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The benefits of being bored

The benefits of being bored

November 13, 2019

Portrayal of sex in entertainment media negatively affects healthy relationships

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

It’s 2008 and you’re watching a family movie with the parents. Suddenly, you’re blinded by your mother’s palm, shielding you from the horror of two characters kissing. Characters kissing in a movie used to be extreme c...

We should increase Hispanic representation in all entertainment media

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

A tale as old as time, true as it can be, the story of a minority kid on the big screen. Growing up, many kids are told they can be anything they want to be, but they see in movies that the main character — the hero or the p...

Embracing diverse Christinaity my mean embracing “weird Christianity”

Nathan Tudor, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

There’s a lot of lip service given to the idea of diverse Christianity these days, but a truly diverse Christianity would probably make a lot of its supposed advocates very uncomfortable. Many (if not most) Christians beyond...

Inclusivity in entertainment media means diverse writing, too

Matthew Metz, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

In recent years, Hollywood has begun to diversify its casting, including more women and ethnic minorities. Progress is being made, evidenced by the successes of films like Black Panther and Get Out. While this should be appla...

U.S. history neglects stories of racial violence the Hispanic community

Andrea Garcia, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Students are required to take history courses throughout their middle school and high-school careers, as they should be. History provides a context from which people can understand themselves and others, as well as insight into...

Medicating mental illness is natural

Liz Macias, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

If you woke up with an extreme fever and were overcome in pain, exhaustion, and heat, would you take medication for it? Or would you allow yourself to succumb to your fatigue and affliction and accept that this is the natural...

Let’s start the conversation to destigmatize periods

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

The untimely arrival of my period came on a Sunday morning in the middle of a church service. A boy sitting behind me kindly told me there was, “Something on my pants. In case I wanted to know.” I was humiliated and called my ...

Using ratemyprofessor.com negatively affects the academic process

Liz Macias, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Like many incoming freshmen, I came into Westmont not knowing anyone and having no idea what my first semester of college classes should look like. Should I stack my classes to get a head start on GEs? Would it be okay to take...

Donald Trump must be impeached as soon as possible

October 23, 2019

The impeachment process has started. It should’ve started a while ago, and it should not be going as slowly as it is. In 2014, while his son was working for a business in Ukraine accused of corruption, Joe Biden called for...

The importance of counseling on college campuses

Shae Caragher, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Transitioning to college is a challenging time, full of new relationships, academics, and adjustments. Navigating the following four years of college, which often involves joining the workforce and comfort zones being ch...

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