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Water bottle ban more inconvenient than effective

Sam Rios // April 30, 2016

The recent Associated Students election featured one question: Should the Associated Students halt its sale of single-use bottled water as soon as contractually possible? A resounding number of students...

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Vegetarians: Follow the golden rule

Sam Rios and Dongyoung Won // April 21, 2016

So you’ve made the decision to become a vegetarian?One minute you’re feeling high and mighty, the next you catch yourself in a Red Lobster reciting "Finding Nemo" in your head. “Fish...

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The future is here with Tesla’s Model 3

Sam Rios // April 14, 2016

The wet dream of Prius drivers is here: an environmentally-friendly car that doesn’t make you look like your diet consists of cupcakes and juice boxes.In recent years, electric and hybrid cars have...

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Coachella is not worth it

Sam Rios // April 6, 2016

Coachella kicks off April 15 in Indio, California, and the stress of not being able to attend this music-powered, euphoric drug-fest starts to set in. It may seem as though not going to Coachella is the...

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Shame on the slut-shamers

Sam Rios // March 30, 2016

In a world of nipples being flashed to and fro, nude photos being posted consensually online and relationships taking on less-traditional aspects, it’s natural to feel confused living amidst all...

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Live naturally

Sam Rios // March 16, 2016

You walk outside in the middle of the night and look at the ever-expanding sky. See the stars, these little balls of light billions of miles away, their light traveling light years just to twinkle for...

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Social media more powerful than you think

Sam Rios // March 3, 2016

Damn Daniel. Listen intently and you may hear these words spoken in the distance. Maybe yelled, maybe whispered. Either way, this phrase heard ‘round the web is a reference to the series of Snapchat...

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Be hip, avoid the hipster lifestyle

Sam Rios // February 24, 2016

They’re so complex that they’re simple. Or maybe they’re so simple that they’re complex? Either way, the hipster lifestyle has grown to become more than just a trend, drawing in...

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Coffee high

Sam Rios // February 18, 2016

Just take a look around campus on any given morning. Lattes, cold brews and iced coffees. Students line up like zombies just to get their morning fix. No matter how they are consumed, these drinks are...

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Redhead redemption

Sam Rios // February 12, 2016

The concept of redheads becoming extinct seems to be a funny anecdote. However, there is proof that this is actually a serious issue.Researchers at ScotlandsDNA estimate that redheads could be extinct...

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A case against autokorect

Sam Rios // February 5, 2016

Languages have progressed along with changing cultures, adapting to new generations. With our generation, the millennials, we see a halt of adaptation. Instead, our language is being drowned out because...

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