The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Food on Campus

The Best Vegan and Vegetarian Food on Campus

By: Dustin Strong and Mac Walby

The food on campus can be hard to navigate, especially if you happen to be one of those picky vegans or vegetarians. Well, we here at Dig Mag (actually, two of us) are looking out for those who just want to be able to find an easy, healthy meal on a campus chock-full of terribly unhealthy options (I’m looking at you, USU food court.) We went on a hunt throughout school to find you vegheads some of the best vegan/vegetarian delectables you can spend your well-earned money on.

Undocumented. Unafraid.

Undocumented. Unafraid.

By: Ashley Park

Life for undocumented immigrants has revolved around uncertainty and uneasiness for many years. The constant worry of getting legal jobs to the unspeakable fear of being deported are some of the harsh realities for undocumented immigrants. So, when former President Barack Obama introduced DACA, otherwise known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, it created an overwhelming sense of liberation for undocumented young adults who entered the United States illegally as minors. The program promised the safety for these undocumented students and young adults to attend school and work legally as long as they met certain standards. This small step in the right direction was considered a huge win for immigrants.

Best Shows to Binge Watch During the Semester

Best Shows to Binge Watch During the Semester

By: Gerardo Biviano

Being a college student is tough work. From having deadlines, loads of homework and studying, to actually having to attend class, it can be hard and stressful for students. Which makes sense that students must find a way to unwind and relax after long hours of school work. So what’s one way to unwind after a long day of studies or you just need a break? Why not get distracted by some fantastic sitcoms that are on Netflix. Don’t worry if you need a small break these episodes are only 20 minutes long, which is an ideal for a short mental break.

Gotta Have Faith: Finding Different Truths in Alternative Religious Expressions

Gotta Have Faith: Finding Different Truths in Alternative Religious Expressions

By: Nick McNamara

Religious expression outside of the values and expectations of the largely Christian over-culture in the United States have often been scoffed at, persecuted or outright ignored. But the April 2017 addition of multiple alternative religions by the Department of Defense to its list of recognized faith groups shows a changing perspective toward faith among Americans.

The Value of Broadening Your Horizons

The Value of Broadening  Your Horizons

By: Matthew Teel

To help shed some light on moving to a new country and the lessons learned from volunteering abroad, Thomas O’Brien shared with us his memories of teaching in Morocco. O’Brien is the Director of Research for the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach, and is a living example of how working in a foreign country can be one of the greatest things you can do to improve yourself and the lives of others.

Measures of Success

Measures of Success

By: Tanner Hewitt

 On a crisp and weightless Sunday afternoon this past spring I rounded a long pathway toward the east side of the Walter Pyramid. My mind was in a musical place and I heard a rhythm when every so often my footfalls aligned with the ringing of baseballs off bats from the fields to my right. I climbed the slight grassy slope to the Daniel Recital hall, a small theater adorned with interesting wooden architecture snuggled into the hillside there above some classrooms.

This Is Your Land

This Is Your Land

By: James Chow

Our family tradition was to visit the Philippines every four years. Though, we broke that tradition seven years ago, the last time we came. In my mother’s town, thick hot, moistened air covered the shanty-like acropolis and flying brown roaches ruled over the residents. In my father’s town, frosty water droplets reigned over the steep narrow streets, forming small guttery lakes at the base. Though if you entered either town ignorant of warmth and coolness, you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.

Long Beach's Best All You Can Eat Sushi

Long Beach's Best All You Can Eat Sushi

By: Mark Hyde

There are a few things that come to mind when sushi is mentioned. Some people think of sushi as just raw fish, and for some that is an instant turnoff. Some people--including myself--think of price, and to some that is also an instant turnoff. I for one love sushi too much to be concerned with price, however I can understand when people would rather go for something much less pricey. But what if i told you (sushi lovers specifically) that you can get all the great quality sushi your heart desires for a reasonably set price?