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After two years with Zoom University, on-campus midterm season never got easier

When we were finally able to go back to school and resume semi-normal instruction, I had convinced myself that getting back into the groove of grinding for exams and having an impeccable work ethic...

Post-lockdown, students need prioritize sleep hygiene

  Research is showing that a surprising 98% of people are experiencing new sleeping problems after the pandemic-induced lockdown. What is especially concerning is that a large portion of these individuals consist of millennials and...

The false narrative that kids are not affected by COVID is killing them

Since the start of the pandemic, the false narrative that children are not susceptible to COVID-19 was plastered on every surface. Now, almost two years later, recent data shows that kids are equally likely,...

The “Culture of Silence” surrounding sexual violence on college campuses must be put to...

All too often, stories of survivors on college campuses, including our own, go viral and reveal the atrocities committed by predatory men. These stories going viral usually come from the survivors themselves, pleading with...

Los Angeles and its carbon-free plan should be a beacon of hope for climate...

Last September, the Los Angeles city council voted to move the city’s energy sector to carbon free by 2035. This ambitious goal is endorsed by the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, who has been a...

The religious exemption for the COVID vaccine is nothing more than a dangerous loophole

When the UC system announced that in-person classes would be offered only if students got vaccinated, there were exemption options that followed. These included accommodations for those who have medical reason not to take...

The joy of trick-or-treating has no expiration date

Halloween is a holiday that celebrates the spooky and the abnormal, yet there is a strict set of social standards and rules surrounding the night’s celebrations. It’s a night of obscene amounts of candy...

Marriage is declining in America, and with it goes our social structure

The three main monotheistic religions in the world, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, place a great emphasis on the importance of marriage. Because of this importance, dating has many limits, if it is allowed at...

With COVID restrictions loosening, experts warn of COVID-Influenza ‘twindemic’

Last year, California health experts warned about a possible “twindemic,” a nightmarish scenario where both the influenza and COVID-19 pose a threat to the public. Luckily, 2020 presented some of the lowest influenza rates...

California’s failure to provide accessible financial relief disadvantages minority communities that need it most

It is sadly common knowledge that immigrant populations and other minority groups in California are often some of the most impoverished. Though there are opportunities for financial aid given by both the state and...