An ode to a Liberal Arts Education
In the next few weeks, I’ll be walking away from Whittier College with a Bachelor’s degree and a liberal education, which I believe has not only prepared me for my future career in higher education, but has also prepared me to be a well-rounded educator and individual. A liberal arts education deserves more support and recognition for all that it prepares students for in the real world.
True crime lovers help stop the Golden State Killer
On June 18, 1976, at 4:00 a.m., Jane Carson-Sandler snuggled into bed with her three-year-old son in their Rancho Cordova home. Her husband had just left for work, and she and her little boy were dozing when the light of a flashlight abruptly woke her. A man wearing a ski mask stood in the doorway, brandishing a butcher knife. He tied both Carson-Sandler and her son with shoelaces and gagged them. After removing her son from the bed, the man untied Carson-Sandler’s ankles and raped her. This man would become known as the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker, and, finally, the Golden State Killer.
Sold on solar panels: let’s invest in the Earth
Whenever walking along the street, people tend to walk on the shadier side until they have to step aside to let someone by. If it is raining or extremely hot, people carry umbrellas to protect themselves from the elements. Without awnings, tunnels, or some other type of covering, there would be no such protection. So, why not put up coverings everywhere? Better yet, why not put up solar panels to act as coverings everywhere?
Cannabis can help with the fight against addiction
Death by overdose from prescription and illicit opioids has doubled in the past years, from 21,089 in 2010 to 42,249 in 2016. High doses are increasingly prescribed to patients with chronic pain, putting them at an elevated risk for accidental overdose and negative drug-alcohol or drug-drug interactions.
Putting body shaming on blast
At first glance, Shelby Johnson is your average 23-year-old discovering herself and trying to launch a photography career on Instagram to follow her passion. However, what makes her stand out is not her photography, but a viral tweet featuring horrific texts from her boyfriend of two months.
The sun rises on astrology
There is a certain comfort in feeling that there is a reason for the world and the way it is and that everything is -— even without our knowledge — going according to plan. By believing in astrology, millenial women have found a space for faith and a sense of control in some kind of “in” with the cosmos.
Youtube shooting preventable?
We all hate a company or two because of policies that seem outlandish, but Nasim Najafi Aghdam took her disagreement to a whole new level when she opened fire on YouTube headquarters Tuesday, April 2, injuring at least three people and killing herself. According to CNN, there were multiple warning signs, so why was nothing done to prevent this?
Lizette Escobedo is supporting Whittier’s women
Our campaign is powered and empowered by women. In a time when there is so much political rhetoric about making change tossed around so lightly, Escobedo does not just talk the talk, she walks the walk. I have worked on a lot of political campaigns, and I cannot stress how rare this is. Lizette’s win would be historic — she would be the first millenial and the first Latina on city council.
Call out culture: shedding light on media platforms
Twitter is an amazing platform that allows millions of individuals to interact and share ideas on a level previously unseen in human history. Actually, pretty much all aspects of the internet succeed in connecting the world’s ideas and beliefs, and it’s changing the way we interact with one another.
The Anatomy and damage of an AR-15
I come from a family of gun owners. My father, born and raised in Wisconsin, is a longtime gun owner, my uncles and cousins are avid hunters. I, too, have shot a gun; a few, actually. But I cannot and will not support the ever growing access to military grade weapons for civilians in the United States.
Amelia Where-hart? Oh! Amelia There-hart
Where in the world is Amelia Earhart? Well, we may finally know. Just last week, Richard Jantz, researcher at the University of Tennessee, authored an article in the journal of Forensic Anthropology in which he supported the claim that bones found on Nikumaroro, an island in the Pacific, in 1940 belonged to the famed Amelia Earhart.
Miss RuPaul makes drag (Miss)ogynistic
In these past few years, society has been more open to and accepting of the art of drag. One of the reasons is because of Drag Queen superstar RuPaul. RuPaul Charles is the host of the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars. This past weekend, Charles released a negative remark regarding cisgender women and trans women doing drag. According to an interview in The Guardian, Charles made his remark about women doing drag.
Pronouns and being PROlitically correct
Nowadays you hear people everywhere complaining about being Politically Correct (PC), but what does that really mean? According to TheFreeDictionary.com, it stands for “Politically Correct.” The term PC is usually embedded in the response of someone who was told that whatever word or phrase that they used was harmful to a person or group of people. Calling something PC is their way of demeaning the person accusing them.
Don’t pull the trigger on gun control just yet
In the wake of a mass school shooting, gun control may not only seem like a good idea, but also the only sensible course of action to take. The more difficult it is to access assault rifles and other dangerous weapons, the more difficult it is to carry out mass shootings.
Valentine’s Day: The cost of ‘love’
Oh, the 14th of February. A day that is a sea of red, white, and pink hearts. The day where roses and teddy bears invade the hearts of puppy love. Why is this the one day where you must do something extra special and show endless affection to your special someone?
Stop giving it to us Straight: Rowling and queerbating
With seven best-selling books, an eight movie franchise, four successful spin-off books, a musical-like sequel, and a successful movie prequel, it is pretty obvious that J. K. Rowling has created a successful world through her Harry Potter franchise. Fans all over the world flock to theme parks and festivals and read interviews that comment on this magical world, yet there is one thing that this fantastical world has yet to give us: representation of the LGBTQIA+ community.