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Third place queen of Season 13 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,

Gottmik’s casting on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” offers exposure to unrepresented perspectives

Ben Kynaston, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

As a trans man, never seeing myself represented in popular media has been an obstacle in the development of my gender identity and presentation. We in the community get to see our trans sisters represented...

As students continue through college, learning to invest now can help set them up for the future. (Photo Illustration by Collin Andrews)

How to start investing in college

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 12, 2021

Many college students are too busy thinking about being successful in classes and maybe planning for the next few years of life rather than planning for the future or thinking about retirement. This means...

National protests against police brutality of Black people, erupted in 2019 after Sacramento police killed Stephon Clark, including a March 6, 2019, protest in Sacramento. Nearly two years later, the killings continued with the April 11, 2021, killing of Daunte Wright in Minnesota.(File Photo)

Unarmed Black people should not die at the hands of the police

Cynsere Kelly, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

Daunte Wright was a resident of Brooklyn Center, Minn. He was a young Black man who recently became a father. Wright is in the news for something that seems to be a recurring event not only in this...

On March 9, 2021, the  “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” release date was announced via Twitter along with its cover, created by Spanish–Croatian artist Filip Ćustić and featuring Lil Nas X as both Adam and God in a reinterpretation of Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam. (Photo courtesy of Filip Ćustić)

“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and its critique on LGBTQ-excluding Christianity

Gwen Mahler , Staff Writer May 10, 2021

When Lil Nas X released the corresponding music video to his new single, “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” social media quickly flooded with reactions, with fans praising him and onlookers demonizing...

With the rise of public social media platforms, an introduction to sexuality traits and stereotypes, more and more members of younger generations understand their sexuality. (Photo via Unsplash)

Social media: The coming out story

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 8, 2021

Genesis 1:27-28: "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill...

As Texas lifts its mask mandates and re-opens businesses in spring of 2021, should Californians be worried of a new spread with more states reopening? (Photo illustration by Collin Andrews)

Texas Reopens, what does that mean for California

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

On March 2, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said in a speech that his state is lifting its mask mandate entirely, making it the largest state to no longer require its citizens to wear masks in daily life and...

As we get back to life post COVID-19, we begin to enjoy the things we missed, like going to movie theaters. (Photo by Collin Andrews)

It’s nice to be back at the movies

Collin Andrews, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

For the past year, people have been stuck at home with most entertainment outlets closed due to safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that our local counties have been rolling into reopening...

Content creation is now an easy way for the general public to make a career out of their simple interests with the rise in streaming platforms such as Twitch and Youtube. (Photo via Unsplash)

Content creation: make money by living your daily life

Julie Blunt, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

Many people might “Twitch” at the thought of openly living on the internet, but it seems to be the new popular social trend. On March 14th, American variety streamer Ludwig Ahgren started streaming...

Whiteboards, calendars, alarms and timers help keep someone with ADHD on track, but they don’t treat the underlying problem. A brain with ADHD has different brain chemistry than most people, so executive functioning is impaired. (Photo Illustration by Megan Wutzke)

Society focuses on the wrong problem when dealing with ADHD

Megan Wutzke, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

When I was 20, I went to therapy. I had depression, anxiety, and a bit of trauma to work through. After a few sessions, my therapist suggested I get tested for ADHD. I laughed because I couldn’t have...


Tiger Woods has engraved a place in the hearts of many children he has helped through the TGR foundation to recognize their potential and cultivate their aspirations towards higher education and a career. (Photo via Tiger Woods website)

Tiger Woods’ impact goes far beyond the golf community

Gwen Mahler and Staff Writer April 19, 2021

In February, golfer Tiger Woods was involved in a one-vehicle crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. Woods was extricated from the car and it was initially reported that he suffered serious injuries to both...

With the Jan. 6 Capitol riot serving as a catalyst, VICE explores the conspiracy movement QAnon in a new three-part docuseries,

QAnon: how a conspiracy theory played a key role in the U.S. Capitol riot

Gwen Mahler, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

What is QAnon? In the span of time since the pandemic began, there is a good chance that while scrolling through social media that you’ve come across a post mentioning the term “QAnon,” a conspiracy...

Media treatment of female stars in the 2000s would be unacceptable by today's standards. Taking a close look at where they are now, reveals how negatively this affected them. (Photo illustration by Ariel Caspar)

Media treatment of women in the 2000s would be completely unacceptable now

Ariel Caspar, Current Contributor April 1, 2021

In the early 2000s, it was almost unheard of for celebrities to openly talk about their struggles with mental illness. Mental health awareness was extremely suppressed in an industry where public image...

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