By Arturo Brooks |Staff Writer| Since I was little I wanted to serve my country for glory and the fascination towards war. Thoughts of possible injury and death never crossed my mind then. When I was 19 I decided to make my dream become a reality by becoming U.S. Army 19-Delta Calvary Scout, which was against my parent’s wishes. My father was none too thrilled with 19-D having such a high causality rate. My mother was none too thrilled either. My stepfather at the time was a recruiter for the U.S. Army. He asked me, man to man, if this truly the job I wanted. I proudly expresses that is was truly what I wanted and he supported me. My mother and stepfather both helped me … [Read more...] about Veteran Thoughts: Fighting a War Inside
By Jacob Strangis |Staff Writer| Will students in college be swayed to settle for a job that is practical or pursue the dream career they feel connected to? Will income, increasing societal pressures and an unpredictable job market make them change their career paths completely? “If you go living life by security, you’re not going to be happy,” said Chloe Coto, a student at Loma Linda University. “More than likely you’re not going to be impacting people, and accept fear as a motivator,” continued Coto. These are powerful words that will likely resonate with most students who truly do have a dream, but may possibly be torn between practicality and genuine desire. Some … [Read more...] about Dream Job or Stability?
By Rachel Molina |Staff Writer| Instead of seeing the same type of women grace the canvas of a photograph and the catwalk, women of different shapes, sizes, and race are now emerging. While this has become more apparent, 18-year-old Australian native Madeline Stuart, would like to change one more thing. She wants to pave the way for women with Down syndrome to aspire to their dreams of becoming a model. Stuart who has Down syndrome, a genetic chromosome disorder, has begun her own mission to become a professional model and is inspiring others along the way. “I think it is awesome what she is doing,” said student Angela Martinez. … [Read more...] about Madeline Stuart Changing the Modeling Industry
By Danielle Workman |Staff Writer| Upcoming graduates might find themselves feeling lost when they think about post-grad life. Between papers, finals and projects, seniors have little time to prepare for the next step into the “real” world. The real world can take you by surprise and control can easily slip from your fingertips, so here are a few tips that can help you take control of your post-grad life. First thing every student should do is update and refine your resumé at the Career Development Center, located in University Hall, 329. The Career Center has a variety of options that can help get the leg up on job hunting by attending a resumé workshop or a resumé critique … [Read more...] about Enter post-grad life without surprises