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Ain’t it Swede: Downfall of the Gentleman


Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
November 21, 2014

The breed of the gentleman can be compared to that of the tigers — nearly extinct and rarely seen outside the movies, as modern dating has turned them into impatient, objectifying and self-centered douchebags. I was raised with the notion that being a gentleman is the key to dating, whether it is offering... Read more »

Ain’t it Swede: Fear of the Highway


Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
November 5, 2014

Driving on the freeway at 8 a.m., sipping Starbucks coffee while struggling to put on sunglasses, is an everyday routine for many Angelenos, but as a foreigner I see it for what it really is: anarchy. With no regard for traffic rules, like full-drawn lines, changing of lanes or turning to check blind... Read more »

Halloween is More than Kids and Candy

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Melinda Ebrahimi, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014

Halloween is the time of year for trick-or-treating, horror movies and, in the spirit of good fun, traumatizing susceptible individuals with scary masks. However, few people who celebrate Halloween actually understand the history behind it. This widespread ignorance has caused many to denounce the holiday... Read more »

Ain’t it Swede: A Cheesy Adventure


Rikard Kohler, Staff Writer
October 22, 2014

Upon seeing Americans and their disgusted reactions as they try a brand of creamed smoked fish roe called “Kalles Kaviar,” a Swedish delicacy, I decided to try something American that I deemed equally disgusting: spray cheese. A few weeks ago, an Uber driver making conversation about Sweden asked... Read more »

Ice Melts as Earth Warms

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Miyu Kawamura, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Polar bears floating on chunks of ice as cubs are separated from their mothers is the typical guilt-inducing image that comes to mind when reminded of the planet’s melting ice caps. In 2007, former United States vice president Al Gore addressed the reduced ice in a speech that declared the North Pole’s... Read more »

Students Should Start Saving for the Future Today

Jennifer Rodman, Staff Writer
October 8, 2014

Rarely do college students start thinking about saving money or investing while they are still in school, typically putting it off until they graduate and find a stable job. Students get caught up in covering their school expenses while using any available money they have frivolously, never really paying... Read more »

Hookup Culture Hard on Lasting Relationships


Agnessa Kasumyan, Kendall Faulkner, Staff Writer
September 24, 2014

For many people today — particularly those in their late teens and early 20s who grew up around social media — dating is like a chore. With school and work taking top priority, most would rather give in to the “hookup” culture of today’s youth rather than foster healthy, long-lasting relationships. It... Read more »

The Thought Corner: Knocking Millionaires Off Their Pedestals


Ani Mosinyan, Staff Writer
September 11, 2014

One summer afternoon, I decided to distract myself from the overwhelming heat by looking through Ted Talks online, hoping to find something inspiring for my next blog. I finally came across a video of James Cameron, the mastermind behind “Avatar” and “Titanic.” Needless to say, his speech was... Read more »

Animal Vivisection Is Cruel and Inhumane


Julia Orr, Staff Writer
May 29, 2014

Look behind the manicured facade of a whole host of universities in California and you will find a hellhole for animals. Far from inquiring minds and hidden behind high security, animal experimentation laboratories operate at many prestigious institutions. Whether or not one agrees with vivisection —... Read more »

Sincerely, Aggie: Don’t Judge a College by Its Cost

Agnessa Kasumyan, Managing Editor
May 29, 2014

If someone told my 12-year-old self that I would be at a community college rather than at Oxford University penning the next greatest book series since Harry Potter, I would have most likely responded with a catty “that is never going to happen” eye-roll and avoided that individual out of snobby... Read more »

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