Opinion

Why I blacked out so hard this summer

Sunday brunch accompanied by good friends – eggs benedict, bottomless mimosas and assumed endless chatter. Except this time, I realized conversation was minimal. Instead, the moment we sat down, phones were out and on the table. People were taking photos of their food and each other. In laps were phones filled with incoming texts and Snapchats we...

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Finding a home on campus through Hillel

Guest column by Max Celentano, senior English major Throughout my life, I have always been timid or shy to meet new people; I felt like I needed to make a really strong impression on them as soon as we met. These feelings only grew when I moved cross-country to attend Chapman, yet there was something else here that drew me in: community. Having ...

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The Panther endorses Eugene Fields for mayor

Communities, like people, change. Demographics shift, new residents move in, old ones move out, and cities adapt to new external and internal demands. Orange is not free from this law of change, and Chapman, with its 5,681 undergraduate students (according to Forbes), is its catalyst.  Chapman students have rightfully made their voices heard on...

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Voting: not just filling in bubbles

College students love to talk about change. Most everyone fancies themselves a political activist in some way. At the very least, you can get them ranting about this policy or that civil rights issue once they’ve had a beer or two. While we’re great at talking about it, students have a lot more trouble effecting change. Despite zeal for cer...

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Don’t confine women in expectation this Halloween

Growing up, Halloween was one of my favorite holidays. You ran around all night with your friends, dressed up in fun little costumes and ate sweets until your stomach was about to burst. As an adult, Halloween festivities are quite similar to those of my fond childhood memories, although college students tend to savor alcohol as opposed to candy...

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Tech distraction halts human interaction

Guest column by Jack Childress, senior business administration major There’s a certain comfort knowing that, despite our best efforts, the systems upon which we rely – here on this cosmic spitball of rock and water – will continue to function long after our footprint has dug its ugly heel into the sandy beaches along Earth’s primordial ...

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Aiming for authentic dialogue on diversity

Guest column by Dean Price, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students I have been following very closely the various conversations regarding the concept of a multicultural center at Chapman. In fact, I have had many similar conversations with students and alumni as well as faculty and other administrators. During these convers...

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Simple steps toward security

Orange has a reputation as a very safe city. It was ranked by Business Insider to be the 10th safest city in the entire nation in 2010. According to city-data.com, Orange’s violent crime rate for 2012 was just over one-fourth of the national average. But while Orange may be safer than other cities, it is not a utopia. This year there has been an...

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