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Makeup companies still miss the mark when it comes to inclusivity

by Shalika Oza, Contributor

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Rihanna's Fenty Beauty foundation line took the world by storm with its stunning 40 shades. Ranging from really fair to really deep, the world was finally experiencing a significant change in the beauty industry. Though the...

Vegan culture is harmful and toxic, that’s why I left

by Kayla Henrikson, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion

We have all heard the jokes about how vegans just have to let you know that they’re vegan, right? Or what about the joke that suggests they are constantly trying to guilt trip you into being vegan? While they are jokes, I ...

Female masturbation is not only liberating, but also completely normal

by Catherine Van Weele, Contributor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

According to many people, female masturbation is a dirty and shameful act — something women are not to do.  And yet a 2018 report conducted by TENGA, a sexual wellness company, shows that over three-fourths of women in the U...

Kanye West is cancelled and we should all stop supporting him

by Sydney Karlos, Contributor

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Kanye West is arguably one of the most controversial artists in the world. From interrupting Taylor Swift on stage at the MTV awards to marrying Kim Kardashian, he has certainly had his share of controversy. And, lately it seems...

The NFL is keeping black players from exercising their free speech

by Jasmine Mouzon, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Colin Kaepernick has now been blackballed from the NFL for more than a year now. This isn’t because he isn’t a talented quarterback, or because he’s getting old. This is only because he decided to take a knee in an effort to ...

Let’s change the way we think about homelessness

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

It’s a reaction as visceral as it is unfounded. Walking down El Cajon Boulevard, your periphery registers a hunched figure meekly presenting a cardboard box flap that advertises two arbitrary yet incisive choice words: Anyt...

Olmeca lives up to its terrible reputation

by Shalika Oza, Contributor

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Movies and television shows make college living seem like a dream. And though I was not that idealistic and optimistic, I knew that no matter where I went to college my dorm room would  be decent, not magical, but decent. ...

Prop D will fix the county’s electoral system

by Chance Page, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

After decades of being a Republican stronghold, San Diego County has been slowly shifting to the left over the course of the last 10 years. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama broke a Republican winning streak ...

I wholeheartedly believe Dr. Blasey Ford

by Angelena Lufrano, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Last week, both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh went in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee and essentially, the entire world to provide testimony and answer questions from a prosecutor and members of the...

Honesty is a virtue that is slowly fading from society

by Jermelle MacLeod, Staff Writer

October 3, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Honesty is a virtue that is fading from our society. People are constantly saying things they don’t mean, doing things they don’t love and tolerating people they find intolerable. Honesty is one of the most important and...

America has a severe gun problem right now

by Sydney Karlos, Contributor

September 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

This year alone there has been 10 major school shootings, each involving multiple fatalities. Think about this for a second. We are nine months into 2018 already, and already, ten different times, a man has brought a weapon ...

Parents, please vaccinate your children

by Kayla Henrikson, Contributor

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Vaccines are one of the may miracles of modern medicine. With vaccines we’re able to prevent diseases that kill millions of people. It’s truly incredible. However, despite the advancements of modern medicine, and the proven...