Opinion

Suffering from study abroad ‘FOMO’

I am suffering from a serious case of fear of missing out (FOMO) on studying abroad. As a second semester junior and transfer student to Chapman, I have a limited amount of time left. This means that I don't have time to study abroad. I changed my major from Business to English last semester and as you can imagine, there is not a lot of overlap ...

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Address intolerance before it goes viral

Last Sunday, members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity at the University of Oklahoma were filmed on a bus singing a racist chant on their way a date function. As the video grew in views, members of the Oklahoma chapter were ordered to vacate their on-campus housing and current and former SAE members lambasted their brothers’ acti...

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A better path to bike safety

On March 8, a California state senator proposed a law that would make California the first state to require all adult bike riders, age 18 and above, to wear helmets. It has ignited controversy between personal choice and the government deciding for us.  As an avid bike rider, I can understand the need for safety while bike riding, especi...

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Understanding student counseling services

by Jeanne Walker, Ph.D, Director of Student Psychological Counseling Services  It is never easy to understand the complicated factors that go into operating any student service, especially when the numbers of students continue to increase when the staff in these services remains the same. Student Psychological Counseling Services (SPCS) ...

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Nothing controversial about the American flag

By Jim Byron, senior business major It was a disgrace that last week six students at University of California, Irvine voted to remove the American flag from their school’s front office. In a bizarre argument, they wrote that flags “serve as symbols of patriotism or weapons for nationalism… and narratives that in turn charge national...

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Taking the reins toward a better tomorrow

By Josh Nudelman I'd like to give a special thanks to the record number of Chapman students who voted in the recent Student Government Association (SGA) election. I, along with Jaycie Rowe, who will serve as vice president, am humbled and honored to be in a position to help the members of the Chapman community maximize their individual exper...

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Our paths are filled with the unexpected

By Michael Wong I graduated high school without any regrets. It felt good to say that when I left. It felt like an achievement to have taken every opportunity in high school and make it mine. Now in my last semester of college, I ask myself if I will leave having felt I did everything I wanted. The answer is, no. I won’t. I regret q...

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What you say by staying silent for elections

As college students, we don’t necessarily think about voting. And why should we? We’re all busy with some combination of class, homework, jobs, sports, clubs and trying to find time to sleep between all of that. However, voting for Chapman candidates during an election takes about two minutes, and can be done on an iPhone. For the studen...

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San Diego’s stadium plans need charging

You wake up every Sunday morning with the excitement of watching your team battle a new opponent. You watch the game, whether at the stadium or on the television, shouting at the referees as if they could hear you and cheering when they score. From September to February, Sundays are football days. The football season has ended, but once agai...

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