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Luis Rivas

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It’s OK to apologize for a graduation mess-up

After years — on and off a total of 13 — I finally did it. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a university....

Hip-hop is resistance against the inequalities in society

When I tell people that hip-hop can save the world, I am usually met with confused looks, blank stares or people rolling their eyes....

America is not the moral beacon of the world

When President Obama expressed concern over the plan of Ugandan President Yoweri Museven to pass a law which criminalizes lesbian, gay, trans, queer and...

Everything I learned was wrong

In the newsroom at the Daily Sundial we often talk about the concepts of balance and objectivity. Reporters and editors have always shared opposing...

African-American enrollment drops

Dawaun Lucas, 21, an African-American senior majoring in marketing and finance, and also a member of the Black Student Union (BSU) and Alpha Phi...

Enroll in college and don’t ever enlist in the service

For this Veteran’s Day, I’d like to encourage everyone to honor the memory of fallen service men and women of this country by lighting...

Tales from the newsroom: Editor ghost stories

Luis Rivas - Opinions Editor My family, both my mom and dad’s side, is from the state of Zacatecas in north central Mexico. My grandmother...

American amnesia may lead to war with Syria

President Obama just recently announced that he is seeking congressional approval for a military strike against Syria. This time though really guys, he said,...

Obama is not a sign that racism is gone

In commemorating the 50th anniversary March on Washington on Aug. 28, the role that race plays in the U.S. has come back into the...

CSUN student rushed to hospital after alleged overdose

At approximately 5:30 p.m. yesterday a CSUN student allegedly overdosed on sleeping pills according to witnesses. The incident took place on the second floor...

Inspired seniors celebrate during 2013 Aztlan Graduation

Adjacent to the Chicano House on the northeast side of campus, graduating seniors, families and professors gathered for the Spring 2013 Aztlan Graduation Ceremony...

Barber shop LA City Clips in Boyle Heights thrives

Starting a business takes courage, creativity and an understanding of market saturation. But Alonso Romo, 26, was only motivated by two things: he wanted...