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You walk into the pet shop and you see adorable puppies with all sorts of exciting breed names that you’ve never heard before like cockapoodles, labradoodles and even a dalmachshund — with people lining up to get a glimpse. However, while you’re swooning over these designer dogs, Los Angeles…

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“You’re so exotic” is one of the most common things I hear. Usually these comments are made by gawking men (in my case, usually white men), trying to recall their middle school geography classes so that they can aptly guess what I am. I see their brains trying to connect the dots, dividing a…

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My extent of knowledge on law enforcement procedurals is restricted to "Law and Order SVU" and "Criminal Minds." For my journalism class on the human condition, we were given the chance to do a volunteer opportunity at an LAPD police station, and boy did I learn a lot. They needed volunteers…

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The #MeToo movement has challenged our society over the past year to do better, and now it’s the U.S. Senate’s turn to be tested. Once again, a Supreme Court nominee has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women — yes, it’s happened before, and he’s still on the court — but will th…

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Hi all, and welcome to season two of my weekly column! Every Sunday, I will be recapping some of the thought-provoking and timely tweets and posts I come across during the school week. Of course, these posts are coming directly from my feed and are therefore likely to align with my existing …

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There a few places and situations where drinking is expected, such as college parties, Sunday beers and trying to be more social in general. The stereotypical perception of college sets a tone for drinking and mimicking the actions of peers, and some people go overboard with their so-called …

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With finals week around the corner, I decided to plop myself down in the library to study and begin the stacks and stacks of final papers that my professors so kindly assigned. How did they know I'd want to write an eight-page paper on the economic impacts of anti-net neutrality and a six-pa…

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Whenever I tell people I am an English major, I get one of two responses: “Oh, so you like to write?” or, “Do you want to be a teacher?” When I initially declared my major, prior to taking any classes, I would have said no to both of these questions. As I write this article today, I have no …

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Before I sat down to write this article, I was in the gym, raising my heart rate with some cardio. I want my body to be in shape. I want to be able to run, dance and climb to my heart’s content. It’s was 11:46 p.m. and suddenly I wasn’t  alone. A man walked in and sat near me, staring. He st…

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California is not the perfect, equal, diverse, liberal paradise many think it to be. Stephon Clark was killed by police on March 18 in his grandmother’s backyard. He was unarmed. Many of the shots were at his back. And he is just one of many African Americans in California who are disproport…

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I traveled 14,515 kilometers from Bangalore, India to Los Angeles, California to fulfill my dream of studying in the States and live the American dream. Prior to leaving Bangalore for my freshman year at LMU, I expected an unfamiliar environment, revolutionary experiences and mind-boggling a…

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Housing has never been guaranteed for juniors or seniors, but there has never been a wide-spread issue of juniors and seniors, who want to live on campus, being unable to secure housing. This year, however, that has changed.

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According to its mission statement, Loyola Marymount University is "institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism." However, some university policies are inconsistent with traditional Catholic teachings, and some policies that do align with Catholic teachings are not compatible with student…

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In 1939, journalist Napoleon Hill published his masterpiece, "Think and Grow Rich" in which he wrote, "Do what successful people do and follow your heart, not your wallet [because] in the end, your wallet will be happy you did.” People of our generation seem to align with the mantra “follow …

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