Dear students: Your “only option” is to engage

Our campaign slogan, “The Only Option,” began as a joke but has materialized into an unfortunate truth. Though we are honored to be your next president and vice president of Student Association (SA), we wanted to earn our positions, not just win by default. On one hand, we are grateful for the opportunity to represent our peers and help create change. On the other hand, running unopposed highlighted the lack of student involvement on campus. Recently, there has been criticism of … Continue reading Dear students: Your “only option” is to engage

Facebook Security Breach

You may have noticed that Facebook logged you out on Tuesday, requiring you to sign in before you could start scrolling through your feeds. That’s because on Sept. 25, another breach of security occurred to the online giant. This breach follows the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year in which 87 million people had their information stolen. This breach affected 50 million as of Oct. … Continue reading Facebook Security Breach

A plea for participation

Hastings College has an issue that is affecting the health and culture of campus. At too many events, there are not enough students showing up. In too many groups, there are not enough students participating. In the last couple of years, several student groups have been phased out because there are too few people in the group. As an example, Peer Umbrella Network (PUN) lost … Continue reading A plea for participation

Banning plastic straws

In July of 2018, Starbucks announced that they will not be using plastic straws in any of their products after 2020. Starbucks joins a list of companies and cities, including Seattle, Washington, to ban single-use plastic straws. The purpose of banning plastic straws is to reduce the amount of waste polluting oceans. Naturally though, this new legislation is receiving major pushback from companies that make … Continue reading Banning plastic straws