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Latinos: Let’s Address Racism And Anti-blackness In Our Community

Latinos: Let’s Address Racism And Anti-blackness In Our Community

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
April 16, 2017
Filed under Let's Talk...

Systematic racism and the concept on “Anti-blackness” has been present in Latin America since it’s discovery. Europeans established their “Whiteness” as a superior trait, and engrave the concept that white skin and white psychical traits are directly related to one’s potential which is still...

Pepsi Commercial Gets Canned

Pepsi Commercial Gets Canned

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Is Anyone Else Barefoot?

On April 5, PepsiCo pulled down a two and half minute advertisement titled “Jump In” that featured model Kendall Jenner. The ad only lasted one day.   This advertisement didn’t mean any harm. The themes that are weaved throughout the two or so minutes spread a message of unity, love and c...

Thirteen Reasons Why I’m Just Not Strong Enough

Thirteen Reasons Why I’m Just Not Strong Enough

Weronika Raczek, Digital News Editor
April 9, 2017
Filed under A Fangirl's World

We all have our way of coping with different situations in our life; we write, we blog, we run, we drink, we smoke. We do anything that can numb some or any kind of pain. In the new Netflix original, Thirteen Reasons Why, the kind of topics that are discussed, are the kind of topics that are extremel...

5 Lessons I Learned From Watching “13 Reasons Why”

5 Lessons I Learned From Watching “13 Reasons Why”

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
April 8, 2017
Filed under Let's Talk...

Yet again Netflix has delivered an in-depth and wholesome show, this time diving into depression, substance abuse, sexual assault, suicide and all the problems teenagers might face while in high school. Here are a few things I learned after watching the show. 1. Words Matter This might be...

The Royalties Start #OkToSay Campaign

The Royalties Start #OkToSay Campaign

Hannah Calver, Staff writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Hannah Not From Montana

    Though they spend most of their professional lives giving back, there is one charitable topic that Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry feel particularly strongly about: mental health. Their campaign Heads Together works to reduce the stigma around mental health through...

Lush Review

Lush Review

Hannah Calver, Staff writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Hannah Not From Montana

  Lush is a handmade cosmetic company based 20 minutes away from my home in a town called Poole, Dorset U.K. I suffer with very sensitive skin so I have to be very careful when testing using products incase I come out in a rash of cause my dry skin to worsen. I’ve been using Lush for almost...

Throw It Out

Throw It Out

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under The Amanda Show

How do you know when you’ve had enough of that one shirt you have been keeping in the back of your closet for 3 years but never wore it since the 7th grade? How do you know when to get rid of that pair of shoes that have totally fallen apart but you won’t accept it? When do you being to clean o...

How to Find a Cheap Expensive Vacation

How to Find a Cheap Expensive Vacation

Amanda Depew, Social Media Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under The Amanda Show

Everybody wants to go on vacation and have a great time, but at what cost? Take a look here to find out how to go somewhere expensive for a little less. Start with your budget that doesn’t included spending money. Spending money is always your own option with if you want to do extra things on your...

One Man’s Can Is Another Man’s Come Up

One Man’s Can Is Another Man’s Come Up

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Is Anyone Else Barefoot?

Recently, I spent some time traveling between Los Angeles and San Francisco, California, hitting cities in between. I was present for a period of time on USC’s Greek Row, a frat house that was appropriately decorated with beer cans and couches, that sported a “f-ck Trump” sign. It had been sp...

The Post-Apocalyptic Masterpiece

The Post-Apocalyptic Masterpiece

Rodney Jones, Staff Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under The Roddington Hour

The Last of Us is a survival game where the player controls protagonists, Joel and Ellie as they navigate to a space safe from the virus outbreak that has corrupted their world. It is regarded as one of the best games in the world, and yet I have never even played it. I just kept hearing the name...

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