Becky Swig
Print Managing Editor
Becky is a junior from Atherton, California. She a Business Enterprise and Management major with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. Aside from her work on the Old Gold & Black, she is on the executive board of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, serving as President. She has spent a summer in Sydney, Australia after her freshman year, and in London, England, after her sophomore year.
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ARTICLES BY Becky Swig
Journalists have a duty to be honest with their readers
Opinion · By

For any reporter or writer of a newsworthy publication, journalistic integrity should be the most important thing to consider when writing a piece.

April 14, 2016
Competition is healthy, but too much is detrimental
Opinion · By

One thing that has struck me since high school is that students, myself included, tend to care about “who has the most to do” or “who has the worst week ahead.”

April 7, 2016
We should expose ourselves to different opinions
Opinion · By

When I told people I was going to college in North Carolina, one of the most common responses (aside from the obligatory congratulations) was “how are you going to handle the different culture, considering North Carolina is in the South?”

March 31, 2016
California wage increase sets positive precedent
Opinion · By

Earlier this week, California raised the minimum wage from $10 to $15 after three years of the “Fight for 15” campaign.

March 31, 2016
Discussion of climate change requires understanding
Opinion · By

This past Sunday, everyone went crazy when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for Best Actor after six nominations.

March 3, 2016
One should not vote for Hillary just because she is a woman
Opinion · By

In the past few weeks a backlash has been seen, namely against two women — Gloria Steinem and Madeline Albright — for both essentially saying that women should vote for Hillary Clinton because she is a woman.

February 18, 2016
OGB Life Bachelor Recap
Life · By

Caitlin Herlihy also contributed to this article. 

February 18, 2016
Some subjectivity should be a part of grading
Opinion · By

We are told that in order to succeed, we need to fail. We are told that success comes from learning from our mistakes and that we grow as students and as people as a result.

February 11, 2016
Being busy does not have to be a bad thing
Opinion · By

When we first come to college, we have a blank slate. We have nothing tying us down to who we were in high school and no obligations (other than to attend class). We can be whoever we want to be and do almost whatever we want to do. We have a copious amount of free […]

January 28, 2016
Social media creates false sense of connection
Opinion · By

When I am scrolling through my Instagram and Twitter feeds, I’ve recently noticed that I follow a lot of people I do not know — sometimes on purpose.

January 21, 2016
Stereotyping people may be easy, but not always right
Opinion · By

We live in a time where stereotypes are at the forefront of our lives. We categorize everyone, not always knowingly, and we make assumptions about them.

January 14, 2016
Media idolizes men while criticizing women
Opinion · By

I recently watched Miss Representation, a documentary about how women are portrayed in the media and how the media has skewed the way women and men perceive women. The film focused on the media’s representation of women professionally and socially. Take a look at many of the female news anchors. Most of them are dressed in […]

November 5, 2015
Remember to stop and smell the roses
Opinion · By

We are always looking towards the future: looking for the perfect high school, college, job, spouse, apartment and so on. We always say that we work now to be happy later. But when do we actually live? When do we actually live in the moment without worrying about the future? I’ve been saying that I […]

October 22, 2015
Social media creates false perceptions
Opinion · By

We live in a time where our focus is dominated by social media. We constantly check Twitter, Instagram, Yik Yak, Snapchat and more to stay up to date on the latest happenings. Walking around campus, I frequently see students walking with their heads locked on their phones, not noticing where they are going. There are […]

October 15, 2015