Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Have You Thanked a UCSD Softball Player Today?

OK, It’s probably not fair to equate a UCSD softball player with a veteran, but for the Tritons’ performance at last weekend’s Division II College World Series, the squad has received a not-so surprising lack of recognition.

Single White Female Seeks Atheist Big Spoon

One week in, and I can already tell my first, and likely last, online dating account (on the popular website OkCupid) is the best possible version of myself. Yes, I chose a flattering photo. Yes, I refrained from including the sarcastic answers I personally find endearing, but are undeniably interpreted as bitchy to those that are not well versed in Grade-A Los Angeles sass. And yes, I did click the button that said I like dogs even though I don’t, in fact, like dogs. I can tolerate them. 

Apple’s Unlucky Seventh

Apple recently released the newest iterations of the iPhone at an Apple Special Event on September 7. With added features like stereo speakers and an IP67 rating — which makes the newest iPhones water-resistant...

The Strange Case of Oscar Pistorius

In the past couple of weeks, the news has been filled with the latest revelations, condemnations and speculations regarding the Oscar Pistorius murder case. Some background information for those not in the know: Oscar Pistorius is a South African Olympic athlete and Paralympic champion in track and field; he is also a double-amputee (his blade-like prosthetic legs have earned him the nickname “Blade Runner”). Pistorius allegedly murdered his girlfriend, model and anti-domestic violence activist Reeva Steenkamp.

How-To Guru: Survive a Southern California Winter

In this part of California, we don’t really have seasons. We’re not saying that the rest of California has seasons, per se; we just have even less of them here in sunny San Diego....

It’s Hard to Find Butterflies On the Web

Dating in this day and age is a novel concept. Aside from uncomfortable first date movie scenes, Generation Y has little-to-no knowledge or interest in legitimate dating. This is by no means meant to be a “chivalry is dead” sort of rant. Because chivalry isn’t dead; it’s just evolved — or may I say devolved — since all a guy really has to do to impress the average girl these days is actually call her when he says he will (sad but true).

Earmarking Tuition for Sun God and Beer

Every quarter $49.89 of your tuition is technically a compulsory campus-based student fee — there, I said it. This bureaucratically-named quarterly fee is completely the result of students voting to hike up their own tuition so that A.S. Council has a pool of money to pay for things like beer and Sun God.

Obamacare Makes Us So Proud

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act recently celebrated its year and a half of existence. If you haven’t heard about it in recent news, that’s because “Obamacare” actually works. Take that, Republicans! Despite...

The Sibling Rivalry We’re Waiting For

If you found yourself on Library Walk last Tuesday, you might have seen a San Diego State University student’s (or students’) cave paintings chalked on the ground. The depictions aired out some long-held stereotypes surrounding UCSD — that the females attending UCSD are unattractive, that the campus is socially dead and that our Division II sports programs and lack of a football team are laughable. 

Sports Major, Not Just For Meatheads

When I first heard about David Pargman’s proposal to create a sports major for college athletes, I laughed and groaned at the same time. Athletes are painfully aware of our reputation as a meat-headed, heavy-handed hive mind that’s oblivious to the world outside of grass fields and big muscles.

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