Femmephobia is alive and well in LGBT community

He doesn’t look gay. In your life have you muttered that statement or at least of thought it? It’s a sentence that relies heavily on...

Prostitution should not be legalized

Originally born 40 years ago in El Salvador, Amber, whose name has been changed at her request, has lived in the United States for...

The difference between Afghanistan and Vietnam

Many have speculated that Afghanistan could become this generation’s Vietnam, but it appears the outcome of the  war in Afghanistan will be much different...

California budgets $1 billion more to prisons than higher education and...

Imagine a society that spends more money on keeping its prison system alive rather than educating their citizens. Imagine a society where you soon...

Choosing a side in the Harris/Greenwald feud

  This conflict began long before the showdown with Ben Affleck on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” In the weeks since it re-erupted, the digital feud...

My life in bondage

My whole life has felt like something was missing. I have never felt the happiness, feeling of belonging, and feeling of being where I was...

CSUN’s 4-Year graduation rate too low

CSUN is labeled as a “four-year-university,” yet the majority of their students take longer than the advertised time to graduate. According to College Navigator, CSUN’s...

Legalizing marijuana can reduce crime, increase revenue for state

Marijuana legalization is an issue that has been present in California politics for years....

U.S. sexual education fails to inform its youth

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...

Gender equality; a myth that needs to become a reality

  Don’t fool yourself. It’s still a man’s world. Yes, some of you might argue that the issue is tiring, boring and repetitive. But it must...

For this year, don’t be a racist for Halloween

Oh, Halloween. They say it’s fun to dress up and go to Halloween parties. But it isn’t – at least not when there’s rampant cultural...

Pressures of being a first generation American-born citizen

Illustration shows a woman standing in front of various countries' flags
Children of immigrant parents face pressures from both society and their parents.
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