5 steps to a joyful, stress-free holiday season

Holiday stress illustration

Dorian King, Editor-in-Chief
December 16, 2014

The holidays are intended to be a joyful way to close out the year with family, friends and celebration. Full of upbeat Christmas music, gift giving and receiving, decorations, delicious treats and a newfound hope for a fresh start, it seems as though the holidays should bring nothing but pure happiness.... Read more »

Uplifting magazine seeks to change current tabloid culture

Dorian King, Editor-in-chief
December 16, 2014

In the midst of a generation that is infatuated with ludicrous celebrity news coverage and drools over the seediest gossip, Darling Magazine, a pioneering force, has emerged with a wholehearted and intentional effort to destroy the current toxic tabloid culture and promote positive and uplifting discussions. With... Read more »

UC tuition increase angers many


Kris Haddad, Staff Writer
December 10, 2014

 In a 13-7 vote between the UC Board of Regents approved a plan that is active until the year of 2019, approving a increase in price of tuition by five percent every year until the targeted year is reached. The estimated price of increase is from $12,200 to $15,600 by 2019. Government officials... Read more »

Racial tension, unprofessionalism to blame for recent tragedies in Missouri, Ohio and New York

Recent shootings have sparked concern about the professionalism of police departments. Photo Credit: MCT Campus

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014

Recent events have sparked controversy and brought attention to police departments, from the shooting of Michael Brown in August to the shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland last month. While some may be quick to associate these deaths with racial motivations, it is far more complicated than... Read more »

Black Thursday?

Black Friday in Los Angeles

Arielle Weller, News Editor
December 2, 2014

As we approached the coming holiday season, large retailers nation wide announced their plans for the annual Thanksgiving “Black Friday” shopping extravaganza. According to the Huffington Post J.C Penney, Macy’s, Toys R’ Us, and Kohl’s all opened by Thanksgiving evening and Kmart was even open... Read more »

Has society become captivated with stifling voices?

sycamore row

Joyce Melendez, Staff Writer
November 15, 2014

Novelist John Grisham has been in the news recently, regarding his comments on America’s prison system. In an interview with the UK’s Telegraph, Grisham conveyed his thoughts on the punishments that go along with viewing child pornography. In the interview, Grisham mentions a friend of his was sentenced... Read more »

Disparity between gender health awareness unacceptable

Dorian King, Editor-in-Chief
November 12, 2014

October has passed, but not so have the days of pink ribbons, pink sports equipment, pink tshirts, pink pins, pink running shoes, pink everything. Boobs— we have certainly come to love them, maybe even obsess over them. Today, they stand as global symbols of solidarity, strength, community and resolve. Breast... Read more »

Why dressing for success makes a difference in the workplace

Clothes that work for new grads hitting the job market

Karen Olea, Staff Writer
November 6, 2014

Competition is out there and everyone is eager to start their dream internship or career. As students it is our responsibility to apply for internships and eventually have a job with the help of your interning experience. The way you dress and present yourself has a lot to do with your performance and... Read more »

Has the embellishment of Ebola reached its parameters?

A patient transported from Frisco, Texas, with concerns of possible exposure to Ebola, arrives at the emergency room entrance of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014. (Louis DeLuca/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

Karen Olea, Staff Writer
October 23, 2014

You’ll have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, irritated eyes, body rashes, stomach pain and sudden weight loss until reaching a severe health state. This disease attacks every organ in the human body except for your bones and muscles. These symptoms of Ebola are no joke and this topic is trending all over... Read more »

Thin line between: Abuse and Discipline

Mariah, Opinion
October 21, 2014

Child abuse is becoming more and more of a problem in the world. Not only are parents using abuse as a way of punishment, but also people are beginning to debate over what constitutes legitimate discipline versus outright nonsensical abuse. People claim, “ That’s how I discipline my kids all the... Read more »

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