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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...

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...

Steinle trial is criminal justice system issue before it is an issue of immigration

Steinle trial is criminal justice system issue before it is an issue of immigration

November 5, 2017

On the evening of July 1, 2015, 32-year-old Kate Steinle was walking on Pier 14 with her father in San Franc...

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween: one is spooky, one is sacred

Day of the Dead vs. Halloween: one is spooky, one is sacred

November 1, 2017

The Day of the Dead is a national holiday that is celebrated in Mexico, and it’s a day for people to ...

Will you get up or stay down when tragedy hits?

Editorial Staff

October 19, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The world as we know it is a messed up place, and lately it seems as though it’s only getting worse. The hurricanes that devastated our nation - Harvey, Irma, Jose - were bad enough. Then Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria. And before they could get any support, a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada left over 50 people kill...

Pro/Con: Should NFL players kneel during the national anthem?

October 5, 2017

Pro: Kainoa Nunez Another year for football in America, and fans are always excited to see their fav...

Millennials are killing industries because the economy is killing them

Elizabeth Rodriguez, Staff

October 3, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Most Recent, Opinion, Top Stories

Upon searching the keywords “millennials are destroying,” a variety of search options appear on the screen: banks, the economy, golf; the list goes on. This topic has developed traction on social news outlets, from sites such as Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. They emphasize these claims comically, from how millennials...

America’s needs have been neglected while the military collects a check

America’s needs have been neglected while the military collects a check

May 17, 2017

The American people no longer see what was once a dream. Our nation is 241 years old and more than $19...

Sacramento changes it’s name to “America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital”

Jeannie Cordero, Staff

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Sacramento replaced the water tower’s name on the Interstate 5 freeway near the Cosumnes River Exit. The city was previously known as “City of Trees,” but Visit Sacramento, the city’s Convention and Visitors Bureau, changed the city's slogan to "America's Farm-to-Fork Capital.” The name "city of trees" was nothing...

America fails to cover people’s sexual health

Justin Cordero, Staff

May 3, 2017

Filed under Opinion

What kind of health does America truly value? Is it the overall physical health of a human being? A person’s psychological well being? The health of their environment? Healthcare is something that America promotes, but it only goes as far as physical injuries, ailments and a little bit into mental health. The one area that...

Leadership is key to a functioning government whether it’s by one or many

Jared Lee, Editor

April 24, 2017

Filed under Opinion

It would be hard to deny that leaders are prominent parts of our world. From a school club to the governments of world superpowers, leaders are an integral part of how humans live. But are they truly as essential as we’ve decided they are? Would we be better off without them? It’s difficult to say with absolute certain...

An involved citizen is our best weapon against instability

Editorial Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States became directly involved in Syria for the first time in six years with a missile strike earlier this month. A deadly chemical attack on Syrian civilians prompted President Trump’s approval for use of force. Trump sent a clear message to the world with 59 missiles in a couple of minutes: the United State...

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...

The struggle towards equal rights isn’t a fad

Jannah Khalil, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

A Pepsi ad that was released on Tuesday starring Kendall Jenner and a few “colorful” extras has striked massive controversy and is an excellent example of what is wrong with advertising today. The ad depicts several diverse individuals doing their respective activities when a crowd of “protesters” passes by them. Th...

America’s so-called inclusive melting pot is lacking some vital ingredients

Kristi Doan, Staff

April 19, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Current Affairs, Opinion

I never really understood what it meant to look or be “too Asian,” but I spent my entire life avoiding that epithet. Vietnamese was my first language, and my dad took pride in me retaining it as I was struggling to be bilingual in my English as a second language classes. Not only was I struggling verbally, I was strugg...

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...

Cellphone lockboxes bring back the sanctity of concerts

Kristine Yabumoto, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Opinion

Cage the Elephant will be coming to Sacramento on April 15 at the Crest Theatre. Many fans are excited to see their favorite band, but they might be surprised when they find out what the band will ask of them.   The event will require all audience members to put their phones in high tech lock boxes made by the compan...

The secret to a stable democracy is always watchdog journalism

Missy Amaya, Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion

It seems like everywhere you go you can’t escape the bombardment of Donald Trump media coverage. This makes sense, on account that he is the 45th president of the United States and he is making big changes to the country, but is the media’s harsh portrayal of him justified?   It isn’t hard to see that many news outlet...

Free speech is also about free listening

Editorial Staff

April 5, 2017

Filed under Breaking News, Editorials, Opinion

The concept of free speech is essential to the fabric of American society. The Founding Fathers thought it to be so important that they made it their first order of business when they wrote the Bill of Rights, which they intended to be a growing catalogue of legally-defined human rights. As such, one can say that there are few thin...

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...

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