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What’s So Wrong With Columbus Day?

November 2, 2018 6:54pm | Nina Baeza

On October 8, 2018, over 20 states celebrated Columbus Day. However, many other states, like California, did not observe Columbus Day. Columbus Day celebrates the “discovery” of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, an intrepid Italian explorer. Why did all of these states choose not to […]

Tha Carter V Review

October 29, 2018 6:11am | Amol Shome

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V recently came out on September 28 of this year. It was originally slated for release in 2014, but the album was bogged down by a series of arduous legal disputes. These disputes consisted of clashes between Wayne and his label, Cash Money […]

Twenty One Pilots’ New Album

October 4, 2018 10:31pm | Ally Matheson

Twenty one pilots became one of the most successful bands in the world after their release of the Blurryface album in 2015. The singles “Stressed Out” and “Ride” made it to the top five on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles. Three years later the duo […]

What the Frack!?

April 25, 2018 8:43pm | Sascha Goldsmith

Recently, a drilling company on the Inglewood Oil Field had sparked major concern after announcing 30-40 new oil wells, adding to a prior 41. There will be several drills in use at a time, emitting toxins into the air at least 400 feet away from […]

Cape Town Has No Water

April 18, 2018 4:05am | Sascha Goldsmith

No rain in almost 3 years plus a water supply cut off has the people of Cape Town, South Africa desperate for a solution in times of extreme drought. Taps were to shut off on April 12, Day-Zero. Soon residents’ water rations will ween down […]

High School’s Drug Problem

March 12, 2018 12:51am | Brandon Kim

I remember very clearly my first encounter with student drug use. The situation involved a handful of teenagers – all of them presumably under the age of 18 – laughing and smoking cigarettes outside of the school campus. Stereotypical teenage behavior, so it seemed – […]

Senioritis: Supposed Affliction vs. Manic Laughter

February 23, 2018 2:42am | Erin Krantz

Senioritis is “a supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance”. When I asked Seniors how hard they were hit by senioritis I got everywhere from “not at all” to manic laughter. […]

Oprah for President?

January 23, 2018 1:07am | Sascha Goldsmith

In a recent interview, one of America’s most popular celebrities, Oprah Winfrey, was witnessed hinting at a ‘fore-plan’ of her possible 2020 presidency. “Celebrities are avatars of America’s subconscious. They are the people onto whom we project all our deepest fears and fantasies.” In the […]

Donald Trump Insults “Sh*thole” Countries

January 20, 2018 9:32pm | Natalie Richardson

Last week, while discussing immigration policies at a white house conference, Donald Trump was reported to have made slurs against Haiti and African countries, referring to them as, “Sh*thole countries”, and claiming that instead, America needs more Norwegian immigrants. This has caused major backlash by […]

North Korea Wants Peace – But On Its Terms, Not the U.S.’s

January 20, 2018 9:30pm | Brandon Kim

In an unprecedented show of solidarity, North and South Korea have recently agreed to a proposition that would have athletes from both countries marching together under one flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics. For much of the world, the decision comes as a breath of […]