Opinion Archives November 2017

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As college students, our health often gets pushed to the side as an afterthought until we become incredibly sick. As part of our journey to push towards sustainable green living, it is important for us to become aware of this issue and treat our health seriously. And it doesn't help that smo…

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Vaccination education is a serious issue in the United States. There is a visible trend where individuals are putting less trust in traditionally expert institutions across the board, from political experts to scientific journals. Another group that has has been losing American trust is doct…

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I was going to begin this article by writing about all the shows and stand-up I can no longer watch because of the sexual assailant Louis C.K., but that’s not fair, is it? It’s not fair to the victims of his abuse. It’s not fair to the people reading this to see the runes of my former idolat…

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This past week, a tragic event occurred at Florida State University (FSU) — the passing of student Andrew Coffey, a pledge rushing a fraternity on their campus, according to CNN. The school has since suspended all fraternities and sororities, and many are calling it a push to end the culture…

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Three UCLA basketball players were arrested in China last week under accusations of shoplifting. The three freshman, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were questioned for allegedly stealing from a high-end mall in Hangzhou, near the hotel where the team was staying. An anonymous firs…

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I waltz into the library and smile, taking in the scene of my next crime. No one is safe; not the girl working the front desk nor the guy sweating buckets because he ran from all the way across campus to print before class. I’m about to eavesdrop on all of you and tell all your embarrassing …

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On Oct.18, a new law from Homeland Security and ICE went into effect, modifying the federal system of records to include information shared and stored on social media. The law states that it will now "include … social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and search re…

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The Los Angeles City Council voted to pass an ordinance amending Section 55.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, which bans dozens of items that could be used as weapons from public protests and rallies. This ordinance was passed with a 13-1 vote and bans a wide variety of items including b…

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Finding housing for college can be a complete nightmare in California. According to the Public Policy Institute of California’s annual survey, 75 percent of respondents agree that many students give up and never graduate as a result of the stress placed on them to find housing near campus. I…

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The other day I was crossing the street between Public Safety and East Quad, minding my own business and texting a good buddy of mine, when boom, I was arrested. For what? Well, crossing the street while texting on my mobile device. P-Safe had apparently alerted the Los Angeles Police depart…

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One of the fundamental elements of LMU's mission statement is the promotion of both local and global justice — a value that is reflected in students and organizations all across campus. Campus service organizations tackle social justice issues through volunteer work and fundraising, alternat…

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If it wasn’t already clear that Trump is a dog whistling xenophobe, we have yet another set of regulations designed to limit foreign workers’ abilities to stay in the United States. Back in April, Trump signed an executive order intended to review the H-1B visa process, as well as some thing…

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Timon and Pumba as lovers? No one knows for sure if they are gay, but that didn’t stop sophomore English major Matthew Williams from looking up to their compatible male companionship and assuming that they were. 

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