• Jose Salazar named ASI President in run off election

“To Pimp a Butterfly” promotes important discussion

“To Pimp a Butterfly” promotes important discussion

Daniel Sunkari, contributing writer
March 26, 2015
Filed under Music, Opinions, Reviews, Showcase

When the biggest rapper of our day dedicates his success to the conversation of black self-empowerment, it should not be ignored. Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, “To Pimp a Butterfly,” surfaced on the night of Mar. 15, a week prior to its scheduled release date. His powerfully poetic, elaborate... Read more »

Flaunt your sanitary napkins for women’s equality

Jessica Wu, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2015
Filed under Opinions

A German artist named Elonë Kastratia slapped period pads on traffic signs throughout Karlsruhe, Germany. “Imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods,” she wrote across some of the sanitary napkins. Kastratia first saw the message tweeted by user cutequeer96 in September... Read more »

‘Selfie': a confidence builder in social media

Madison D'Ornellas, Assistant News Editor
March 24, 2015
Filed under Opinions

We see them everywhere. They freckle Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, especially. They are #hashtagged, dolled up and taken opposite a mirror, with a “selfie stick” or by a friend or relative. The Palace of Versailles in Paris, the National Gallery in London and the Coliseum in Rome have banned them. They... Read more »

Recent orators on campus violated policy

Blake Pinto, contributing writer
March 23, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Long have college campuses nurtured progressive thought and acted as stages for demonstrations. University grounds are a place where young adults, each with their own opinions, begin to express themselves, realizing how empowering free speech can truly be. On Wednesday, as I came across one such illuminating... Read more »

The USU Referendum garnered a lot more attention than ASI elections

Dale Lendrum, Contributing Writer
March 19, 2015
Filed under Opinions

By 1:26 p.m. Wednesday evening, a meager 8.4 percent of the student population had cast their ballots during the ASI elections. With the election closed, it appears that after a lengthy campaign and record-setting voter turnout for the USU Referendum, students just aren’t feeling the ASI elections. That... Read more »

Culturally appropriated Fashion Week Fall 2015

Culturally appropriated Fashion Week Fall 2015

Jessica Wu, Contributing Writer
March 19, 2015
Filed under Opinions, Showcase

The fashion industry is no stranger to controversial expression, shocking stunts or cultural appropriation. The most recent cultural appropriation offender is Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, who called his Fall 2015 show “Chola Victorian” and declared the Givenchy girl of the season as the “boss... Read more »

The Student Excellence Fund and the University Student Union are important for continued student success

University President Jane Close Conoley
March 17, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

The recent University Student Union referendum vote turned attention to the cost of getting an education at The Beach. This is a good thing. But, some misinformation was shared in the mix of discussions and writing. Informed debate is a cornerstone of an outstanding education, so I’d like to put... Read more »

U.S. consumption of inhumanely slaughtered meat must stop

U.S. consumption of inhumanely slaughtered meat must stop

Ariana Sawyer, Opinions Editor
March 16, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinions

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be right without a turkey, Christmas without ham or tamales, Independence day without hotdogs, Cinco de Mayo without tacos or Saint Patrick’s Day without corned beef hash. But how can people enjoy meat when factory farms across the U.S. treat animals so inhumanely? These... Read more »