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GoFundMe should be platform for those in need, not for the lazy

Steven Bryla, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

When you want to see a change in the world and people are in desperate need of help for donations, you can get the support of other people’s money if you make a GoFundMe account. This differs from the hard-earned money of a young child selling lemonade in the hot summer sun in front of a driveway attempting to sell a gla...

Secession is all about perception

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

With political tensions rising across the country, people within the Golden State of California have already started to speak up and encourage the idea of seceding from the United States.   According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, to secede means “to withdraw from an organization.” But historically, and ev...

Alternative radio stations have lost their edge

Alternative radio stations have lost their edge

April 5, 2017

After a snafu of a year, 2017 was given the expectations of being the messiah. It would rise from the...

Do bad milk rumors leave a bad taste in your mouth?

Justin Cordero, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

It is a phrase almost everyone has heard at least once in their lifetime, in reference to the one thing we are all made to drink in the first infantile years of our life. But as people grow up, should adults still be asked the question “got milk?” As you grow up, you’ve probably already heard the list of reasons why m...

Without funding, how will the Earth survive?

Without funding, how will the Earth survive?

March 27, 2017

It is impossible to ignore the impact that we as humans have on our environment, whether that be obvious, like c...

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...

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 ...

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...

Sports must support female fans in non-patronizing ways

Sports must support female fans in non-patronizing ways

November 9, 2016

Since the dawn of time, or just the dawn of athletics, women have been patronized for having any association...

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...

Pro athletes can use the power of their voice to create change

Pro athletes can use the power of their voice to create change

September 29, 2016

For decades, professional athletes stepped beyond the field and used their platform to create change....

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 ...

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...

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...

NFL’s substance-abuse policy fails at-risk players

Matt Johnson, Editor

April 21, 2016

Filed under Sports, The Cheap Seats

When an NFL player fails a drug test and is suspended by the NFL, fans across social media chastise the player for being unable to give up marijuana when using it could bring an end t his career. While something could certainly be said about being unable to give up a substance when using it can lead to you losing your jo...

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...

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 ...

Re; “Scholarship opportunites available on campus”

Cameron Crouch, Reader

April 13, 2016

Filed under Letters To the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Many students neglect to take advantage of this great opportunity to help raise funds for their continued education. I am personally a success story of applying and receiving one of CRC’s student scholarships. The entire process took less than an hour and was well worth it! Not only do you receive the monetary...

Re; “Students still need free college tuition”

Jenna Pulanco, Reader

April 13, 2016

Filed under Letters To the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Hey. Thank you for putting out an opinion piece regarding free college tuition. I think that tuition should be free and that education should be free. Hopefully Obama's plan, America’s College Promise proposal, even though it fell through during his administration will be revived during whoever wins the next...

Whose lives matter?

EJ Aguayo, Editor

March 10, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The U.S. was founded on principles of theft through the genocide of its natives and the stolen labor of African slaves, but its citizens stand on pledges of freedom, liberty and justice for all who choose to settle on its soil. Depending on the skin color of whom you ask, those promises have been maintained. However, we sti...

Editorial: Colleges should not undermine accomplishments of skill builders

Editorial Staff

March 10, 2016

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Community colleges exist to help students further themselves. Whether it’s in pursuit of a degree, transferring to a university or just looking to better themselves for their career, success should be measured in different ways. Currently, students who want to enhance their professional skills for employment, referred to ...

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