The Renegade Rip

Having support when coming out is crucial for self-acceptance

Mariah Arviso

Mariah Arviso, Digital Editor

September 19, 2020

Religion has never been something that was appealing to me. Living with right-wing conservative parents has been quite an adventure, to say the least....

Love life boring because of COVID? Try Zoom dating

Thalia Pimentel

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 16, 2020

Zoom has been part of our everyday or weekly routine for college students. Some students call it “Zoom University” as an inside joke. Since the pandemic...

Being part of the LGBTQ+ is hard in a conservative family

Mariah Arviso

Mariah Arviso, Media Editor

September 4, 2020

The fact that I built up the courage to write this is funny to me. If anyone that I know reads this, then this is my way of coming out to you. It has never...

COVID changes the dating game forever

Thalia Pimentel

Thalia Pimentel, Reporter

September 2, 2020

We can all agree that dating is already difficult as it is. Whether it is us being very picky, stepping out of comfort zones, trust issues, you name it....

You’re not rich

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

May 8, 2020

Though saving money while living at home might seem easy, it’s actually difficult to avoid reckless spending. However, by setting a few rules and remaining aware of the goal and purpose, saving money can be attainable.  Account for the “essentials” Sometimes it’s easy to think deprivation is the best and fastest way to achieve a goal, but it’s unreasonable to thi...

How to strengthen your immune system during the pandemic

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

May 1, 2020

As days pass through this historic event in current time, we are all just trying to get by and make it out healthy. People are now taking the extra steps forward to make sure they avoid the infamous coronavirus.  We’re social distancing, wearing masks, and gloves even when we come in contact with others, wiping down groceries, and excessively pumping sanitizer on our hands ...

Get a grip

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

April 2, 2020

Living with family once you’ve transitioned into adulthood is a balancing act. You’re not yet dealing with the harsh realities of the real world, but you’re trying to prove that you’re mature and can handle yourself in tough situations. But the reality is, benefitting from this luxury can keep you from being self-sufficient, independent and productive, even in the mos...

Working out at home during the coronavirus outbreak

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has vastly changed the lives of many gym goers and some have been quick to re-adjust and adapt to stay committed to their active lifestyles. Many people have begun to workout at their local parks. Others are working out at home or going for runs around their block.  It’s easy to get caught up binge-watching a series or being on your phone all day durin...

Things you can do to make up for not paying tuition or rent

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 20, 2020

Since I don’t contribute to my household financially, sometimes my incessant freeloading takes a hit on my confidence. Depending solely on my parents to sustain my lifestyle makes me feel uncomfortable, useless and guilty. Their legal responsibility to care for me ended almost five years ago, but they still find themselves paying for my toothbrush. I am capable of getting a job, but the probl...

Waist trainers: helpful or dangerous?

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 17, 2020

People who aspire to begin a fat loss journey look forward to seeing the results that all of those hours at the gym will give off, but working out might not be enough to get rid of those stubborn fat areas. Once people realize this, they often turn to products and alternatives that they believe will eliminate stubborn fat, such as the waist trainer. Waist trainers seem to...

How to be consistent with an active lifestyle

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 9, 2020

If you find yourself moping your way into the gym every single time you go after a long contemplation of deciding whether to go or not, then you’re doing it all wrong. There’s no denying there will be days where your energy levels are low and the motivation is not there. The days where you feel you have no motives to work out as you did at the start of your journey, that...

How to establish independence when you still live at home

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 9, 2020

Living at home once I celebrated my 18th birthday and graduated high school was confusing. I was no longer a clueless minor; I was now a clueless adult, and it blurred the lines concerning authority. It wasn’t easy, but it was important to establish independence, so my parents realized I had grown into an adult that can make my decisions. I made it clear that I appr...

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