Opinion

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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New work-study jobs not worthwhile

Did you ever have something stolen from you as a kid? Something valuable, like a bike or a iPod, just because you left it out in the open? Did your parents say to you, “Now haven’t we learned a valuable lesson?” Or did they hire you a full-time body guard? Lately there have been a lot of reports of “suspicious activity” in the Leatherb...

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Rape culture persists in the dating world

Guest column by Sophie Pennes, senior communication major Have you ever seen a man at a bar or party trying to engage in conversation with a woman in hopes of taking her home with him? You know the scene perfectly – the man approaches the woman, uses some pick up line, compliments her, maybe buys her a drink and then asks for her number or to...

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So what is it that journalists do?

It seems like the relationship between The Panther and the Chapman community has been on the rocks lately, but not the enjoyable kind – yet, perhaps, still rimmed in salt and accompanied by a bitter tang. This tension has many causes, but much of it stems from an unfortunate misunderstanding of our purpose as journalists, as Chapman students and ...

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Sorority recruitment is becoming overgrown

Sorority recruitment is a necessary evil in Greek life. But is it about to get a lot worse? Panhellenic announced last week that they were going to extend the recruitment process by one day for the 2015-2016 school year. This will require both the active Greek members and the potential new members to participate in a four-day recruitment process r...

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Embarking for the border is a perilous quest

One of the most iconic stories of all time is that of the Holy Grail. The Holy Grail was said to be the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper, also used to catch his blood as he died on the cross. As time progressed, the Grail was lost. During the crusades, the knights of King Arthur attempted to find what was once lost. These knights perse...

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Chapman caught between conflicting laws

Public Safety write-ups for drug use on Chapman’s campus have increased from 21 in 2010 to 78 in 2013. As marijuana use has increased among all Americans, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it’s also become more commonplace on college campuses.  According to Randy Burba, chief of Public Saftey, the main reason for this g...

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Planned diversity program is flawed

Chapman is planning to implement a new Diversity Infusion Program in spring 2015. The program will strive to introduce diversity-related course material to all classes whether those classes directly relate to diversity or not. This program, while good intentioned, is not how the university should be integrating a more diverse culture. The Divers...

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