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Pepsi Commercial Gets Canned

Pepsi Commercial Gets Canned

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
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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...

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
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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...

Oscars Envelope Reads Wrong

Oscars Envelope Reads Wrong

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
March 6, 2017
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PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) accountants must have been in La La Land last Sunday. Death threats have forced the PwC accountants that were responsible for the Best Picture fiasco, to get bodyguards according to reports. A historical moment was made in the 89 years of the Academy Awards, when the wrong ...

Stand Up, Girl

Stand Up, Girl

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
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As women continue to burst through the glass ceiling in forms of progress, things are not necessarily getting easier. We are making grand strides, yet some are crumbling before they can get even close for reasons beyond their control. More women have entered the workforce, and their vulnerability...

Open Nose, Open Mind

Open Nose, Open Mind

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
February 18, 2017
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A taste of Tea Tree? A tang of Ylang Ylang? A bouquet of Bergamot? There’s no telling which essential oils smell the best, it’s just what your mind, body and soul prefer. If you’re reading this, hopefully you haven’t seen the funny youtube video mocking the use of essential oils. Ar...

Circles, Change and Cleansing

Circles, Change and Cleansing

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
January 25, 2017
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“When ego is lost, limit is lost. You become infinite, kind and beautiful.” - Yogi Bhajan Over three weeks ago, confetti rained down declaring a new year in order. Finally, the new year hangover is wearing down, but it is never too late to relish in the thought of a clean slate and changing forms. ...

The Arid Arctic

The Arid Arctic

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
December 12, 2016
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You call it global climate change, I call it an indian summer. Regardless, the Arctic is changing and not in a good way. And either way, I hope you’ve been enjoying your days. Unusually high air and water temperatures this November have caused sea ice to fall behind the norm level. Sea ice has ended f...

Religion In Education – Is There A Place For It?

Religion In Education – Is There A Place For It?

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
November 29, 2016
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Other countries have intertwined their politics, culture, and religion to ensure a common belief among their people. Who is to say what is right or wrong? Some things may work for another person, group of people or country that might not work in the same context. So what is the point of examining...

Allegories and Imperfections

Allegories and Imperfections

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
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What do, Cleopatra’s Needle in Central Park, the Worth Monument Obelisk and the Emmett Obelisk in St. Paul’s Chapel all have in common? They’re obelisks in Manhattan. An obelisk is the word for a tall monument, which tapers at the end to form a pyramid from the width of the four sides. Contained...

Birthday Blues

Birthday Blues

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer
October 26, 2016
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Confetti, balloons and cake. These are probably the top three emoji’s used when its someone’s birthday. And if restaurant employees don’t horrendously and embarrassingly sing you happy birthday – is it really your birthday? Maybe you woke up and don’t feel any different, but when you look...

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