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To conquer toxic masculinity start by holding other men accountable

During these times its nearly impossible to go on social media without seeing the polarizing commentary regarding political issues. The latest thing to divide the internet has been a controversial Gillette ad. In short, the ad asks men to do better, stop making excuses and hold each other accountable for our actions. While the message […]

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Remember mass shootings; continue to push for reform

It has only been three weeks since the Nov. 8 shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks — the horrifying event where 15 people tragically died after an ex-Marine opened fire in a bar during a college-night event. As someone whose hometown is Thousand Oaks, I never thought the second-safest city in […]

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Cullen’s Column: DI hoops set to entertain

Keep a close eye on the CBU Events Center during the coming basketball season. Aside from the publicized transition to Division I, both the Lancer men’s and women’s basketball seasons have many intriguing storylines. One look at the teams’ schedules is enough to excite local basketball fans as the Lancers challenge themselves with matchups against […]

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Men are allowed to have feelings

As the so-called “protectors” of women and children, men are consistently encouraged to hide their true feelings to keep up a strong facade. This, in turn, evokes a tendency for men to be emotionally dishonest with their significant others, families, friends and, most importantly, themselves. This leads to miscommunication, misplaced emotional responses, and an all-around […]

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Reusable straws and bottles won’t save the planet

A dozen years. Humankind only has 12 years to stop the progression of global warming before it becomes irreversible and significantly worsens the number of floods, food short-ages, extreme weather and possible poverty for millions of people, according to the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Ninety-one leading climate scientists noted the current global temperature […]