and trash everywhere.At fi...

Give thanks for what?

By Jed Fernandez

November 25, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hell breaking loose.Retailers' worst nightmare.Fighting over TVs.Everyone ruined it.What do all these phrases have in common? No, it's not describing the holidays. It's how Twitter described Black Friday in three words with the...

Breaking the silence on white privilege

By Jorge Villa

November 9, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The SUNY Plattsburgh’s college paper ran on their front page an illustration cartoon of a black male with an exaggerated white smile, walking down a street in a desolate neighborhood with a red cap and gown clutching a ...

Extreme fanaticism crosses over to violence

By Eric Ramos

October 22, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Violence in sports culture is not new to sports fans who have been following their teams since childhood. I still remember going to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as a kid with my dad to watch the Raiders games, where the actio...

Islamaphobia a constant battle against ignorance

By Jorge Villa

October 5, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This past week, a 14-year-old Muslim boy was put in handcuffs by police and suspended after showing his teacher a handmade clock who mistook for a bomb at Mac Arthur high school in Texas. Ahmed Mohammed is one of many cases of ...

Music festivals are not the problem, people are

By Phil Sidavong

September 3, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

L.A. County should not ban festivals because of the carelessness of others. The owners of the events are already making changes for the betterment of the people. Music festivals like Together As One (TAO) and Electric Daisy Car...

How to spend the long awaited break

By Monique Judge

May 4, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am almost too exhausted to even write this column. The spring 2015 semester is coming to a close. All of the hard work we have put in over the last four months is finally paying off. Any slacking off we did is also rearing...

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