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What I learned…attending Coachella 2016

By Phil Sidavong

April 20, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 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...

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