Stay Optimistic, Grads!

Are you tired of hearing about the state of the economy? Well, too bad. It stinks out there and in just two weeks, a few thousand of us are going to don low-quality polyester gowns and walk with pomp only to be thrown out into the world once and for all to experience it for ourselves.

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Drink On, Coffee Addicts!

The last thing students want to hear is that coffee, the life source for many of us approaching finals, is unhealthy. So I, self-proclaimed coffee-snob, am here checking in with a mission: to assure you once and for all that coffee is not bad for you. In fact, it has a number of beneficial health effects, which I think outweigh all else.

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Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

I should preface this by saying that I’m not really an animal person. They smell funky, they get gross stuff in their fur, their noses are wet and they depend on you for everything. Owning a pet is like having a small, furry child, and I’m just not ready for that yet. Still, everyone knows if they are a “cat person” or a “dog person” — everyone.

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A Native’s Take on OC Beaches

It’s February in Southern California, and you know what that means: it’s time to hit the beach! Just kidding, mostly. Still, we ought to take advantage of our perpetual sun. As the only UC in the OC, we have quite the selection of fine beaches to visit all around us. Sure, we aren’t located directly on the oceanfront like our cousins down at UCSB, but a short drive, bus ride or bicycle trip allows us much more variety.

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John Boehner’s Many Tears

Despite his two decades of service in the House of Representatives, our suspiciously orange Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ohio native John Boehner has only now begun to catch some major notoriety. Even as a member of the Gang of Seven, a group of (not surprisingly) seven representatives known for squashing the House banking scandal in the early 1990s, Boehner stayed pretty quiet. It’s not for his newfound power or politics, that we know him now, though. It’s for his tears. That’s right, John Boehner is the federal crybaby.

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Weighing the Costs of Women in Combat

Now that Congress has officially repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” another military minority is looking for its cause to be recognized. It hasn’t even been a century since American women gained the right to vote, but they have accomplished much in that little time, securing increased political standing and opportunities in the job market. Now, many women also want the right to take up combat positions in the military.

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