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The Envelope, self care: Healing the mind for anarcho-socialists

Benjamin Garcia
February 14
Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Envelope

There has been a lot of talk on campus of such things as mental health, suicide awareness and self-esteem. There are quite a large number of nerds on campus still mourning the death of our self-described (but self-diagnosed) bipolar sister Carrie Fisher. Many more members of the Cerritos College community...

The Envelope, Love & Sex: Nine circles of hellish dates

Benjamin Garcia
February 10
Filed under Columns, Love & Sex, Opinion, Opinions, The Envelope

Single and non-single people alike and becoming mentally ill with the prospect of having to suffer another Valentine's Day. We have barely shaken off the capitalism-ridden Christmas spirit when we are met with another damned commercial holiday. Besides that, we have all have been through hell with...

The Envelope: The depressed are not too oppressed to be successful

Benjamin Garcia, Opinion Editor
January 25
Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Envelope

There is an issue I have been personally bothered by for some time now. It is the fetishization and stigmatization of mental illness. In an egalitarian society, such oppression against a group of people whose affliction is far beyond their control cannot exist. It is inhumane. It is wasteful. It pisses...

Mo’ Fashion: How to dress like a lowkey slore

Monique Nethington
January 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns

All women, no matter who, always want to feel sexy beautiful and wanted. Whether it be through fashion, beauty or swag we as women all want to feel wanted. There’s nothing better than going out with your girls and having men flock to you left and right. Even in a relationship, having your significan...

The Envelope: Addictions, get ’em while you’re hot

Benjamin Garcia
January 16
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinions, The Envelope

Do you know that Nietzsche drank almost only water because he believed that alcohol gives people an unearned sense of achievement and it's an unhealthy way to cope with reality? I agree, just look at Kanye for evidence. Using substances to block out the hardships of life will stop a person from being...

The Envelope: Self-care and socialism

January 11
Filed under Columns, Love & Sex, Opinion, Opinions, The Envelope

Comrades, 2016 was hard for all of us. Arguably the year from hell. The world should have ended in 2012. I would go as far as saying that it was homophobic for inconveniencing me personally and killing so many gay icons- such as David Bowie, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. I know that students...

Mo fashion: Golden Globes hits and misses

Monique Nethington
January 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Showcase

It’s official, award season is upon us! It kicked off Sunday, January 8 as the Golden Globes aired on NBC, and did not disappoint us one bit. Let’s be honest though, most of us really just tuned in to the pre-shows where all the stars we love and adore graced the red carpet with their beautiful...

The Envelope, Love & Sex: New Year, new boo

Benjamin Garcia
January 4
Filed under Columns, Love & Sex, Opinion, Opinions, The Envelope

I was astral projecting into my ex-boyfriend's dreams to inflict chaos and terror in a place where I can't be punished. All of a sudden the wisdom of a thousand years flooded into my brain like a tidal wave into an extra small bikini cup, ripping it right off instantly; all because I got a new perspective. No...

The Envelope: Jew explains Christmas

Benjamin Garcia
December 24
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinions, The Envelope

It's not very often that Hanukkah falls this close to Christmas, which might make Jews living in the pain of the diasporas fearful of looking like a schmuck for ignorance of the holiday. So I have prepared a brief explanation of Christmas for those who are celebrating the eight nights of Hanukkah an...

The Envelope: Abolish Christmas and free the people

Benjamin Garcia
December 20
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Opinions, The Envelope

People across this great nation generally have their panties in a bunch over The Mall of America's decision to feature a black Santa Claus for the wholesome Christmas tradition of taking pictures of young children sitting on a strange older man's lap. "Naughty" indeed.I for one, don't care what race...

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