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Heathers: A new spin on a classic cult movie

Atmika Iyer

February 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Popcorn, blankets, your friends and a classic cult movie. No, I’m not talking about Mamma Mia, I’m talking about one of the greatest movies of all time, Heathers. For those of you who never had a childhood, Heathers is about an exclusive clique of girls, all named Heather, who outcast those who ...

Selflessness is nonexistent

Sam Barney-Gibbs

February 23, 2018


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I remember watching an episode of Friends, probably for the fifteenth time. I am obsessed. Phoebe and Joey were having an argument over whether or not there is such a thing as a ‘selfless deed.’ Looking back on that oddly philosophical episode, I have realized that there really is no selfless dee...

Selfishness

Selfishness

Wayne Xiao

February 23, 2018


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Many will say it’s not acceptable to be self-interested. To be self-interested is to be egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic. It only seems natural then, that selfish, self-centered and self-interested are all words that have transgressed into the realm of insults. However, it’s important that...

Please stand

Please stand

Ashton White

February 23, 2018


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When we think about the Superbowl, usually three things come to mind — the teams who will be in it, the party we will be at, and the commercials we will watch. We all know about the commercials; everyone loves to watch Superbowl commercials for their sheer stupidity and comedic value. I sometimes ...

The State of the Union Address: A barrage of hypocrisy

The State of the Union Address: A barrage of hypocrisy

Atmika Iyer and Alex Goldbeck

February 23, 2018


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On January 30, President Trump delivered his State of the Union speech, presenting elegant words with beautiful messages, that so clearly contradict a majority of his words and actions in the past. Now, we know what you’re all thinking. OK, Ms. Stereotypical-Californian, we get it. You think that...

Migrating to Mars: One small step for man …

Migrating to Mars: One small step for man …

Yael Kaufman

February 23, 2018


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Donald Trump and his administration have implemented a variety of new reforms since taking office Jan. 20, 2017 and they have been widely discussed by the public. While most comments have focused upon Trump’s awful immigration policies, his ridiculous Twitter account, and his overly floppy hair, ...

iFlurtz : The way to find the person of your dreams

iFlurtz : The way to find the person of your dreams

Sravya Gadepalli

February 23, 2018


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It’s February, and we all know that means: the holiday that us single folks dread the most. That’s right, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day. Now, normally that would mean that I would spend the night of Feb. 14 at home with a bucket of buttery popcorn and a movie pulled up on Netflix. Some of m...

Let’s bash Bitcoin

Let’s bash Bitcoin

Michelle Chen

January 31, 2018


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If you’ve been following any mainstream news outlets at all this past year, chances are you’ve heard of Bitcoin. Or Ethereum, or Ripple, or Litecoin, or any of these trendy cryptocurrencies heralded by many as revolutionaries of our marketplace economy. These virtual forms of currency have certain...

Survival in the tainted workforce: Is morality trumped by need?

Survival in the tainted workforce: Is morality trumped by need?

Harper Wayne

January 31, 2018


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Slowly and with increased following, people are coming out about sexual assault and harassment in the workforce. Women like Melanie Martinez and men like Harvey Weinstein, Larry Nassar, and Woody Allen have all been accused of sexual assault. Our own president has been accused of assault as well....

Adversity and growth

Sam Barney-Gibbs

January 31, 2018


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From the minute we were born, our parents attempted to shield us from the horrors of the world. What is war? What is danger? The closest that we got to pain was bumping our heads against the wall. But now that we’re driving, drinking coffee, preparing ourselves for college, and other teenage actions,...

Polite Persuasion

Yael Kaufman

January 31, 2018


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If we could convince anyone to do anything, then life would be immensely simpler. From Oprah to Donald Trump, everyone has his or her own style of persuasion, some slightly better than others. There is a certain manipulation and etiquette to swaying just one person or even an entire army of people...

Men in the marches

Men in the marches

Alex Goldbeck

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Along with many people across the country, I participated in the Women’s March. I marched for reproductive rights. I marched for LGBTQ communities and their rights. And most importantly, I marched for the equality of future generations of all genders and all races. As I looked around the streets of Los Angele...