Opinion & Columns

Learn about student opinions on a variety of hot topics and social issues.

Associated Students

As the Director of the Inter-Club Council (ICC), Noah Wuollet (along with the Inter-Club Council Board) is primarily responsible for overseeing the funding and...

U.N. Climate Report Abroad

When I was a sophomore undergrad, I studied abroad. I was in the United Kingdom (England) for the entire year. It was amazing for...

AS Toiletry Pantry

The Associated Students (AS) Toiletry Pantry is a new pilot project which launched this semester in September. It is conveniently set up as a...

The best foods for the best time of year

The fall season is a favorite time of year for many. People love the cooler weather, the fashion (who doesn’t love a cozy sweater?),...

Senioritis

Dear Abby, I have senioritis and I don’t want to go to class. I also have a lot of stress from school and work. What...

Buying a used car

When buying a used car, it’s hard to visualize or anticipate how many things there are to look out for. Cross-checking paperwork and knowing...

Considering a commitment to non-commitment

You’ve heard it in just about every song on the Top 50 list for most popular songs. You’ve seen it depicted in music videos,...

Monte’s fed a vegetarian meat

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, I went into Monte’s to have a late lunch. Since the change in catering companies from Sodexo to A’viands, many,...

What? Oatmilk?

With so many milk alternatives, it is important to consider what might be the most sustainable option. Everything we eat or drink has an...

Adopting a pet in college

Moving to college can be a difficult time, especially if you suddenly find yourself without all of your furry friends. Going from having animals...

4×4 vs. AWD

4x4, or four-wheel drive, just like all wheel drive (AWD) are options that crop up on cars a lot more frequently than they have...

Meditation, and how it changed my brain

Anxiety. We all know the feeling, we’ve all been in the mindset. We’ve all heard of pills and therapy as solutions, and those of...

New Lime scooters take CSUMB by storm

Sept. 29 was a pretty average Saturday on California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) campus, that is, except for one seemingly small change that...

6th annual Midnight Madness is here!

Save the Date! Join us on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Otter Sports Center for the annual Midnight Madness event to kick off the...

Hiking, other outdoor rec adventures offered at CSUMB

One of the many unique opportunities that come with living in the Monterey Bay area is the beautiful environment that can be found in...

It’s fine, I’ll recycle it

91 percent of all plastic created does not get recycled. Even if plastic is thrown away, it does not biodegrade, and only breaks down...

Checking fluids, and why it’s so important

Now that we know how crucial it is to check tires and wiper blades, I feel it’s equally important to talk about checking the...

My relationship at a distance

This past December, my fiance and I discovered we’d have to embark on a long distance relationship when I was accepted to attend California...

The effects of THC on the body

Despite how heated the issue is, few have turned to look at the effects such a substance has on the body. The information I...

The importance of self-control online

A few years ago, Justine Sacco, a young corporate communications director, was making her way from New York to South Africa. During her travels,...