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Harry Styles cover ignites debates on gender performance

Harry Styles recently appeared on the cover of Vogue Magazine wearing a dress, igniting a debate about gender.
Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor December 13, 2020

When Harry Styles graced the cover of the December edition of Vogue, it made a lot of noise online. Not only was the British pop star the first ever solo male to be featured as a cover star on the fashion...

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan may prolong when we will receive it

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan may impact when a majority of Americans will receive it.
Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor December 13, 2020

In the past week, strides have been made in the COVID-19 vaccine race, as pharmaceutical giants Moderna and Pfizer have applied to the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for emergency approval for their vaccines. This...

Dear 2021, I’d like to say a few words…

2020 has been a difficult year for many amid the pandemic and quarantine.
Kat Parra, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

Dear 2021 I may not know what you’ll look like or what your sense of fashion will be, but let me tell you what I have endured this year. So far, I have been isolated, alone and afraid. 2020 was not...

The struggles of being biracial

Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor December 7, 2020

-Column- While being biracial means that you get to be a part of two different cultures, it can come with identity issues. At times, it almost feels like you’re a part of two different worlds....

The reality of finals has changed this semester due to virtual classes

Finals this semester will feel different for many students due to the pandemic.
Maria Jungers, Opinion Editor December 7, 2020

As a transfer student, my first semester at CSUSM has been an interesting adjustment, especially during finals.  Typically, I would be getting together with other classmates to study and cope with...

CA pandemic curfew impacts the fate of small businesses and housing

The CA curfew set by Governor Newsom can impact small businesses negatively.
Kristie Castillo, Staff Writer December 7, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced a 10 p.m. curfew for residents of counties in the purple tier on Nov. 19.  “Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, CA is issuing a limited Stay at Home Order....

What Thanksgiving means to Indigenous peoples

Thanksgiving is a controversial holiday among American Indians; some celebrate it and some do not.
Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor November 23, 2020

Thanksgiving is a controversial holiday among American Indians. Some Indigenous people completely disregard and protest against the holiday for its dark history, while others continue to celebrate it...

California voters’ rejection of Prop 16 demonstrates their thoughts on affirmative action

California residents overwhelmingly voted no on Proposition 16.
Angelica Cervantes, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

The recent U.S. elections have brought attention to new issues that affect minority groups.  One of these issues is California’s Proposition 16. The measure did not pass, but if it had, it would...

Manifesting lets the universe take the wheel making our goals come true, but may not be for everyone

Manifesting can help people develop a positive mindset.
Tania Ortiz, Opinion Editor November 23, 2020

During this pandemic, we have witnessed trends come and go. A trend currently circulating the internet is manifesting. Manifesting is the practice of having aspirational thoughts or goals with the purpose...

Country faces aftermath of 2020 election

Millions of Americans celebrated Joe Biden’s election to the Presidency.
Alya Burnand, Staff Writer November 23, 2020

Upon learning the results of the election, I agreed with the millions of people across the country cheering, lighting fireworks, honking car horns, ringing bells, holding signs and overall just hosting...

1619 Project reeducates Americans on the history of slavery

The 1619 Project reminds us of our nation’s history of slavery.
Adrianna Adame, Managing Editor November 10, 2020

Despite the controversy surrounding the 1619 Project, the initiative is important and should be brought to attention because it’s reeducating Americans about the often overlooked history of slavery in...

Lack of social interactions can lead to mental health issues

Students miss out on building relationships with classmates because of online classes.
Esabel Sadek, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Effective communication and human interaction is essential to growth and, quite frankly, to being human.  The COVID-19 pandemic has taken away what we know to be normal and shaped it into something...

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