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The never ending possibility of becoming my mother

The never ending possibility of becoming my mother
November 19, 2020

I remember the day my mom told me she was addicted to meth.  My pale legs lazily slumped against the car door as my head rested on the window.  It was an early afternoon in August. I was...

Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?

Voter Registration, A Form of Suppression?
October 27, 2020

In the last month and a half I have been through a voting registration process that has made me question whether the requirement for American citizens to register to vote is outdated, complicated and...

Lebron and AD are the Lakers’ best duo in team history

A graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 25, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers have been crowned as the NBA champions for the first time since 2010. Winning a championship anywhere is special, but with this season taking over a year to complete, it makes the...

More fans means more COVID-19 cases

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 20, 2020

COVID-19 has already killed over 200,000 people in the United States and the death toll will continue to rise if fans are allowed at sporting events. With cases continuing to rise throughout the country,...

Los Angeles Lakers chasing first championship since 2010

Los Angeles Laker player takes a technical free throw during a game at Staples Center in a game against the Sacramento Kings.
September 14, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are back in the playoffs for the first time since the 2012-2013 NBA season where they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round. They are chasing their first championship...

Reviewing life: It’s meaningless, but that’s okay

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January 10, 2020

Philosophers, religious folks, scientists and every day Joe’s have tried to come up with the meaning for life. Is there one? Why are we here? Nobody knows. Even if they think they do, there is no...

SMH: Getting credit matters

SMH LOGO Photo credit: Alex Coba
November 29, 2019

SMH is The Orion’s new opinion podcast hosted by Alex Coba and Mitchell Kret.This episode discussed the importance of giving credit when credit is due.The podcast was recorded at KZFR 90.1 FM.Alex...

Depressed and down but still around

hopelessness Photo credit: Jacob Collier
November 26, 2019

Trigger Warning: This article contains several references to self-harm that may be disturbing to some readers.Everyone feels down sometimes, but for some it can reach a terrifying level. When I was 23,...

Toxic masculinity: shaming men for seeking help

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September 29, 2019

Shaming men for seeking and receiving mental health counseling and therapy reinforces toxic masculinity. I hate the idea that a man must put on a tough-guy persona if they are going through a turbulent...

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

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September 18, 2019

Listen to the track "The Man" from Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover" and the message it sends is immediately clear. If I was the man, she said, "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type."Swift is...

Conversational: On Roommates

April 28, 2019

Columnist Reed McCoy talks roommates; the good, the bad and the ugly. Reed McCoy can be reached [email protected] or @ReedMcCoy6 on Twitter.

Streaking will expose you more than what you think

Next time if you are thinking about pulling a funny prank and decide to go streaking maybe you should think about the consequences first. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
April 18, 2019

If you want to be funny, tell a joke. Don't take your clothes off and sprint down the sidewalk and streets.On a personal level, most sensible people wouldn’t want to expose their naked bodies to...

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