Shock Wave: Part 1- Beyond the Road

Shock Wave: Part 1- Beyond the Road

I had driven this three hour path so many times before that I never thought twice when I jumped in the car this particular day and shoved the key into the ignition. I adjusted my review mirror that my boyfriend (at the time) had moved when he last drove my red Chevy Cobalt, and quickly [...]

Cal Poly Pomona Student’s Alleged Threats against LA Schools

Re-posted from Uloop news. In the wake of one of the most violent and heinous crimes in our nation, Cal Poly Pomona student, Kyle Bangayan, 24, was brought to the attention of news organizations for allegedly posting violent threats on social media sites against schools in the Los Angeles area. Following the aftermath of the elementary [...]

Why I Choose To Write

I was recently asked to discuss why I choose to write. This was my answer. I was admitted into the architecture program at Cal Poly Pomona, one of the best architecture schools around, and switched my major to English with a minor in Journalism after the first year. My family, friends, and classmates thought that [...]

Passage of Prop 30 Is Giving You Back Your Money

Passage of Prop 30 Is Giving You Back Your Money

California university and college students--parents of those California university and college students. Remember at the beginning of this academic school year when you had to pay more tuition because of the state's huge deficit. Well we still have the deficit but you may be receiving some of that money back in your pocket. Unless I [...]

What’s on the Ballot in California?- Part 2

There is more to this year’s election than selecting the President of the United States. (There is also more than just Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on the ballot as well but that’s another discussion entirely). Along with individuals electing officials from party-nominated, voter-nominated and nonpartisan offices at the district, city, state and national levels, [...]

What’s on the Ballot in California?- Part 1

There is more to this year’s election than selecting the President of the United States. (There is also more than just Mitt Romney and Barack Obama on the ballot as well but that’s another discussion entirely). Along with individuals electing officials from party-nominated, voter-nominated and nonpartisan offices at the district, city, state and national levels, [...]

Pomona College Student Pursues Lawsuit after Getting Stopped At Airport over Arabic Flashcards

As published on Uloop TSA agents are attempting to appeal a dismissal by a district judge who has denied their motion to dismiss a law suit pursued by a Pomona College Student. The student, Nicholas George was "perp walked" through the airport after Transportation Security Administration agents saw the words "bomb" and "terrorist" written in [...]

Job Experience Vs. Higher Education

A post from the archives... I had just come home from a long day at work at my minimum wage paying department store job when I was confronted with this question on a website that I had happened to stumble upon: Considering the ever-increasing cost of higher education, and the student loans which many college [...]

The Bed

I came home to a long weekend of travel to a room that I honestly didn’t recognize. I looked around for my blow up bed, the cleaned out trash can that I used as a night stand, and my other random knickknacks that were usually scattered around the room. Instead, I found a lavish bedroom [...]

The Hollywood Intern: The Beginning

Click here to start from the beginning. I grabbed my stuff, took the key to the office from my key chain, placed it on the desk and said goodbye to the other interns and the editor-in-chief, whose goodbye felt like it was the exact opposite of my goodbye with the production and operations manager. I [...]