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Life is waiting outside the palm of your hand

When was the last time you turned off your cell phone? And no, that time the battery died on you does not count. The convenience of having everything we need in a device that fits in our pocket has made many of us become attached to our phones....

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A letter to Chapman freshmen, from the future

By Danny Brennan, senior public relations and advertising major Dear Freshman Me (and all freshmen in general), Just take a minute. I know things seem overwhelming in college, and you’re not wrong. But get over it. I know you’re wide-eyed and...

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Historic films are certainly not just history

By Chandler Smidt, senior screenwriting major What I love most about being a film student is meeting like-minded people. Of course we cannot all agree all the time, who can? However, I was completely blown away by a few of my peers last week in my...

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No shame in the online dating game

A few days ago, my friend Max and I were drinking boba tea when he told me the big news. “I’m in a relationship,” he said. After the usual congratulating and patting on the back, I was interested in finding out more about the lucky...

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Taxes cause not-so happy hour at World of Wings

By Neil Bui, junior computer information systems major One fine Thursday afternoon, a friend and I were on our merry way to grab a quick bite at World of Wings, a place often referred to as WoW. To my delight, it was 3:02 p.m. To some, it might be...

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You are probably too busy to read this column

By Kathleen Doll, senior political science and psychology major You know it’s true: Asking about someone’s day triggers a litany of tasks, appointments, meetings and stress. More than ever, we exude an aura of busyness. We proceed to overbook...

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Obsession with grades can dilute the joy of learning

Last Tuesday, I was one of the excited students in the audience of the Fish Interfaith Center, listening to acclaimed author and speaker Elie Wiesel speak about stories. Although I was struggling to hear what Wiesel was saying, presumably because of...

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Seeing the bigger picture through Polaroid photos

I see myself. I see my friends. We drift through social media in practiced hand-on-hip posture. We look tan, dully faultless and oddly similar to other students whose photos clunk after ours. I see us often. But it wasn’t until I started using a...

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