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Hello My Name Is…

Co-Written: Nicole Glidden| Opinions Editor To be frank, people can be hypocritical assholes. Society constantly demands that we practice what we preach, yet this societal dictate is easily glossed over when it comes to the commonly quoted axiom: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” The importance of first impressions …

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The New Generation of Activists

Our country is built on the revolution. Revolutions that are multifaceted– political, economic, and social injustices– being fought for by pure power of the people. In history, a common occurrence is the lower class rising up to curtail the abusive power of the oppressive government. The leaders of such revolutions …

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Millennial Mythbusters

“You can’t be harsh. You cannot tell them you’re disappointed in them,” Marian Salzman, president of Euro RSCG Worldwide said. “You can’t really ask them to live and breathe the company. Because they’re living and breathing themselves and that keeps them very busy.” The difficult, self-absorbed employee type to which …

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Pro: Defending the Integrity of Private Instagrams

Private Instagrams often fall under malicious criticism for their exclusive nature and thus, their ability to safeguard shade, call-out posts, and vague posts. While it is true that some users take advantage of their private accounts in a rude way, these do not represent the original intention of private accounts. …

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Holiday Hype

It’s September. A full month and 13 days before Halloween, and it seems as though the entire city of San Diego has been infested with Spirit Halloween’s, tacky pumpkin decorations, and mainstream, bite sized candy. Walking through drug stores and supermarkets after Halloween is like walking through a town that’s …

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A Centennial of Conservation

On the 25th of Aug. in 2016, park rangers, nature photographers, and families alike wished the National Park Service a happy 100th birthday. The loved and celebrated NPS expanse includes Yosemite, Joshua Tree, the Badlands and 55 other parks, hosting 275 million visitors every year. The centennial should be a …

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STEM in Education

    From the very beginnings of our educational careers, our teachers emphasize the importance of the three R’s: reading, writing, and arithmetic. As we advance, it becomes apparent that these disciplines are not viewed as equally important. In fact, reading and writing, even humanities as a whole, are implicitly denoted as …

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The Art of Fraudulent Fame

Having a jaw-dropping hidden talent might be moderately impressive, but nothing defines modern fame like being notable of virtually nothing. Compensating for their lack of skill with pretty appearances or relations to actual standouts, more and more untalented individuals have been able to rocket to stardom. Promotion through media exposure …

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