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What Metro and LA can learn from Singapore

What Metro and LA can learn from Singapore

My mother and I, exhausted from a day full of plane rides, order a shuttle bus to our hotel in Little India. It’s night; we step outside, we feel the 80-degree humid heat. Inside the airport, we are astounded by the diverse groups of Asians we encounter from all over...

They’re here! They’re queer! Get used to it!

They’re here! They’re queer! Get used to it!

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. As the news spread, “Love Wins” was trending all over social media. As President Obama put it, “Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have...

They’re here! They’re queer! Get used to it!

Breast- /brest/ (n)- a person’s chest

In today’s society, breasts are considered to be apart of “what’s taboo” if you are a woman. Being born a woman, you're born with standards. Women have to fit society's standards for what is “socially acceptable.” They take risks every day just with their physical...

They’re here! They’re queer! Get used to it!

Marching Band… a sport?

When the topic of marching band is brought up, many students assume how "easy" it is to go out on a field and play several songs that have to be memorized to near perfection. If marching band is not considered a sport, then ask yourself this: can you march 12 plus...

They’re here! They’re queer! Get used to it!

Opinion: Bangkok through a ‘gaydar’

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 in the Obergefell v. Hodges case that would assure that same-sex couples have the same legal rights as heterosexual couples throughout the nation. Although the United States had just proved to the world...

The Singaporean way of life: the subway

The Singaporean way of life: the subway

The small city-state known as Singapore houses millions of people of different Asian ancestry. From the outskirts of the city to the core, the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) connects all these people together as they go from home to work. Singaporeans rely on...