By: Michelle Mendez
He made my life as a thirteen-year-old exciting and unpredictable, this dog taught me how to love, I did not feel alone anymore
By: Xally Salgado
Ever been told by someone to stand up straight? Maybe it was a teacher who wanted you to get that oxygen flowing into your brain so you would concentrate or from a parent who simply didn’t like you slouching. Regardless of where the demand came from, as a normal human being, it’s difficult to practice sitting up straight all the time.
By: Giovanni Cardenas
How many of you want to begin exercising and/or dieting, but you don’t where to start? There are so many methods to exercise and diets that it can be overwhelming for some. So here to break down some of these myths is Asia Yates, Operations and Membership Coordinator of the LifeFit Center here at the Beach.
By: Dustin Strong
Interested in learning more about food? Has your vegan friend finally laid down a fact so painstakingly personal to your health that you can't get the idea of health out of your head? Lazy? Well stay in on Friday, grab the greasiest, most sugar-intensive meal you could possibly stomach and watch one of the films below.
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.
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.
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.
By: Priscilla Aguilera
Cheese, is a wide lens to which Alex Ourieff, Cheesemonger and owner of Vagabond Cheese Company views the world. I caught up with Vagabond Cheese at Mcleod’s (Mac-loud) Brewery in Van Nuys during one of their weekly events at the taproom. Ourieff served up a plate of gorgeous cheese that he already pre-paired with Mcleod’s tasty English style ales.
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.
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.
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.
There’s something oddly serene about being alone. Suddenly you can sit back and watch the world go on around you without the pressure of commenting on someone’s hair or making polite conversation you don’t really care for. You can find a place to sit, somewhere quiet or somewhere in the middle of it all and just…be.
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.
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?