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How to Eat Vegan in Visalia

Evan Hightower

May 8, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Embed from Getty ImagesWhether you are doing it for ethical reasons, or to eat more healthy, going vegan can be hard. Because fast food is so easily accessible and so cheap, it almost seems crazy to say no to it. It's especially difficult for people...

The Fruits and Fodder of Field Labor

Arlyn Mendoza

April 27, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Embed from Getty ImagesThe Valley is a divine place. There are endless orchards of fruit and an abundance of green. Every direction one turns to is an alluring sight, and when we are away from the valley we miss the trees. But hidden deep in the orc...

Visalia Needs to Stop Ignoring Obscure Films

Joel Barba

April 17, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

I’ve just seen T2: Trainspotting (2017) and it was pretty good, but the trek I had to take to get there was unforgiving. The Regal Theatres here in Visalia weren’t and still aren’t playing T2 and upon looking o...

Imagine a World Without Money

Joe Mendoza

April 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Money may make the world go round. Well, at least to some people, being broke may seem like the apocalypse. Currency has shaped our culture and beliefs in an overwhelming amount of ways, if not entirely. Our way of life in the USA revolves around the dollar bi...

Dear movie theater audience: Please silence your cell phones–and your mouth

Kason Clark

April 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

You walk into the theater and choose your seat. You sit down and get comfortable, perhaps with a big bucket of popcorn, and you're excited because you've waited months to see this film and hope you'll have a great time. The th...

Feeling overworked and coming back to school after ten years

Paula Zuniga

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This is my second semester here at COS and but for context I've gone about ten-plus years without being in a classroom setting. I’m a mother, wife, and student. So does that make me an overworked individual? I say yes and no....

Struggling with my return to diving

Megan Mcleroy

March 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Last semester I found a new hobby and sport: diving. I swam for years in high school and after being bored with it, I didn't want to continue in college. But once I got here, I had more free time than expected and wanted to ve...

Imagine a world where all drugs were legal

Joe Mendoza

March 20, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Imagine a world where all drug usage was perfectly legal. Native Americans used mushrooms and peyote, ayahuasca is used in the Amazon jungle, and people in today's society use a plethora of drugs. Nevertheless, a number of drugs ...

Nintendo Switch Smash

Nicolas Gonzalez

March 2, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

It starts with a fun video game. Then the devoted fans. Soon enough, players invest so much time into one game that it becomes a competitive practice. An esport is born. Instead of idolizing sports stars like the Peyton Manning ...

Marvel Vs. DC

Joseph Domingo

November 21, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Its a bird, its a plane, its the explosion of the superhero cinematic universe!Through comic books, short stories, television, and film, superheros are well known throughout the nation. Most are very recognizable from being fea...

What my first semester at COS was like

Megan Mcleroy

November 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

16 units, five classes, two campuses, one friend. When my plans fell though to go to a 4-year in San Francisco, I resorted to the next best thing, COS. It's not my worst experience, but I can't say it's my best either. I was a concurre...

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