Spring 2015

100 Years at a Glance

Paige Lange  |  Contributing Writer For Collide’s “100 Years at a Glance,” APU history professor Brian Plummer contributes his thoughts of different themes throughout time that are playing out in today’s politics: Dec. 23, 1913 – Establishment of the Federal Reserve System: This reform of the banking system is authorized by the U.S. Congress. April

#Blessed: Books, movies & music that Jesus spent a little more time on

Savanna Cowles  |  Contributing Writer   Books “The Elementals” by Francesca Lia Block Why you should read it: It’s a mystery, suspense and love story tied together in one. “The Elementals” is a coming-of-age tale about a girl’s first year at UC Berkeley in the wake of her best friend’s disappearance there a year earlier. As

Five Reasons to Take Classes Outside Your Major

Hunter Foote  |  Contributing Writer Many students are focused on simply crossing classes from their major or minor off of their list, but undergrads solely focusing on their major could be missing out on an opportunity to learn valuable material before leaving APU. If there is room in your schedule, consider Collide’s five reasons to

100 Years at a Glance

Paige Lange  |  Contributing Writer For Collide’s “100 Years at a Glance,” APU history professor Brian Plummer contributes his thoughts of different themes throughout time that are playing out in today’s politics: Dec. 23, 1913 – Establishment of the Federal Reserve System: This reform of the banking system is authorized by the U.S. Congress. April

Blogs

China Sings ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Kelyn Struiksma  |  Contributing Writer Just over a week ago, Jordan Spieth was awarded the green jacket after his impressive 18 under par performance at the 2015 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club. With a final score of 270 after 72 holes of play, the 21-year-old tied Tiger Woods’ record for the lowest score

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A Popeye-Approved Breakfast

Caitlin Trude  |  Editor-in-Chief Does the phrase “swimsuit season” frighten you? How about “bikini bod”? First of all, allow me to iterate the very simple steps to rockin’ a “Baywatch” figure: 1) Put on a swimsuit. That’s it; congratulations, you’ve now achieved the swimsuit body. But in all seriousness, for those who are still trying

China Sings ‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Kelyn Struiksma  |  Contributing Writer Just over a week ago, Jordan Spieth was awarded the green jacket after his impressive 18 under par performance at the 2015 Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club. With a final score of 270 after 72 holes of play, the 21-year-old tied Tiger Woods’ record for the lowest score

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The gem from ‘1989’ that you might’ve missed and why it matters

Katie Brown  |  Copy Editor Taylor Swift’s record-setting album ‘1989’ is not exactly news. When it was released in October 2014, fans everywhere flocked to buy it and soon her tracks were being played all over. However, a lot of people who didn’t opt for the bonus edition missed out on the bonus tracks, many

Online Exclusives

Remembering the Holocaust, Part II: The Story of Betty Cohen, a Holocaust Survivor

By Caitlin Trude Collide had the opportunity to hear and listen to Holocaust survivor Betty Cohen’s testimony through the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s Survivor Speaker series and participate in a one-on-one interview after she shared her story. The following includes some Q&A taken from the interview with Cohen along with commentary highlighting the

Fall 2014

Growing Up – Fast.

Caitlin Trude  |  Editor-In-Chief A quick look into five areas in which the Y Generation has bypassed some of the elements comprising the childhood and adolescent years and jumped straight into the adult world. 1. Wine not? Much like the maturation of grapes used for wine production, so have the palates of millennials matured with it.

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20 Things to Know in Your 20s

Jasmine Rodgers  |  Contributing Writer Ever wondered why your 20s are so difficult?  It’s because you didn’t have this knowledge! 1. Know when to send flowers: Sometimes a sympathetic text just won’t do. Birthdays, funerals, hospital recoveries, births, weddings, anniversaries or Father’s Day (seriously, switch it up a bit) are all occasions when flowers are

Growing Up – Fast.

Caitlin Trude  |  Editor-In-Chief A quick look into five areas in which the Y Generation has bypassed some of the elements comprising the childhood and adolescent years and jumped straight into the adult world. 1. Wine not? Much like the maturation of grapes used for wine production, so have the palates of millennials matured with it.

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