The Bruin Voice

Interracial couples

Amber Buhagiar, Editor-in-Chief & Entertainment Editor

March 12, 2014

In May 2013, a Cheerios commercial sparked controversy for including an interracial couple and their daughter.  The commercial features a young girl who is concerned about her father’s heart health and pours the cereal on his chest while he is napping.  The commercial ends with a yellow screen displaying...

Same-sex greeting cards expected to become more visible on store shelves

Same-sex greeting cards expected to become more visible on store shelves

February 6, 2014

As “Gay is OK” slogans grow in prominence, greeting cards companies are paying homage to the winds of social change by selling gay-friendly greeting cards. Hallmark is currently selling Valentine’s Day, marriage, and anniversary cards for same-sex couples, a decision that has leveled conservative...

Soulmates: real or wishful thinking?

Monica Dang, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, couples are scrambling around in panic searching for the perfect gift to give to their significant others and singles are once again reminded that they are just that—single. But many teenagers or young adults console themselves with the idea that they...

Dating violence: 1 in 10 report being victims

Dating violence: 1 in 10 report being victims

Molina Soun, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the compassionate and affectionate love between two individuals.  Despite this, one in three adolescents in the United States experience some form of dating abuse, according to loveisrespect, a national teen dating abuse helpline. In 2010, Congress declared...

Asian cultures bring in the New Year

Asian cultures bring in the New Year

Lisa Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

Although many already rang in the new year on Jan. 1, others have delayed their celebrations for cultural reasons. Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean New Year usually occur between January and February; the date is based on a lunisolar calendar.  This year, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean New Year fell...

New self defense weapons both functional and stylish

New self defense weapons both functional and stylish

Danielle Steward, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

Self defense has always been a topic concluded with “just remember not to be out at night and avoid alleyways” but it’s about time that this generation is given better options. Things like pepper spray and whistles are more common among people as self defense weapons and can be purchased at...

Sleep: the new miracle drug

Sleep: the new miracle drug

Natalia Gevara, Staff Writer

February 6, 2014

With the new year comes promises of change and many resolutions that are, more often than not, short lived. Although 45 percent of Americans make a New Year’s resolution, according to the website “Statistic Brain,” only eight percent of Americans actually end up keeping it. Many people blame...

Dear Santa letters

December 13, 2013

Dear Santa, Please hand over your position in power over to me because you are using it all wrong. Don’t worry Santa, I’m like, fifteen. I’m at that special age where there is only one thing on a girl’s mind: World domination. I’m perfect. You better check your list twice, old man. Well,...

California workers will see hike in minimum wage

Maria Tran, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013

Energy drink labels often misleading

Anmol Mahal, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013

‘Flipped’ classrooms pose challenges and opportunities

John Wei, Managing & Graphics Editor

November 8, 2013

‘Rape culture’ normalizes and excuses sexual violence

Danielle Steward, Staff Writer

November 8, 2013

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