The NFL needs a reality check

In the midst of the 2018 NFL season, the political standpoint of NFL players protesting during the national anthem due to police brutality against African Americans and President Trump’s remarks about players protesting has been a hot topic issue. Players, team owners, celebrities, and activists have all expressed opinions on how the NFL should handle players kneeling during the national anthem, and the NFL has not made the necessary steps for everyone to be satisfied. The NFL needs to act swiftly in order to give …

Mirror Pool Stoners: ‘Don’t hide the weed, divide it’

Names marked with an asterisk were withheld for privacy reasons. Written by Grace Pickering and Mandie Montes In the days since the rain poured over Southern California, the once dead grass on campus has become luscious, providing a haven for students to practice tai-chi, bask in the sun, or hang around the mirror pools – a spot where students regularly consume cannabis. Students are seen often huddled together in various groups scattered around the edges, standing around and smoking a bowl or two while waiting …

Kaepernick backlash: racism vs patriotism

*Correction: An earlier version of this piece quoted writer Marcie Bianco without attribution. The piece has been updated to reflect the proper credit. Our apologies for the error.* Freedom of speech and expression is seen as a core tenet of American society. Unfortunately, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has proven that expressing said freedom is only acceptable when you toe the line of American exceptionalism.