Instagram reinforces menstruation stigma

Time of the month. On the rag. Aunt Flo. Given the amount of nicknames Western society has attributed to menstruation, it’s a marvel we don’t talk about it more. Despite the abundance of available euphemisms and the fact that every woman in America will bleed, does bleed or has bled once a month, periods have […]

You don’t exist, probably

One of philosopher Rene Descartes’ most famous philosophical statements reads, “Cogito ergo sum,” or “I think, therefore I am.” He posits the existence itself requires no evidence, and rather just contemplating existence proves it. But what does it mean to exist? What if you did not truly exist in an encompassing universe? What if reality […]

Q & A: Rick Caruso and the City of Los Angeles

“Rick Caruso, it’s a pleasure. I’ll be right with you, let me just get settled in my office,” Mr. Caruso said as he shook my hand in the lobby of Caruso Affiliated offices at The Grove in Mid-City Los Angeles. Stepping out of the elevator, he was returning from a business meeting and was stepping […]

London: Getting out of the comfort zone slump is a must

There’s a point during study abroad when you’ll no longer feel like a tourist in your adopted city. And that’s usually around the same time your parents decide to visit you across the pond. My mom and dad made their first international trip last Saturday to visit me for a week in London. They had […]

Lazarex Foundation saves lives

Liz McIntyre has stage-four pancreatic cancer, but thanks to the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, she is continuing to fight her battle. As part of her treatment, McIntyre participated in FDA clinical trials hosted at Norris on March 28 and 29, trials she wouldn’t have been able to do had […]