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I fought the law and the law won

I fought the law and the law won

  My life seems to abide by the principles of Murphy’s Law. In section 2, article 5 of the law, it says that all good things must happen to a person right before her experience is about to end. This subsection of Murphy’s Law is […]

Trump has defined my freshman year and I am not happy about it

Trump has defined my freshman year and I am not happy about it

  One man has defined my whole freshman year of college: President Donald Trump, and I am not thrilled about it at all. As a political science major I’m forced to listen to my professors discuss all his new policies and all the executives orders […]

For the women who know sports

For the women who know sports

  Why is it that being a woman means that you automatically know nothing about sports? Every time I watch a football game with a group of guys, it’s like I’m not even there. They think that I don’t know what’s going on. When in […]

Why my brother became a feminist

Why my brother became a feminist

  My brother Arman is seven years younger than me. He’s a quiet, intelligent and thoughtful person. Why is he important enough to be the subject of my column? He’s also a feminist. The fact that I can say that my younger brother is a […]

Sticking around: Chapman’s grad school 4+1 gaining popularity

Sticking around: Chapman’s grad school 4+1 gaining popularity

While many seniors are sad to see their Chapman days come to an end, Madeline Brashear had good reason to smile during last spring’s graduation ceremonies. She was one of the few seniors who wasn’t leaving. Brashear had been accepted into the Integrated graduate program, […]

Navigating the unknown as an undeclared major

Navigating the unknown as an undeclared major

Papers astrew, laptops dying, and minds busy after attempting to solve seemingly impossible math problems, Bryn Wright sits in a small study room of Beckman Hall with two classmates by her side. Exhausted. Wright isn’t even a math major. In fact, she isn’t a major […]

Need to mid-week roam? Ten things to do in Orange County past 9 p.m.

Need to mid-week roam? Ten things to do in Orange County past 9 p.m.

It’s 8:45 p.m. and freshman business major Divva Prem is busy googling on her computer. Studying? No, she’s finished that. She’s looking for something to do. Anything, to get her out of her Henley Hall dorm room. To Prem, it seems like everything in Orange […]

Joining a sorority after you hated Greek Life

Joining a sorority after you hated Greek Life

  Last semester I informally rushed and experienced a terrible loss of self confidence and worth. However, in the end I discovered a strength in myself I did not realize existed. This newfound empowerment inspired me to go through the daunting event that is sorority […]

Behind the magic of Disney

Behind the magic of Disney

Frolicking past the ticket scanner in their matching Minnie ear headbands, twins Hannah and Kaitlyn Schmidt hurry into Disneyland between their classes. They are such regulars, they not only know the park from the top of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle to the deep caverns of the […]

Living with anxiety

Living with anxiety

  It feels like an elephant is sitting on your chest, making it almost impossible to breath. An uncontrollable feeling that comes from nowhere and is not easy to shake. An anxiety attack. For over ten years I have lived everyday with anxiety. Although an […]