Opinion

Multiple movements addressing sexual assault this year have directed public attention to the problem. (Courtesy of Public Health Watch)

Sexual Assault Awareness Month: a call to action necessary

April 17, 2018

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By Kavya Maddali | Staff Writer A hashtag, a sense of solidarity, a campaign, and a worldwide movement. This entire year has felt like sexual… Read More ›

Mark Zuckerberg testified in front of Congress following a grab of Facebook information for political aims. (Courtesy of Indiawest)

Facebook harvesting your information is nothing new

April 17, 2018

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By Marshall Lymburn | Opinion Editor Last year, I wrote a piece for The Collegian that explored net neutrality. In my research, I found that… Read More ›

Martin Luther King Jr.’s social movements towards racial equality are still relevant fifty years after his death. (Courtesy of Time)

Fiftieth anniversary of MLK, Jr.’s death: the U.S. reflects

April 17, 2018

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By Victoria Vidales | Staff Writer On Aug. 28, 1963, American Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream”… Read More ›

Overheating and lack of sleep are some of the issues with having no air-conditioned dorms on campus. (Courtesy of US News & World Report)

On-campus housing is in need of AC

April 10, 2018

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By Aedan Richter | Staff Writer Living on campus for the third year in a row, I must say I really do love it. The dorms… Read More ›

Tarana Burke and the #Me Too movement (Courtesy of Business Insider)

Letter to the Editor: a response to #MeToo and Time’s Up article

April 10, 2018

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Dear Editors, In response to the article “#MeToo and Time’s Up become witch-hunt movements,” I would first like to point out that the term “witch-hunt”… Read More ›

The chapel of Saint Mary's College of California (Courtesy of Saint Mary's College).

Letter to the Editor: a response to the ongoing debate regarding contraception on campus

April 10, 2018

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Dear Editors, As a lesbian who is also a practicing Catholic and theology student, I think I am in a unique position to respond to… Read More ›

“The Death of Socrates” is a painting by Jacques-Louis David. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Anyone can benefit from taking a Saint Mary’s philosophy class

March 20, 2018

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By Marshall Lymburn | Opinion Editor How do I live well? How do I conduct myself in times of stress and conflict? What is truly… Read More ›

#MeToo and Time’s Up become witch-hunt movements

#MeToo and Time’s Up become witch-hunt movements

March 20, 2018

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By Ashley Sugar | Contributing Writer When the #MeToo movement gained momentum in response to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, it grabbed the attention of millions… Read More ›

Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban restricts reproductive freedoms

Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban restricts reproductive freedoms

March 20, 2018

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By Kerry-Anne Loughman | Opinion Columnist On March 6, the Mississippi state government passed HB1510, a restrictive ban on abortion procedures past the 15 week… Read More ›

Letter to the Editor: March 20, 2018

Letter to the Editor: March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

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I am writing to The Collegian in response to the article “Catholicism and contraception in the campus community,” published in the March 13 edition of… Read More ›

Letter to the Editor: March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

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Dear Editors, I can’t say that I’m surprised…just a bit disappointed. As the chair of the Saint Mary’s “44 Days Honoring Black History” program, I… Read More ›

NRA’s solution to gun violence unrealistic after recent school shootings

March 13, 2018

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By Victoria Vidales | Staff Writer On Feb. 14, Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in one of the U.S.’s… Read More ›

Parking regulations changing on campus leave students worried about stumbling into a ticket. (Courtesy of CrossRoads Driving School)

New parking regulations leave students anxious of ticketing

March 6, 2018

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By Isabella Ferrante | Staff Writer The new parking and traffic citation procedures on campus have caused many students a great amount of frustration in… Read More ›

Dianne Feinstein failed to receive the endorsement of the democratic party in San Diego on February 25 2018. (Courtesy of Los Angeles Times)

Disillusionment in Democratic Party

March 6, 2018

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By Kavya Maddali | Staff Writer Just last weekend in San Diego at the California Democratic Party Convention, Dianne Feinstein, the incumbent, failed to receive… Read More ›

Lack of birth control on campus continues to be problematic for students seeking easily accessible contraception. (Courtesy of SheKnows)

Catholicism and contraception in the campus community

March 6, 2018

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By Kerry-Anne Loughman | Opinion Columnist In its nearly 155 years of being an educational institution, Saint Mary’s College of California has never offered contraception… Read More ›