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Students scream to become stress-free

Students scream to become stress-free

December 15, 2015


Filed under News

When approaching the Student Services Center on an early Monday morning, one may be exposed to bloodcurdling screams. The screaming is the product of a new resource for students called The Screaming Workshop. With finals approaching, many students may find refuge in the workshop, which is aimed at...

Living with a virus comes with a negative stigma

December 10, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  Kate Cahill spoke at a panel Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. The event focused on raising awareness and educating people about the HIV virus. Cahill spoke about the importance of not judging a person with the virus and wanting the stigma to end, she said. She explained her strengths and...

Students won’t budge(t) when it comes to spending money

Students won’t budge(t) when it comes to spending money

December 6, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  With the new year approaching, some students reflect on their spending habits and want to enter 2016 with better budgeting habits. Plenty of students face similar problems when trying to differentiate between necessary purchases versus impulsive spending on things they might not need. ...

Food stamp stigma prevents students from seeking government assistance

Food stamp stigma prevents students from seeking government assistance

Eva Gonzalez

November 16, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  When many people hear the words "food stamps" they may associate them with poverty. However, the CalFresh program aims to boost the economy and help those in need. “People seem to not want to receive aid because there is a negative stigma around food stamps,” said Jenny Breed, h...

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Whitney Hall vandalism sparks building safety concern

Eva Gonzalez

October 10, 2015


Filed under Administration, News

  First-year students recently experienced a safety hazard when a ceiling grid collapsed on the eighth floor in Whitney Hall. Although this event was an act of vandalism, it has raised questions about safety issues with buildings on campus. The 46-year-old building is one of the largest n...

Protecting against sexual assault

Protecting against sexual assault

Eva Gonzalez

September 30, 2015


Filed under News

According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, one in five women and one in 71 men will be raped in their lifetime. 91 percent of these victims are female while 9 percent are male. One might think the perpetrator is a stranger hiding in the bushes, when the crude reality is that one in 10 ...

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