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Nich Garza, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

There I stood on the edge of something incredible. Perched above a ravine of words, thoughts, and actions entirely my own, I could finally see the end. If not the end, then it might’ve at least been...

Three Words

Three Words

Nick Garza, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

It’s easy to ruin a good thing. All it takes is three words in a moment of passion or as we hold each other in the stillness of the night. When you realize you’ve finally found a soul worth knowing....



February 14, 2021

Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite guy. And, yes, Happy Valentine's Day to Sandy, too. Love, Diane —————————————————————————————————————————— Diane, Thank...

Mid-semester self care

Alex Hanks April 2, 2019

With the home stretch of the semester commencing, stress levels on campus seem to be at peak levels. Although there is a light at the end of the tunnel, for many of you (including myself) that light seems...

Photo Credit: Andrew Salinas/@AK_4hoto7

Dear AJ: How can I love myself and my body?

Alejandro Lopez March 6, 2019

Hello loyal and fellow readers. I hope you are preparing for your week long vacation (Spring Break) or if you work, it’ll just be a normal week, sorry! With Spring Break comes: intoxicated college and...

Photo Credit: Andrew Salinas/@AK_4hoto7

Dear AJ: Don’t feel single on Valentine’s Day

Alejandro Lopez February 13, 2019

Valentine’s Day. A day dedicated to not only to St. Valentine, but to “romance.” This may be a wonderful day for loving individuals in relationships, but for those that don’t have a significant...

Old Flames Renewed

Old Flames Renewed

Rolando Ramos February 13, 2019

Ugh...this is it. I mean Karlie told me she’d call me today. RING RING! Here we go…I press send on my cell phone, my hand shaking. “H-h-hello?” I say. Real smooth, genius. “Hey, is this Eddie?”...

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Ethan Pham March 30, 2018

Peace. Love. Unity. Respect. PLUR is the four letter acronym that nearly everyone in the rave community knows by heart. PLUR is a term that transcends the dance floors and bass-ridden spaces of the...

Dating invisible people. Graphic by Chase Otero

The one that got away

Kimiya Factory November 8, 2017

Light brown, almost hazel eyes. Golden brown skin. Little blonde hairs that compliment geometric tattoos that dance up and down his forearm. When you care about someone, deeply care about someone, every...

The polyamory flag consists of a top blue bar for openness and honesty among partners, a red middle bar for love and passion, a black bottom bar for solidarity of those who must hide polyamourous relationships and a gold pi symbol for the letter “p” representing emotional attachment to others. Photo Couresty of Wikipedia Commons

Honestly unlearning jealousy and honestly relearning love

Enrique Bonilla October 19, 2017

Honesty: it’s a key factor in building and maintaining relationships, particularly the “ideal” romantic relationship many fantasize and mope over. It’s difficult to maintain honesty throughout...

Breaking the heartbreak

Breaking the heartbreak

Ethan Pham May 4, 2016

Heartbreak is a universal human experience, but having a broken heart can serve as an opportunity to strengthen oneself. Nothing will ever hurt quite like the loss of a love in your life, but the good...

Love is worth it

Love is worth it

Alyssa Gonzales April 18, 2016

On the expedited conveyor belt to adulthood, we are trained to focus on our future and the actions that will get us there, and love gets filed into the “when I’m older” compartment of our minds. If...

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