Opinion

Review: Ben Schwartz brings laughs back to Los Angeles

Review: Ben Schwartz brings laughs back to Los Angeles

As a master of hyper fixation, I recently fell down a rabbit hole of actor and comedian Ben Schwartz’s filmography. In May 2020, I started to watch hours of his best work ranging from "Parks and Recreation" to "Sonic the Hedgehog." After learning more about his...

Opinion: Cities should not ban plastic bags

Opinion: Cities should not ban plastic bags

Due to many recent environmental health movements against plastics, many people believe plastic bags are detrimental to the planet's health. Increased awareness of plastic's harm to the world has led to an increased usage of cotton and paper bags. However, the...

Opinion: Masculinity is not toxic

Opinion: Masculinity is not toxic

The phrase “toxic masculinity,” a term first coined in the 1980s, has become a heavily popularized buzzword, with magazines such as "Teen Vogue" publishing articles on the subject.  As defined by dictionary.com, toxic masculinity is a cultural concept of manliness...

Opinion: Seeing is not believing

Opinion: Seeing is not believing

In a society where we are taught “seeing is believing,” Mark Zuckerberg saying he has total control of billions of people’s data go viral. Except, none of those things happened, and while logically many of us could arrive at that conclusion, videos like these have...

Opinion: Stop working a job you ‘love’

Opinion: Stop working a job you ‘love’

“If you love your job, you haven’t worked a day in your life,” Tommy Lasorda, former manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers once said. However, for far too long, Americans have been fed the narrative that we need to make our job our passion, and that without doing this,...

Opinion: Why birth control should be free

Opinion: Why birth control should be free

In 2014, the United States Supreme Court’s ruling on the Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby case declared that employers were allowed to opt-out of providing access to free birth control to their employees for religious reasons. However, data from a 2011 Harvard Center for...