Sexual abuse victims shouldn’t be silenced

Jennifer Manalili

December 11, 2014

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When 28-year-old actor Shia LaBeouf, star of movie franchises that’ve included “Transformers” and “Indiana Jones,” spoke up this month alleging he’d be raped by a woman during a performance art exhibition titled “#IAMSORRY,” he was quickly bombarded with the same kind of rocks that have been thrown at victims of sexual assault... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Smokers clouding new science building

Angelica Wallingford

December 10, 2014

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Dear Editor:Since starting the fall semester I have taken notice to a social habit that is becoming very popular here on campus. Now I am not judging or saying I have never indulged in this social habit (I am a former partaker of this nasty social habit). This social habit is smoking cigarettes right outside of the Math and Social Science Building. Now... Read more »

Editorial: Refreshing wastewater

David Pradel

December 9, 2014

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With one of the worst droughts crumbling the state of California to its roots, the San Diego City Council approved a $3.5 billion recycled water project on Nov. 18 that will provide San Diegans with a reliable drought-proof and long-term water supply at the Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant. After a long-envisioned... Read more »

Balancing Thanksgiving and retail employment

Abtin Mohammadi

December 9, 2014

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Every year in late November, the American people celebrate one of the most spiritual and important traditions in honor of Thanksgiving in a very special way. People define ultimate happiness and appreciate the beautiful, plentiful and fascinating joys of life in faith of liberty of justice from God. But we live in an industrialized nation with an essential emphasis... Read more »

Black Friday is not a holiday

Phoenix Webb

December 9, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Growing up, Thanksgiving was my second best holiday. It was my Mamma's best meal all year and there was extra dessert. Oh yeah. Thanksgiving was a wrap: wake up, eat breakfast, snack until dinner was served at 2 p.m., eat dessert, rest, watch TV, eat cookies, decorate the tree and once it was up then go to bed in a food-drunken stupor. It was a simple holiday. It was a holiday... Read more »

Editorial: Dignity in both life and death

Torrey Spoerer

November 18, 2014

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Earlier this year, a 29-year-old California woman named Brittany Maynard was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor and told by doctors that the cancer would most likely end her life in six months. After receiving the news, Maynard decided that she had no intention to allow the cancer to control how she lived or died. “After months of research, my family and... Read more »

Stop the massive hype over the seasonal pumpkin spice

Angelica Wallingford

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Every year around fall, there’s an orange-eyed monster that rears its ugly head. It makes girls in Uggs scream with glee as they rush into Starbucks with Instagram ready to go on their iPhones and a Taylor Swift song playing in their heads. That monster? Pumpkin spice. Pumpkin spice isn’t that great. In fact, it’s one of the most overrated things... Read more »

Banning plastic bags for an efficient future

Abtin Mohammadi

November 18, 2014

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One of the most recent environmental arguments in California relates to the signing of a statewide plastic bag ban in grocery stores that's drawn many challenges regarding its beneficial impacts and damages as well. According to the new law, plastic bags at grocery stores will no longer be available starting in July of next year and for everywhere else as of the following... Read more »

Consequence of hazing should be imprisonment

Phoenix Webb

November 18, 2014

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For centuries, “hazing” has been an existent practice amongst various hierarchical organizations and groups throughout society, including college clubs, defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “the practice of playing unpleasant tricks on someone or forcing someone to do unpleasant things.” Hazing is also more than what the dictionary... Read more »

Legal euthanasia can cause more suffering

Richard Lomibao

November 18, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Imagine someone chronically suffering from a disease that makes him or her feel like dying. If they were given the option, how often would they choose to stay? Say they decide to take their chances and choose their own death. Either they don’t see much improvement with Westernized medicine or they decide suffering is not worth it. It becomes their right, they... Read more »