Category: Straight Talk

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Column: WhatsApp has united my family from Ontario to Zacatecas

The driving distance between Ontario, California, and Zacatecas, Mexico is 1,409 miles. The majority of my family, including my

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Sick students should stay away from campus

An open letter to the sick person next to me in class. Dear Sickly Sam, “Good to see you!” is what

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Straight Talk: The beginning in every end

  I am replaceable and invaluable. Unique and part of the crowd. The first of my kind and another cog

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Straight Talk: In memoriam, celebration and gratitude

    In my previous six columns, I have written about the principles, events and heroes of the gay rights movement.

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Setting the bar once more

I’ll be perfectly honest and express my slight disillusionment with the gay and transgender civil rights activists in my

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Straight Talk: Defining the activist: My civil rights virtues

  During my early tenure at Cal State Fullerton, I took an American History class. I didn’t sign up for

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Straight Talk: Equality is the new battlefield

  This is the week. The one myself and many others in the gay rights movement have been working towards for

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Straight Talk: Chick-Fil-A and the culture divide

Almost a year ago, Dan Cathy, president of Chick-fil-A, galvanized both sides of the gay marriage debate when he

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