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There needs to be more than racial bias training

Editorial

May 9, 2018

Filed under Opinion

With racial incidents, such as the shooting death of Stephon Clark and the nationwide protests in response to the shooting, making headlines recently, it’s clear that there is heightened tension between the police and the African American community Now, the focus has come to racial tensions at businesses as well since there...

Breaking the silence on mental illness in Asian communities

Breaking the silence on mental illness in Asian communities

April 28, 2018

Following the controversial video of Logan Paul in the Aokigahara forest and the death of South Korean...

Did Starbucks display implicit bias?

Did Starbucks display implicit bias?

April 27, 2018

The arrest of two black men in a Starbucks in downtown Philadelphia spurred protests that will reform...

What does the Facebook scandal mean to its users

What does the Facebook scandal mean to its users

April 10, 2018

  Facebook is currently under fire as news sources have shared that Cambridge Analytica has ga...

The end of systemic oppression starts with us

Lisa Wilson, Staff Writer

April 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Systemic racism and oppression: What does that even mean? Are these words just buzzwords that the media throws around?  Systemic racism and the oppression that results from it is not a new thing. It has been going on for decades. In fact, it is so common that sometimes we don’t even notice it.  It’s time for our society...

Peaceful protests will bring change for us

Peaceful protests will bring change for us

April 6, 2018

After the death of a 22-year-old black man from South Sacramento  Stephon Clark who was killed by police...

Stephon Clark should be alive

Victoria Blanco, News Editor/Opinion Editor

March 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Demonstrators protested the fatal police shooting of unarmed 22-year-old Stephon Clark at the Golden 1 Center Thursday night, prompting police to close off admission to a Sacramento Kings game. That same night, demonstrators also protested on Interstate 5, disrupting traffic. Protests continued on Friday as the crowd walked...

Daylight savings tied to health issues

Daylight savings tied to health issues

March 19, 2018

Losing an hour in the spring is more difficult to adjust to than gaining an hour back in the fall, so...

The meaning behind Lent and how long it lasts

The meaning behind Lent and how long it lasts

March 14, 2018

Every year, between the months of February and March, there is a traditional holy day that occurs on...

Coachella plagued by high cost and controversy

Coachella plagued by high cost and controversy

March 12, 2018

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is one of the most well-known festivals in the United States....

Students from Stoneman Douglas high school resist NRA

Students from Stoneman Douglas high school resist NRA

March 3, 2018

  The Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla happened on Feb. 14 on Valentine’s...

How collectibles can ease GameStop’s headache

Blynn Beltran, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Digital distribution has taken the world by storm. Every piece of media from music to movies can be purchased directly from online stores. Digital distribution grew so quickly that even a company like Blockbuster couldn’t adapt fast enough to compete. In the video game industry, the story is the same. Small video games...

Racial tensions provide chance to learn tolerance

Editorial Staff

February 16, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Racial tension at local schools has been in the headlines lately, and reflects the broader tensions throughout the country. Recently, a McClatchy High School student submitted a project that stated that African Americans, as well as South-Eastern Asians and Hispanics, were not intellectually capable of handling the rigorous...

Asian American community grapples with hatred

Summer Lomendehe, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley sparked a heated debate in 2014 about anti-blackness in the Asian community. Gurley was killed by Peter Liang, a Chinese American police officer at the New York Police Department, who was later sentenced to five years of probation in 2015. Many people in the Asian American community were...

Scandals are too much for NFL fans to stomach

Scandals are too much for NFL fans to stomach

February 6, 2018

As a die-hard San Francisco 49er fan, I grew up watching the dynasty built by Bill Walsh, Joe Montana,...

YouTube needs to improve their oversight on uploaded content

YouTube needs to improve their oversight on uploaded content

January 17, 2018

For years now, people have utilized YouTube as a creative outlet for things such as film, animation,...

Actresses wear black to stand up and protest

Actresses wear black to stand up and protest

January 17, 2018

The Golden Globes show that aired on Jan. 7 was quite different from prior years. If you were following...

Improving high school curriculum will produce better prepared college students

Editorial Staff

December 4, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

There has been a drastic change in the mentality of community college operations in recent years. There is less of a push to get people in and much more of a push to get people through. This is the reasoning behind Assembly Bill 705, which will prohibit community colleges in California from requiring students to take remedial class...

Narratives are for stories, not for news

Jannah Khalil, Features Editor

November 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Our first lesson in my Newswriting and Reporting class was “News Judgement.” The first notes I took were the definitions of two words: subjective and objective. Next to subjective, I wrote “considers personal opinion,” next to objective “to be free of bias” and in small parentheses next to that I wrote “ne...

This Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what this holiday is all about

This Thanksgiving, it’s important to remember what this holiday is all about

November 22, 2017

For many people, Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and celebrate a special and imp...

#MeToo campaign gives sexual assault victims a voice, needs to be more than a trend to make change

#MeToo campaign gives sexual assault victims a voice, needs to be more than a trend to make change

November 6, 2017

Following the allegations of sexual assault and harassment from Harvey Weinstein, the hashtag “Me To...

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