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First Listen: More Life

First Listen: More Life

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
March 19
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After months of set backs, Drake’s new project “More Life” is finally here, and it was definitely worth the wait. After waiting 3 years for “Views”, fans were not expecting a new project this soon. After the single “Fake Love” was released last October and the project was announced, fans...

The Sex Talk I Wish I Had

The Sex Talk I Wish I Had

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
March 4
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I’ve been blessed with parents that understand that the world changes and the way they we're raised is not necessarily the best parenting approach in this day and age.  They’re both pretty open and would go the extra mile to expose me to situations other parents would never dare to let...

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Why We Need Planned Parenthood

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
February 25
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As human’s discovered many years ago, sex is pleasurable and not restricted for the sole purpose of reproduction. Everyone is entitled to sexual autonomy, whether that means waiting until marriage to have sex and having only one sexual partner in their lifetime, having multiple sex partners and casual...

Dear 30 year old me

Dear 30 year old me

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
February 12
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Thinking about where I’ll be in ten years is terrifying yet exciting.  Slightly more terrifying than exciting, but nonetheless, exciting. When thinking about 30-year-olds now, I picture people who are independent, know what they’re doing and have fully figured out how to do this so called "adult...

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Trump’s Muslim Ban

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
January 29
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On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order stopping all refugees from entering the country and banning all visas from seven countries in which the population is primarily Muslim. Although this initiative was discussed during his campaign, it took the world by surprise, mainly because of how...

Senior Year

Senior Year

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writer
January 24
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As my first week of my last semester of college comes to an end, I'm faced with a feeling that excites me and freaks me out all at once; this is really it. Sure enough, college was a challenge. Going away to another country and completely stepping out of my comfort zone, put me far away from everyt...

Post-Election Thoughts

Post-Election Thoughts

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter
November 13
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Election Day is always an important day; some will feel like winners, some like losers, and some like nothing changed at all. This election, however, was quite unusual to say the least. The world is used to politicians with different degrees and experience, qualifying them to be considered as candidates...

The Selfish Years

The Selfish Years

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter
November 7
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Japanese photographer Kyoko Escamilla once said, “Your 20's are your 'selfish' years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.” These...

Narcos Vs Reality

Narcos Vs Reality

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter
October 31
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As a Colombian, I’ve had my fair share of drug related jokes, people legitimately ask if my family is involved with a drug cartel or if everyone I know is a cocaine user. The truth is, although I've always been understanding of why people have this mentality, after all, that’s how tv shows and movies...

Homesick

Homesick

Alejandra Naranjo, Staff Writter
October 24
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Being away at school sometimes gets depressing, deciding to go to college in another country, meant being away from family and a familiar place for months at a time. It’s not that a miss my hometown or the house I grew up in necessarily, to be honest I don’t think I would ever go back, but the...

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