Opinion

College years aren’t the peak, they’re the beginning

Before I came to college, family friends and parents who had put their kids through the whole process would tell me, “Oh, you’re going to love college. These will be the best four years of your life.” Of course I didn’t think much of it then, as I was still glamorizing the idea of living an independent life - staying out all night lo...

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Intolerance is not a relic, but a reality

By Mia Baybayan, sophomore business administration major. I used to think that our generation would be the one to end prejudice - racism, sexism, homophobia; any and all methodologies of dehumanization. It turns out I was far from right, and perhaps it’s because I’ve surrounded myself with individuals who also believed that we could f...

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Sex sells, but that doesn’t mean you should sell it

What the hell, Golf Digest? The largest circulation golf magazine, according to a 2012 report by the Alliance for Audited Media, is trying to grab the attention of new readers, but I think it would be wise to consider a different approach. This week, in the lead up to the Masters, the biggest golf event of the year, the magazine published...

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The toll of apathy on student government

Campus apathy towards Chapman’s Student Government Association (SGA) used to not extend far past a low voter turnout. While low voter turnout is concerning, it’s not just a Chapman issue – a 2012 study on student participation in self-government elections at universities across the United States yielded similar results of low voter turnou...

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Water: Save some for your grandchildren

By Elise Levesque, sophomore biology major. Drought? What drought? Clean water pours from my sink when I wash my hands each day. The sprinklers on my front lawn go on each morning, and do an excellent job at watering my concrete while they’re at it. The giant Slip ‘N Slide in my backyard provided me with hours of fresh-water fun one Satu...

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Ideas, not anger, will bring positive change

By Rob Nelsen, freshman political science major. As a Chapman student who is active in campus activities, I am horrifically disappointed in the recent actions of some students at Chapman University. Over the past couple of days, busts of Ronald Reagan, Albert Schweitzer, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand were wrapped in caut...

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Ending apathy: The busts are the beginning

By Addison Vincent, senior peace studies major. More than 9,000 miles away from Chapman University, student activists at the University of Cape Town in South Africa organized a successful campaign known as #RhodesMustFall. This movement was sparked by a March 9 protest against the Cecil John Rhodes statue which stood as a symbol of coloniali...

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Invest in student needs before luxuries

As colleges grow, they rely on the generosity of donors to expand and improve the campus and resources for students. Chapman has been lucky to have a long list of reliable donors who allow a modern and beautiful campus, comprehensive learning resources and students from all financial backgrounds to attend Chapman. As students, we are gratefu...

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The drought: How Chapman is conserving

                  By Jim Doti, president of the university, Rick Turner, director of facilities management, and Kris Olsen, vice president of campus planning & operations We read with interest your editorial dated April 6 “Love of lawn, come hell or no wat...

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What’s the point of an anonymous compliment?

Let’s get one thing straight - I enjoy being complimented and I have no qualms with others being complimented. I mean, who doesn’t? Within this seemingly enormous world we live in, it’s nice to know someone took the time to notice you or something that you did. But now, you don’t need to go through the process of waiting to see the p...

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