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  • What Hollywood should take from Robert De Niro’s tears

    By Nicole Behnam

    February 5, 2013 | 1:33 am

    I prefer filmed interviews over print at times because people get so worked up when they’re being taped. Interviewing subjects for print can be bland. They stay composed. There’s more time to think up an articulate response. But on film, they only have a moment. They know people... read on

  • Gun Control or Antidepressant Control? | Are We Prescribing Too Much?

    By Nicole Behnam

    January 15, 2013 | 1:18 am

    Are antidepressants being prescribed too often and too much? Has the definition of clinical depression become too broad? And why are mass shootings now being linked to antidepressant use? The risk that antidepressants will ignite violent or self-destructive behavior has been the... read on

  • Preventing Massacres: Is Gun Control the Answer?

    by Josephine Eshagian, contributing writer

    December 15, 2012 | 12:45 pm

    The morning of December 14, 2012, a senseless massacre took the lives of 26 innocent victims: 20 children, ages 5 to 10 years old, and 6 adults. Police rushed to the crime scene of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. There they discovered the nightmare. The... read on

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  • For the Rubin Family, who lost Leah Rubin

    By Nicole Behnam

    December 2, 2012 | 11:23 pm

    “Whenever someone who knows you disappears, you lose one version of yourself. Yourself as you were seen, as you were judged to be. Lover or enemy, mother or friend, those who know us construct us, and their several knowings slant the different facets of our characters like... read on

  • ‘Argo,’ Hollywood, & Why I’m Proud to be an Iranian

    By Nicole Behnam

    October 12, 2012 | 2:11 am

    “You think of yourself as a citizen of the universe. You think you belong to this world of dust and matter. Out of this dust you have created a personal image, and have forgotten about the essence of your true origin” ― Rumi.


    ‘Argo’ is a true story based on the efforts of a man... read on

  • LEADING THE GOLD RUSH:  LOS ANGELES BECOMES THE PREMIER DESTINATION FOR SUPERSTAR ATHLETES

    By Ilan LaKritz, contributing writer

    October 10, 2012 | 12:43 am

    If New York is the city that never sleeps, Los Angeles is the city happily dreaming. Dreaming like we cheer for our sports, eager for more and more.  ‘Cause when it comes to sports in Los Angeles, fans only get more and more.  Just look around!  The Lakers, Clippers, Angels,... read on

  • We’re the same, but different? | Ways to Understand this Prevalent Dichotomy

    By Nicole Behnam

    September 25, 2012 | 12:26 am

    From birth, philosopher John Locke contends, human beings are born on a blank slate: tabula rasa. So from day one, we are being influenced by the society around us, our environment, and what we are learning, yet we are still different from one another. We are still individuals, and... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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When Nicole Behnam was 15, she joined the school newspaper and discovered that journalism was one of her passions. To take her passion one step further, she called Brentwood...

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