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Being confident in who you are

By Anna Mavromati

May 12

Filed under Columns, Opinion

They aren't Greek. That is the first thought that comes to my mind every time I look at a poster for the upcoming movie "Troy." The cast just doesn't look Greek. One of the posters consists of a giant image of Brad Pitt,...

A lion makes a home at a park

By Anna Mavromati

May 5

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Lions, tigers and bears! Oh my! We should be wary of them, it's true. They are wild animals, but some of them live here and should be treated with respect. A mountain lion began living in Griffith Park, which is in downtown...

Drafting could be the next step

By Anna Mavromati

April 28

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Times can get hard and people can get desperate, but people still have their rights and their freedom of choice. U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel has proposed that the United States consider reinstating the draft. There are so many reasons...

Piracy rewards artists and fans

By Anna Mavromati

April 21

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I am sick and tired of whiny celebrities and the entertainment industry telling me not to pirate MP3's and movies from the Internet. No matter what they say and do, their arguments aren't convincing enough for me. Argument...

When big is no longer what's in

By Anna Mavromati

March 24

Filed under Columns, Opinion

McDonald's is going to stop selling supersized fries and sodas. There's nothing wrong with that, but at the same time there's nothing great about it either. The large McDonald's portions have been blamed for causing obesity,...

Educated voters hear both sides

By Anna Mavromati

March 17

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Everyone is familiar with the classic high school cliques, such as the preps, the punks, the jocks, the nerds and many others. There are popular kids and unpopular kids. It's a funny thing, but we never grow out of this trait....

Censorship is not the answer

By Anna Mavromati

March 10

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, radio disc jockeys Howard Stern and Bubba the Love Sponge lost radio shows. They are both well-known for their aired sexual obscenities and dirty humor. Most of us are aware of who they are and what has happened...

William Hung, in my eyes you’re the real American Idol

By Anna Mavromati

March 3

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I have found my true American Idol. It is not any of the past idols like Kelly, Ruben, Clay or Justin. His name is William Hung. Yeah, laugh if you want. For those of you who are unenlightened, Hung is the infamous reject...

Do not take the Bible out of context; it is not up to date

By Lana McCarthy

December 3

Filed under Columns, Opinion

If anyone wants a belly-jiggling laugh or wants to entertain friends at a party, they should definitely open the Bible and read Leviticus. These are the chapters of the Bible where God's laws are mapped out explaining...

Millionares allowed to abuse their get out jail free ‘card’

By Lana McCarthy

November 19

Filed under Columns, Opinion

All of my enemies better run for their lives when I get rich and famous, because I'll go on a killing spree. Most humans learn by observation, and the public is learning that if you're rich, you can get away with almost anything. Want...

Things one learns from watching ‘South Park’

By Lana McCarthy

October 29

Filed under Columns, Opinion

As many times as my mother told me that "South Park" was nothing but cuss words and fart jokes, I continuously defended it and laughed hysterically at the intelligent and thought-provoking humor. One episode proved to...

Ethnicity matters especially for groups being stereotyped

By Lana McCarthy

October 15

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Irish people deserve a better education over others and better jobs based only on the fact that they're Irish. And why shouldn't they? The Irish culture was subjected by the English to 400 years of rape, theft of land, and murder. I...

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