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Educating on crime prevention in a rape culture

By Monique Judge

April 18, 2015

Filed under Columns

Over the next few weeks, a lot will be said about the alleged rape that happened near campus. There will be further reports from this paper on developing information in the investigation. The students who are aware of the sit...

What is your motivation?

By Monique Judge

March 30, 2015

Filed under Columns

Why are you in school? Why did you pick your chosen major? How does that major fit in with the life you see yourself having after college?What is your motivation? When I was younger, I thought I wanted to be a nurse. My motiva...

A spring break reflection

By Monique Judge

March 23, 2015

Filed under Columns

I spent my entire spring break at work. While most people I know were off enjoying beach days and shopping in the mall, I began a new position at work that sucked up all my time.Because of that new job, I had no time for stud...

That time Khloe Kardashian slut-shamed Amber Rose

By Monique Judge

March 2, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Welcome to Women's History Month, that time of year when we are both commemorative of the achievements of women, and mindful of the mistreatment women continue to endure every single day. As women, we tend to be some of the wo...

Thinking about my constant fear

By Katherine Chavez

January 12, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’m very afraid of something I know is inevitable. It’s not death, or anything catastrophic, it’s selling my Jeep and no longer driving it or seeing it in my driveway every day. Pret...

Young body art

By Daniel Hewitt

December 30, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many Americans that have at least one tattoo. I am one of them. My tattoo has a story and a meaning behind it. My tattoo says love in Hebrew. I feel like my tattoo is rooted into me because I designed it myself. I...

Coffee shop of homework

By Melinda Marasigan

December 24, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The smell of coffee lingers on me, my hair and my clothes at least five days a week when I finally get home. I work in a coffee shop three days a week for four to five hours at a time. As the hours of work pass, the time to s...

Not your exotic Barbie

By Kiana Schmitt

December 18, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

“Girl, you’re beautiful. You’re so…exotic! Like Exotic Barbie!” An attempted compliment slurred in my ear from the mouth of a visibly inebriated white male at a party weeks ago. “Where a...

To ensure proper service

By Armando Zelaya

December 13, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

So you leave a few dollars here, and a few dollars there, or you might even say, "Keep the change.” Big deal. What most Americans outside of the food industry don’t know is that just as there are steps to providing go...

Exactly who I'm supposed to be

By Stefanie Camarena

December 11, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was in fourth grade the first time my mom made my dad leave. It was every other day that I got to visit him in a hotel room up the street from our house. “A break” is what they called it. I knew he would be back, ...

The gift of being thankful

By Nia Brumfield

December 6, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Church has always been a center of my life, but the Lord has always been my focus. I was so involved in the church that my level of who I was as a member seemed to be like a promotion. First, I started off in the pew ...

Self education over self medication

By Angela Yim

December 4, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As if picture-taking peeping Toms on campus, death threats from the mentally unstable, and midterms aren't enough, now add the chilling news of a mutated killing virus landing on our soil. It's been a stressful couple of weeks. People...

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