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The Materialistic State

   Everyone has qualms about going to college, but some students have the extra anxiety of moving to a completely new state. It’s hard to California’s stereotypes when the media constantly reinforces them.     “The way they portray SoCal in the movies is very fake […]

There’s No Place Like Home

   If students took the time to learn about each other’s homes, state stereotypes would probably disappear. A great deal can be learned just from sharing favorite locations from home.      Hannah Malus’s favorite place is in the heart of her hometown of New […]

Little-known facts about misrepresented states

Stereotypes continue to spread due to lack of knowledge.  Here are some fun and little-known facts about Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Jersey, Oregon and South Dakota:       Hawaii  -It’s the only state that grows coffee.  -It has its own time zone.  Idaho  -If […]

2015: Year of the Nerd Movies

2015: Year of the Nerd Movies

by Neil Bui Andy Erish, a professor of film history at Chapman, has grown up with comic books since the 1960's and that same passion has carried over into his appreciation of modern cinema. That’s why he’s excited about the comic book future. With Marvel Studio's […]

Perfect Only in Her Imperfections

Perfect Only in Her Imperfections

News analysis by Rachel Shatz Chapman University is filled with beautiful people. But where does that leave those who, well, aren’t quite so flawless? Within the university culture comes a pressure to look and behave a certain way. This sometimes leads to harmful affects on […]

Pushing your comfort zone while abroad

Pushing your comfort zone while abroad

by Carly Danner On her last day in Rome, senior theatre major Paulina Lagudi defined what it meant to “go out with a bang.”  She had tripped and fallen while catching a bus, which had sliced her hands up. She lost her phone, had no […]

Our United States: Potatoes, Cowboys, and Indoor Plumbing

Our United States: Potatoes, Cowboys, and Indoor Plumbing

by Elisa Figueroa “I heard Oregon just got indoor plumbing.”  Brittany Carter stared at the girl across from her, trying not to let the shock reach her face.   What planet is this girl from? Is she joking or is she honestly that ignorant? Does […]

Creative Fashion

Creative Fashion

by Zoe Spears-Takakuwa There’s a new kind of naked, and it doesn’t involve not wearing clothes. Now, you’re never fully dressed without an accessory… or two. “The things you add to a simple outfit are what make it unique and eye-catching,” said junior English major […]

Students eating trendy in Orange County

Students eating trendy in Orange County

By Jenna Linden All you need is a car, cash and an appetite to enjoy some of Chapman students’ favorite eateries in Orange County. From cupcakes to gourmet hamburgers, there is something everyone’s bound to enjoy.    Banzai Bowls  Nothing tops off a successful day […]

Second test post

This is the second test post, saved in the same category as the first.