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For the Roots issue of Collide we asked APU students to submit poetry responding to the theme, here are the submissions.   Ellen Beard  Homeless Until (найду родину в Тебе)* I say that home is…

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Review: Beyonce’s Lemonade

Lynn Yeo || Contributing Writer Once again, Beyonce slayed. Her “visual album” dropped April 23 on HBO and featured videos for 12 of the 13 songs on her new album, Lemonade. The sixth album that…



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Stuck in the Middle

Kennedy Myers || Contributing Writer Children born in the middle of their siblings encounter several different stereotypes. The middle child is often thought as being neglected and forgotten, caught in between their siblings.  Because of this,…


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Finding Compromise

Lynn Yeo || Contributing Writer According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were over two million marriages in 2014. However, about 800 thousand of those end in divorce. When it comes…


People from all over the world visit Huntington Beach to go surfing. In 1969, the first U.S. Surfing Championships were held in Huntington Beach. The next year these championships were aired on television, increasing Huntington Beach’s fame for its great surfing. In 2005, the USA Surf Team named Huntington Beach as their home and the Association of Surfing Professionals of North America have since moved here as well.

A day at Huntington Beach

Kennedy Myers || Contributing Writer When we think of California’s Huntington Beach, we automatically think of waves crashing against the shore, hot sand beneath our feet, and the sun shining down on our backs. But,…




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Uprooting Hollywood

Maureen Wolff || Editor in Cheif  The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag swept over social media for the second year in a row surrounding the Feb. 28 Academy Awards. With no minority groups nominated for acting awards, the…


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Hair Roots

Camille Frigillana || PR Manager   A typical nighttime routine for Adreanna Webb is similar to what other people do—she washes her face, brushes her teeth and so on. What makes hers different, though, is…


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Family stability and children’s development

Lynn Yeo || Contributing Writer    Multiple research studies have shown that children who are reared in safe and stable family environments are better at adapting to different social situations, learning to overcome challenges and…




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All its Juiced up to be?

Kennedy Myers || Contributing Writer  Do you frequently eat vegetables, or would you shy away from anything green and leafy? With both World Health Day and Earth Day a few weeks apart in April, now…


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Hello from Little Tokyo

Ayzia King || Art Director    Little Tokyo is a charming and relaxing Japanese district tucked into the overwhelming lifestyle that is Downtown Los Angeles. The 132-year old community is home to the largest Japanese-American…