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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...

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...

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