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Students, Get Involved with Social Justice Events on Campus

April 16, 2019

Recently, I visited William Rolland Gallery to see the exhibit “Pathos Along a Contemporary Frontier: Border Paintings.” I witnessed profound paintings depicting different forms of violence present along the United States...

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth is

April 9, 2019

If you’re going to spend more money on any one thing in your life, it should be the food you put in your body. In many cases the way you eat affects your long-term health and dictates how you feel. As ethical consumers, we need to be...

Sorry Gumby, Students are too Broke for Giving Day

April 9, 2019

I’ve received 13 emails since the beginning of February telling me all about Giving Day, an annual opportunity for the California Lutheran University community to donate back to the institution.  Even while writing this article, I got another no...

Generation Z Gets an Undeserved Bad Rap

April 9, 2019

Not all college students are millennials anymore. Although often mistaken for this highly controversial age range, most students right now belong to Generation Z. The assumption that all young people are millennials means they ar...

We Can’t All Pay Our Way Into College

March 19, 2019

Early last week, more than 200 people across the nation were linked to paying a private college coach tens of thousands of dollars to secure their children spots at top universities like Yale, Georgetown and the University of...

Cash in for Coachella: It’s Worth the Money

March 19, 2019

In 2017, I sold my faulty iPhone in order to have enough money to buy a Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ticket. It worked. I went to Coachella and it was totally worth it. April is the month of music festivals. Coach...

Purebred Dogs: Choose Ethics Over Aesthetics

March 19, 2019

Recently, a man in Georgia was arrested for participation in a puppy mill, described by police as “out of control and inhumane.” More than 700 miniature poodles and teacup Yorkshire terriers were seized from the licensed breeder,...

Cal Lu: This Round’s On You

March 12, 2019

What I am here to do is tell you the story of a Saturday night that has become all too common in the college scene. I was at home in bed at 1 a.m. after a night out at The Tipsy Goat, when my phone started to buzz. It was a c...

Trevor Noah: Please Don’t Joke About War

March 12, 2019

In a recent episode of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” Noah, the host, made a joke that a war between India and Pakistan would be “the most entertaining war of all time.” While Noah claims he meant it only as a joke...

Pay Your Interns: It’s More Than a Coffee Run

March 5, 2019

Internship experiences are nearly becoming a deal breaker when it comes to finding employment after college. How are students supposed to meet the typical requirements of an “entry level” job, requiring 1 to 3 years of prev...

Staff Editorial: Cal Lutheran Student Body Deserves Transparency

March 5, 2019

In March of last year, The Echo released an editorial calling for transparency in student government. It has unfortunately become a trend around elections time — and here we go again. Last week, our student body president, someo...

Letters to the Editor: ASCLUG Presidential Candidate Stephanie Figueroa

February 26, 2019

First off, I want students to know that I’m not running for the title of president or for the stipend. I have grown up with ASCLUG since my freshman year and I am running because I want to see it succeed. My main goals are to...

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