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Dorm students take risk without renter’s insurance

Mona Adem

December 4, 2012

College students are known to have a costly array of personal possessions when leaving their parents’ home for a dorm room. In addition to clothing, furniture and books, many students bring personal electronics and sports equipment. In fact, according to the July report by the National Retail Federation,...

Textbooks evolve into digital era

Mona Adem

November 19, 2012

The price tag for obtaining a college degree is at an all-time high, but this is not the only financial burden for today’s college student. According to a 2011 report by the College Board, a non-profit organization for college success, an average student at a four-year public college should expect...

Yes on 34: Take a step toward criminal justice equality

Mona Adem

November 4, 2012

  Californians have an opportunity to decide the fate of hundreds of human lives at tomorrow’s election. If passed, Proposition 34 would eliminate the death penalty and replace it with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. The main arguments for Proposition 34 incl...

Life or death on the ballot

Mona Adem

October 28, 2012

Some might call him a dead man walking, or even a ghost. If things had gone as planned for the state of Florida, Juan Roberto Melendez would most certainly be dead. Melendez spent 17 years, eight months and one day on Florida’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. “It was hell and I wanted to get out of there,” Melendez said. ...

U.S. sexual education fails to inform its youth

Mona Adem

October 10, 2012

It’s everywhere. On TV, billboards, phones, Ipods, computers and accessible through any technical device you can think of. We can read about it in newspapers and magazines. We can sometimes even hear it through the walls. Sex. But despite its pervasiveness, we really don’t know much about it...

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