Hollywood needs to be more inclusive
Feb22

Hollywood needs to be more inclusive

#OscarsSoWhite was the number one trending topic on Twitter that caught fire after the Oscar nominations were announced. It mainly started as many people commented about how there is little to no color in this year’s nominees. Many people have also commented on how they felt “Selma” was snubbed, as critics have stated how David Oyelowo’s portrayal of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was Oscar worthy. Could this even be considered an Oscar...

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Getting vaccinated is your civic duty
Feb22

Getting vaccinated is your civic duty

I remember what it was like having to get vaccinated as a child. I hated it. I remember I would check my little yellow Immunization Record card and dread the date marked for my next appointment. When one of those dates would inevitably come, my parents would take us to the doctor’s office and there would be nothing to do but sit and wait for the shot. It was one of those worries of life as a little kid. But as real as the struggle...

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Palomar needs better food
Feb10

Palomar needs better food

An army moves on its stomach, or so goes the old saying. We’re willing to bet students are similarly reliant on food. It’s no secret that a nutritious and healthy diet is important for a successful life. It is especially important for college students who are, let’s face it, pretty prone to unhealthy habits. Full time students will obviously be spending a lot of time on campus. If the long-lines in the student cafeteria are any...

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Police violence is evidence of larger problems
Feb02

Police violence is evidence of larger problems

As the saying goes, “Those who do not learn from history…are doomed to repeat it.” You would think by now that race would not play a part in how we treat certain people, but it turns out we as a society we were wrong. And it is because of the unfortunate deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and Michael Brown, Jr., all of whom are African American, that we are reminded of this all too true fact. It’s not that these people were...

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‘Je Suis Charlie’ doesn’t represent free speech
Feb02

‘Je Suis Charlie’ doesn’t represent free speech

Freedom of speech is the lifeblood of democracy. Without our ability to accurately and truthfully share information, freedom will eventually wither and die. Last month, an attack on French weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo left twelve people dead. The publication often had content that was critical of the far-right wing and religion, particularly Islam. The two gunmen who entered Hebdo’s office were Muslims. Since this assault, thousands...

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7 reasons Tinder is just wet kindling
Feb02

7 reasons Tinder is just wet kindling

For those who aren’t familiar with the app Tinder, it is an online dating app that matches people in close proximity using your location and Facebook profile so as to inhibit creation of fake profiles. Name, age and any information you wish to share is posted to a profile. Based on the picture and profile viewed you may swipe left to reject, or right to accept the person. If both individuals swipe right, it’s a match! You are then...

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