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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...

Opening eyes to sex crimes

By Thomas Schmit

October 8, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

With more than 50 universities throughout the country under federal investigation for the mishandling of sex crimes, including UCLA and UC Berkeley, it feels as if you can’t walk around the corner these days without encountering se...

Waging war on the war on terror

By Michael Hakimi

October 1, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The hypocrisy of the war on terror is rarely talked about in main stream media. The very idea of a war against terrorism implies an endless, borderless conflict in which the only guarantee is the loss of life. In a supposed at...

The selfie seen round the world

By Thomas Schmit

October 1, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Roughly three hundred years ago, a bunch of hicks on the outskirts of one of the world’s largest empires took up hunting rifles and cannons, starting the revolution that forged our country. In the modern era however, gu...

Revitalizing the American dream

September 17, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Mindless zombies slugging from place to place after the relentless all-nighter. Coffee in one hand and textbook in another. The life of a college student -- often times balancing work, school, and social engagements -- can be...

A new history, a new consciousness

By Michael Hakimi

September 17, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Carl Sagan once said of Earth; “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived...

Playing the blame game helps nobody

By Russell Lewis

September 15, 2014

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Right and wrong aren’t what dictate the actions of humans, it is desire. Women-kind has had a very vocal and provocative last month, as we have had high profile cases of privacy invasion and assault, with a dash of targeted ma...

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