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Hello To My Heritage

Hello To My Heritage

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

May 14, 2017

Blonde hair and blue eyes. Three sets of them. That is all you see if you are looking at a photo of my sisters and I, with three faces that mirror each other almost exactly. Oh, and when we’re sleeping...don’t expect to be able to tell who’s who. However, personalities and styles couldn’t...

Devil’s Grass Or Angel’s Wheat? Country’s Attitude Changes Towards Marijuana

Devil's Grass Or Angel's Wheat? Country's Attitude Changes Towards Marijuana

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

The ganja – always a flaming hot issue which is due to increase as the number of Americans who want legal marijuana continues to increase. Dispensaries have popped up all over the country. In Colorado, recreational dispensaries have become a dime a dozen. However, in states like California, recrea...

Pepsi Commercial Gets Canned

Pepsi Commercial Gets Canned

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

April 13, 2017

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

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...

8 Books To Read In Your 20’s

8 Books To Read In Your 20's

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

There is no other feeling comparable to finishing a book that you have invested time into. You shut it, look around and realize that the world around you has not changed but the one in your head and in that book, has. It's hard to make time to read with busy schedules, events, and classes, but reading has...

Snapchat Cashes In With IPO

Snapchat Cashes In With IPO

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

Snapchat was off to a fiery start on Mar. 2 during its initial public offering in which it was priced at $17 a share and valued at $24 billion. Demand was high; Snap Inc. started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at $24 a share, reaching a high of $26.05 during the first day. This even...

Bigs and Littles Bond: Not The Greek Life Type

Bigs and Littles Bond: Not The Greek Life Type

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

March 15, 2017

The school day is over, the bus loop is packed as a round of bells ring. But for a few public school students, their after school program is just beginning. Volunteers check in at the front office and make their way to the gym. Students jet into the gym with backpacks double the size of thei...

Oscars Envelope Reads Wrong

THE OSCARS(r) - The 89th Oscars(r)  broadcasts live on Oscar(r) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Eddy Chen)
JIMMY KIMMEL, WARREN BEATTY

Abigail Smith, Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

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

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

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...

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