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The earth is a shared ecosystem and we need to think of it as one

The earth is a shared ecosystem and we need to think of it as one

March 22

With exquisite scenery, intriguing narration and a spotlight on all the different aspects of our planet...

Political satire and comical criticism keeps the people’s voice alive

Justin Cordero, Staff

March 8

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

Where can you find news that is biased, yet “true?” Where can you find information that can tell you more about the world in a brutally honest, yet light-hearted tone? Where can you find “news reporters” who point out and laugh at the shortcomings of our government leaders? That place is the cynical, sarcasm-filled wo...

Equality and feminism are still at war

Equality and feminism are still at war

March 8

In just a few years, it will have been 100 years since the 19th amendment was ratified, and women were al...

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

Missy Amaya, Staff

February 20

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...

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

The melting pot of America must continue to grow

February 20

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

There’s a Chance that music just made history

There’s a Chance that music just made history

February 17

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

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

Ashley Navarro, Features Editor

February 16

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 20

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

Let us love our neighbors

Andrew Maestas, Staff

November 14

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...

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

Andrew Maestas and Andrew Flores

November 13

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...

This election abandoned the millennial

Lola Chase, Staff

November 9

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...

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

Andrew Maestas, Staff

October 16

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...

College taking steps in right direction to address student poverty

Editorial Staff

October 1

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...

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

College campuses must learn how to deal with sexual assault

September 29

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

We must exercise vote to make change

We must exercise vote to make change

September 14

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

Liar, Liar Trump you’re fired

Matt Johnson, Editor in Chief

September 1

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 ...

We need to open up about mental health issues

Editorial Staff

May 5

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 ...

Doctors are the only safe providers of birth control

Oksana Barrios, Staff

May 5

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...

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