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To Mourn or Celebrate?

To Mourn or Celebrate?

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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Black Friday, a day where many people were out spending money at the malls and getting an early start on their Christmas Shopping. If you weren't shopping, you were out helping the customers while struggling on staying sane during a long shift. While Black Friday is national and remarkable holiday in...

To Shave Or Not To Shave

To Shave Or Not To Shave

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016


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November is the second to last month of the year where many are getting into the holiday spirit. It is also the time of year where girls are rocking their basic outfits: Uggs, North Face jacket, and the black jeggings to show off their booty. Men are no different, they rock the Timberland boots, hoodie...

Meet The Third Parent

Meet The Third Parent

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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“Sit down and be quiet or I’ll take your iPad away! Did you do your homework? Are the dishes done? Hurry up and go to sleep. Why aren’t you awake? Get up and get dress for school! Don’t forget your school lunch!” Sounds familiar? To me too. They are remarks once or always said to me when...

Life Of A Gas Station Employee

Life Of A Gas Station Employee

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


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My alarm goes off at 5 am, and then another time at 5:15. Ok I’m up, hopefully. I put on my khaki pants and white polo shirt, then I grab my green apron and hat. I head out the door and drive to work. I enter through the doors as a loud bell rings letting the overnight people know that a paying...

That Looks Heavy

That Looks Heavy

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


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Run. Run. Run. Wipe off the sweat from your face. Change your Pandora station to Missy Eliot. Yes! Work it, your favorite song! Raise up the volume. Run fast. Faster. Treadmill stops. Now walk over to the open studio. Look at yourself at the mirror. Yea you look thinner but thin enough. Ok Flatty...

Wake Story

Wake Story

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


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Hands shaking on the steering wheel and loud wind blowing the trees on a dark cloudy afternoon. Shivering from the cold weather or from the nervousness. Turn on the radio to a random station to calm me down. Then I begin to start a conversation to my sister. Maybe it will calm me down a bit. She starts...

Bathroom Thoughts

Bathroom Thoughts

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


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Get inside the shower, turn the water on and let the hot water sprinkle down my body. The bathroom is filled with steam as the hot water brings me to my zen. As I begin to wash my hair, a serious thought  popped up to my head. Is it the solution to my struggling life? I stand there in silence,...

An Ink Story

An Ink Story

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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I once had a tattoo. In fact, I had a couple of them. A green dragon bursting fire on my shoulder, tribal tattoo on my wrist and a skull on my arm. One night after a nice shower, my tattoo started to peel off and was gone within a couple of days. Then I would spend another 50 cents at the vending...

Rave Like Nobody’s Watching

Rave Like Nobody’s Watching

Christian Arriaga-Flores, Staff Writer

September 20, 2016


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Music blasting through the speakers. Everybody smiling, screaming, jumping in the air and singing to the beat of the music. Now wait for it. The artist is about to drop the beat. More screaming and excitement. “Just give it to me already!”, yells one. When the beat drops, everybody loses...

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