Unnecessary Hypermasculinity in Necessary Actions

Unnecessary Hypermasculinity in Necessary Actions

Victoria Tran, Media Editor

February 2, 2018

 Skin is the largest organ of the human body, averaging twenty-one square feet per adult person. Skin types vary from fine, dry, oily, combination, sensitive, and mature. While different and diverse, all skin has a simple commonality; it must be cleaned.   The majority of people today desire to ach...

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Berkeley Free Speech Week

Colby Hurdle, Staff Writer

October 9, 2017

A conservative student publication called the Berkeley Patriot organized Free Speech Week on the Berkeley campus, set for September 24-September 27, 2017. Upon announcement of the event, the predominant liberal student population of Berkeley sparked an outrage. Berkeley arranged for heavy-hitting conservative...

Of Easter and Marketing

Chicks, bunnies, and eggs

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

April 11, 2017

How are resurrection, a bunny, and chocolate related? Easter, of course. The holiday that was created to celebrate the “resurrection” of Jesus in the A.D, morphed into a simple day for families who were religious (or not) to gather and have fun together. Parents would hide colored hard boiled or pl...

Trump So Far

Trump preparing to be sworn in

Adeline Sims, Music Editor

January 24, 2017

On January 20th, Mr. Trump became the 45th President of the United States. Along with this change of power in the White House, America will see many more changes in the first 100 days of the Trump administration. In October, Trump outlined his goals for the first 100 days of his presidency. These i...

The Paradox of Hypocritical Thought

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

January 19, 2017

In Islam, there is an idea called nifāq. Nifāq is a type of hypocrisy shown in the munafiqun which are a group of Muslims who were said to be unsympathetic towards the cause of Muslims. Outlined in Sahih al-Bukhari, one of the most important books for Sunni Muslims, “The prophet Muhammad said: ‘The ...

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Safe Space: Sheltered Place

Markus Albihn, Front Editor

December 8, 2016

A safe space is "a social space which is restricted with respect to social relations, language, political views and/or behavior." To put it cynically an area where people's feelings of marginalization are placed higher than the first amendment of the constitution. It is a place where dialogue, discussion...

Leonardo DiCaprio and Climate Change

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

November 3, 2016

On October 30th, Leonardo DiCaprio premiered his documentary, “Before the Flood”. The documentary follows DiCaprio’s three year trek around the world visiting places where climate change has affected. In the beginning and throughout the film DiCaprio refers to the painting The Garden of Ea...

Oil’s well that ends well?

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

October 6, 2016

Over the past month in North Dakota the battle between the potential building of an oil pipeline has split the state in two. With the help of environmentalists, the pipeline’s construction has been halted. According to, the Dakota Access Pipeline is a pipeline that would run 570,00...

Stop Clowning

Scary clown roams street

James Joslyn, Photographer

October 5, 2016

Right in time for Halloween things are beginning to get spooky.   All over social media people have been posting videos of creepy clowns walking through dark streets. Not scared yet? At La Veta Elementary, not too far from El Modena, there was a reported clown sighting behind the school. Wh...

Conjecture Regarding Creepy Clowns

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Markus Albihn, Front Editor

October 5, 2016

  Recently, there’s been a large influx of clown sightings all across the United States. Even recently on Tuesday, there were two sightings in Huntington Beach.  It all began in August in Greenville, South Carolina where children in the Fleetwood Manor apartment complex building reported sigh...

Behind Fast Fashion

Samantha Venegas, Media and Arts Editor

September 9, 2016

The term ‘Fast Fashion’ is an expression “used by fashion retailers to express that designs move quickly from the catwalk in order to capture current fashion trends.” Fast fashion stores do come as a convenience to those like myself shopping on a budget, there are some serious humane and enviro...

Apple’s September 2016 Special Event

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Victoria Tran, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016

On Wednesday, September 7, at 10 AM, Apple CEO Tim Cook began uncovering the latest and greatest secrets about the world's most valuable brand. Each September brings a new iPhone to the already impressive product line, but this year spawned one of the biggest updates since the jump from 5 to the 6. ...

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