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Editorial: Security in question

Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor

March 10, 2015

Safety on campus continues to be troublesome. On March 3, a student was reported victim to a sexual battery incident behind a dumpster on the west side of the Learning Resource Center, which occurred late in the evening. It's brought up an important question about police presence at night. Is campus police paying greater attention during peak hours and not surveying as...

Perspective: I am ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and American

Perspective: I am ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ and American

Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015

I told my parents ABC was going to premiere a show based on an Asian-American family— they didn’t know what to expect. My dad immediately remembered...

Hip hop revolutionizes social media platforms

Richard Lomibao, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015

Hip hop has always been an outlet of expression to bring social change and to address identity. When hip hop took off back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, music was a response to black oppression resulting in songs like “Fight the Power” by Public Enemy. Now with the means of social media, it’s another form of reaching out to fans outside of the music. Rather than waiting...

Perspective: Valentine’s Day is a sham

Phoenix Webb

February 16, 2015

Valentine’s Day is known as a day of love. Media images show it as a day to express love, usually with material items like jewelry, flowers, food, things a woman would love. Men evidently don't need to be gifted with anything until Christmas. The reality of Valentine’s Day is that it’s a sham. The history of Valentine's Day is not exact. It has been suggest...

Sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be silenced

Jennifer Manalili, Copy Editor

December 11, 2014

When 28-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf, star of movie franchises that’ve included “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones,” spoke up this month alleging he’d be raped by a woman during a performance art exhibition titled “#IAMSORRY,” he was quickly bombarded with the same kind of rocks that have been thrown at victims of sexual assault for ages. “He must’ve loved...

Letter to the Editor: Smokers clouding new science building

Angelica Wallingford

December 10, 2014

Dear Editor:Since starting the fall semester I have taken notice to a social habit that is becoming very popular here on campus. Now I am not judging or saying I have never indulged in this social habit (I am a former partaker of this nasty social habit). This social habit is smoking cigarettes right outside of the Math and Social Science Building. Now I know from experience...

Editorial: Refreshing wastewater

David Pradel, Sports Editor

December 9, 2014

With one of the worst droughts crumbling the state of California to its roots, the San Diego City Council approved a $3.5 billion recycled water project on Nov. 18 that will provide San Diegans with a reliable drought-proof and long-term water supply at the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. After a long-envisioned sewage purification system that began in 2004, it was a 9-0 vote by the City Coun...

Balancing Thanksgiving and retail employment

Abtin Mohammadi

December 9, 2014

Every year in late November, the American people celebrate one of the most spiritual and important traditions in honor of Thanksgiving in a very special way. People define ultimate happiness and appreciate the beautiful, plentiful and fascinating joys of life in faith of liberty of justice from God. But we live in an industrialized nation with an essential emphasis on gradual enha...

Black Friday is not a holiday

Phoenix Webb

December 9, 2014

Growing up, Thanksgiving was my second best holiday. It was my Mamma's best meal all year and there was extra dessert. Oh yeah. Thanksgiving was a wrap: wake up, eat breakfast, snack until dinner was served at 2 p.m., eat dessert, rest, watch TV, eat cookies, decorate the tree and once it was up then go to bed in a food-drunken stupor. It was a simple holiday. It was a holiday...

Editorial: Dignity in both life and death

Torrey Spoerer

November 18, 2014

Earlier this year, a 29-year-old California woman named Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and told by doctors that the cancer would most likely end her life in six months. After receiving the news, Maynard decided that she had no intention to allow the cancer to control how she lived or died. “After months of research, my family and I reached...

Stop the massive hype over the seasonal pumpkin spice

Angelica Wallingford

November 18, 2014

Every year around fall, there’s an orange-eyed monster that rears its ugly head. It makes girls in Uggs scream with glee as they rush into Starbucks with Instagram ready to go on their iPhones and a Taylor Swift song playing in their heads. That monster? Pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice isn’t that great. In fact, it’s one of the most overrated things to ever e...

Banning plastic bags for an efficient future

Abtin Mohammadi

November 18, 2014

One of the most recent environmental arguments in California relates to the signing of a statewide plastic bag ban in grocery stores that's drawn many challenges regarding its beneficial impacts and damages as well. According to the new law, plastic bags at grocery stores will no longer be available starting in July of next year and for everywhere else as of the following year. Als...

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