Color me orange, grandma

Man Under Bridge

My grandma has her first scotch around noon. She’s not an alcoholic — her first scotch normally lasts for a few hours. But it’s warm in Huntington Beach, and why not take the edge off with some Johnny Walker and a few ice cubes? She wears orange on St. Patrick’s
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Grass is always greener

Champagne Problems

This Saturday is March 17, known worldwide as St. Patrick’s Day, or “the day when you can start drinking before noon and still retain some level of social acceptance” in Ireland. My liver is cowering in fear and I’m getting just a little bit homesick, especially now that it’s raining
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OMG WTF BBQ

Life in the Matrix

FYI: There’s a new lingo in town. It’s reserved for the internet’s 733t, those who can play with abbreviations and HTML codings, no matter their a/s/l. In a few years of use, this alphabet-soup language can save you a few minutes of typing time, but most cyber-dialogists DGAF about that.
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Filling the assists’ column

Sex on Tuesday

Um, I don’t think I’m going to get there, but that’s OK.” “Are you sure? I really want you to…” “Yeah, but that’s totally fine. Just get back up here.” I knew he was disappointed that he didn’t get to see me reach sexual nirvana — I love how my pleasure
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Haters gonna hate. So what?

Given Insight

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” This old adage, repeated on countless playgrounds across the country, made so much sense when we were kids. If some menacing meanie approached us on the schoolyard spewing put-downs, we were taught to disempower them through intentional
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It rained on our parade

Man Under Bridge

In a world without Robert Reich, where would we be? For starters, probably not out on Sproul that cold November night. Reich’s speech was critical in bringing thousands of students to the Occupy Cal protest last semester and was definitely an important moment for the movement to refund the UC.
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Casey’s Given me a headache

Champagne Problems

I got 99 (champagne) problems and Monday’s political columnist Casey Given is one. It has only recently struck me that The Daily Californian’s only political columnist possesses an ideological mindset that is far from mainstream. Rhetoric major Casey is so eloquent that, up until recently, I found myself nodding in agreement
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We’ve found Carmen Sandiego

Life in the Matrix

Here I am, standing in the street. There’s a brisk chill in the air from a crisp wind. Around me I see Victorian-style houses made of boards, with turrets, steep tile roofs and stairs leading up to their doors. Some of the houses have attic windows which are mysteriously propped
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If the glove doesn’t fit…

Sex on Tuesday

Let me tell you something: There is such a thing as “too big.” Now, I’m sure some of you ladies are thinking that I’ve gone cray-cray and that there is nothing you would want more than a hunky dude with a giant friend down there. But be careful what you
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Surveying a student regent

Given Insight

It’s March 1, and as I ascend the steps of Eshleman Hall, I hear echos from the Day of Action protests rattling in my head. I have an appointment with UC Student Regent-Designate Jonathan Stein, one of the loudest voices in California’s movement to increase public funding to higher education. As
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