Author: Kira Weiner

Overnight Camping in Orange County

by Kira Weiner 1)    Doheny State Beach ·       949-496-6172 ·      http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=645 2)    Bolsa Chica State Beach ·      714-846-3460 ·       http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=642 3)    Caspers Wildnerness Park ·      949-923-2210 ·      http://ocparks.com/parks/ronald/ 4)    Crystal Cove State Park ·      949-494-3539 ·      http://www.crystalcovestatepark.com/ 5)    Featherly Regional Park ·      714-771-6731 ·      http://ocparks.com/parks/featherly 6)    […]

Destination: Joshua Tree

by Kira Weiner Joshua Tree covers a land area of 760, 636 acres in southeastern California. The park includes parts of the Mojave Desert, the Colorado Desert, and the San Bernadino Mountains. Named for the Joshua trees (yucca brevifolia) native to the park, Joshua tree became […]

Plastic Water Bottles

by Kira Weiner The Facts: ·      60 billion single-use drink containers were purchased in 2006, and 3 our of 4 were thrown out directly after use (Container Recycling Institute) The average American used 167 disposable water bottles, but only recycled 38 (Fast Company Magazine, 2007) Making […]

San Francisco Bans the Sale of Plastic Water Bottles

by Kira Weiner Starting October 1st, San Francisco could be almost completely free of plastic water bottles. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently voted to ban the city from buying plastic water bottles and the distribution of plastic water bottles smaller than 21 ounces. The […]

Off the Grid and Into the Wild

Off the Grid and Into the Wild

by Kira Weiner Chapman Students Look to Camping to Get Away from the Stress of Every Day Life Sophomore strategic and corporate communications major Brenda Cai never thought that she would be the type to go camping. "I was really skeptical about not having access to […]

Petition to Ban Plastic Water Bottle Fuels Student Dialogue

Petition to Ban Plastic Water Bottle Fuels Student Dialogue

by Kira Weiner Chapman University senior Jen Feinstein has trouble pinpointing exactly when her interest in sustainable living started. “I can’t ignore it,” Feinstein said. “I feel like I would be lying to myself if I didn’t continuously try to be sustainable in my life […]

In Defense of the Quarter-Life Crisis

In Defense of the Quarter-Life Crisis

by Kira Weiner I absolutely dreaded turning twenty. It’s not that I wasn’t excited for the future, because I was, and it’s not like I was unhappy with the present, because I definitely wasn’t. However, as I sat at my twentieth birthday dinner surrounded by […]

Social media vs. social life

Social media vs. social life

by Kira Weiner Chapman University senior Devon Hillard has an addiction. Her boyfriend knows about it. Her friends have noticed it. She thinks about it frequently, stays up to date on news surrounding it and constantly finds new ways of using it. Her substance of […]

Redwood Poachers

by Kira Weiner Authorities in Northern California have closed a popular road at Redwood National and State Parks to protect its Redwood trees from poachers. Ranger Laura Denny said that the frequency and scale of Redwood poaching has recently increased due to drug addiction and […]

Tourism In Orange County Statistics

by Kira Weiner Tourism by the Numbers: The 2013 Economic Impact of Tourism in Orange County Visitors to Orange County: 44.3 million International Visitors: 3.7 million Visitor Spending: 9.5 billion Convention Attendance: 1.2 million Tourism-related jobs: 156, 000 Figures provided by CIC Research and Anaheim […]