Opinion Archives December 2018

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This past August, the infamous Holocaust denier, Ursula Haverbeck, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for her insistent anti-Semitic ideals and public Holocaust denial. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial, the German courted ruled, do not fall under their law of free speech, as d…

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Walking to get my latte from Blue Bottle coffee, I inhaled what smelled like a fume from smoke. I looked around wondering what it could be so close to me that was reeking — then it clicked. Earlier in the day, sitting on our serene Bluff, I saw bellows of dark smoke and even a tinge of orang…

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Looking back on my experience as a senior at LMU, I struggled to fit in this small community. Freshman year greeted my class with optimism and encouraged us to get involved on campus through service organizations, Greek life and intercultural clubs. While in theory these ways to get involved…

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Finals are around the corner and that month of freedom—winter break—cannot come close enough. For many of us, the holiday season has already begun. This past Sunday, Dec. 2, was the first day of the Christian season of Advent and the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

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Last week, an opinion article titled “The U.S. reserves the right to refuse entry” ran in our Opinion section. In the week since the article was printed, put on our website and shared on our social media twice, it has started a heated debate among the LMU community.

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Can you be a religious feminist? Definitely not. I didn’t think so. A better question, I thought would be, how can any feminist consider themselves religious? Several months ago, I was confident that feminism was impossible to reconcile with nearly any widely-practiced religion. It wasn’t un…

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This semester I took on a project that would focus on queer people’s experience at LMU through interviews. In these interviews, I found nothing but lessons and wisdom that queer people can use today to better their own lives and to help them know that they are not alone in their queer experi…

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My uncle and aunt are cracking jokes with my brother and my parents, a Michael Bublé Christmas album is playing and my grandma is enjoying the whirl of cooking and talking in great holiday spirit. It’s all wonderful, then it comes up—pre-honey baked ham or mid-apple pie.

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For the most part, Zoom classes may finally be over for now, but there's always the possibility that they could snap back in the spring semester.

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The University offered an incentive of winning up to $500 in a lottery to encourage students to get boosted and update their VaxLMU records. Was it worth it?

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