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The UC Riverside Gaza Solidarity Encampment.

A look inside Gaza Solidarity Encampments across SoCal

Adam Young, Editor in Chief May 19, 2024

On April 17, Columbia University students set up a Gaza Solidarity encampment to call their administration...

The Pandoras Box of Sports

The Pandora’s Box of Sports

Alex Ruiz, Editor in Chief May 18, 2024

Sports isn’t what it used to be. The days of watching games as a fan and enjoying the thrill of a...

Pinecones by Samuel Lewis.

The universe is your puppeteer. Embrace it.

Bryan Jimenez, Editor in Chief July 5, 2023

This article is not what it was last month.  Or the month before that. Or the year before that. This...

Fractured Fury by Joyce Chen.

Female rage in film

Brisa Gutierrez, Staff Writer July 2, 2023

Tears creep down the splotchy red cheeks of an unflinching face that hide a racing heart of constant...

“Ageism” by Evan Kam.

I am not ‘sus’

Christie Yeung, Managing Editor June 3, 2023

Breathe. Just breathe. You are going to fit in just fine. Don’t try too hard. I keep telling myself...

Via ginnerobot/openverse.

Bowling: The classic family fun that could earn a bit of cash

Ehvan Fennell, Staff Writer May 28, 2023

Dean Reyes arrived on a windy Thursday night. “This is a business trip,” he said, equipped with his...

The warning signs and how they can feel like the butterflies

The warning signs and how they can feel like the butterflies

Delila Grubaugh, Staff Writer May 21, 2023

“Love” was always one of those nasty, profane four-letter words that were to go unspoken around me...

Goodbye by Hailey Ortiz.

Stuck in a rut or caught in a crack

Eddie Ursua, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Mothers. Fathers. Siblings. Cousins. Friends. Wives. Husbands.  Homeless. Houseless. Living in a...

I don’t know, ask your mom!

I don’t know, ask your mom!

Brisa Gutierrez, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

After scrolling on TikTok, I came across a video from the account FlamingoCards with questions to ask...

Whole squad is out! Seldom do the fellas get a chance to take a group pic but we roll deep like an NBA roster.

Unwritten rules of Bro Code

Robbie Doctor, Staff Writer May 5, 2023

This one is for the boys! Some of us have forgotten to maintain and uphold the unwritten rules of...

Bills attacking LGBTQ rights have been pushed in 47 states. Photo courtesy Ted Eytan/Flickr

A slippery slope: How LGBTQ issues affect us all

Ruben Montoya, Staff Writer May 2, 2023

In recent years, LGBTQ rights have been attacked by state legislatures throughout the United States.  The...

OC Fashion Pop-Up Market. Via Choo Yut Shing/Flickr.

Meet the makers: Get to know some small businesses

Emily Fernandez, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

During 2020, people took to the internet to share their experience of quarantine. Many trends came to...

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