By: Michelle Matos
International Women's Day 2018 brought not only inspiration and motivation, but also one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.
By: Sarah Duenas
Paint nights have become so popular these days, with the appeal of having a few drinks, learning to paint and spending a fun night with your friends. But when tickets cost up to $50, not including drinks, the whole thing can get a little pricey.
By: Amy Maramba
In my first show for interACT, I played the role of the girlfriend who had been sexually assaulted. As I recited my last few words, “I just don’t know,” I immediately felt the mood of the classroom shift. The audience fell silent. And in that moment, I realized that I was there to serve a bigger purpose than my own.
Spring is officially here so what better way to celebrate than getting some new plants for your place. Plants aren’t only beneficial to the environment (you know oxygen and all) but they can also benefit college students.
Have you ever had a glass of wine with friends and before you know it, you have a perfectly empty wine bottle sitting in the recycling? Well, now you can turn that fine glass into a piece of home décor. Not only will you be adding a pop of color to your place, but your wallet will thank you later.
BY: Camila Leon
If you're looking for a fun, not too far away place to get away for spring break, look no further! Las Vegas is the perfect destination for you. Everyone knows Vegas for the casinos, the gambling, the shows and the partying but there’s still a version of Vegas beyond that to be seen and enjoyed...
Moving into your own apartment or house (even if it is with 4 other people) is an exciting time in the life of a college student. Only downfall is you’re adulting; which means bills, bills and oh yea, more bills. Home really isn’t home without a few small decorations, so instead of wasting your grocery money for some home décor roll your sleeves up and start crafting.
By: Jody Johnson
Are you going to be single on Valentine's Day? Don't you know that Valentine's Day isn't just for couples, it's also a day for the single people. Dig Magazine gives you tips on how to enjoy Valentine's Day by embracing your singleness in style.
By: Natalie Rodriguez
Dating is hard work, but it has only gotten harder as the years go by. With online dating apps, it has only made it so much scarier to even attempt a first date with a stranger.
By: Ashley Olmedo
Relationships are hard, especially those long distance ones. How do people stay in them? Can it work? For Ashley and Rudy, yes they can. Read their story as they give you tips on how to make a long distance relationship work.
Story By: Giovanni Cardenas
Photo by: Trang Le
For some, drinking can be a social activity. For others, drinking can become an addiction. Here's one student's personal account about he overcome an addiction about drinking a lot, where he drinks less and is smart about it.
By Natalie Rodriguez
As cliché as it sounds, most college students are stuck living at home and that situation makes it hard or even impossible to find ways to be intimate with their partners. No need to spend money on expensive and decent hotels for a couple of hours, or face the last resort of intimacy in a cramped and confined space while having difficulties of what position to do so you can feel some kind of pleasure.
BY TIFFANY VAN GILDER
Most people think of vacation when they hear the word travel. Vacation from work or school, but not a lot of people know how much knowledge you gain from traveling. I’ve been lucky enough to get the chance to travel and without sounding too cliché, it has changed the way I live life.
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: Oyinda Salako
Never in a million years did I actually believe I would be traveling to Paris, France. To be honest, Paris was never on my list of places I wanted to visit. The city of love, also known as the city of lights, always sounded so fairytale – so unattainable that I never even dreamed I would get there. But alas, I have returned from a weeklong clown fiesta in Paris. It was incredible.
By: Lizzy Sunshine
A pleather skirt with laces on the side hang next to a shimmery bodysuit in my closet, and my bestie number two has fancy sparkle pants hanging in her closet. Each item still has price tags because the plan was to be decked out for New Year’s Eve at some poshy event, not in the hospital next to a breathing machine.
By: Amanda Mayberry
After about a year going back and forth, downloading and deleting, I finally stuck it out. I gave myself a one month trial on Tinder, just to “see what’s out there.” I racked up about 100 matches, had about 50 men in my inbox and went on three unsuccessful dates before I met Pat.
By: Daniela Hernandez
Comfortable shoes? Check. Layers of clothing? Check. Cleverly worded poster? Check. Millennial mentality? Check. En route to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Women’s March on Jan. 21 for everything and anything that is not Donald Trump.
By: Oyinda Salako
As a born and bred NorCal girl, the transition to Los Angeles in high school was a definite culture shock. It's been about eight years, and I've finally gotten used to this city and its traffic. But there was something missing, my NorCal feels.
By: Oyinda Salako
I was due for a new adventure, which led me to Denver, Colorado for New Years Eve (NYE). My friend from Colorado had called me in advance and said, "Come here for NYE. There's going to be this music thing called ‘Decadence.’"
By: Oyinda Salako
Travelers roam the world with excitement, waiting to be surprised and changed for the better. Through their travels, they find the journey to be the true treasure rather than the destination itself – learning from the people around them and becoming more active in the global world.
By: Antonio Henriques
No, I did not vote for Trump. No, I’m not a Trump apologist. I am, however, advocating for social responsibility and the ownership of others, as well as my own incorrect assumptions promoted by the majority of media outlets, pundits and personalities.
By: Diane Vay
I was losing interest in someone that I was dating, but I also felt compelled to stay with him because he brought out my true colors.
By: Melody Opene
I’m an angry black woman. You’re probably thinking, what’s new, right? Either that or you’re already watching this paper be engulfed in the flames of your disinterest and ire. If you decided to stick around, I’ll explain why.
By: Jahnelle Washington
What started as a very fun, carefree fling turned into a stressful, exhausting ball of pain. I just wanted to have fun, while he wanted something more. However, as time passed, the roles were reversed and I began thinking to myself “how did I get here?”
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