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Boosting someone’s confidence level

Megan Magers

December 1, 2010

Question Dear Life & Style, I’ve noticed lately how many people around me suffer from low self esteem. Reasons for their lack of confidence range from being single, struggling financially, or not doing well in school. I want to help them realize that they are good people with a lot going on in their life. They should be proud of what they have instead of dwell o...

Student makes commute from San Diego to Northridge

Megan Magers

November 1, 2010

California State University, Northridge has been recognized as a “commuter school” for years. Most of us drag ourselves into our vehicles, onto the bus or, if we are lucky, onto a bike just to pedal down the street. However, 23-year-old Brandy Dodd drives to and from San Diego to Northridge three tim...

List of special Halloween events

Megan Magers

October 26, 2010

Boo! It’s that terrifying time of year again, where haunted happenings and eerie events are in high demand, and I’ve got just the petrifying places to be this year. With such spooky suggestions, you won’t have a moment to spare. Get ready for alarming atmospheres full of wicked wonders and terror. First up, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Stu...

Dorm hook ups lead to awkwardness

Megan Magers

October 18, 2010

My advice first and foremost would be, not to hook up with fellow dorm mates. I’ve made such a mistake and have ended up in a an awkward situation. That being said, I know we’re all human and sometimes desire comes between self-control and will power. So, if you had an intimate encounter with someone in your dorm and now you’re either: (A) attached beyond reason...

In-state tuition to undocumented students must stop or illegal immigration will grow beyond control

Megan Magers

October 18, 2010

The California Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit challenging AB 540, a state law that allows an estimated 25,000 undocumented students to receive in-state tuition. And I say “hallelujah.” The L.A. Times reported in-state tuition can be $19,000 lower than fees charged to out-of-state students...

Breaking up with a best friend

Megan Magers

October 13, 2010

Question: Dear Life & Style, I just “broke up” with my best friend. I know it was for the best, but we’ve known each other for the majority of our childhoods. I feel sad and confused, like a piece of me is missing. How do I get over my best friend without my best friend? --Best friends for-never Answer: It sounds like you...

Ideas to help achieve goals

Megan Magers

October 10, 2010

Sorry to say, but this generation is accustomed to instant gratification. Thanks to iPhones, iTunes and the internet, you don’t have to work very hard to get what you want, when you want it. This means people are having a tougher time achieving their aspirations because goal attainment is no walk in the park. Whether you’re trying to lose...

Helping and not helping: L.A. County beach clean-up volunteers and Lindsay Lohan

Megan Magers

October 4, 2010

HELPING: L.A. County Beach Clean-up Volunteers Sept. 25 marked the 21st annual Coastal-Cleanup Day in L.A. The L.A. Times reported a record 14,131 volunteers helped clear our waves of waste. At 65 different sites, 50 tons of trash was removed. Things like crack pipes, a full goat hide, ...

Avoiding peer pressure to drink alcohol

Megan Magers

September 30, 2010

Question: Dear Life & Style, I guess I’m not the typical crazy partying college student. I’m not much of a drinker, and I’m constantly getting made fun of. I can’t be the only one in this predicament. How can I avoid the peer pressure from my friends and still maintain my social ...

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