The balance of privilege and empathy
It was a Tuesday afternoon, and I, ever the thrill-seeker, was polishing off a paper that was due in no less than 30 minutes. I had already been working on the task for about two hours prior, and although I was invested in jamming as many thoughts into coherent sentences as I could, I was invariably distracted by my surroundings. That’s when my mind started to wander, and when a young man, incensed with the nature of the conversation among his friend group, which consisted of two women, had an unexpectedly visceral reaction.
Boys will be boys: The aftermath of the Kavanaugh confirmation
As I lay down on my soft, gray rug Saturday night in my dorm, watching Halloween movies with my best friend, I felt at a loss. I wanted to stay curled up on the floor forever in safety. Only a few minutes before our movie night, my best friend told me that Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, had been confirmed as the 114th United States Supreme Court Justice.
Mars, the next home for humanity
The world is a rapidly growing place; so much so that human beings might be able to just pick up and move somewhere else. It has been talked about in what seems like every science fiction flick for the past 50 years, pondering questions such as: Are there aliens on Mars?
Letter to the Editor: Concerning the Whittier College Tobacco Free Initiative
Dear Editor: I’m writing to voice my concern over Whittier’s “smoke free” campus policy, written about in the recent article: “Smoking on Whittier College’s campus snuffed out.” I hope, at the very least, this letter is able to spark some sort of dialogue over the creation of this policy, considering how the article itself mentions few people have spoke out against this or advocated otherwise.
Whittier hills nature, f(Oil)ed
I have lived all over sunny Southern California: Orange County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County. While each place is certainly different, they all have that beautiful California scenery. For the most part, that means hills and mountains covered in beautiful chaparral or coastal sage scrub with animals of every creed and conscience running amok. One of the reasons I was drawn to Whittier College was its proximity to nature, but that nature may soon suffer.
One year later, Puerto Rico still suffering from Hurricane Maria
If you opened up social media, looked at the news, or even paid attention to campus events last year, odds are you heard a lot of debate about the way that the Trump administration responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.