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‘Welcome to the real world’: On collegiate envy

Maricarmen Becerra-Gonzalez, Reporter // September 1, 2023

“Welcome to the real world.” This is a common phrase used when talking to young adults entering the workforce, or even just adults coming into their independence. It’s a phrase I’ve heard...

This man covers himself with a pillow. He is not a sex worker, but men often cover there genitals up before showing something to viewers. Photo credit: Dominique Wood

Sex workers deserve to be treated like human beings

Rayanne Painter // October 7, 2018

Most people have jobs in their lifetime. And that’s what sex work is, a job. People are often fast to make assumptions that people who receive money for consensual sexual actions are degrading themselves...

Renters insurance: why we need what we hate

Rachael Bayuk // September 20, 2018

Why the monster that is insurance, really should live under your bed. Most college students live in a rental. Whether with friends, new found enemies or on their own. Despite the conditions, this is...

College students and pets don’t mix

Rayanne Painter // September 10, 2018

With cute pet videos constantly going viral over Facebook and Twitter, it’s safe to say that animals of all form are pretty adorable. They’re quirky, sometimes fluffy and often times can be a best...

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Is college worth the time, effort?

Karen Limones // February 21, 2018

During the middle of the semester, students are in the process of studying for midterms, team projects and have headaches from studying too much. In the midst of all this stress, some start to question...

Walking away from school might be more than you can afford

Karen Limones // February 9, 2018

Sometimes life comes at you like a train and you have to decide whether to get on board or not. Such a difficult decision presents itself to students when they have to decide whether to stay in...

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DACA decision affects students

Natalie Hanson // September 5, 2017

The Trump administration announced, Tuesday, that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals will be rescinded. The White House will give Congress six months to decide whether the program, which protects...

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Sexual education forgets masturbation

Sophia Robledo-Borowy // May 7, 2017

Sex is a prevalent topic as soon as puberty hits. However, fulfilling sexual desires on your own through masturbation is rarely discussed. Self-exploration through masturbation has the potential to...

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Community college cuts down price of education

Kyra Stemplinger // May 6, 2017

Summer is really just a chance to catch up on lost time; whether it's by sleeping, relaxing, or retaking classes that didn't go very well during the spring semester. Panic rises in students when they...

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Students succeed without a plan

Marrion Charissa Cruz // March 26, 2017

The probing question asked of every graduating student about what they will do after college is more anxiety-inducing than the previous years spent at a university. Regardless of how many times a student...

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College becoming too competitive

Jeff Guzman // April 15, 2016
It’s become a popular belief that getting accepted and going to college is harder than it's ever been. It turns out that this isn’t just an opinion among most students, but is actually true to a certain extent.

College campuses provides empty promises

Kevin Crittenden // April 21, 2014
Higher education is failing to serve its purpose.
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