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February should not be the only month limited to cultural education and history

Missy Amaya, Staff

February 20, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

The celebration of Black History Month is a time of the year where we learn and are reminded of the great accomplishments and hardships that historical and present day African American citizens have had to experience during their fight for equal rights. It is an important tradition, designed to include the African American na... Read more »

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

February 20, 2017

My father’s father immigrated into the United States from the Philippines in 1927, making me the granddau... Read more »

There’s a Chance that music just made history

There’s a Chance that music just made history

February 17, 2017

Who makes mix tapes anymore? It’s such a 1980s to 1990s gesture that you’d give a good friend or s... Read more »

PRO/CON: The con; what were they thinking?

Ashley Navarro, Features Editor

February 16, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Split Decisions, Top Stories

The day of the election, I woke up early to drop off my ballot. It was the first presidential election I was able to vote in. Despite not favoring either candidate nor the candidate of my party, the Libertarian party, I voted for who I thought would protect my basic human rights along with millions of others. That night I... Read more »

PRO/CON: The pro; hoping for the best is what we have to do

PRO/CON: The pro; hoping for the best is what we have to do

February 16, 2017

This is quite an interesting time that we live in. It seems as though Americans have come to the agreement... Read more »

The national celebration of love in February should be an official holiday

The national celebration of love in February should be an official holiday

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day is a day solely committed to love and the emphasis we put on it, but it can be loo... Read more »

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

In order to focus on bettering their future, students need more school-involved activities

February 7, 2017

Taking on college courses, working a part-time job and extracurricular activities can put a strain on ... Read more »

All eyes on the screen: A take on Trump and his involvement with Twitter

All eyes on the screen: A take on Trump and his involvement with Twitter

January 19, 2017

It seems now that each new tweet composed by our ever-articulate President-elect Donald Trump sparks an entirely... Read more »

Let us love our neighbors

Andrew Maestas, Staff

November 14, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Almost everyone has a holiday memory that they hold dear, whether it’s the first time unwrapping a present from Santa Claus, or the time shared in the warmth surrounded by good food and family. Those are memories we treasure in our heart if we are fortunate enough to have them. But many people are not so lucky. Instead, they... Read more »

Pro:Con should Black Friday be something we participate in?

Andrew Maestas and Andrew Flores

November 13, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Split Decisions

Pro: Andrew Maestas Black Friday is a theme park in a casino for all to place bets. Family and friends wait hours in a line to get on a roller coaster ride that lasts no more than a few minutes, giving excitement, a rush, the feeling of accomplishment. That is Black Friday, but in a casino where shoppers must decide where to s... Read more »

This election abandoned the millennial

Lola Chase, Staff

November 9, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion

I feel cheated out of my passion to promote change and progress. I was meant to be a part of this big pivotal part of history, leading through the 2016 election, the part where we all stop being ignorant and look around and see that we’re hurting each other, and that we are the means to our own suffering, and once and fo... Read more »

Why you should support the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Andrew Maestas, Staff

October 16, 2016

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Freshwater is invaluable. The Native American people have been disrespected, devalued, their way of life disrupted. For the past few centuries the native people of the Americas have gone through mass genocide, oppression and slavery, and now the Standing Rock Sioux face another threat in this awful tradition. The $3.8 bi... Read more »

College taking steps in right direction to address student poverty

Editorial Staff

October 1, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With the start of a new semester, a new program to help those in need arose on campus and with the help of the Elk Grove Food Bank, students who financially struggle to afford food can now get access to a food pantry at no cost. The food pantry, under the name of “The Hawk Spot”, is stocked with necessities and incre... Read more »

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

September 29, 2016

When Brock Turner received a six-month prison sentence for sexual assault, the light sentence angered many... Read more »

We must exercise vote to make change

We must exercise vote to make change

September 14, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has left many voters discour- aged by the two primary candidates fo... Read more »

Liar, Liar Trump you’re fired

Matt Johnson, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

The 2016 presidential election could be described as one of the ugliest in recent memory. Between all the controversies, press conferences and speeches, Americans aren’t happy with their options. Hillary Clinton held a 53 percent unfavorable rating and Donald Trump held a 61 percent unfavorable rating amongst registered ... Read more »

We need to open up about mental health issues

Editorial Staff

May 5, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

For college students, stresses come easy because good grades don’t always. An inability to sort through these stressful feelings can manifest into symptoms of depression, or worse. Even something as simple as venting to a friend can go a long way in relieving tension. But as with fight club, the first rule of mental health ... Read more »

Doctors are the only safe providers of birth control

Oksana Barrios, Staff

May 5, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Access to birth control may now be as easy as taking a trip to the pharmacy, skipping a doctor altogether. But obvious benefits are outweighing the unclear costs. California State legislature originally passed the law SB 491, allowing females of all ages to pick up hormonal contraceptives from local pharmacies without having t... Read more »

How we reacted to Prince’s death says a lot about how we think

EJ Aguayo, Editor

April 23, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Post Malone said it best: “You gon’ love me when I’m gone.” Early Thursday morning, the world lost an iconic artist. Singer Prince was found dead in his Minneapolis home due to unknown causes, according to CNN. We saw Prince as a musical innovator, a no-holds-barred trendsetter and visionary. Also, his music sold... Read more »

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump share more than a debate stage

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump share more than a debate stage

April 21, 2016

While much of the media attention has focused on Donald Trump, largely seen as the most radical and divisive Republican pre... Read more »

Why are we easing up on water conservation efforts again?

EJ Aguayo, Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

As the weather begins to heat up, it’s not uncommon to see car-wash fundraisers with water left running aimlessly, or overflooding lawns as the result of someone forgetting to set a sprinkler timer. Stubbornly wasteful habits were large contributors to the coping difficulties California residents faced when emergency water use ... Read more »

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