The reality of Depression and Anxiety

“The opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality,” Andrew Solomon said during a Ted Talk a few short years ago and it had a lasting impression on me. Solomon is not a doctor, but someone who experiences mental illness and has written extensively about it in his famous book, The Noonday Demon. I highly recommend this book to anyone with concerns or interest in depression and anxiety. 

Coming Out Day: progressive or purposeless?

On Oct. 11 every year, the Human Rights Campaign hosts the U.S. national Coming Out Day event, a day to promote a safe world for people a part of the LGBTQIA* community. According to the Human Rights Campaign, the holiday was created by Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary, former head of National Gay Rights Advocates. The date of October 11 was selected to celebrate the day in which half a million people marched in Washington D.C. for political action towards LGBTQIA* rights.

Coming Out Day: progressive or purposeless?

Voicing concern: violence against trans community

The spectrum of transphobia is wide and malicious at both ends, whether through microaggressions like purposefully or accidentally misgendering —  or dead-naming (using an incorrect pronoun or former form of identification) —  of a trans person, or both verbal and physical assault, and sometimes, murder. It’s high time we stop ignoring the alarming rates of trans murders and start implementing solutions that will successfully educate and inform the general community of trans rights and issues. 

Catalonia takes a step towards democracy

How am I supposed to feel pride for Spain when its own central government allows such repression in a contemporary European society? We have been asking since Oct. 3 for International Mediation and the Central Administration of Spain, butSpain is not willing to attend any offers or accept any advice either. As of today, our Catalan President has no other way out than calling for independence. If no one from the United Nationsorother International institutions or governments give any other alternatives to this abhorrent conflict in Catalonia, Puigdemont and many other officials will probably face court demands of 20-year jail sentences.

Trumping the birth control coverage

The Trump administration is cracking down on women’s health issues once again by limiting the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive coverage mandate.  Employers claiming moral issues with supplying contraceptives through health care became extremely relevant in 2014 during the Hobby Lobby case. 

The American dream: buy America, buy guns

Guns are everywhere. For the past two decades we have had tragedy after tragedy. Last year in Orlando, 49 people died in a mass shooting at Pulse nightclub. It was the deadliest mass shooting in America — that is until the shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, this past Sunday. 

Popsocket to your phone

Do you drop your phone constantly? Is it hard for you to take selfies? Do you usually use other objects to hold up your phone? Well, there is a new gadget that will remedy all of these problems, and this cool little device is called the PopSocket. It has surged in popularity throughout the summer and is considered a must-have for any smartphone user.

Mimo’s: an Uptown Whittier gem

If you’re looking for a versatile, reasonably priced menu with a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere, check out Mimo’s Cafe! Mimo’s is a quaint restaurant located in a nook right before La Monarcha Bakery on Greenleaf Ave. Good for groups, a one-on-one, or for a quick bite to-go, the menu ranges from Mexican, Italian, and Greek food.

Mimo’s: an Uptown Whittier gem

Tricks to $urviving post-graduate life in a world ba$ed on mass consumeri$m

As those of us who are graduating prepare to enter the world, get that 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job, and splurge our first big paycheck, we should remember that individuality is more expensive than we think. 

Tricks to $urviving post-graduate life in a world ba$ed on mass consumeri$m

Trump’s plans for Planned Parenthood

There’s a new saying: another day, another awful bill passed by President Trump. Oh, that’s not the saying? My mistake, but it certainly should be after these past few months. It’s sad that I wasn’t surprised when first hearing that President Trump planned to defund Planned Parenthood — I actually expected it.

Trump’s plans for Planned Parenthood

CLICKBAIT ON YOUTUBE, BELONGS IN THE TUBE

Rewind to 2006: you’re looking for a new episode on this new video site called YouTube. You find the video, that looks likeexactly what you’re looking but, and after you click on it Rick Astly starts singing. You have just been clickbaited and RickRolled and thus began a long tradition of clickbait on youtube.

CLICKBAIT ON YOUTUBE, BELONGS IN THE TUBE

Trump to revoke “predator laws” in Alaska

In the midst of such political turmoil, it comes as no surprise that yet another controversial bill is steps away from being passed. On March 21, a U.S Senate party line vote to lift Obama’s ban on “predator control” in a wildlife refuge in Alaska occured. This means that hunters will be allowed to kill animals such as bears and wolves with no limitations or repercussions.

Trump to revoke “predator laws” in Alaska

Letter to the Editor: March 30, 2017

In my time at Whittier, I have studied abroad with Professor Delfín three times, taken six of her courses, come under her advisement, worked for her as a research assistant, asked her to sponsor my senior project, and as such, find myself in a unique position among the members of the WC community to speak of Professor Delfín’s merits.