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Being unaware that kindness can be used as a grooming technique

Kellie Bevins, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

Grooming is a tactic of manipulation, an invisible hook that reels you into sweet lies and petty promises while it holds you hostage at the hands of your perpetrator. I didn’t know I was being groomed until a few years after it happened. During the first years I experienced it, I sat in a dilemma of shame, not wanting to be...

What does socialism really mean to millennials?

Editorial Staff

May 13, 2019

The next presidential election may be over 500 days away, but people across the political spectrum are already scrambling to make sense of what the 2020 election may look like following the release of the Mueller report. As millennials become more clear about what policies matter to them, so does their idea of what they wa...

Solar energy is the new ‘heat’ wave

Alexandra Trigg, Staff Writer

May 13, 2019

The bills that come with the cost of living in California are outrageous, and gas prices are no better. A quote from Ted Hughes said that “Nothing is free. Everything has to be paid for...” But imagine not having to buy something that is overpriced and not really a necessity, something that will make a car continually...

Cheap Seats: It’s time for robot umpires (not for the reasons you might think)

Cheap Seats: It’s time for robot umpires (not for the reasons you might think)

May 12, 2019

For several years baseball has had a box on tv which shows viewers where the strike zone is and whether ...

MLB can do more to produce African-American players

Tairiq Marshall, Staff Writer

May 6, 2019

Major league baseball is one of the most renowned professional sports in America and is an integral part of modern U.S. history. The sport has been given the nickname “America’s Pastime” due to the prominence that it possesses. The MLB has gained popularity not only throughout the U.S. but globally as well, since there are ma...

Why does birth tourism only exist for whites?

Mason White, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019

A Florida firm named “Miami Mama” organizes a legal way for Russians to come give birth in the U.S., yet for other ethnic groups it’s not so easy. It’s called “birth-tourism,” and this is why it’s not okay. In August 1492, Christopher Columbus left Europe in search of a new world for a better life. He found land...

Can a politician’s rhetoric be influential?

Halimeh Edais, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

A gunman shot and killed 49 people and injured dozens more in a New Zealand mosque. Many things were said about this man; he has his own history of anti-Islamic rhetoric and has posted videos of his hate speech on the internet. Can the words we say affect people and turn into real life violence? As a Muslim, listening to ...

What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

What does it mean to be an Instagram influencer?

March 29, 2019

Recently I’ve been getting the question “how did you grow your followers so quickly?” The first answer...

This month seriously needs to march off the calendar

This month seriously needs to march off the calendar

March 25, 2019

Heads up, everyone: The forecast for the rest of March is sunny with a chance of sadness. And while ...

Californians need to act to save lives

Editorial Staff

March 25, 2019

On March 18, 2018, Sacramento lost local resident and former Los Rios student Stephon Clark when law enforcement, convinced he held a gun, shot and killed him. A year later, the police officers responsible for his death were not charged, causing an outpour of grief and anger amongst people who are questioning the authorities ...

Can Democrats avoid repeat of 2016?

Roger Mitchell, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

As we enter the third month of 2019, it is becoming increasingly clear as to the type of election we should be expecting this time next year. A surplus of new faces line the Democratic Party’s roster of declared candidates for the 2020 presidential election, but can too many faces be the downfall of the Democrats? Many in th...

Profiting off of trending controversy keeps Nike winning

Alexandra Trigg, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Nike can be commended for having their fingers on the pulse of today's trends by following what's hot and in right now. What’s more intriguing is that the apparel empire is taking risks by sponsoring world-renowned professional athletes who are involved in current and controversial social issues. When Colin Kaepernick w...

Genetic testing companies need to uphold their consumer privacy standards

Lilianna Ordaz, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019

Knowing who you are is something many people yearn to find out. Discovering who your family is, where they come from, and what they meant to the world has created a booming market for at-home genetic testing companies. With technological advancements, you can now find all the information about your ancestry for only $59....

Can California really act to save lives?

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

February 14, 2019

Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and Michael Brown: These were three of the many other names that were mentioned when Assembly Bill 392 was reintroduced by California Democratic assembly members Shirley Weber and Kevin McCarty on Feb. 6. AB 392, also known as the “California Act to Save Lives,” would set parameters around...

Is your feminism inclusive?

Is your feminism inclusive?

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2019

I was excited to attend the 2019 Women’s March in January. It was my first time attending the event ...

Mansplaining: why women hate it

Lilianna Ordaz, Opinion Editor

December 12, 2018

Recently I was working my regular serving job when one of the new employees needed help with an order. I explained where to find what he needed and made sure he understood what I had just shown him. I felt good knowing I had just helped him learn something when seconds later a male coworker appeared to re-explain everything I had ...

False rhetoric on immigration is as harmful as tear gas

False rhetoric on immigration is as harmful as tear gas

December 12, 2018

President Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by saying offensive, inflammatory and untrue stateme...

Enough with the remakes, reboots, and sequels

Enough with the remakes, reboots, and sequels

December 9, 2018

The movie industry has discovered a never-ending cash cow with the current wave of remakes, reboots,...

Defining womanhood under patriarchy

Summer Lomendehe, Copy Editor

December 7, 2018

If someone asked me to define myself, this is how I would answer: I’m 21-years-old, I’m a nice Gemini and I’m a college student just trying to make it to the end of the semester. This is how I’ve been defining myself lately: I’m a woman who just got diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome. Office on Women’s...

A black Thanksgiving

Nekita Smith, Features Editor

November 23, 2018

“Black Friday” became well known by that name in the early 2000s and used to start at midnight on the Friday after Thanksgiving but within the last few years it has started on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday is known to be the biggest shopping day of the year. Based on whatever the hot items are of the year, According...

The selfie generation: Why do we get so much hate?

The selfie generation: Why do we get so much hate?

November 21, 2018

Being a millennial is hard work sometimes. To disprove the point that all millennials are lazy, selfish...

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