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A veteran's college life

By Daniel Bernal

December 4, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

My life as a veteran in college has helped me grow as a person. When I first left the Army, it was an extremely hard period in my life because I left everything behind, all my friends who I trained, grew, and fought with were...

A look back at the start of a college career

By Daisy Alatorre

December 2, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I went through my whole senior year without thinking much of how little time I had left in my high school. I knew that the next year I would be starting college. I didn’t really grasp that concept at that time. The day I...

The joys of parenting

By Roseanney Liu

November 30, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you are a parent in the South Bay and you want to know how to be an outcast, it’s very simple: Don’t put your kids in any extracurricular activities. Not that I would ever commit social suicide among the parents' circles. Like...

Don't break out the reindeers before we get a bite of the turkey

By Grant Hermanns

November 24, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

It's a cold, bright November morning. You've just woken up from a long night of Halloween celebration, be it partying, trick-or-treating with younger siblings (or adult friends), or even just watching horror movies while handing ou...

One is a lonely number

By Leslie Veliz

November 20, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am an only child. I have a sense of what being a despot must have felt like. The words spoiled, selfish and bratty come to mind, and yes, I don’t deny that I’m not all these things. But one thing that I’m no...

Letter from the Editor: Fulfilling your potential

By Matthew Simon

November 20, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Confucius once said that the will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.Now that my time with the Union is coming to a close, I realize...

Put the phone down

By Grant Hermanns

November 15, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The lights above the crowd go out, while the lights on stage shine bright. The crowd goes wild for the first performer of the night: George Lopez. But if one were to look out on the crowd from the performer’s standpoin...

Finding your way

By Sydnie Mills

November 14, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

What do you want to be when you grow up? When we were younger, we were always asked that question and we probably gave a different answer every time. People would tell us to shoot for the stars and that we could be anything we w...

'Tis the season to drive safely

By Thomas Schmit

November 7, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

For some reason, no matter how many times we're told not to, people still drink and drive.We've all seen the public service ads, the shocking videos of hamburger meat people in driver's ed, even sometimes attend events about the...

Time is the most valuable present

By Angela Yim

November 6, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Midterms, midterm elections, preparations for Thanksgiving, Hanukah, and Christmas – Is it 2015 yet? Between the stress levels skyrocketing and bank accounts diminishing, who isn’t ready for some snow and spiked ho...

Learn the facts about Ebola before panicking

By Angela Yim

October 26, 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 co...

All for one and Adderall for all

By Michael Hakimi

October 8, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Is school boring? Yes! Do you find yourself daydreaming in class? All the time! Do you feel that this affects your grades? Hell yeah! Great, as a respected doctor I’m going to diagnose you with a disease called ADHD, an...

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