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Tips for hair flips

Prin Mayowa

April 23, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

There are so many everyday situations that can bring people down. So much so, that it drains them entirely of their happiness. I choose to stand back from it. I choose to hair flip. A hair flip isn't just a way to remove one's hair from their face; it also makes a statement. The hair flip...

Sports stars get off easy

Matt Murphy

April 22, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

A certain Bay Area athlete, perhaps you've heard of Colin Kaepernick, has been in a bit of hot water lately. Or maybe he's in no trouble at all. This is the nature of incident reports — something, or nothing, may be wrong. Kaepernick was named in along with two other NFL players. After a woman ...

What will the end of the world look like?

Kevin Crittenden

April 21, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Sooner or later humans will vanish. And while the earth will probably breathe life into different organisms, the reign of homo sapiens will be over. With so many global issues to fear, which one will be the death blow for our species? Here are a few potential endings for the story of man.Asteroid Impa...

Spending financial aid awards wisely

Veronica De La Cruz

April 19, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

With only four weeks left in the semester, many students who received financial aid money may find themselves running low.As much as I truly do appreciate my financial aid money, I have first hand experience on having a difficult time managing such a large amount of money.Some people, like myself, beco...

Draw Your Professor is fun and flattering

Zachary Phillips

April 17, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Most college students have heard of Rate My Professors, the online sounding board for evaluating teachers. Less well known is Rate My Professors' younger and more artistic sibling, Draw Your Professor. This new website has a similar purpose to its predecessor, but with an obvious twist. Instea...

Black and white people problems

Prin Mayowa

April 15, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Originally, I was going to do a post on white people problems, but as I pitched it, a colleague tried to make me cop out, reasoning that she couldn't write an article on black people problems. But funny enough, she can. We all have problems that come with our genetic structure, whether it be brought on ...

Flight 370 instills fear

Matt Murphy

April 14, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I've never been particularly comfortable with flying. Malaysian Airlines' Flight 370 has done nothing to assuage my fears. While new information has come about the whereabouts of the plane that will perhaps prevent this from happening again, I'm taking little solace. This will be front and center in ...

Music is taken for granted

Kevin Crittenden

April 13, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I own hundreds of dollars in stolen music.But I didn’t just download my collection— I stole it the old fashioned way.Starting in the fourth grade I developed a method of taking CDs from stores like Borders and Barnes & Noble without paying.Using a metal pin to pry apart the closed teet...

Warrior-princesses aren’t just for girls

Zachary Phillips

April 10, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Anyone who still thinks that a woman's place is in the kitchen hasn't stepped into a movie theater lately. Battle-hardened heroines seem to be a growing trend in pop culture, which has me breathing a sigh of relief. With characters like Katniss from "The Hunger Games" and Merida from Disney Pixar's "...

Students still flock to libraries

Kristina Martinez

April 9, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

The library is more than a place for students to go and get books or study. The library serves as a place where all of the distractions of the real world go away.My friends and roommates can get twice as many things done in the library for two hours than they can sitting at home.The stereotype that this...

Boost brain cells by beating games

Valerie Teegardin

April 8, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Living in a capitalist society, I'm constantly engulfed in thousands of advertisements plastered with deceitful lies and fake claims to get people to buy more. Nonetheless, I couldn't help but be intrigued after seeing a TV commercial for Lumosity, a brain-training game that claims to improve cognitive ...

Losing TV show friends

Matt Murphy

April 7, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I lost 5 friends on April 1st. Let me be more forthcoming. CBS' long-running sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" ended after nine seasons. I know it sounds weird but face it, everyone gets attached to TV shows and their characters. When a show is on for a long time, it's easy to end up experiencing ...

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