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Summer College Campus Visits

By May S. Ruiz Visiting various school campuses is an essential step in your children’s college application process. Even if they are planning on matriculating in the school their parents…

What It’s Like to Grow up in a Hostel

On our recent trip to Brazil, my friends and I stayed at the Villa Française hostel in Salvador da Bahia, which is run by two French ex-pats, Stephanie and Nathalie.…

In The Waiting Room

By Nick Kipley The mentally disabled man sitting in the wheelchair pukes into hospital-issue green-plastic vomit bag held open at spittoon-width by a green-plastic ring and his mother pats him…

The Case for “Vape” (E-cigarettes)

By Nick Kipley Last week, California Sen. Mark Leno filed Senate Bill 140. If ratified into law, it would combine the sale and distribution of electronic cigarettes with the pre-existing…

How Starbucks Hopes to Profit from MLK Day

By Nick Kipley According to an article published by the Boston Globe in 2011, sales of the Frappuccino make up roughly a fifth of Starbuck’s revenue. Possibly to counter a…

Three Keys to Strengthening Your Financial Resolve in 2015

It takes a lot of practice (and willingness) to become a champion of responsible spending and saving to meet your long-term goals. If you’re a bit out of shape in…

The Pen IS Mightier than the Sword – “La plume est plus forte que l’epee.”

The Pen IS Mightier than the Sword – “La plume est plus forte que l’epee.”

“We feel at the Charlie Hebdo team that we need to forgive” By Terry Miller While the global newsroom and its collective community, condemns the murders of the French journalists,…

Dear Editor: Republicans are anti-

To the Editor: A picture appearing in newspapers showed the newly elected 114th Congress. The Republican politicians looked like all white folks – Is that representative of a diversified America?…

Dear Editor: Lots to complain about

Editor – With all the high tech advances, wouldn’t you think the “experts” could get a flu vaccine with more than only 60% effectiveness?! And what about the air bug…

Leadership Keys

Effective leadership is critical to the health and success of an organization. The question is, with so many books and articles about leadership, what behaviors are the most important? Research…