Writing

(Google Images/Salon.com)

HOW AMERICANS ARE GRADUATING WITH MORE THAN JUST A DIPLOMA

As she scrubbed the colorful trays from which other students had eaten dinner, Melissa Cuddy worried about when she would have time to finish her psychology homework and begin studying for her midterm exam. She still needed to take out the trash and scrub the men’s urinals before getting off her shift at the crowded Carrillo Dining Commons.

aisle

The Gluten Free Craze: The Truth Behind The Trend

    As Janelle Smith walked past the chilly dairy section at a local grocery store, colorful branded yogurt cups stared back at her. She picked up two brands of vanilla yogurt. Both nutrition facts were almost exactly the same, except right above the bar code of one of the yogurts, Smith noticed the label “GLUTEN-FREE” […]

IMG_0111

Smart Bitches With Reading Niches

As Chaysen Olshansky walked into the crowded café just north of Beverly Boulevard, she scanned the room. Even though it was a Saturday morning and many people were out drinking coffee and working on their computers, she was lucky to find a space large enough to hold the women she was planning to meet.

OLIVEIRATRASH

Paper, Plastic, or Neither?

We’ve all been to the grocery store and been asked the question, “Would you like paper or plastic today?” But with so many different bags, what is the right one for our community? A variety of bags are available to us as consumers—from polyethylene plastic, biodegradable plastic, paper, to reusable. Plastic bags have been banned […]