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Friday, September 21, 2018

Why I am boycotting the World Cup in Qatar

I am a huge fan of association football. At a young age I was exposed to the greats — Ronaldo “Ronaldinho” Moreira, Francesco Totti, Zinedine Zidane, all playing the beautiful game. There is always...

Proposition 47 and the reduction of prison populations

Californian midterm elections are almost here, and when heading to the booth on Nov. 4, a ballot to keep in mind is Proposition 47. This proposition reduces the sentencing of many different “nonserious and...

Unfortunately, the Mormon Church can exclude LGBTQA members

In Salt Lake City, the Mormon Church’s reiteration of their policy to excommunicate same-sex couples and refuse to baptize their children stirred 1,000 members of the church to march in protest on November 14,...

Editorial: Improving the college commencement

What is college all about? Of course there’s the preparation for entering society as a full-fledged adult. That’s what taking classes and doing research is for: Eventually, you become an expert in your area...

Editorial: The new age of social media protests

It’s been true for a long time that the spread of social media has changed what we do and how we do it. We receive news faster than ever when a new tweet pops...

Water conservation is still necessary

Did you hear the good news about the drought in California being over? Neither did I, because there is still a drought in California. If you are one of the people who want to...

Don’t feed the trolls by the Bell Tower

Last week, a noteworthy sight on campus was a group of religious extremists armed with signs at the Bell Tower vehemently condemning homosexuality, abortion and even yoga pants as sins. Most students usually ignored...

Op-Ed: A new approach to ending homelessness

Where will you sleep tonight? If the answer is at home, in your bed, maybe even next to someone you love, then you are more fortunate than the 550,000 Americans who will be homeless...