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Promoting social justice

Liam Brown, Contributing Writer

November 19, 2017

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Injustice can affect anyone, at any time. Current social justice issues, including the NFL protests that target racial injustice, expose the deeply flawed systems that we often take for granted or overlook. My idea of social justice is the assignment of merited rewards to groups who are marginalized and assignment of punishments to those who marginalize such groups. Some of the social groups marginalized today include wome...

Shootings are bigger than blaming the mentally ill

Shootings are bigger than blaming the mentally ill

November 14, 2017

Several mass shootings have occurred lately. Most recently, 27 people were killed and 20 were injured at a church in Texas. President Donald Trump and gun ownership supporters argue that the shooting epid...

An American food story

An American food story

Hannah Getahun, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Filed under Opinions

The amount of food waste that Americans produce is atrocious to say the least. According to The National Resources Defense Council, 40 percent of food in America is thrown out. An average American throw...

No trash, no problem

No trash, no problem

November 7, 2017

There’s a hot new craze in town that’s sweeping millennials off their feet, and mainstream society is not quite sure what to make of it. The zero-waste movement, as the name suggests, empowers fol...

For rent: or not

For rent: or not

Marilyn Ramirez, Opinions Editor

November 5, 2017

Filed under Opinions

A laptop is undeniably one of the most important tools college students utilize in their day-to-day activities. From checking syllabi on BeachBoard to streaming Parks and Recreation in between study sessions, laptops have bec...

Leave my fruterías be

Miranda Ceja-Andrade, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2017

Filed under Opinions

Mexican-American was the first way I knew how to identify myself, even as a kid. My dad immigrated to San Diego from Tijuana when he was pretty young and applied for permanent residency after he got married, while my mom’s family had been rooted in Arizona for generations. This identifier worked for me, even though the only Spanish I’ve ever really known are the few phrases my tías taught me as a child — for those of ...

A hollow holiday

A hollow holiday

October 31, 2017

I don’t want to sound like a Scrooge, but I really was not feeling Halloween this year. I want to automatically blame my depressive episode for this, but it’s really a party-sized, variety pack ful...

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...