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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...

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...

Students must aim to graduate on time

EJ Aguayo, Editor

October 7, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Forum, Opinion, Top Stories

A great majority of students who are enrolled in community colleges are not graduating within two years, or they’re simply not graduating at all.   Prior to enrollment, many young adults, including myself, have had the notion that community college should only take a maximum of two years to complete an associate’s d...

A big leap for women through equal pay bill

Nichelle Heu, Staff

October 7, 2015

Filed under Current Affairs, Forum, Opinion, Top Stories

Women don’t get paid equally to men. Regardless of gender, people should not be discriminated against. As a woman in college, I know that even after I graduate I would still be getting paid less than a man with the exact same qualifications that I have. This raises the question as to why I would invest my time in colle...

U.S. must aid in Chibok girls rescue

U.S. must aid in Chibok girls rescue

May 14, 2014

One minute, you are preparing for your final exams, rereading your notes over and over.  The next minute...

Legal drinking age should not change because of survey

Heather kemp, Staff Writer

April 12, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Do you remember that time when 100 college presidents signed a petition saying that the legal drinking age being 21 is not working? This sounds like a plot to a teen comedy that would rake in big bucks at the box office. If it ever was made into a movie, it would be based on true events because this actually happened. In 2009, t...

Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk

Distracted driving puts others’ lives at risk

March 28, 2014

There is a killer on the loose.  One that can change the lives of people in the blink of an eye, or...

Blaming victims of bullying is never the right course of action

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

March 27, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Imagine that someone just burst into your house and beat you and stole a bunch of your stuff. When the police arrive, their only response to you is that you should not have such nice stuff. I bet that wouldn’t feel good at all. This same victim blaming has plagued those who have been raped, and now it is spreading towards...

Discussing free community college would lead to more issues for California

Bobby Bishop, Staff Writer

March 26, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Free, everyone loves the word free, it means people don’t have to pay for something. But what does it mean when community college is free? Debt, crowded campuses and a more expensive four-year college.  California lawmakers are considering free community college and it will be discussed in 2015, according to ABC News. ...

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

Additonal fees do nothing but punish students

March 12, 2014

The cry to end the seemingly never ending  increases in tuition has shifted, as schools in the Calif...

Methodist churches show level of acceptance to gay community

Jelina Cortero, Staff Writer

March 11, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

For years, members of the gay and lesbian community have been fighting for their right to marry their significant others, but because of the religious views of the church, the right to a same-sex marriage has been a constant battle. But not anymore. Thirty Methodist churches have taken their stand against the rights that...

Traditional classroom setting better for students than online classes

Traditional classroom setting better for students than online classes

March 3, 2014

Imagine lying in bed in the morning with your pajamas on and not having to get up and rush to get rea...

‘Affluenza’ condition is another way to protect the wealthy

Greg Prouty, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

If there was ever any illusion that the justice system in America treated everyone equally, the case of Ethan Couch is a grave awakening to us all. Couch, a 16-year-old Texas teenager, born to a millionaire family, killed four people while drunk driving. Couch was driving down a rural road at 70 mph three times over the legal...

Digital currency isn’t coming, it’s already here

Digital currency isn’t coming, it’s already here

February 20, 2014

Bitcoin, an innovative, electronic form of currency, is a viable form of money ready to be used with...

Raising federal minimum wage is a step in the right direction

Raising federal minimum wage is a step in the right direction

February 5, 2014

President Barack Obama recently proposed raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10, a mo...

Bieber’s actions don’t make him a bad guy

Bieber’s actions don’t make him a bad guy

Shafa Ilyas, Staff Writer

February 4, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

It’s not simple being Justin Bieber. Getting arrested for driving under the influence, having a house ...

Disney makes right move with lesbian couple

February 1, 2014

Disney Channel made history and headlines on Jan. 26 when it debuted its first lesbian couple on the ...

A cannabis California?

Rachel Norris, Staff Writer

January 21, 2014

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Well, it has finally happened folks. One state has finally volunteered to be the experiment for the first legalization of recreational use of marijuana. Since Jan.1, citizens of Colorado and Washington, who are 21 or older, are now able to buy marijuana for medical and recreational use. So, how are the two states holding up...

Losing weight, gaining shame

Losing weight, gaining shame

December 18, 2013

Fitness trainers are often trying to help people get healthier, whether it’s through losing weight, bein...

Drugs aren’t the answers for your semester finals

Drugs aren’t the answers for your semester finals

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

December 8, 2013

Filed under Forum, Opinion

Finals are coming up and essays are due and the energy reserves are a little low, so you pop a few pi...

Gay therapy ban shows bright future for acceptance

Gay therapy ban shows bright future for acceptance

November 17, 2013

The New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy is a great indicator of the modern, more accepting world that w...

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