From Bodyguard to Food Service Worker

Every day, Osmin Cruz-Garcia can’t believe he was able to make the over 3,000-mile trip from his hometown of La Libertad, El Salvador to...

Supporting and Understanding Someone with Bipolar Disorder

When I’m sick I experience sleep deprivation, memory blackouts and sensory overload. The less I sleep, the more manic I become with auditory, visual...

A Different Perspective

The world has been watching the U.S. leading up to the presidential election and the outcome will have impacts beyond just our borders. UC...

Spoken Love

This is my face / Framed by my short coarse hair that I started loving too late / Sparse eyebrows sit insecurely above puzzled...

A Vote for a Better Future

We are in a time ongoing social progress and political change. But today’s political climate is brimming with accusations, hate, lies and bigotry. After...

Love for Days

While Valentine’s Day in the U.S. is only one day for couples and friends to show their love, Korea takes the festivities to another...

Post-Modern Family

No, that’s not my uncle or a family friend. When I say it’s my dad’s partner, I don’t mean he’s a police officer. No,...

Recreational Marijuana for Adults

California has the opportunity to join Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska by legalizing the adult use of recreational marijuana in the Nov. 8 election....

Confusion on the California Ballot

Proposition 52 supports an existing hospital fee. But due to its dense content and language, it has been described  as “it’s own worst enemy”...

The Voices of the Voteless

*Last names have been withheld to protect the sources’ identities. Over an estimated 100 million voters will head to the polls to cast their votes,...
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