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Cashing in on bad behavior

Cashing in on bad behavior

October 29, 2017

The internet is the birthplace for talentless, undeserving teenagers rising to celebrity-level fame. They — or their entourage of friends — record themselves performing pranks, overreactions or acts o...

The paranoia behind paranormal beliefs

Hanna Suarez, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

There are a few reasons why I don’t worry about ghosts or paranormal activity in general. The first and more practical reason is that I believe in the power of a full eight hours of sleep. I can’t afford to stay up late and lose sleep over some disturbing horror s**t that I’ve read or watched. This belief works in relationship with a few things — my own fear of mortality and the pain of physical trauma, coupled...

Normalizing the paranormal

Alba Mejia, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Filed under Opinions

For some, the idea of paranormal existence seems unfathomable. But instead of disregarding the idea, they should be more open to it. One can look at it through the lens of those who are devout in their religious or spiritual faiths. The idea of spirits from heaven and hell, such as angels and demons, are evident in many religions. Although they take various forms, people have witnessed these beings time and time again....

A fine line between appreciating and appropriating

A fine line between appreciating and appropriating

Marilyn Ramirez, Opinions Editor

October 24, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Día de los Muertos is my favorite holiday to celebrate. My family and I take off to La Placita in Los Angeles. We walk around the ofrendas full of food offerings to departed loved ones and ancestors, take ...

Showbiz’s sickening secrets

Showbiz’s sickening secrets

Francesca Marquez, Contributing Writer

October 22, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Today

Hollywood continues to extinguish any hope for sexual harassment reform. The most notorious offender at the moment, Harvey Weinstein, is the embodiment of all that is wrong with past and present Hollywood...

#MeToo: I am a victim of misguided movements

Marilyn Ramirez, Opinions Editor

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The past couple of days have brought the #MeToo campaign to the front of my social media platforms. Friends, coworkers and favorite artists have shared the hashtag, painting my screen with heartbreaking tales of sexual harassment and assault, tales that I would’ve never discovered were it not for actress Alyssa Milano. She asked her followers on Twitter, with their discretion, to share these accounts using the phrase #MeTo...

Showcasing Muslim culture on the runway

Showcasing Muslim culture on the runway

Hannah Getahun, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

In September, during New York Fashion Week, fashion designer and Muslim activist Anniesa Hasibuan debuted her newest line with a cast of immigrants donning Muslim-inspired fashion. Last season, Hasibuan ...