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Minimum wage increase is past due

Minimum wage increase is past due

Alex Vejar

October 23, 2013

I get paid $10 an hour at a dance studio in Santa Monica to sit at a desk, make and take a few phone calls, accept people’s money and watch people dance. I work part-time and am able to pay my monthly bills because I live at home with my parents. On the other hand, a full-time food service worker de...

Helping others ultimately helps you

Helping others ultimately helps you

Joshua Khabushani

October 21, 2013

Nine years ago, what appeared to be an average summer night soon shifted serendipitously and eventually changed my life forever. My experience began with me turning the dial on the TV set, aimlessly searching for some sort of entertainment that would save me from a melancholic evening. Suddenly, I stumbled upon a ch...

Police brutality continues unchecked

Police brutality continues unchecked

Calvin Ratana

October 21, 2013

Dear Miriam Carey, I don’t know who you are or what your motives were, but on behalf of humanity I apologize for what has happened to you. Recently Carey made headlines on Oct. 3 when she was gunned down by the police in Washington, D.C., after a car chase. The story goes that Carey was at a checkpoint n...

Students dream of a resource center

Students dream of a resource center

John Saringo-Rodriguez

October 16, 2013

“Go back to your country!” is often heard from anti-immigrant activists. Phrases such as these have a long-lasting effect on students and society as a whole. Immigration has always been a hot-button issue that sparks passionate responses from both sides.Some undocumented students are especially bothered by h...

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

NFL ‘Concussion crisis’ in football is deadly

Nathalia H. Nielsen

October 16, 2013

Before I ever watched an NFL game, there were the football movies. “North Dallas Forty,” “Everybody’s All-American,” “Any Given Sunday,” “Varsity Blues,” “Rudy,” “Invincible,” “Remember the Titans” – you name it, I watched them all. As a European, I was fascinated by Americ...

Dispelling the model minority myth

Dispelling the model minority myth

Jake Fredericks

October 14, 2013

Kim Jong-il Was Not My Homie & WTF Is Gangnam Style? By Jake Fredericks First, let’s get a few things straight. I am not good at math. I do not drive my car 10 miles per hour under the posted speed limit and I do not know any form of martial arts. Yes, I can use chopsticks, but I’d b...

Klotz Student Health Center offers contraceptives

Abigaelle Levray

October 13, 2013

During the college years, many women experiment with different sexual partners but many also find themselves in serious monogamous relationships. After finding the right man that is trustworthy and has been tested, it is normal to want to upgrade from condoms to a more permanent kind of birth control...

Your trash may be someone else’s dinner

Your trash may be someone else’s dinner

Jake Fredericks

October 8, 2013

If you’re one of the 50 million Americans struggling with hunger every day, you needn’t look further than your neighbor’s trash. In 2011, the United States tossed approximately 36 million tons (or 72,000,000 pounds!) of edible food into waste bins, according to The Environmental Protection Agency (...

Not monogamous, but ‘monogamish’

Not monogamous, but ‘monogamish’

John Saringo-Rodriguez

October 7, 2013

Some people say that they would become overwhelmed with jealousy if their significant other were to flirt or check out another person. We often hear people argue that if one truly loves someone, then one shouldn’t destroy the sanctity of the relationship by sleeping with other people. But is it ...

You had one job to do, government

You had one job to do, government

Calvin Ratana

October 6, 2013

Everybody, brace yourselves. The government of the United States of America has officially, as of Tuesday morning last week, shut down. Yup, the government in all of its infinite wisdom, failed to do the one thing they were hired and elected to do: keep the government running. Despite the various Facebook references between the government shutdown and the movie ...

It’s just a game, assholes!

It’s just a game, assholes!

Megan Diskin

October 2, 2013

When Walter O’Malley, then owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, decided to move the ball club to California in 1957 he convinced the then owner of the New York Giants, Horace Stoneham, to move his ball club there, too. O’Malley wanted to keep the years-old rivalry alive. Both teams moved west where the Dodger...

Driver’s licenses for all means safety for all

Driver’s licenses for all means safety for all

Ana Rodriguez

October 1, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown recently said he would sign a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants in California to obtain driver’s licenses and although it is beneficial, it also comes with some concerns. The bill, AB 60, was approved by votes of 28-8 in the California Senate and 55-19 in the Assembly, with Repu...

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