Opinion Archives April 2018

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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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Los Angeles has become synonymous to brake lights, lanes of stopped traffic on the freeway and overcrowding. With the Summer 2028 Olympics scheduled to take place in L.A., billions of taxpayers dollars are being poured into expanding and improving public transportation around the city.

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Trump has recently stated that he will be meeting with Kim Jong Un. However, according to CNBC, Trump claimed that if he doubts the worth of meeting with Kim Jong Un, then he’s not going. I asked students how they feel about Trump’s communication skills with Kim Jong Un, especially since Cal…

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With finals week closing in and an increase in workload, an essential ingredient to reaching maximum efficiency is a suitable study spot. So, I submit to you this — the Lion's Den is the best study spot. The Den is an ideal location that provides everything necessary for the last week of inf…

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Social media enables the vast and rapid absorption of news and messages. Each of us consumes a wide array of content from our social media feeds on a hypnotic loop. "What's in my feed?" gives you, as a reader, the unique chance to see through the screen of another student. We are about to ge…

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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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In line with the continued recognition being given to the cultural effects of the #MeToo movement, the New Yorker and the New York Times were recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service for their work in investigating and reporting on the sexual abuse allegations against media hos…

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On Feb. 4, 2004, Facebook joined the league of social networks with the mission of connecting people from across the globe. Facebook served its purpose efficiently and sparked the advent of multiple other social media applications, like Instagram and Twitter, which were mere variations to th…

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Toned abs, mountainous biceps and a tabletop ass; what do these qualities all have in common, you might ask? Well, they are the triforce of the picture-perfect gay male.

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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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This past week I came across countless posts on my social media feed that incited a fire within my soul. Social media can impact society in ways far more relevant than just using memes to relate to today's youth. I believe it is important to look for ways in which social media can inspire us…

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When I scheduled classes for this semester, I never thought that I would be flying to Vietnam for a French philosophy class. The news of this class excited me because I thought the trip would revolve around social justice issues since LMU is a Jesuit University. The syllabus explained that w…

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Changes to the undergraduate commencement ceremony were announced by Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas Poon, in a letter to faculty on March 26, 2018. According to Poon’s community letter the changes — implemented by the 2018 Commencement Committee — are an attempt to keep students…

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Using alcohol and marijuana is a part of many college student's experience and with the legalization of marijuana recreationally in California, those 21 and up can partake in both legally, so we took the time to properly weigh the main two. Which substance is better? Everybody's favorite bud…

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LMU recently hosted a panel discussion about the Trump presidency and how the role of conservative religious politics influenced his win. The panel consisted of Diane Winston, USC Knight Center chair in Media and Religion, Brad Christerson of Biolo University's department of sociology, Jeff …

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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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This past week I saw many different things on my Instagram feed that horrified and inspired me. I want to share a few of them with my fellow students. Through social media, I learned about a Belfast rugby player who walked after a rape charge and saw a convincing opinion on the possible gent…

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To millions in this country, and many on this campus, immigration is much more than just theoretical policy that will affect others — rather, it is a real and pressing reality.

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Class registration is right around the corner, and it’s no secret that each of us has a different registration date. Students can be approved for priority registration for any number of reasons, including irritable bowel syndrome. It might seem to some that this isn't exactly fair.

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