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Challenging Society’s Definition of Happiness

Challenging Society’s Definition of Happiness

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 17
Filed under Opinion

It can be difficult feeling confident about yourself in college. You can be bombarded by choices, well-meaning but misplaced advice from friends and family, and all the while, doubting your career path and future. When you make college your whole life, all other aspects tend to fall to the side. Paul...

Anything for Selenas?

Anything for Selenas?

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
March 10
Filed under Opinion

The Chicanx/Latinx Student Resource Center held a spirited afternoon of “spilling the tea” on Thursday Mar. 02 at “Cafecito con Chisme: Selena, Pop Culture, and Cultural Appropriation.” Students from across the racial and gender spectrums gathered into the cozy room on the second floor of the...

Communication and Understanding is Key in Inclusive Community Leadership

Miguel Arriola, Intern
March 9
Filed under Opinion

Are you a political creature  seeking to influence the world around you?  Have you ever wanted to organize your community to stand for an important cause?  Whether one seeks to be a local politician serving the community, a community organizer providing support services to those in need, or a protest...

Are Academic Societies Worth Joining?

Are Academic Societies Worth Joining?

Miguel Arriola, Intern
March 3
Filed under Opinion

It seems likely that many students who encounter some sort of academic honor society might wonder whether or not it’s worth joining.  After all, joining does require time and effort in terms of learning about its benefits and taking advantage of them.  Plus, there are fees.  Assuming one already...

Gentrification: A Way to Improve Local Communities Or the New Face of Colonization?

Gentrification: A Way to Improve Local Communities Or the New Face of Colonization?

David Czinner, Intern
February 23
Filed under Opinion

Gentrification has been a topic of debate for decades, yet discussions on the matter have been on the rise in recent years since Los Angeles has seen a huge increase in new housing and developments. On Thursday, Feb. 16, the Cross Cultural Center held an one-hour discussion on gentrification, with...

Facebook and fake news

Matthew Gonzalez, Contributor
February 15
Filed under Opinion

Fake news is affecting the way we think. Social media platforms have recently been hit with fake news posts that affect politics, cause concern with hoax celebrity deaths, and promote propaganda. Unlike news satire, fake news websites seek to mislead, rather than entertain readers for financial, political,...

Screeching in the rain: are the cats and dogs really worth it?

Screeching in the rain: are the cats and dogs really worth it?

Anthony Karambelas, Staff Reporter
February 3
Filed under Opinion

If you aren’t a rainy day person, last week probably wasn’t up your alley. It was, to say the least, a soggy experience. But not all students felt the same way. While some complained of its burdens, others found the rainy environment nostalgic. So to see how your opinions stack up, here’s how Cal Stat...

Protest or Civil Unrest?

Protest or Civil Unrest?

Robert Camou, Intern
January 31
Filed under Opinion

It is becoming common knowledge that political decision making has been hijacked by private interests worldwide. This corruption becomes especially horrific in the United States’ representative democracy and is the antithesis of a government intended to be “of the people, by the people, and for ...

Perceptions of Illegitimacy Provide a Large Political Target

Perceptions of Illegitimacy Provide a Large Political Target

Miguel Arriola, Intern
January 26
Filed under Opinion

The aggressive character and the demonizing declarations and promises of Donald Trump provided an easy target for the monitoring group Human Rights Watch. On Thursday, January 12, the organization released its annual report cataloging the state of human rights in nations around the world. Among the top...

An Unconventional Inauguration for an Unconventional President

An Unconventional Inauguration for an Unconventional President

Ani Nalbandian, Staff Reporter
January 25
Filed under Opinion

President Trump’s first day in office was marked by a flurry of criticisms and praises of his inaugural address. Definitively unconventional, both sides of the aisle agreed it was a negative speech that did little to mend partisan divisions. Republicans from around the country generally had positive react...

The price of retail

The price of retail

J. Aaron Delgado, Photo Editor
January 25
Filed under Opinion

The holidays have come and gone. While it may have been great to spend time with family and friends, it is also a time for spending and making money, that’s if one worked in retail during the holiday season. Many retail companies look to hire a great amount of employees for seasonal positions for the ...

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Janice Peregrina, Staff Reporter
January 24
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Here we are again. Do you already feel the grind beginning to creep in? For some of you, this is your first semester in college and you’re bright, excited, and nervous for all the new experiences ahead of you. For others, like me, this is your very last semester and you can already taste the end in...

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