High Life

Once Upon A Hallmark Christmas

Once Upon A Hallmark Christmas

Kaitlyn Frawley, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Fate is real. The rich are evil. New York City is the only large city in existence. There is no excuse to hate the holidays. It is wrong to want a good career. Living in a small town is the only way to be happy. Research shows that 50% of the time, engaged women are more likely to meet their true soulmates...

Is Marching Band A Sport?

Is Marching Band A Sport?

Cooper Bahr and Zoe Adler

December 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Yes, Marching Band Belongs on the Field  According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a sport is “a physical activity (such as hunting, fishing, running, swimming, etc.) that is done for enjoyment.” By that definition, marching band is as much a sport as football. Many people view marching band as the a...

SalesGiving

Kaitlyn Frawley, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Thanksgiving is supposed to be all about food, family, and gratitude. These days it seems like it is about scoping out Black Friday sales and camping out in front of Best Buy. In the past few years it seems like companies have taken Black Friday sales to the extreme with most stores opening their doors...

Missouri’s Misery

Crispin Jay Salapare III, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion

I have read endless articles about the daily injustices black communities face. All fill me with a pang of sadness, but more importantly, a desire for empathy and change. The recent events at the University of Missouri (“Mizzou”) complete yet another chapter in the American black narrative, one...

Pray For Humanity

Pray For Humanity

Zoe Adler, Opinion Editor

November 19, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Slideshow

In case you have had your head in the sand for the last week, Paris was stricken by a horrific series of terrorist attacks on Friday, November 13. The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), took a total of 129 lives, including Cal State Long Beach student Nohemi “Mimi” Gonzalez,...

IDs? ID Even Necessary?

IDs? ID Even Necessary?

Andrea Garcia, Editor-in-Chief

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

It’s 7:27 A.M., I had three hours of sleep, and I’ve faced my inevitable fate that I am about to fail my Calculus quiz. I make my way from the parking lot to the Jackrabbit/Atlantic gate, dragging my feet, half asleep, trying to ignore how happy the kid in front of me sounds. I get to the gate and...

The National Holidays Epidemic

The National Holidays Epidemic

Kaitlyn Frawley, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Leave Zucchini on Your Neighbor’s Porch Day is celebrated August 8. Take Your Plants for a Walk Day is on July 27. Answer Cats’s Questions Day falls on January 22. We are currently in an epidemic of random and unnecessary holidays. The good news is that civilization will most likely survive. However,...

If You Want to Talk, Come Find Me

If You Want to Talk, Come Find Me

Nia Thompson, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Look around at any given moment and you will most likely see people attached to their phones, eyes fixated on screens, drool possibly spilling from their mouths. Though it probably seems like everyone has had a touchscreen baby since the prehistoric era, the birth of the smartphone we know and obsess...

Free West Papua Campaign

Free West Papua Campaign

Jessie Sabree, Feature Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

West Papua is part of an island above Australia, and I’m guessing most people reading this have never heard of it. European interest in West Papua and its vast natural resources has existed since the 1500s. In the 1600s, the Dutch claimed sovereignty over West Papua and remained there until the...

My Life, My Death, My Choice

My Life, My Death, My Choice

Jessica Alcala, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

When I was five, my grandpa was in the hospital with diabetes and many other illnesses. His last few months were torture. I remember my mother saying that if he could speak, he would want the plug pulled to end his agony. I believe my mother hurt more watching him go through that pain than she...

Alabama Falls Behind California in Voting Rights

Zoe Adler, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

California On Saturday, October 10, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law The Motor Voter Act, a bill that automatically registers to vote any person on the day he receives or renews his driver’s license. The Motor Voter Act, sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla, will hopefully r...

Cultural Appropriation: What’s the Big Deal?

Cultural Appropriation: What’s the Big Deal?

Andrea Garcia, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Now that Halloween is around the corner your local party supply store is stocking their shelves with your typical sexy nurse or hunky firefighter costumes. However, among these costumes you’re bound to find some that are accused of “cultural appropriation”. First off – What is cultural appropriation?...